January 25, 1991 "Dear
children! Today, like never before, I invite you to prayer. Let your prayer be a
prayer for peace. Satan is strong and desires to destroy not only human life,
but also nature and the planet on which you live. Therefore, dear children, pray
that through prayer you can protect yourselves with God's blessing of peace. God
has sent me among you so that I may help you. If you so wish, grasp the rosary.
Even the rosary alone [i.e., one rosary] can work miracles in the world and in
your lives. I bless you and I remain with you for as long as it is God's will.
Thank you for not betraying my presence here and I thank you because your
response is serving the good and the peace."
On December 26, 1957, Sr. Lucia
(a visionary of Fatima) gave the following testimony to Father Augustine
Fuentes, postulator of the cause for the beatification of the Fatima
visionaries, Francisco and Jacinta. Though published in 1957 with the approval
of ecclesiastical authority, two years later its dissemination was suppressed.
(The Fourth Secrete of Fatima, Antonio Socci, Loreto Publications, 2009, pp. 99
- 102). I believe it has great meaning for us today, especially in light of the
presence of Our Lady in Medjugorje over these many years since Sr. Lucia spoke
"Father, the Most Holy Virgin did not tell me that we are in the last
times of the world, but She made me understand this for three reasons. The
first reason is because She told me that the devil is in the mood for engaging
in a decisive battle against the Virgin. And a decisive battle is the final
battle where one side will be victorious and the other side will suffer defeat.
Also from now on we must choose sides. Either we are for God or we are for the
devil. There is no other possibility. The second reason is because She said to
my cousins as well as to myself that God is giving two last remedies to the
world. These are the Holy Rosary and devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
These are the last two remedies, which signify that there will not be others.
The third reason is because in the plans of Divine Providence God always, before
He is about to punish the world, exhausts all other remedies.
"The two means to save the world are prayer and sacrifice. Look,
Father, the Most Holy Virgin, in these last times in which we live, has given a
new efficacy to the recitation of the Holy Rosary. She has given this efficacy
to such an extent that there is no problem, no matter how difficult it is,
whether temporal or above all, spiritual, in the private life of each one of us,
of our families, of the families of the world, of the religious communities or
even of the life of peoples and nations, that cannot be resolved through the
prayer of the Rosary. There is no problem, I tell you, no matter how difficult
it is, that we cannot resolve through the recitation of the Holy Rosary.
Through the Holy Rosary we will save ourselves. We will sanctify ourselves. We
will console Our Lord and obtain the salvation of many souls. Finally, devotion
to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Our Mother, consists in considering Her as the
seat of mercy, of goodness and of pardon and as the sure door through which we
are to enter Heaven."
Our Lady told Sr. Lucia that the
devil is in the mood for a decisive battle against her and her children. He
means to crush us all. And there is no neutral ground anymore. We must choose
sides. Doesn't this describe our day? Hasn't evil increased? Don't we feel the
animosity all around us? (I am thinking especially of ISIS, the militant
terrorist movement today that is killing Christians.)
Our Lady also told Sr. Lucia that
God has given two remedies to the world at this moment of trial, the Holy Rosary
and devotion to her Immaculate Heart! These remedies have been presented to us
in a most powerful way in Medjugorje!
And finally Our Lady said that in
God's divine providence, He is pulling out the stops, and providing oceans of
graces to the world because He doesn't want to punish us. He loves us. So He is
giving us the grace of conversion and repentance through Our Lady and her
presence with us!
Now we see why the Holy Rosary
has such efficacy. God is ready to respond to the slightest gesture on our part
to turn to Him, so much does He desire our salvation. And so the Rosary has been
given incredible spiritual power!
Doesn't this remind us of the
recent vision of Bishop Oliver Dashe Doeme of the Diocese of Maidugura, Nigeria,
in which Jesus handed him a sword, and as it touched the bishop's hand it turned
into a Rosary. Then Jesus said, "Boko Haram is gone!" three times! (Here is the
link to his Youtube testimony: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JNHK5njEW1Y ) The Rosary has
the power to defeat evil.
Sr. Lucia said, "There is no
problem, I tell you, no matter how difficult it is, that we cannot resolve
through the recitation of the Holy Rosary." Bishop Oliver Dashe Doeme says the
Rosary is the sword that will defeat Boko Haram. We have been given an
opportunity to do great good, by our prayer of the Rosary and our devotion to
the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
What if today, on the Feast of
Fatima, we all took up our weapons, our Rosaries, and prayed even one Rosary for
the defeat of the devil and conversion of ISIS and militant Islam? Our Lady in
Medjugorje says: "If you so wish, grasp the rosary. Even the rosary
alone [i.e., one rosary] can work miracles in the world and in your
lives." Sr. Lucia tells us we can do anything if we pray our Rosary
with faith. Let's do it! Let's pray the Holy Rosary for the defeat of the devil,
and for the conversion of all men, and the victory of the Immaculate Heart of
Dearest Mother, We thank you for
the Rosary, your gift to us for these difficult days. Take our Rosaries, prayed
with love, and augment them with your motherly grace, and offer them to the
Father for conversion and freedom from evil for all men. We thank you in
advance, and give you our love. Amen.
PS. Milona Von Hapsburg shares
about Sr. Lucia and her relationship to Medjugorje in the Fruit of
Medjugorje, Episode 56. She shares that Sr. Lucia prayed for the
visionaries and believed in the authenticity of these apparitions.
"Medjugorje is the spiritual center of the
world." Saint John Paul II Be connected! www.marytv.tv
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!