In Memory of Fr. Joe Whalen

Fr. Joe Whalen's grave, St.Francis Xavier Church Winooski, VT. In death as in life he always had a prayer basket of people to pray and intercede for. Many pilgrimage to his grave to ask for prayers. In WWll he served as 1st class Pharmacist mate on a submarine chaser (aka the "Splinter Fleet") they were undetectable wooden hulled ships that dropped bombs on German submarines in the Mediterranean and laid smoke screens for the gun boats. Right next to him is another wonderful priest, Fr. Jean Paul LaPlante, "Juice" he was a member of the Experimental Aircraft Association and for 28 years served as a Captain and Chaplain for the Vermont Civil Air Patrol. Two powerful intercessors for all of us! 
Fr. Whalen's international St. Raphael oil ministry continues and ships to every state and 104 countries. www.straphaeloil.com

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Ed Sousa, Sr. said...

Published on Mar 7, 2010
Fr. Joseph Whalen was a La Salette missionary healing priest. His dramatic life story was a story of "how God writes straight with crooked lines!" His ministries were many and he was a champion of the sick, the elderly, drug addicts, alcoholics, families, and those in need. The charism of the La Salette is Reconciliation ... of compassion and mercy to the repentant; he was noted for his ability to hear confessions hour upon hour. Fathers message was to realize that It's Never Too Late to Live. Fr. Whalen conducted many healing services every year and his St. Raphael Healing Ministry is still international. Fr. Whalen spent his entire priesthood witnessing Christs healing presence and helping countless people to find hope in the midst of life's many challenges. www.straphaeloil.com
The St. Raphael Ministry was founded by Fr. Joe Whalen, M.S. in the 1990’s. He diligently spent many long hours working with the sick and conducting healing services with great zeal. He always loved the Archangel Raphael and was prompted by the Holy Spirit to start preparing and using the St. Raphael oil in his healing services. Before long he was giving out hundreds of bottles at his services and shipping worldwide. With the help of Almighty God and the dedicated years of service of many, this Ministry has grown, flourished and become internationally known.
Fr. Joe went to eternal life in 2016 but his legacy and love for this Ministry continues. It is still operated by Fr. Joe’s core group and is based in South Grafton MA. The St. Raphael Ministry continues to receive testimonials from all over the world. Many healings, spiritually, mentally and physically have miraculously occurred by the grace of Jesus Christ through the intercession of St. Raphael. The Ministry currently ships 3000 bottles of the St. Raphael blessed oil monthly to every state in the Union, and worldwide to 104 countries. 100% of every donation dollar is used for the preparation and distribution of the oil. Many priests and Ministries throughout the world use this blessed oil on a regular basis. www.straphaeloil.com