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Updated March 28, 2020
For Immediate Release
February 26, 2020 A.D.
(Caritas of Birmingham, Alabama)


SPECIAL
MEDJUGORJE
HEADLINE

FROM A FRIEND OF MEDJUGORJE



For the many years, a Friend of Medjugorje has often spoken of a burning desire of his –as well as a desire of Our Lady’s, that now, at this time, is coming to reality.


“Form and make prayer groups
through which we will pray for your healing
and the healing of this nation
to draw closer to God and to Me.”

Our Lady of Medjugorje from the Field of Apparitions, Caritas, July 3, 2012



Announcing…


An invitation to individuals and prayer groups…
To be part of a historic
‘novena’ of public prayer groups
with a Friend of Medjugorje and the Community of Caritas…

· Monthly Schedule


· When and Where to Meet


· Directions


· Hotel Information


· Daily Prayer Schedule


· Patriotic Rosary Prayers

Praying together, on Penitentiary Mountain at Caritas of Birmingham,1 once each month beginning in February, for nine months, consecrating the upcoming 2020 election and the Soul of America to Our Lady



If you love Our Lady…

If you follow Our Lady…

If you love your Motherland…



…why would you and others not respond to this unified call before the upcoming critical presidential election? Our Lady of Medjugorje tells us that prayer is essential:



July 25, 1991

“…I desire you to grasp the seriousness of the situation and that much of what will happen depends on your prayers.”



When the time is serious, Our Lady’s call in Medjugorje is always to pray more.



If you cannot physically be present at the Cross on Penitentiary Mountain each month, unite with us spiritually by praying the Patriotic Rosary in union with us in your prayer group, parish, family, etc.



In what was the most popular Medjugorje book released in the past year, Big Q, Little Q: The Calm Before the Storm, a Friend of Medjugorje wrote :



“There is a great struggle over America, and, thereby, a great struggle over the whole world. This struggle, in the spiritual realm, is manifesting in a physical struggle…”



Just after President Trump was elected, Our Lady of Medjugorje said on December 25, 2016:



“…Heaven is with you and is fighting for peace in your hearts, in the families and in the world; and you, little children, HELP WITH YOUR PRAYERS FOR IT TO BE SO…”



Make it, through your united prayer, for it to “Be So”

Our Lady is calling on you, with your prayers, for it, peace, to be so. Our Lady said in Medjugorje:



December 31, 1985

“You will not have peace through the presidents but through prayer.”



When God uses the means of a president, it is the result of prayer, for it to “Be So.” Every Medjugorje prayer group and parish prayer group in the nation should come to pray at the Cross on Penitentiary Mountain, at least one of the nine months. If you do not belong to a prayer group, start one now, Our Lady called for it for our nation’s healing, even if it’s a prayer group by phone. Print this announcement and give it to others as a means to spread this call to all and to form prayer groups. Come to be with others who think the same as you do to pray for our nation on a spot sanctified and blessed by the presence of the Virgin Mary. Invite your entire parish to come. (The dates are listed below). Let us know if you have a Prayer Group or are planning to start one so we can notify you of any urgent events begin to unfold in Medjugorje.







We will gather, rain or shine, on a designated Saturday each month to invoke Scripture’s promise:



“If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from Heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.”  2 Chronicles 7:14



We have the promise of Scripture.

We have the promise of Our Lady.

“…pray for your healing and the healing of this nation to draw closer to God and to Me.”

July 3, 2012



“This nation” refers to the United States of America. On January 18, 1989, after nearly three months of daily apparitions in their home, just before Our Lady would appear at 5:40 p.m., a Friend of Medjugorje asked Marija to ask Our Lady what She wants out of this place (their home and the Field) She had been appearing. Throughout the three months of Our Lady’s visitation, a Friend of Medjugorje had been asking this question in his own prayers. Now, he asked Our Lady through Marija. Our Lady’s own words to a Friend of Medjugorje and his wife in the Bedroom of Apparitions, was to:



“Pray for my intentions.”



With this simple message, Our Lady began to show that She has plans and ‘intentions’ for this hallowed ground of Caritas and this Nation.


Join a Friend of Medjugorje, the Community of Caritas and others around the Nation and world by praying daily at Apparition Time, The Prayer for the Abode of God, asking God to give Our Lady untold powers to accomplish Her plans here.



Dates of the Patriotic Rosary prayer group on Penitentiary Mountain with a Friend of Medjugorje and the Community of Caritas:

DATE TIME
Saturday, February 29, 2020 7:00 PM Central Time USA (Meet at 6:00 PM)
Saturday, March 28, 2020 7:00 PM Central Time USA (Meet at 6:00 PM)
Saturday, April 25, 2020 To Be Announced
Saturday, May 16, 2020 To Be Announced
Saturday, June 6, 2020 To Be Announced
Saturday, July 4, 2020 To Be Announced
Saturday, August 8, 2020 To Be Announced
Saturday, September 12, 2020 To Be Announced
Saturday, October 17, 2020 – Final Prayer Group To Be Announced
Tuesday, November 3, 2020 – Election Day To Be Announced






The Patriotic Rosary Novena 2020
Saturday, April 25, 2020
Time to Be Announced


Be part of this historic event that will affect this nation and world for years to come…



Date: Saturday, April 25, 2020
Time: To Be Announced
Location: The Cross on Penitentiary Mountain, Caritas (directions below)



We will meet in the Field of Apparitions to climb together to the Cross on Penitentiary Mountain. Time to be announced. The prayer group and Patriotic Rosary will begin, gathering at the Cross where Our Lady appeared, just as Ivan’s prayer group gathers on Apparition Mountain in Medjugorje. Remember to bring a flashlight and warm clothing.



If you have any questions, call 205-672-2000.



Caritas of Birmingham is approximately 20 miles southeast of Birmingham, Alabama on Highway 280. 



Travel Times within the United States of America

 

To Birmingham From Mileage Approximate Travel Time (Driving) Approximate Flight Time
Atlanta, GA 147 miles 2 hr 40 min 45 min
Chattanooga, TN 146 miles 2 hr 10 min 2 hr 30 min
Chicago, IL 663 miles 10 hr 1 hr 35 min
Cincinnati, OH 464 miles 7 hr 3 hr
Columbus, GA 144 miles 2 hr 40 min 2 hr 30 min
Dallas, TX 638 miles 9 hr 30 min 1 hr 40 min
Denver, CO 1,284 miles 19 hr 2 hr 50 min
Evansville, IN 345 miles 5 hr 20 min 2 hr 45 min
Houston, TX 668 miles 10 hr 1 hr 35 min
Jackson, MS 237 miles 3 hr 40 min 2 hr 50 min
Jacksonville, FL 491 miles 7 hr 10 min 2 hr 40 min
Knoxville, TN 257 miles 3 hr 50 min 2 hr 40 min
Louisville, KY 367 miles 5 hr 30 min 3 hr
Memphis, TN 240 miles 3 hr 40 min 2 hr 45 min
Nashville, TN 193 miles 3 hr 50 min 2 hr 35 min
New Orleans, LA 344 miles 5 hr 10 min 1 hr
New York, NY 963 miles 14 hr 30 min 2 hr 40 min
Phoenix, AZ 1,702 miles 24 hr 4 hr 30 min
Portland, OR 2,544 miles 37 hr 6 hr 40 min
Savannah, GA 395 miles 5 hr 50 min 2 hr 50 min
Shreveport, LA 452 miles 6 hr 40 min 3 hr 30 min
Tallahassee, FL 303 miles 5 hr 2 hr 35 min
Tupelo, MS 134 miles 2 hr 2 hr 50 min
Miami, FL 800 miles 12 hr 2 hr
Orlando, FL 580 miles 8 hr 30 min 1 hr 30 min
Mobile, AL 260 miles 3 hr 50 min 2 hr
Charleston, SC 450 miles 6 hr 50 min 2 hr 40 min
Myrtle Beach, SC 510 miles  7 hr 50 min 2 hr 50 min
Charlotte, NC 390 miles  5 hr 50 min 1 hr 30 min
Columbus, OH 570 miles 8 hr 30 min 3 hr 10 min
Washington, D.C. 750 miles 12 hr 10 min 2 hr
Roanoke, VA 515 miles 7 hr 45 min 3 hr
Pittsburgh, PA 750 miles 11 hr 30 min 3 hr 25 min
Philadelphia, PA 880 miles 13 hr 50 min 2 hr 15 min
Buffalo, NY 890 miles 13 hr 30 min 3 hr 35 min
Detroit, MI 725 miles 10 hr 45 min 2 hr
Milwaukee, WI 760 miles 11 hr 50 min 3 hr 45 min
St. Louis, MO 500 miles 7 hr 20 min 3 hr 15 min
Little Rock, AR 375 miles 5 hr 40 min 3 hr 10 min
Des Moines, IA 845 miles 12 hr 45 min 4 hr 15 min
Minneapolis, MN 1,076 miles 15 hr 40 min 4 hr 10 min
Bismarck, ND 1,500 miles 21 hr 30 min 5 hr 30 min
Rapid City, SD 1,450 miles 20 hr 40 min 5 hr
Lincoln, NE 940 miles 14 hr 4 hr 40 min
Wichita, KS 815 miles 12 hr 3 hr 55 min
Oklahoma City, OK 700 miles 10 hr 30 min 3 hr 30 min
Albuquerque, NM 1,245 miles 18 hr 10 min 4 hr 20 min
Cheyenne, WY 1,380 miles 20 hr 15 miles 5 hr 45 min
Helena, MT 2,000 miles 29 hr 6 hr 20 min
Seattle, WA 2,580 miles 38 hr 6 hr 45 min
Boise, ID 2,100 miles 31 hr  5 hr 45 min
Las Vegas, NV 1,815 miles 26 hr 3 hr 50 min
Phoenix, AZ 1,700 miles 24 hr 4 hr 50 min
Los Angeles, CA 2,030 miles 29 hr 5 hr 50 min
San Francisco, CA 2,330 miles 35 hr  6 hr 5 min
Salt Lake City, UT 1,820 miles 27 hr 5 hr 25 min
Anchorage, AK 4,237 miles 69 hr 9 hr 15 min
Honolulu, HI 4,402 miles - 10 hr 30 min



Hotels Near Caritas

The Hampton Inn & Suites Birmingham/280 East-Eagle Point is Caritas' Official Hotel.


When we have major events, many of the hotels listed sell out. For big events at Caritas, hotels 1-19 are listed below in proximity to Caritas.  Based on location, traffic, and proximity to Caritas, hotels listed below on HWY 280 are suggested FIRST CHOICE hotels. They are arranged from those closest to those farthest from Caritas.



Hampton Inn and Suites 1. Hampton Inn & Suites Birmingham/280 East-Eagle Point★★★★ approx. 10 miles,standard king or 2 queens, 205-981-0024 
Homewood-Suites 2. Homewood Suites by Hilton★★★ approx. 13 miles, studios or double, 205-995-9823
Marriott-Residence-Inn 3. Residence Inn★★★ approx. 13 miles, 205-991-8686
best-western-birmingham-al 4. Bestwestern Plus, Birmingham Inn & Suites, approx. 13 miles, 205-995-8586
Quality-Inn_and_Suites 5. Quality Inn & Suites★★★ approx. 14 miles, 205-991-1055
Days-In 6. Days Inn 280★★ approx. 14 miles, continental breakfast provided, 205-991-9977
Hyatt-Place 7. Hyatt Place Inverness★★★ approx. 14 miles, 205-995-9242
Extended-Stay-America 8. Extended Stay of America★★ approx. 14 miles, 205-408-0107
holiday-inn-express-and-suites-birmingham 9. Holiday Inn Express & Suites Birmingham★★ approx. 14 miles, 205-776-6370
countryinns 10. Country Inn by Radisson, approx. 15 miles, 205-968-3700
Courtyard-Marriott-Colonnade 11. Courtyard by Marriott Colonnade Grandview★★★ approx. 15 miles, 205-967-4466
Hampton-Inn-and_Suites 12. Hampton Inn Colonnade★★★ approx. 15 miles, 205-967-0002
Springhill-Suites 13. SpringHill Suites by Marriott Birmingham/Colonnade★★★ approx. 16 miles, 205-969-8099
Hampton-Inn 14. Hampton Inn Mountain Brook★★★ approx. 20 miles, 205-870-7822
Drury-inn-and-suites 15. Drury Inn & Suites Birmingham Grandview★★★ approx. 15 miles, 205-967-2450
La-Quinta 16. La Quinta Inn & Suites-Hwy 280 Cahaba Park★★★ approx. 15 miles, 205-995-9990
Hilton-Garden-Inn 17. Hilton Garden Inn Liberty Park★★★★ approx. 20 miles, 205-503-5220
Cobb-Lane 18. Cobb Lane Bed & Breakfast★★★ approx. 23 miles, National Historic Register, 205-918-9090
birmingham-hassinger-daniels-mansion 19. Hassinger Daniels Mansion Bed & Breakfast★★★ approx. 23 miles, National Historic Register, 205-918-9090




Call the hotels directly for reservations and availability and mention that you are coming to Caritas.

 



Meet the Community of Caritas
, as you join us in prayer, our first priority.  Then be taken on a “Walk Through,” through the Tabernacle of Our Lady’s Messages.  The largest physical structure in the world dedicated to the propagation of the Medjugorje messages.   



 

Caritas Daily Prayer Schedule

 

Each Day (All Times are Central Time USA):

 

Silent Prayer in the Field  5:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m. 
Morning Prayer 7:00 a.m. or 8:00 a.m. 
Rosary in the Field for Medjugorje’s Daily Apparition Time  11:00 a.m. (Daylight Saving Time)       

or 10:00 a.m. (Central Standard Time) 
Chaplet of Divine Mercy (Monday – Friday)  3:00 p.m.




Footnotes:

1. The Cross on Penitentiary Mountain at Caritas, stands exactly one mile behind and above the “Immortal Pine Tree” in the Field where Our Lady continues to unfold Her plans through Her apparitions at Caritas. After more than 20 years of prayer and sacrifices by the Founder of Caritas, and later the Community, the Cross on Penitentiary Mountain, an exact replica of the Cross in Medjugorje, was built to consecrate the United States of America to the Cross in 2013. Our Lady appeared to Medjugorje visionary, Marija .

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