Facts about Fasting

Fasting is an armament, as Our Lady calls it, the “arms” in which to destroy Satan’s power in your life. There are 26 main statements Our Lady has told us about fasting. The facts about fasting are as follows: *

Fasting stops wars. 7/21/82 pgs. 130-131

Fasting can suspend the laws of nature. 7/21/82 pgs. 130-131

Fasting reduces punishments from God. 11/16/82 pg. 136

Fasting is an “arm,” a weapon of significant power to defeat, of which atomic power does not compare. Atomic power has not strength to conquer Satan. 6/25/92 pg. 193

Bread and water is the best fast. 7/21/82 pg. 130-131

Fasting, to be powerful, must be done with the heart. 9/20/84 pg. 209

Through fasting, the whole plan of Our Lady, that God himself planned for the world’s salvation during this special time, will be achieved. 9/26/85 pg. 222

By giving our fasting to Our Lady, it “forces” Satan not to be able to seduce us to evil and drives him away. 9/4/85 pg. 235

Fasting purifies our hearts from the sins of our past. (Through Confession, sins of the past are forgiven, but healing from life-long vice or memories that Satan uses against us to lead us back into sin, requires purification). 12/4/86 pg. 239

Fasting, coupled with prayer WILL obtain EVERYTHING you ask for (the exception would be something illicit). 10/29/83 pgs. 348-349

Fasting sanctifies you to receive the Holy Spirit. 11/4/83 pg. 349

Humility is a fruit from fasting, when coupled with prayer. 2/10/84 pg. 366

The present fasting in the Church is not adequate. Our Lady desires this to change. She said fasting has been forgotten in the last quarter of this century in the Catholic Church. 5/84 pg. 375

Fasting is one element that keeps Satan from conquering us. Faith and prayer are the other two. 11/16/81 pg. 114. We, in turn, are to conquer Satan. The arms to do so are fasting coupled with prayer. 6/25/92 pg. 193

Satan is enraged against those who fast and convert. 6/16/83 pg. 343

Fasting for the sick can cure them along with faith and prayer. 11/26/81 pg. 115

Fasting, along with prayer, was offered as a remedy by Our Lady to stop arguments from the Holy Priesthood. 1/21/82 pg. 121

Fasting will bring the Kingdom of God among us. 3/14/84 pg. 153

Fasting makes Our Lady happy. 8/5/84 pg. 157

Fasting will make prayer more vigorous. 1/25/84 pg. 363

Our Lady will make the maximum good come from our fast. She wants us to give our fast to her in which she “disposes of them “according to the will of God. 9/24/82 pgs. 134-135

Fasting, coupled with prayer, especially community prayer, will protect you from Satan’s aggression in destroying marriages, creating division among priests and will crush him in his plans for obsessions and murders in society today of which Our Lady says he is responsible. 12/26/82 pg. 139

To obtain a grace from God, it is best you let no one know you are fasting. 1/28/87 pgs. 180-181

We are to fast out of gratitude. 9/20/84 pg. 209

Fasting is to be encouraged in others. 2/22/88 pg. 286

Our Lady tells us to fast to prepare for the coming of Jesus. 11/25/96

*(Page numbers are given from the book Words from Heaven, Messages of Our Lady from Medjugorje, the 7th edition, if you wish to read the whole message. It is the most authoritative book on the messages of Medjugorje. (From “Fasting” booklet published by Caritas, Birmingham, AL.)