"Dear children! Today I call you to begin to pray the Rosary with a
living faith. That way I will be able to help you. You, dear children, wish to
obtain graces, but you are not praying. I am not able to help you because you do
not want to get started. Dear children, I am calling you to pray the Rosary and
that your Rosary be an obligation which you shall fulfill with joy. That way you
shall understand the reason I am with you this long. I desire to teach you to
pray. Thank you for having responded to my call." (June 12,
St. Louis de Montfort shares a story in "The Secret of the
Rosary" in which a woman striving after sanctity learned the value of the
Rosary. She longed to win graces for herself, but spurned the Rosary until the
Lord showed her what she was rejecting!!
Whatever you do, do not be like a certain pious
but self-willed lady in Rome, so often referred to by speakers on the Rosary.
She was so devout and fervent that she put to shame by her holy life even the
strictest religious in the Church.
Having decided to ask St. Dominic's advice about
her spiritual life, she made her confession to him. For penance he gave her one
Rosary to say and advised her to say it every day. She excused herself, saying
that she had her regular exercises, that she made the Stations of Rome every
day, that she wore sack-cloth as well as a hair-shirt, that she gave herself the
discipline several times a week, that she often fasted and did other penances.
Saint Dominic urged her over and over again to take his advice and say the
Rosary, but she would not hear of it. She left the confessional, horrified at
the methods of this new spiritual director who had tried so hard to persuade her
to take up a devotion for which she had no taste.
Later on, when she was at prayer she fell into
ecstasy and had a vision of her soul appearing before the Supreme Judge. Saint
Michael put all her penances and other prayers on one side of the scales and all
her sins and imperfections on the other. The tray of her good works were greatly
outweighed by that of her sins and imperfections.
Filled with alarm, she cried for mercy, imploring
the help of the Blessed Virgin, her gracious advocate, who took the one and only
Rosary she had said for her penance and dropped it on the tray of her good
works. This one Rosary was so heavy that it weighed more than all her sins as
well as all her good works. Our Lady then reproved her for having refused to
follow the counsel of her servant Dominic and for not saying the Rosary every
As soon as she came to herself she rushed and
threw herself at the feet of Saint Dominic and told him all that had happened,
begged his forgiveness for her unbelief, and promised to say the Rosary
faithfully the glory of everlasting life.
You who are people of prayer, learn from this the
power, the value and the importance of this devotion of the holy Rosary when it
is said with meditation on the mysteries. (St. Louis de Montfort. "The Secret
of the Rosary")
May we all pray our Rosary with great trust and devotion. It is a gift from
heaven for us, especially us, in these tumultuous days.
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!