Dear Children of Medjugorje, praised be Jesus and
1. On March 2, 2017, Mirjana received her monthly apparition at the
After the apparition, she shared with us the following message from Our
"Dear children, with motherly love I am coming to help you to have
more love and that means more faith. I am coming to help you to live with love
the words of my Son, so that the world would be different. Therefore, apostles
of my love, I am gathering you around myself. Look at me with the heart, speak
to me as to a mother about your pains, sufferings and your joys. Ask me to pray
to my Son for you. My Son is merciful and just. My motherly heart would desire
for you also to be like that. My motherly heart would desire that you, apostles
of my love, speak of my Son and of me to all those around you with your life; so
that the world would be different; that simplicity and purity would return; that
faith and hope would return. Therefore, my children, pray, pray, pray with the
heart, pray with love, pray with good works. Pray that everyone would come to
know my Son, so that the world would change, that the world would be saved. With
love live the words of my Son. Do not judge, instead love one another so that my
heart could triumph. Thank you."
Don't forget! Mirjana's birthday is March 18th, and,
as usual, she will receive an apparition on that
2. What I
Learned in Egypt
Last month I had the joy of being able to return to Egypt. Many had
told me: "Don't go, it's dangerous!" But where is the danger these days? Isn't
there just as much danger in Paris, Nice, or Brussels, where we had bombings
lately? The real danger is not being where God calls us!
In her March 2nd message, Mary told us twice that she comes to help
us. That reminds me of what I learned while visiting a small church hidden in
the narrow, crowded streets, in the oldest part of Cairo. That Church is where
one of the three icons, of the Blessed Virgin Mary, painted by the Apostle Luke,
is kept. This icon of the Blessed Mother is called "El Ezbaweya". (Two other
paintings of St. Luke are located in Rome, and Jerusalem.)
This is a miraculous icon. Many Christians and non-Christians come
here to honor the Mother of God who is shown with the child Jesus. Some spend
hours in front of her, seated on the floor, mumbling a mix of praise and
supplications. Among the many miracles that have occurred in this place, one of
them, narrated by the Coptic priest in charge of this shrine, really touched
In the 1940s, during World War II, a woman of Greek nationality came
to Cairo, and for 12 days she stood at the feet of the Blessed Virgin, tearfully
praying and pleading with her. Every day, she would make a new offering. What
happened was that her son had joined the British army and was then sent to
Lebanon. He sent letters to his mother regularly, but in his latest letter he
had told her that he was sick. After that...she received not one word from him!
Complete silence! She was not receiving any more news, so that this poor mother
was afraid that something bad had happened to her son, perhaps even that he had
died. So she had come from very far to implore the assistance of El Ezbaweya,
begging her to look after her son over there in Lebanon, to keep him healthy and
bring him back.
One day, the priest found her very early in the morning standing in
front of the door of the Church, radiant with joy. She told him that she had
received a letter from her son. He thanked his mother saying: "Mom, thank you
for the lady you sent me! I was very sick, but this lady came to me and she
brought me some medicine. She told me: 'Your mother sent me to you!' The
medication she brought me is what healed me. I took it and I am healed!' I asked
her to tell me her name, and she said: 'My name is El Ezbaweya'." (Her son did
not know this name at all).
The priest concluded: "The Lady El Ezbaweya has replied to the
prayers, the tears and the praises of a mother!"
3. Don't forget St. Joseph! On March 19th, we
will joyfully celebrate
Those who have not yet started the Novena, and wish to, will have to
"train-hop" so to speak. Meaning that you can still hop on the train of the
novena and end it after St. Joseph's feast day.
Following in the footsteps of the Holy Family in Egypt makes us
realize how this man, chosen by God, was able to take care of his family under
the worst possible conditions! As political refugees under constant threat from
Herod's spies, despised by people because of their poverty, Joseph, Mary and
Jesus owe their survival to Providence alone! Their unshakable confidence in
God's purposes and their mutual love enabled them to undergo this trial and grow
stronger because of it. What a magnificent example for us, whose families are
bombarded as never before by the destroyer!
Indeed, though Satan is always eager to subvert and break what God
created from the beginning, namely the holy nest of life that is the family,
nevertheless the Creator is all the more present to pour out his special graces
to all families that really trust in Him! The sacrament of marriage is
incomparably rich, because it places the family under the blessing of God. In
our day, who wouldn't want to be covered by the blessing of God? Of course, if
you asked for such a blessing, you cannot at the same time act in a way that
displeases Him. The world is pushing us to step on the Word of God, which is
life because it is God, but St. Joseph will help us to keep it and treasure it!
Among the praises addressed to St. Joseph in his litany (see our
site), there is one that we should mention now more than ever before, "Joseph
most chaste." Just recently we have seen a horrible campaign to pervert children
through pornography, cleverly imposed by the Ministry of Education and the
media. The Lord Jesus, though He is so merciful, spoke clearly against those who
would scandalize a child (see PS 1). Woe unto us! Destroying the innocence of
children is criminal. Our entire future will be seriously disordered and our
children's potential for affection very wounded, even deviated. God can repair
everything with much prayer and care but so many intimate sufferings could be
avoided if only we would see the violence of pornography. St. Joseph, please
protect the children!
Saint Joseph, my tender father,
I place myself forever under your protection. Consider me as your
child and protect me from all sin.
I throw myself into your arms so that you may carry me on the way of
(A song composed in French, used for our morning prayer in
4. Living Lent, Easter Is
For the weeks of lent that we
still have to live, here are three ideas to make them more
- Every time
I am tempted to grab my cell phone to call someone, I will ask myself, "Is it
really necessary?" If I can avoid this call, I will replace it with a short
prayer calling for the blessing of God upon that person and the entire world.
Decide to never judge.
- I will
make the sign of the Cross over me - the right way - as Mary taught it to St.
Bernadette in Lourdes, during the first apparition on February 11, 1858. On that
day Bernadette just could not make the sign of the Cross. Then, Our Lady made,
in front her her, a VERY wide and slow movement from the forehead to the belly
button across the chest from left to right. From that day on, Bernadette made
the sign of the Cross over herself with great reverence and piety. Actually, by
this sign, we invoke God three times holy. The exchange of love between the
three persons of the Trinity begins working within us. The sign of the Cross
well made, with the heart, has the power of exorcism! It reminds the enemy how
and by whom he has been defeated forever: Jesus on the Cross. One of my
assistants was converted just by making the sign of the Cross one day. In one
moment, she believed in God and started changing her life. For her, it was like
an outpouring of the Holy Spirit.
- Every day,
at home, read some verses from the Bible, especially the text of the daily Mass,
even if you went to daily Mass. Pick up one word that strikes you the most,
repeat it, chew on it, ponder it, be nurtured by it throughout the day. Then
share it with your family or friends or neighbors, helping others to learn from
the Word of God, which is light unto our steps.
Our Lady's Monthly Message From Medjugorje to Marija
Dear children! Also today I am calling all of you to prayer. You cannot live without prayer, because prayer is a chain which brings you closer to God. Therefore, little children, in humility of heart return to God and to His commandments so that with all of your heart you are able to say: as it is in Heaven so may it be on earth. You, little children, are free to, in freedom, decide for God or against Him. See where Satan wants to pull you into sin and slavery. Therefore, little children, return to my heart so that I can lead you to my Son Jesus who is the Way, the Truth and the Life. Thank you for having responded to my call.
Our Lady's 2nd of the month, Monthly Message To Mirjana
Dear children, I have called you and am calling you anew to come to know my Son, to come to know the truth. I am with you and am praying for you to succeed. My children, you must pray much in order to have all the more love and patience; to know how to endure sacrifice and to be poor in spirit. Through the Holy Spirit, my Son is always with you. His Church is born in every heart that comes to know Him. Pray that you can come to know my Son; pray that your soul may be one with Him. That is the prayer and the love which draws others and makes you my apostles. I am looking at you with love, with a motherly love. I know you; I know your pain and sorrows, because I also suffered in silence. My faith gave me love and hope. I repeat, the Resurrection of my Son and my Assumption into Heaven is hope and love for you. Therefore, my children, pray to come to know the truth; to have firm faith which will lead your heart and which will transform your pain and sufferings into love and hope. Thank you.
Pray for Priests
ADOPT A PRIEST IN PRAYER
Could you find in your heart to adopt a priest and pray for him daily?
In a letter Benedict XVI expressed his satisfaction for the campaign for Eucharistic adoration and spiritual "maternity" for the sanctification of the world's priests. The campaign calls especially for "women consecrated" to spiritually adopt priests to help them, through their self-offering, prayer, and penance. It is hoped that through this initiative there will rise up to God from every corner of the earth an incessant prayer of adoration, thanksgiving, praise, supplication and reparation, so as to give rise to a sufficient number of holy vocations to the priesthood.
Prayer for Priests
Lord Jesus, present in the Most Blessed Sacrament, and living perpetually among us through Your Priests, grant that the words of Your Priests may be only Your words, that their gestures be only Your gestures, and that their lives be a true reflection of Your life. Grant that they may be men who speak to God on behalf of His people, and speak to His people of God. Grant that they be courageous in service, serving the Church as she asks to be served. Grant that they may be men who witness to eternity in our time, traveling on the paths of history in Your steps, and doing good for all. Grant that they may be faithful to their commitments, zealous in their vocation and mission, clear mirrors of their own identity, and living the joy of the gift they have received. We pray that Your Holy Mother, Mary, present throughout Your life, may be ever present in the life of Your Priests. Amen.
*Fr. John Randall, age 82 entered into eternal life on June 15, 2011, but the Body of Christ Prayer Meeting will continue every Thursday evening as before. May he rest in the peace of Christ.
Charismatic Body of Christ Meetingevery Thursday evening starting at 7:00 p.m. at Saint Charles Borromeo Church, 178 Dexter Street, Providence, R.I. 02907- Tel-401-421-6441
LIFE IN THE SPIRIT SEMINARSare also available in English and Spanish to anyone who wishes to attend. All are invited to come and join us for an evening of prayer, witnessing and healing, beginning with the celebration of the Holy Mass.
DVD of Divine Mercy Weekend with Fr. Randall, at Our Lady of LaSalette Shrine. To Obtain copy of this event call (508) 236-9068
FATHER JOHN RANDALL IS THE AUTHOR OF:
In God's Providence - The Birth of a Catholic Charismatic Parish
The Book of Revelation: What Does It Really Say?
Wisdom Instructs Her Children: The Power of the Spirit and the Word
Mary, Barrier or Bridge?
Pope John Paul Scriptural Rosary (20 decades)
Spiritual Warfare, The Twenty-First Decade
*Fr. Randall's last published book,- No Spirit, No Church,- is available at all Catholic Book Stores in Rhode Island or
order on Amazon.
*Father John J. Randall's New Rosary Prayer Book has been reprinted with a hard cover with his picture on the cover.
It also contains the Novana to the Holy Spirit and the Divine Mercy chaplet. It is being sold at Saint Charles Borromeo Church, 178 Dexter Street, Providence, R.I Tel-401-421-6441 at the cost price of $4:00 - Also available at Gabriel's Trumpet book store at 477 Washington Street, Coventry, R.I. Tel: 401-823-4884
You can also call Saint Charles Rectory at 401-421-6441
Fr. Joe Whalen, M.S.
Archangel St. Raphael Holy Healing Ministry - Click on photo...
Fr. Joseph Whalen is the founder of Archangel St. Raphael Holy Healing Ministry. He retired in 2014 at the age of 91. He has spent his entire priesthood witnessing to Christ's healing presence. Please keep him in your prayers.
August 8th 2016 Fr. Joe Whalen has gone to his eternal rest. His legacy and love for this Ministry that he founded will continue. We now have a powerful intercessor in heaven!