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In 1988, Marija Lunetti, one of the six visionaries from Medjugorje, came to Birmingham, Alabama to donate her kidney to her brother.The operation took place in a hospital in Birmingham. She stayed in the home of the founder of Caritas of Birmingham, a center established in 1986 to promote and spread the messages and plans of Our Lady of Medjugorje. During the apparitions that took place for over 2 ½ months that Marija was in his home, Our Lady gave many messages and did many things that brought tens of thousands of people to conversion. After one apparition, Marija told him that Our Lady desired a community to be established here. Three to four years after these apparitions of 1988, different single men and women and whole families felt a call to become a part of what Our Lady was developing at Caritas through what She had already initiated and established through our founder. This was the beginning of the Community of Caritas. Those of us who came here to be in union with him in living the messages with our lives through love and obedience and through living them, receive the grace to help spread these messages around the world through the mission he founded, Caritas of Birmingham.