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NEWSLETTER OCTOBER 2013

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...Walk the Path of Truth and turn away from the temptations of this world...
Thursday 17 October 2013

The Messages
Jesus has given many strong Messages this month.  They are Words Warning us of what is still to come.  He tells us that all is beginning and challenges us to be ready.  He tells us that if we try to follow Him without dying to self, then we shall not succeed. 
All is beginning
We can see that all is beginning; we can see this in Jesus’ Words and we can see it in the events of this world.  Jesus speaks a lot about the Truth, in the two Urgent Messages that He gave this month, and about how we are accepting untruth into our lives and into His Church.  He tells us that if we do not die to ourselves then we will not see the Truth.  He has given us many ways to die to ourselves throughout the Messages of Love.  He also tells us that we are not prepared. 
Instruction
Jesus does not give us these Words for nothing.  If He tells us that we are not prepared, we should take that as our instruction to prepare NOW while we still can.
Weekend with the Patricks
This year, we had a group from London join us for the Weekend with the Patricks.  Some of them had come over for the first time.  They have sent us back some of their comments and we have included these in this Newsletter. 
Saint Francis
During the Weekend with the Patricks, Patricks read a prophecy that Saint Francis had related to his followers shortly before he died.  The prophecy is so in tune with the Messages that we have included it in the Newsletter.  It makes very interesting reading and confirms what we know to be the Truth.
A testimony
Pavan is a fourteen year old boy from India whom we first met through facebook.  He sent us his testimony and it is so full of faith and love of Jesus that we had to share it with you!  It is a very encouraging read, simple yet very profound in its message.

Christmas Fund-raising tickets

In last month’s Newsletter we enclosed two books of tickets for our annual fund-raising draw.
We would really appreciate your support in buying or being able to sell these.
If you are not in a position to buy or sell the tickets, then please do not worry.
Thank you for your continual support.
We continue to trust in Jesus and request you all keep the House of Prayers intentions in your prayers.
Thank you and God Bless.

For the Weekend with the Patricks

Friday 11 October 2013
Look now, My little ones, and see the Words that I have given to you over these past years.  Read My Words and see what I have already told you come to pass.  I have given you many Words through My sons.  If you read these you will recognise the Truth of what I have been telling you.  Soon now, all will begin; this world will change in ways that you would not believe possible for I mean to bring science to its knees so that My people shall see how they have been deceived by those who are led by the lies of lucifer. 
Prepare, children, prepare for all is about to begin and I mean to reclaim all that has been taken from Me.  You have been Warned of this time.  If you are not ready then you, too, shall be swept away.  The Battle of Love is about to begin and My Army is about to strike its first blow against the evil of this earth. 
Prepare!  I have Warned you!  My children, prepare!

For the Weekend with the Patricks Saturday 12 October 2013
Abomination of abominations!
My people cry out to Me like the blood of Abel and, Truth I tell you, those cries have not gone unheard.
My Ears are filled with the cries of the elect in many nations, My Eyes have seen much blood, shed in innocence.
My people, you are not alone!
The Master is at the very gates! 
Rise up to meet Him! 
Make preparations for the Lord’s Coming!
These are the cries of one who speaks in the wilderness, one whose voice gives instruction of the Way to follow. 
I have Blessed the voice with My Words, I am the Witness to these cries.
My people, live not by the ways of man for perdition awaits you; live only by the Ways of your God!
My Truth is the Truth but you take heed of the lies paraded as truth. 
Open your eyes, open your ears, Oh people of Mine. 
Your foot is in the mire!  Your other foot is in hell!
Embrace the persecution that comes like the gold that is tempered in the fire.  Truthfully, I say unto you, you shall not taste death until you see the Face of the Son of Man upon the clouds!

Saturday 12 October 2013
These are one line Messages from Jesus:

Soon, you will be herded into pens like sheep; pens not of My Making.

Soon, you will see a great outpouring of My Holy Spirit.

Tuesday 15 October 2013
Fear not, My children, but know that I am with you.  Know that I, Jesus, Son of the Living God, am with you in this time of trial.  I will not leave you orphans.  Though this world walks the path of lucifer in free will, you, My children, must hold on to the Truth and do not listen to the lies that are promoted through those who have given themselves over to the lies of lucifer.
Hold on, My children, Freedom is at hand.  I, your God, see all that is happening and I will dash all their lies to the ground, those that are seen and unseen. 
I Love you, My children, I Love you.  Know that I will cleanse all that is evil from this earth but, I must give all freedom to choose at this time whether to walk with Me or walk with the lies of lucifer.  Persist, My Remnant, and believe that all is in My Hands and I will give you Freedom.  I Love you. 

Wednesday 16 October 2013
Look, children, look at the lies that are being promoted from within My Church.  See how the evil one has deceived even those who say that they are My servants.  Scripture is being fulfilled: the Great and Terrible Day of the Lord is at hand for I shall strike this world and obliterate the evil that coils forth from within the depths of My Church. 
No more shall My Church walk the path of self, the path of evil for there is a remnant within My Church that still remains loyal to Me.  I shall cut the head of the serpent and My Church shall be renewed; it shall be a poor and humble Church, it shall walk in My Footsteps and My Truth shall flow freely from its doors. 
As I have already told you, My children, the gates of hell shall never prevail against My Church.  The evil that has penetrated its heart has been allowed in order to draw out all that is evil from within. 
Do not think that I am not in control. 
I allow many things in order that My Truth survive.  Over the centuries, man has allowed himself to be gently guided by the lies of lucifer and now lucifer believes that he can destroy all that I have built. 
Wake up, My little children, and see the Truth of what is happening.  Sin is being promoted through My Church.  The lies of lucifer have clung to the hearts of those within My Church who allow themselves to be swept away by greed, lust and, their longing for power.
True power in Me comes through dying to self for, the one that dies to himself, My Spirit shall fill them and they shall do greater things than I have already done when I walked this earth.
Trust in Me, My children, the Time of Destruction and Cleansing is upon you.  My Armies march on this earth and are about to strike it in ways that will draw the deceivers out.  You, My Remnant, must hang on to the Truth.  Read My Gospels, My Scriptures, My Commandments, so that you, too, do not be swept away in the tide of deceit.
I Love you.  I Love you.  I Love you.  Open your hearts and read the signs of your times so that you, too, do not become blind.  I Love you.

Thursday 17 October 2013
Come, beloved of My Heart, and do not concern yourself with the ways of this world but simply look to Me and My Ways.  I will Teach you if you but begin this Journey of Truth with Me.
Begin by dying to the desires of self.  It is the desires of self that draw you away from Me for self is always willing to listen to the inspirations of lucifer.  It is self that brought about original sin, so, unless you begin this Journey by fighting against self, you will not succeed. 
Self is your enemy and will always try to walk the pathways of this world.
Self will always seek the easy option.
Come, My beloved children, the more that you die to self, the more I will be able to fill your soul with My Light and the scales will fall from your eyes and you will be able to see the Truth of My Ways.
I Love you, My children, I Love you and I only seek for you to be with Me in My Kingdom for all Eternity.
Look at your journey upon this earth and see how short it is then you will be able to prepare for My Kingdom in Truth.  Throw off the shackles of this earth and see how futile its ways are.  The only important thing in your lives is to make the choice of whether you want to be in My Kingdom or not and you do this by the way that you live your life on this earth. 
This earth was created for you to make this decision in your own free will. 
I will not force anyone to follow Me. 
I will not force anyone to enter My Kingdom.
If you wish to enter the Kingdom of Heaven, the Kingdom of Our Father, you must say your “yes” by your willingness to walk the Path of Truth and turn away from the temptations of this world. 
Come, NOW, My beloved, and take on these Words of Truth.  Read My Gospels, read My Scripture and I will inspire you as you begin this Journey of Love with Me. 
I Love you, My beloved child, I Love you.

Sunday 20 October 2013
Beloved children of My Heart, I, your God, am Coming.
I am Coming soon and still you have not prepared. 
There is so little time left, children, and still you do not believe even though you can read the signs of your times.  You can see the great evil that is happening in all countries of this world yet, you turn away blindly and refuse to look. 
My little ones, this earth is not a place of reality in your human thinking but, it is a spiritual place, designed by Our Father, as a test for your free will to see whether you wish to be in the Kingdom of Heaven or not.
See the reality of your lives, how short they are and begin to prepare for Eternal Life.
I am Coming, children. 
I am Coming to sift the chaff from the wheat for I mean to remove all that is evil so that My creation may have freedom to begin again in Love.
Come, My beloved children, take on My Words, turn away from sin and come, follow Me.
It is time: all has begun and all is about to culminate and this world shall change and you must be prepared.
I Love you.

Monday 21 October 2013
Come, beloved of My Heart, and listen to My Voice.  I am Coming, children, I am Coming to this generation. 
Look, read the signs of your times and see My approach.  You read My Words but you do not take on My Words and live them for you allow this world to draw you ever further away from Me. 
Stop now, My children, and look and see the Truth and do not allow the evil one to take you from Me for, I tell you in Truth, if you do not follow My Commandments then you will have no part in the Kingdom of Your Father.
Those that live for sin and do not repent will be cast into the pit of everlasting fire and there they shall abide for all eternity with the father of lies whom they lived for upon this earth. 
Wake up, children, and see the Truth!  If you are not for Me then you are against Me and so you shall have no place in the Kingdom of Heaven.  If you wish to be a part of My Kingdom then live My Commandments: do not listen to the lies of this world, turn away from sin and come follow Me.
I am your Lord, your God, your Saviour.  I have Died for you so that you could have Eternal Life, do not waste My Sacrifice.  I Love you.

Tuesday 22 October 2013
Feast Day of Blessed John Paul II

My people, open your hearts to the Wisdom of the Words I speak to you.  Learn to recognise My Voice.  There will come a time, soon, that you will need to hear ONLY My Words. 
I lead you as sheep, like the Shepherd, My Voice is your guidance.  Set down the things of this world and walk after Me for I lead My sheep to good pasture. 
Your shepherd has walked away from all that I have said, all that I have told.  he has not lain down his life for his sheep but only mimics the Good Shepherd but he can never have My Voice, My Words for, he distains the Words that I have spoken and turns them to his own advantage.  his voice is sweet but listen deeply, children, you will not find My Words in them.
11 “I am the Good Shepherd; the Good Shepherd lays down His Life for the sheep. 
12 He who is a hired hand and not a shepherd, who is not the owner of the sheep, sees the wolf coming and leaves the sheep and flees and the wolf snatches them and scatters them. 
13 He flees because he is a hired hand and is not concerned about the sheep. 
14 I am the Good Shepherd and I know My own and My own know Me, 
15 even as the Father knows Me and I know the Father and I lay down My Life for the sheep. 
16 I have other sheep, which are not of this fold; I must bring them also and they will hear My Voice and they will become one flock with One Shepherd. 
17 For this reason the Father Loves Me because I lay down My Life so that I may take it again. 
18 No one has taken it away from Me but I lay it down on My own initiative. I have authority to lay it down and I have authority to take it up again. This Commandment I received from My Father.”
John 10:11-18
This is the sign that is given to you this day, My people; this sign of the Good Shepherd.  I have come Myself to take up the Crook and lead you through these Words. 
Many of you will not follow where I lead because the sweet words of the forked-tongued-one blinds you.  My Church is scattered and will soon consist only of open pens – pens not of My Making.  I am the Gate and you cannot enter except through Me.  My Voice is clear and sweet for those who hear, those who listen but, it is a stormy sea for those who will not hear.

Tuesday 22 October 2013
Feast day of Blessed John Paul

Come, now, My people and believe. 
Take on My Words of Truth and come follow Me for I am the Good Shepherd and I come to gather My flock.
I am with you, My people, in this time of darkness: believe and have faith and trust in Me for I am with you. 
Yes, I have allowed the evil one to sift this world like sand so that this world may be cleansed and renewed. 
I give you the Graces to walk through the darkness of this world. 
I give you the Grace of My Light, My Truth, within you. 
Hold on to My Truth and believe, My children, for freedom is at hand. 
I am Coming, My beloved. 
Trust in Me.  I Love you.

Wednesday 23 October 2013
Come, now, children, and listen to these Words as I call out to this world in Warning. 
Do you not see, children, what is happening around you? 
Do you not see this world as it changes and drifts ever further away from Me? 
Come, My beloved children, take on My Words of Warning: turn away from sin and come, follow Me, in truth.  Little time is left to you before I must Come in Justice.
I have Warned you and I have Warned you what will happen if you do not change your ways.  You have not listened to My Warnings and now My Justice will be poured out upon this earth and mankind shall finally come to realise what he has done.  So many refuse to listen to Me, so many laugh at My Warnings, so few are willing to take on the burden of My Truth and go out into this world and show Love.
Children, children, I am Coming, I shall cleanse this world of all that is evil.  The debaucheries that mankind has accepted as an everyday part of life shall be swept from this earth.
My Remnant will live in a ‘Time of Peace.’  All that is evil will have been swept into the fires of hell.  Come, listen now, before it is too late for you.  I Love you.

Urgent Message from Jesus
Thursday 24 October 2013

Look, My children, read the signs of the times.  I am Coming soon and you are not prepared.  Read My Scriptures and see the Truth, children, you have grown cold.  You accept untruth into your lives as truth.  A lie is not the truth, children, no matter how you bend it or justify it.  I can see all things and I will not accept your justifications.
I am a God of Truth, a God of Love but I am also a God of Justice and you are calling for My Justice by your hypocrisy, your lies, your deceit, your justifications.  You break My Commandments and try to justify it with your modern day thinking.
I do not accept your immoral acts as truth, they are evil in My sight and, if you do not repent of them, you will have no place in My Kingdom.
Adultery, homosexuality, abortion, these are but a few that you try to justify.  They are an abomination in My sight; they are given to you through the lies of lucifer and you accept them as an everyday part of your lives.  They but lead you upon the pathway to the fires of hell.
This is Truth, children, they are sins in My sight.  You try to justify these sins and many other sins by saying, “I was born like this.”
Know, children, I do not create sin!  lucifer inspires evil and in your free will you must decide whether to accept his lies or not. 
Your journey upon this earth is but short.  You tell Me, by your obedience to My Commandments or not, whether you want to be in My Kingdom or the fires of hell.  The decision is yours, children, and you make it by the way that you live your lives upon this earth.
Oh, blind and foolish generation!  All you see is the desires of self and do not see the reality of your trial upon this earth.
I am Coming, children, and I will remove all that is evil, all those that have stood for the lies of lucifer.  I shall remove them from this earth and I shall give freedom to My Remnant, those who have lived by My Law, My Truth.
Turn away from your evil ways and come, follow Me and the reward of My Kingdom shall be yours. Forget about the desires of self, throw off the shackles of sin and you will see My Truth, My Love and the reward of My Kingdom shall be yours.
Come, follow Me, read My Commandments and do not twist them with your modern day beliefs for they have no part in Me and My Ways.  I am Coming, children, read the signs of your times.  I Love you.

Urgent Message from Jesus
Saturday 26 October 2013

In this world you will have trials, My children.  I have told you this within My Scripture but the trials that you are about to face are greater because of their spiritual intensity.  Too many times you have ignored My Words.
Your hearts are not really with Me, children, your hearts are lukewarm.  My Words are given to open your eyes, to take away the blindness of what you see around you.  They are given so that your eyes can see the pitfalls you are walking into.
My children, My Words are the Graces given to you as I rubbed the mud and spittle on the eyes of the man born blind.  As long as I am in the world I will not let you be blind.  I came to give Light to the world, to bring it forth from darkness.  I give you Light in these Words.
What matters if you lose your life and gain your soul? 
Lose your life then, children, lose it for My Sake, lose it because it matters.
The trickle begins; that trickle that will become a deluge and you need to stay ahead of it at all times; always running in the direction that I lead you in.  Many of you sit to rest; there is no time to sit, I need you running.  And this, to all My children.
I come, not to frighten you but to tell you of the urgency of all things.  Trust in Me, trust.  At this time I am your only Ally.
Soon, very soon, there will be nowhere to run to only into the traps of the evil one.  Already, My Church is splitting as I said it would and it will split further now.  Its essence, its heart is cracking.
Bide not in the world but bide only in Heavenly things in the world.  Stand strong for many will be against you, many will try to make you stop believing, it has begun.
52 For there shall be from henceforth five in one house divided: three against two and two against three.
53 The father shall be divided against the son, and the son against his father, the mother against the daughter and the daughter against the mother, the mother in law against her daughter in law and the daughter in law against her mother in law.
Luke 12:52-53

Monday 28 October 2013
Come, now, My beloved, and listen to My calls.  I call and I call to the peoples of this world but so few listen.  So few are willing to turn away from the lies of lucifer; all are so concerned with the desires of self.  I have told you, My children, to die to self for self is your enemy; self is the part of you that listens to the lies of lucifer.
Do you not realise that your true being is your soul?  It is your soul that wishes to listen to Me, it is the voice within you that tells you to turn away from the desires of this world and come follow Me.
Come, My beloved children, listen to My Voice within you for I am the One that speaks to your soul.  lucifer is the one that speaks to self, that part of the human that has been distorted by original sin. 
Come, now, My beloved children, and take on My Words: do not delay for already it is nearly too late.
I am Coming, children, I am Coming for My own, to give them the reward of Eternal Life with Me in My Father’s Kingdom.  They are My children and they will live upon this earth in the Time of My Peace.  The shackles of this world will be split and they shall know My Love, they shall see My Love and all will rejoice in their God for I mean to remove all evil from this earth and a Time of Great Joy, Great Peace shall follow.
You must decide, children, whether you wish to be part of this Time by the way that you live your lives.  I am Coming.  Prepare.  I Love you.

Monday 28 October 2013
Come, beloved of My Heart, and prepare yourself.  Walk this Journey with Me and do not be afraid but simply know that I am with you. 
I will guide you upon the Path of Truth. 
I will not allow you to be deceived by the deceiver who has penetrated right to the top of My Church. 
Read My Gospels, read My Scripture, and know My Truth and I will not allow your footsteps to falter for I shall inspire you, I shall guide you and you shall not become blinded by the traps of lucifer. 
Trust in Me, My beloved children, trust in My Word and you shall see great things upon this earth that Prophets and Kings have wished to see yet, did not see.  You shall see, My children, for you enter the ‘Time of Miracles’ for I mean to bring this world to its knees. 
I mean to show this world how it has been deceived.
I mean to give this generation a chance, a final chance, to repent of its sin. 
Walk with Me upon this Journey and know My Truth.  Prepare, I approach!  Prepare!  I Love you. 

Thursday 31 October 2013
What should I say to you, My children?  If My Words do not change you, Words that I have spoken in many places, then what will I say that will change you?  Are you the salt that has lost its taste?
You, who read these Words, I ask you, I ask your heart, do you love Me?
Then feed My sheep.

APPEAL

In the last two months we have brought the following appeal to you:

Jesus has told us to tell you as it is.

We ask for your help in order to fulfil the Work that Jesus has asked of us.  We are in urgent need of funds to fulfil this Work.  The outstanding bills of the Houses of Prayer are in the region of £25,000.  If we do not pay these outstanding bills, we are afraid that we may not be able to publish the Newsletter next month for our suppliers are looking for the money for their outstanding bills.
We have no one to turn to but you and, as Jesus has told us in the past, if we do not tell you then you cannot help so, again, we ask for your help if you can afford it.  We place all our trust in Jesus in this asking and you are ever in our prayers.
Thank you in the Name of Jesus, Our Saviour.
The two Patricks and all the servants of the House of Prayer.

Message from Jesus Tuesday 6 August 2013
Once again, My children, I call for your help in this Work of Salvation.  Do not allow this world to steal this Work from Me for I have given this to you, My children, in order to overcome the darkness.
Come, My beloved children, take on My Words of Love for little time is left until you shall know the fruits of your labour.  Trust in Me, My beloved children, as I call out to you in these Words.  I Love you.

UPDATE
Your response to this appeal has overwhelmed us and we truly thank you from the bottom of our hearts.  Your generosity and openness enabled us to clear the debt down to £4,500.  However at the time of this Newsletter going to print, the debt has climbed to £9,124.  As you would be all too aware, our bills are ongoing and we really appreciate all the help you have given and will give over the years.
Again we thank you for enabling us all to keep Jesus’ Plans alive.

And thank you for the many prayers and offerings you have given.  We, too, keep you in our prayers.  Thank you, in Jesus’ Name.

In Those Days Jesus Christ Will Send Them,
Not A True Pastor But A Destroyer.

Prophecy of Saint Francis of Assisi
http://www.novusordowatch.org/francis.htm#.UnE39J5FC70

Shortly before he died, Saint Francis of Assisi called together his followers and warned them of the coming troubles, saying:
“1. The time is fast approaching in which there will be great trials and afflictions; perplexities and dissensions, both spiritual and temporal, will abound; the charity of many will grow cold and the malice of the wicked will increase.
“2. The devils will have unusual power, the immaculate purity of our Order and of others, will be so much obscured that there will be very few Christians who will obey the true Sovereign Pontiff and the Roman Church with loyal hearts and perfect charity. At the time of this tribulation a man, not canonically elected, will be raised to the Pontificate, who, by his cunning, will endeavour to draw many into error and death.
“3. Then scandals will be multiplied, our Order will be divided and many others will be entirely destroyed, because they will consent to error instead of opposing it.
“4. There will be such diversity of opinions and schisms among the people, the religious and the clergy, that, except those days were shortened, according to the Words of the Gospel, even the elect would be led into error, were they not specially guided, amid such great confusion, by the immense Mercy of God.
“5. Then our Rule and manner of life will be violently opposed by some and terrible trials will come upon us. Those who are found faithful will receive the crown of life but woe to those who, trusting solely in their Order, shall fall into tepidity for they will not be able to support the temptations permitted for the proving of the elect.
“6. Those who preserve their fervour and adhere to virtue with love and zeal for the truth, will suffer injuries and persecutions as rebels and schismatics for their persecutors, urged on by the evil spirits, will say they are rendering a great service to God by destroying such pestilent men from the face of the earth but the Lord will be the refuge of the afflicted and will save all who trust in Him. And in order to be like their Head, [Christ] these, the elect, will act with confidence and by their death will purchase for themselves Eternal Life; choosing to obey God rather than man, they will fear nothing and they will prefer to perish rather than consent to falsehood and perfidy.
“7. Some preachers will keep silence about the truth and others will trample it under foot and deny it. Sanctity of life will be held in derision even by those who outwardly profess it for in those days Jesus Christ will send them not a true Pastor but a destroyer.”

Pavan’s Testimony

This is the testimony of a fourteen year old boy called Pavan.  Patrick Rushe is friends with him on facebook.  When Pavan sent us his testimony we thought it was so full of Jesus and faith, we had to include it in our Newsletter.

Glorify the Name of Jesus
I begin my testimony in the hope that it will be a mighty testimony that will glorify the Name of Jesus Christ!
Hindu family
I was born into an orthodox Hindu family who worship all the Hindu gods and, into an upper caste Indian family. They used to say that Jesus is a ‘Mahatma,’ a great soul, enlightened one.  My mother had read more than two hundred books on Hinduism, meditation, yoga, Buddhism, Shintoism and Confucianism.  She had known about Christ and she said He was a Master but, He was not the only One, there were others.
I felt that He was calling me
I thought that Jesus was a great Master and I felt that He was calling me.
I began to read the Bible and I felt a great peace.  I had read the Ramayan, Gita and other Hindu books but did not find the true Peace that I found in the Christian Bible.
Mary, the Mother of Jesus
Mary, the Mother of Jesus, came to my heart before this. I was about four and a half years old and I began my pre-schooling in Saint Aloysius Catholic School. In that school, there was a big statue of the Madonna and Christ Child, a big icon of the Sacred Heart and, up over the blackboard, there was a huge Crucifix.
Once, I asked my teacher, “Why is Jesus on the Cross? She said, “He Died for your sins!” I asked her about the Sacred Heart picture, “Does Jesus Love anyone?”  She said, “Yes, He Loves you!”
During classes and even at break, I used to look at the Madonna, the Crucifix and the Sacred Heart.
She gave me a medal
I went with my money one day and bought a sticker of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and stuck it to my cupboard. My teacher saw me while I was buying it and, the next day, she gave me a medal, a beautiful silver medal which I had until fifth grade.
During classes too, I would bring flowers for Mary and Jesus on the Cross.
Who Loves me very much
Now the statue of the Madonna is placed on a very big pedestal but I was not at all afraid and I used to climb up to give flowers to Mary.  I had no problem even if I fell down, I just had to give these flowers to the Mother and Her Son, who Loves me very much as my teacher had said.
Climb up again
Once, while I was climbing to place the flowers, I fell down from the pedestal and all my other little friends laughed at me.  My teacher was shocked, not only that I did not hurt myself and I did not even cry when I fell down but, that I immediately started to climb up again! 
She took me to the school clinic but the doctor said  that I was well.
He is addicted to it
To be honest, I used to steal the flowers from the fridge at home where they were kept fresh to decorate the Hindu altar.  It happened, one day, that my mother saw me.
She thought that I was eating chocolates and sweets but soon discovered that I was taking the flowers and she laughed.  I was afraid that she would not give me the flowers but she smiled and gave them to me. My mother is a close friend of my teacher and my teacher told her that I had climbed up the pedestal and had fallen.  My mama told me not to climb anymore but I still climbed it.
“He is addicted to it!” My mama said to my grandpa as he used to drop me off at school to take me in and hold me up so that I might place the flowers.
Where is the Baby?
The next day while going to school, I said, “I want flowers!” 
My grandpa got a little afraid that I would become a Christian.  He said to me, “All gods are one, Mary is god here.”  He took me to the Hindu altar and said to me, “The Hindu goddess is my mama Mary.”
I said, “No, where is the Baby!”  The statue had a demon under her and had a garland of skulls.  I wanted to only give flowers to Mary, not this goddess.
He said, “Ok.”
He then took some flowers that were already offered to the Hindu gods and gave them to me.  I said, “No! For Mary and Jesus they need to be fresh and not offered to anyone!”  He said, “Mine are fresh. All gods are one.” He gave me the flowers and took me to school and gave me to my teacher.
Feast Day
Poor grandpa! He did not know that I left the flowers in the car on the seat.  That day was a Feast Day.  I do not remember which. I think it may have been Saint Joseph or Visakha Puri, Mary Matha – a Feast Day of Mary in India.
I shared those flowers
I told my teacher that I had forgotten to bring flowers and she said, “I have some,” and she gave them to me.
I was very happy.  My fellow classmates were jealous. My poor friends cried and said to the teacher, “Give us flowers as well!”
My mother had a few flowers that she had given to the nuns. I shared those flowers, everyone was happy.
Suddenly, our principal and our bishop came into the room and they were happy to find us placing flowers at the statue. The bishop gave me a gift of a holy card of the Infant Jesus which I still have.
The ‘Mary prayer’
My teacher cried when I had to leave that school to move to another one! She returned to England about a year after that.
My next school was a Protestant school.
The day before my birthday, my grandmother asked me what gift I wanted.
I told her I wanted to learn the ‘Mary prayer’ and asked her if she knew it. She was shocked.  My grandmother’s sister had become a Protestant but she knew the Hail Mary prayer.  And she taught it to me like a rhyme.
Mama Mary was not there
Next morning I prayed it in my native language.
My mama said that I never cried going into school as some children do.
So, I went to the Protestant school thinking that Mary was in every school but Mama Mary was not there. I cried for the first time because Mama Mary was not there.
We prayed the Our Father
My new Protestant teacher’s name was Prassana Gloria.  I was saying Mama and the teacher thought that I was calling my mother but I said no, I am calling Mariyama (Mary). She was surprised and she took me to the office. There I saw a big glass painting of the Head of Jesus and then she took me to the chapel and I saw Jesus with sheep in His Hands. I felt a little better but I was still sad.  Then it came to prayer time. We prayed the Our Father and I was glad I was learning a new prayer.  I did not forget Mary so I prayed the Hail Mary.
Blessed art Thou among women
Later, when I was in sixth grade, I was praying the Hail Mary when a Protestant pastor told me not to pray to Mary.  He told me that She was a sinner and to read the Bible. I thought I would not pray until God lets me know if it was right.
At this time, I was reading many Hindu and Muslim books and many others.  I had even started to read the Bible.  I had read it before but not completely.  I was reading the New Testament  and I came across the part where the Angel said, “Hail, full of Grace.”  Elizabeth, filled with the Holy Spirit, said to her cousin: “Blessed art Thou among women and Blessed is the fruit of Your Womb.”  We make Elizabeth’s greeting our own.  “And why has this been granted to me that the Mother of my Lord should come to me?”  Because She gives us Jesus, Her Son. Mary is Mother of God and our Mother. Pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death, Amen! By asking Mary to pray for us, we acknowledge ourselves to be poor sinners and we address ourselves to the Mother of Mercy.
Shocked at my knowledge
I had been a speaker at Krishna consciousness. When I spoke there they were all shocked at my knowledge.  I might be the youngest speaker there in the world but I had a great knowledge on Hinduism.
I started reading the Bible more and I had completed the book of Genesis which deals with the story of creation and Adam and Eve.  Hindus say that this story is false but I even loved the story of Abraham, as well as Isaac and Jacob!
Then next I came to the book of Exodus.
There God says that He is the only God and He destroys the false idols by fire.
And He says he is the only God, I was very sad.
Thou shalt not
1. And God spake all these words, saying,
2.  I am the Lord, thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.
3. Thou shalt have no other gods before Me.
4. Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above or that is in the earth beneath or that is in the water under the earth:
5. Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them for I the Lord, thy God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate Me;
6. And shewing Mercy unto thousands of them that love Me and keep My Commandments.
7. Thou shalt not take the Name of the Lord, thy God, in vain for the Lord will not hold him guiltless that taketh His Name in vain.
Exodus 20:1-7
I am the Truth!
I thought these verses were not given by God. Some people had told me that other Christians made up their own sentences and changed the true Bible. So I believed that. But, it was as if someone was saying in my heart, “Why do you doubt Me? I am the Truth!”  From this I understood that Jesus was calling me. So, whenever I had the time, I read the Bible and became closer to God! No one taught me about Christ but He invited me to come and sup with Him and I accepted Him.
Tried to hang herself
There were Protestants who wanted to let me know about Christ but I told them that the Lord would let me know.  I prayed that He would let me know what is true.  He spoke to me through His Word!
In the next few days, my Grandmother became possessed by a spirit of suicide and tried to hang herself from a ceiling fan.
The evil spirit within her started singing songs to all Hindu gods. I was shocked because my grandmother does not know those songs. It sang in praise of Hindu gods and I understood that the Lord wanted me to know the gods were pagan. No one told me she was possessed, I just knew she was. I was not afraid.  I trusted in Jesus. I prayed to Him but she was so afraid of Jesus.
The peace that I had longed for!
Whenever I showed her the Cross she would scream out, “Please, leave me.”
I did not leave.  I said, “I trust in the Lord!” I prayed and prayed and then the spirit left.  At this time I was eleven years old.  Even the high priest of Islam did not have the power to do that!
I then understood there is surely none but Jesus Christ.  He gave me the peace that I had longed for!
The true Church
Later, the Lord made me understand that the Catholic Church is the true Church.
My Protestant friends said, “Catholics adore Mary!”
One day I got a high fever. Then, that night, I called out, “Mother!” Then, I felt Our Lady, Mama Mary, lay Her Hand on my forehead and by the morning I was healed!
Books of Messages
I became more and more faithful and I grew closer to the Lord and His Mother.
One Christmas morning, I was given a gift of many Books from a good priest. They were Books of Messages. I read them and I believed them to be a Gift from the Lord.
I read the Messages and meditated upon them and I felt in my heart that they were true. I felt that what I read was Peace. I felt that I was not reading a book but, I was reading Jesus! The Messages were speaking to me.
I broke down my idols
The Holy Spirit led me to smash all of the false idols I had of Hinduism.
After the Angel appeared to Gideon and left again, he broke down the altars of baal and the idols of baal!! He tore down the baal flowers, plants and trees and built an altar to Jehovah God.
I felt the Lord, the God of Israel, was saying to me: “No strange gods to be placed at My altar!” Before the mighty God of Israel, Gideon broke them down, the false god altars, so the Holy Spirit told me to.
I broke down my idols and burnt them.  I realised that they were all false images and idols!
I am a servant of His Heart
I felt the Lord saying to me that I am a servant of His Heart. I thank Jesus so much for choosing me!
I love You but cannot love You as much as You Love me.  You have a True Love.  Praise always be to You, Oh, Lord!
“I will restore you to health and heal your wounds, declares the Lord.”
Jeremiah 30:17
Silent little angels
I was horrified to see the pictures of the aborted babies. I felt so sad about how much pain they face. They are silent little angels.  I felt like crying, reading the Messages about the aborted babies.  I dreamt about them.
I read more Message Books and Newsletters, the great Messages given by the Lord, His Mother, His Angels, His Saints.
Jesus was speaking to me
I felt inspired by those Books. I felt that I was not just reading a Book but I felt that Jesus was speaking to me.
I prayed
Sometimes, it was as if people called me. I could not hear them calling me, I felt only that I could hear the Lord’s Word! I prayed that the Lord would choose me and I prayed that He will make me a vessel as I am a broken vessel and the Lord came to fix me!  He did not leave me, as He said,  “…I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee…”
He is my Provider
He answered my prayers in almost everything what I asked for.  He is my Provider and how miraculous my life seems now. I am so glad that I have come to know the Truth of the Lord.  He provides as I really want.  Glory always be to Him!
I prayed and asked Him that I could get more Christian friends and He gave me many good friends and I have made friends from almost every country in the world.  These are prayerful friends.
I found the page
I asked Jesus: “Please let me talk to Your Prophets. I went online and opened the website. In the Newsletter there, I found that the Sacred Heart House of Prayer was on Facebook.  I searched and I found the page. From that I found Patrick Rushe. 
Accept me as a friend
I prayed that he would accept me as a friend on Facebook.  The Lord said he will and he did!
Big in age but a childlike heart
I spoke to him and I felt very close to him. He is such a kind man, big in age but a childlike heart.  That is why Jesus said you need childlike faith to enter His Kingdom!
Jesus spoke to him about me one day when he was in prayer.  Jesus said that I (Pavan) was thirsty for Him and that He would give me Living Water as He promised to the Samaritan woman:
10 Jesus answered her, “If you knew the gift of God and who it is that asks you for a drink, you would have asked Him and He would have given you living water.”  John 4:10
Give up your search
Just like her, before I found Christianity, I read and followed many religions but I say I have none! But when I was searching for Truth, like as if I was fetching water, Jesus came, He said, follow Me, give up your search and know that I am God!
I thank thousands of Saints
I grew so close to the Lord, I could not take Him out of my mind for one moment and I felt very true words from my Patron Saint,  Saint Dominic Savio. He was born on 2 April 1842 and died on 9 March 1857 and was an adolescent student of Saint John Bosco. He was studying to be a priest when he became ill and died at the age of fourteen.  He said “It is better to die a  hundred times than to sin once, it causes a great pain to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary!”
I prayed many prayers: the Rosary, the Chaplet of Divine Mercy, the Chaplet of the Immaculate Heart, the Chaplet of Love and the Chaplet of the King of Love and I thank thousands of Saints for their intercession.
A special Lady had been given a great space in my life! She is the most Holy Vessel used by God, the Father, the Lord of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.  Isaiah 7:14 says that a Virgin will bear a Son.
Involved in an accident
In the summertime just past,  I was coming home from my physics class.  It was 9pm. I was on my bicycle and I was involved in an accident.  I knew about two seconds before it happened that it was going to.  I just thought in my heart, ‘Let it be Your Will!  Save me!’
I was hit by a car
And then I was hit by a car driven by a Hindu priest. My parents, who were with me, did not see at first. But, when they saw what had happened, my mama went into shock and dropped her phone.
Lord, take my suffering!
As I was being rushed to hospital, I said, “Lord, take my suffering!”
I told my mother who was still in shock to trust in the Lord, the Lord is my Healer.
She said she will operate.
The doctor said they may have to operate. I said to them, “Jesus will heal me!”
She said how can this be possible, she said she will operate.
The Lord is testing my faith
The next day, I was in I.C.U. I did not feel any pain. I prayed.
When I saw the bleeding, I had Christ in my mind and I said, I trust in the Lord, I am not afraid.  I thought, the Lord is testing my faith, lucifer had done this.  I remembered Job - that even he, a righteous man, was tested.  I believed in the Sacred Heart and in the Divine Mercy of  the Lord.  I trusted.
No need for an operation
Then the doctor said, “There is no need for an operation but I have to give some painful injections.”  As the nurse injected me she said, “This is a painful injection, don’t shout or cry out.”  I said, “Why will I? The Lord will take away my suffering!”
I did not feel any pain
And He took it and I did not feel any pain.
Everyone was surprised to see my faith in the Lord!
The doctor told me that soon I would be shifted out of I.C.U. to another room.
I was moved to a room with a T.V. and I listened to Christian songs.
I prayed that the doctor might get surprised every day when he saw how well I healed day by day.
I felt so close to Jesus and within the next six days I was healed!
Jesus is the ONLY way!
Now, I am fourteen years old by His Grace and I have a life full of miracles. Thank You, Lord!
Some people might doubt Jesus and His Church and follow other false religions but I have read many books, books even about atheists and the ‘Big Bang’ theory!  Jesus is the ONLY way!
Facebook has been a great place for me to develop my faith as I have many Christian friends there.  I have created as many seven Facebook pages.  These are:
Jesus Christ is the only way to Heaven.
Living Words of God.
Honour your Heavenly Mother and Her Son.
Immaculate Heart of Mary.
Sacred Heart of Jesus.
Infant Jesus of Prague.
Good Shepherd

Jesus Culture Concert

We told you in a previous Newsletter about our new Prayer Meeting.  Some of the songs we sing in this new Prayer Meeting we have learned from Jesus Culture via the internet.  We heard that they were going to be in Manchester to do a concert and so a group from the House of Prayer decided to go.  This a testimony from one of those who attended the concert.

Talk about God
What can I say, Jesus?  Thank You so, so much for the time spent in Manchester with Your servants and for the opportunity to be able to go to the concert.  I have to say for me, it was probably more of an event than for others who were there, because it is the first time I have been able to spend time with the other servants other than my fleeting visits to the House of Prayer.  It is good to spend time with like minded people and it is not often I get the chance to talk about God to other people, as I spend so much time in the world!
A new thing
Many memories I have of the short time I was there, not least the time spend with Julie and the great welcome she gave us.  As I am not really used to travelling in a group, it was a new thing for me too.  But I have to say when the others left me in Manchester Airport to get a different flight I felt a tinge of sadness and loneliness, which surprised me.
Christianity is no longer fashionable
One thing I remember about the airport was the number of people openly proud of their religion, like the Jews with their long tassles and the Muslims in their traditional robes. However, I did notice that no one was wearing a Crucifix openly except me. And I remember especially in the queue for check-in, the number of people who stared at my cross and then looked at my face in disbelief!  It seems that Christianity is no longer fashionable.  I even went to the prayer room in Manchester Airport as I had four hours to kill.  But when I stepped into it, I thought I was in the wrong place as I was the only non-Muslim in the place!
If we have faith
At the concert itself, the atmosphere was electric and everyone was captivated by the music.  Not only were there people of all ages there but also people of all races.  I remember a young man beside me standing motionless throughout the whole concert, with his arms in the air.  At one point I looked sideways at him and a tear was running down his cheek.  Jesus does heal, if we have faith!
Thank You
Thank You again, Jesus, for getting me to the concert. Let’s do it again some time, please!

Weekend With the Patricks
The following comments were sent to us by some of those who attended the Weekend, some of whom came for the first time.

The House of Prayer was a very intense experience!  I enjoyed getting to know Jesus better.  The songs and Messages touched me deeply.
When I came back to London, I felt like a different person, stronger, happier and, most importantly, closer to the Lord Jesus.
My faith in God is deeper than before.  I did get Graces in there.  I would encourage anyone to go and experience this wonderful experience for themselves, not to be missed.
Marie

I thoroughly enjoyed the trip to Ireland and thought the Sacred Heart House of Prayer was a beautiful place to remember the Blessings of Our Lord Jesus Christ.  I felt we were all well received by the people of Ireland and have no qualms of returning there again, one day soon!
Beatrice

My experience - all started when I was invited to the Tottenham House of Prayer for worship.  As soon as I walked through the door, I felt the Presence of Our Lord in the House.  When the opportunity came for me to visit Ireland, where it all started, I was overjoyed and felt Blessed to be going on this pilgrimage.  I did not know what to expect on this journey as it my first time of going on a pilgrimage for a long weekend.  There were about fifteen people going to Ireland.
We travelled on Friday 11 October to Belfast airport.  This was my first time in the city.  We were met by Colm and his wife at the airport to take us to the House of Prayer.  I was blown away by the friendly faces that greeted us at the airport because going to a country for the first time could be very daunting if you do not know the country.  When we got to the House, we were welcomed with open arms and were served with hot teas and coffees.  Sonlight Music Group was giving a concert on the night of our arrival, which I thoroughly enjoyed - we praised the Lord Jesus with singing and dancing.  We were shown our bedrooms after the concert and each room is named after a Saint, that was very impressive.
The next day of our arrival, we were given a programme for the Weekend and had breakfast at 8am.  After, breakfast, we went to Mass at the local parish church of Holy Trinity.  We were given a tour of the House and summary of how the two Patricks started the House of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.
I really enjoyed the worship and prayers all through our stay.  My highlight of the pilgrimage was the ‘Questions and Answers’ sessions with the two Patricks and the healing service.  They spoke to us as if the Lord Jesus is their Friend and our Friend.  I was blown away with the simple answers given, which goes to show that the Lord Jesus wants all of us to understand His Messages because they are meant for the present day.
I would like to take this opportunity to say ‘A big thank you’ to all the servants of the Sacred Heart of Jesus House.  God Bless you all.
I will surely go back to Cookstown again.  I am on a mission to continue to know the Lord Jesus, that Died for my sins because He is my Salvation and Hope.
God Bless,
Eko

The Weekend Retreat in Ireland was bliss, it was very uplifting, tranquil and calming.
The ‘Habits’ are servants of Jesus who were so welcoming and made us feel at home. The food was lovely and the hospitality was superb.
The program was set up in such a way that there was something going on all the time.
I feel that I really reconnected with Jesus and got to know Him like I have never known before.
I got filled with the Holy Spirit and just feel so much different since coming back to normal life, I feel more equipped to take on the trials and tribulations that come my way because I know that Jesus Loves me and is watching over me.
I will definitely be back next year by His Grace.
Michelle

A Weekend Retreat at the House of Prayer with the two Patricks, October 2013
I was invited on this retreat by Alice and, apart from knowing that there would be lots of praying and singing in a special Prayer Room and the possibility of meeting the two Patricks, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect.
On arrival at the airport, we were met by Colm and his wife.  We all received a sincere welcome and hug by Colm.  Back at the House we again received a heartfelt welcome by everyone, including the other retreatants, servers and Patricks.
The programme for the Weekend was well organised including Mass at the local Church, a silent walk against abortion, community prayers, praise and worship songs by SonLight, a fabulous group of musicians.
I was most struck by the love, friendliness and kindness shown by everyone, particularly by the servers who worked hard to look after us, cooking, cleaning answering our questions. Nothing was too much for them.
I enjoyed meeting the other retreatants who came from Ireland and England.  There was much sharing in our faith and the opportunity to make new friends in Christ.
I found the two Patricks to be normal, friendly, everyday guys and very approachable.
A huge thank you to everyone!!!!  And an even bigger thank You to Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ!
Doreen

Pilgrimage to Germany, Poland and Czech Republic
I was inspired to go on this year’s Pilgrimage about one week before they left, mindful, as ever, of the long journey from Spain, plus the long hours of the sixteen days travelling.
I enjoyed the opportunity to visit the Houses of Prayer in Germany and Poland, it was a great experience.  I don’t really enjoy travelling, especially long hours by  road but the time seemed to fly by and was not as bad as I expected.  I was looking forward to the visits and was pleased that I went and the journey from A to Z was an unforgettable experience.
The visit to the Basilica in Jasna Gora was special and the time the curtain went up at 6am in the morning, to reveal the picture.  The opportunity to see the Adoration Chapel was also memorable, so peaceful and relaxing.  The Chapel of the Sacred Heart was wonderful and looked so lifelike with a special smile on His Face.
The visit to the Auschwitz Concentration Camp far outweighed just reading about it in books.  The feeling of being there and seeing the conditions these poor people lived and died in was awesome.  The suffering must have been horrendous, to have their hair shaved off, their clothing and shoes taken away and then to be taken away to die in such circumstances.
On a lighter note, the Sanctuary of the Divine Mercy was really interesting and well worth the visit.
I am so glad that I was there and the help of the other pilgrims was very special.  I really found the whole trip very spiritual, especially to be where our Blessed John Paul walked the streets and where he beatified Sister Faustina.  To see her room and possessions was very gratifying.
I am unable to cover everything we did and saw – it would take too long!  Suffice to say that I am so pleased I went and I thoroughly enjoyed the company of my fellow pilgrims.
Elizabeth

Another beautiful Pilgrimage – very prayerful and peaceful.
The Shrines of Jasna Gora (Czestochowa) and the Divine Mercy are very faith-strengthening.  It is heart-lifting to see all the young people praying.  So many young priests and nuns in their full clerical outfits; obviously not ashamed of their faith.
Thank You, Jesus and Mary, for the Peace and companionship.
Anne

My pilgrimage: my journey
I joined the 2013 Pilgrimage to Poland at the North Shields Ferry terminal.  I appreciated the distance already travelled by the other eleven pilgrims.  Although I was completely out of my comfort zone, the welcome was such that I felt immediately at ease.
I sensed the Presence of Jesus and Mary throughout the Pilgrimage.  We were twelve people, each on his /her own unique spiritual journey.
We followed the itinerary faithfully.  Frequent prayer, singing hymns and periods of silence helped us to stay with Jesus and Mary.  I did eventually remember we ate in silence and to thank Jesus when receiving a service from others.
Visiting the Shrines among thousands of pilgrims was a revelation.  There was peace, tranquillity and reverence.
The visit to Auschwitz inspired a deep awareness of pain and suffering which had always alluded me until now: evil creeps in when Love of God and neighbour are forgotten!!
Throughout this Pilgrimage I felt in awe at the giving and care of others shown by the rest of the pilgrims.  Houses of Prayer made ready for occupation, meals lovingly prepared and order restored to an overgrown garden – this on top of driving, navigating, moving luggage and staying with Jesus and Mary in prayer.
Towards the end of the Pilgrimage and since I have struggled with and reached an understanding of what Jesus is asking – to forget self and accept and love each person as they are and where they are, not as I would like them to be, therefore to have no expectations of others and continue to treat them as I would wish to be treated with humility and reverence.
I hope to retain this tough and priceless lesson and each time I fail I must try again.
My thanks to Jesus and all of you – you are in my prayers. 
Monica


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Feast of Saint Pio 23 September
We had a small picture of Saint Pio at the front of the Prayer Room to remind us of this humble Saint and someone commented that Saint Pio would not want to be at the front, he would rather have all the attention on Jesus. 
During one of the prayer times, a servant spoke of her devotion to Saint Pio, of praying to him to take a request to Our Lady and then onwards to Jesus.  The servant shared that she had a beautiful smell of flowers at the time and that, many years later, the prayer was answered. 
This was a very enriching Day of Prayer. 
Thank You, Jesus!
Feast of the Archangels Sunday 29 September
“...In perfect unison and as one, the Father in the Three spoke the Word that was to herald the beginning of all things created, other than the indwelling oneness of the Three, “Jesus”...”
This an extract from Song of the Carpenter on the creation of the Archangels.  It is amazing how they were created and so perfect. There were eight Archangels created to be the generals of the vast Army of Angels that would fill Heaven around the Throne of Love, from which flowed the great river of life, to the bidding of God.  As we know, lucifer chose to go against Jesus and now there are just seven.  Michael is the great warrior and then there was Raphael - known as the healer, then there was the third: Gabriel, the messenger; then Menathin was created and he would sprinkle the Love of the Three Beings wherever it was needed.  Tiath was given strength and he was to be a warrior like Michael.Agorial was the seventh Angel to be created and he was given gentleness.  Last was Bartomit who was to hold the Truth and sprinkle it wherever he was sent.

Feast of Saint Thérèse of the Child Jesus Tuesday 1 October
On the Feast of Saint Thérèse, a servant read a little about her life and shared how we can look at her life and the life of other Saints and learn from their example, as these are people who have walked before us.  Through their trials and the dying to self, they reached the goal we are all striving for.  We can also pray to them for their intercession and their help.  We reflected on some of the Messages which  she gave through the two Patricks.

Feast of the Guardian Angels Wednesday 2 October
Throughout the Day of Prayer we pondered on these lovely Heavenly beings given to us for our protection.  We talked about the role of the Guardian Angels and read the Message given to Patrick on Tuesday 23 February 2004 about their roles.  Patrick asked the Angels what they do and this is what they said: A Guardian is assigned to each child of God to teach, to guide and protect but, once again, all depends on the balance of free will.  If we are asked to intervene by the child, then we are able to intervene but if the child chooses the way of sin, then we must stand and wait until it decides to return. 
We are always prompting through inspirations to follow the path of holiness but, as you know, the evil one is also prompting to follow the ways of this world, which lead to darkness, sin.  There are very few who follow the path of holiness in these times and many of those who say that they do follow this path, do not for they are blinded by the desires of self. 
In order to follow the path of holiness you must be willing to die to self.  The more you die to self, the clearer our inspirations become and the harder it is for the evil one to place evil desires within the heart.
During one of the talks, a servant spoke about how she saw her Guardian Angel during a time of illness and felt great reassurance from their presence.  These Angels are helpers throughout life but we must call on them for help as they cannot act without our free will.  That evening we had our weekly Prayer Meeting and a group of servants who had attended a Jesus Culture concert in Manchester had arrived back full of the spirit of song and praise.  Thank You, Jesus for a beautiful Day.
Feast of Saint Francis Friday 4 October
On this Feast Day, work was set aside to honour Saint Francis and learn of him.  His example of sacrifice and a total giving of Love, serving God and not seeing himself is inspiring.  Saint Francis has spoken in Messages given to the Patricks and can be called upon to help us on our Journey.
A servant talked on a Message from Saint Francis’ teaching that obedience to Jesus’ Ways is the key to the spiritual journey and, in order to become servants, we must cast off self.
“...Self is your greatest enemy.  When self becomes no more then you will begin to see and the Ways of God shall be a joy to behold.  ...become nothing, be nothing...”  Thursday 13 November 1997, from Saint Francis of Assisi
Weekend with the Patricks
The Weekend with the Patricks began on Friday evening in the Prayer Room with a concert.  SonLight sang and played as Patrick guided the music and we all prayed and sang together. We were asked to be open to Jesus and His Holy Spirit and I believe that you could feel His Presence in the room with us as we worshipped Him through song.  There were many old faces there as well as a large group of newcomers from London.
Walk Against Abortion
On Saturday we had Community Prayers in the morning with the Walk Against Abortion in the afternoon.  There was around seventy five of us on the silent walk around Cookstown.  The police who assist us on the Walk all behaved as if they were on our side and accommodated us very well.  As we sang ‘Never Felt the Wind’ at the town’s cenotaph, I prayed that Jesus would use our small offering to help open peoples’ minds and hearts to the reality of abortion.
Questions and answers
The two Patricks had questions and answers in the Prayer Room and then in the Conference Room on Saturday evening.  Jesus gave a Message which was read first and then people asked questions.  The topics were varied and covered controversial subjects including the two popes as well as the moving of the Tabernacle to the side in many churches and how many priests are falling away from the true Teachings of Jesus.  We were also reminded of the importance of dying to ourselves in order to see Jesus’ Ways.
Healing
On Sunday we had prayers, healing and music in the Prayer Room followed by another questions and answers session with the Patricks.  During the healing there was a great outpouring of the Holy Spirit and many people were slain in the Spirit.  We also danced, praised and thanked the Lord with our worship. The topics on Sunday night included discussion of a recent Message that was given on 4 October where Jesus speaks about shearing the head off the serpent.  The Patricks explained that this is a spiritual thing.  The devil will be allowed to rise to his highest point and then Jesus will intervene.  There was also discussion about preparing for the times to come.  Praise You, Jesus, for a great Weekend!
Please God, some of the talks and music will be available on DVD over the coming months.

Feast of Saint Teresa of AvilaTuesday 15 October
Saint Teresa was a Spanish Carmelite mystic and nun.  Throughout her life, she endeavoured to fulfil Jesus’ request to her to establish and broaden the movement of Discalced or shoeless Carmelites.  During the mid-1560s, she wrote the Way of Perfection and the Meditations on the Canticle.  In 1567, she met Saint John of the Cross, who she enlisted to extend her reform into the male side of the Carmelite Order. Teresa died in 1582.
In one of her Messages that she gave through the two Patricks, Teresa said, “...I come also to tell you to make me your Patron in your fight against the crime of abortion and I will help you.  Use my Feast as a Day also of Prayer against it.  This has been allowed by the Great King as a Day of Special Graces given for those who fight this evil.  Do not be afraid to do this for it has been ordained by God...”
It is because of this Message that we use her Feast Day as a Day of Prayer against abortion.  We also have our Walk Against Abortion in honour of her Feast Day and this is held on the Saturday of the Weekend with the Patricks.
Feast of Saint Margaret Mary Wednesday 16 October
A statue of Jesus and Margaret Mary was moved to the front of the Chapel of Jesus to honour this servant of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.
She is one of our favourite Saints and has spoken in Messages through the Patricks to teach and help us on our Journey.
“...All I wish is that you do not know about me but only Him.  For He is my delight and from the first moment I knew Him, I only wished to be in Him, lost and forgotten by all...  My lack of obedience, and the taming of that, was for me, a suffering that I had undertaken to please Him...” Saturday 16 October 1999
Message from Saint Margaret Mary.  Again, this Day of Prayer was a spur in our Journey and so encouraging to read about Margaret Mary’s humility, obedience and total respect for Jesus.


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A contraceptive drug - Depo Provera

Things are done in secret
Jesus has often told us that many things are done in secret behind closed doors.  This seems to be the case with those groups who wish to control the population in the world.  I read a news article recently that was shocking about a contraceptive drug called Depo Provera which is known to have serious side effects and health warnings attached to its use.  However this particular injectable contraceptive is being pushed on Black and Ethnic minorities in Africa and Asia.  Four billion dollars has been used to push this contraceptive on these women by groups such as the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the pharmaceutical company Pfizer who manufacture it, along with Planned Parenthood, USAID and the UN. 
The serious side effects
The contraceptive campaign however fails to counsel women about mandatory FDA Black-Box warnings.
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Black-Box warnings are the most stringent mandated warnings notifying patients on the significant risk of serious and life-threatening side effects or adverse effects that a drug may have.  Therefore, all health professionals are required by FDA to inform patients of the likelihood of harm.  According to the FDA labeling, Depo Provera should be administered by health professionals by injection after patients are counselled on the serious side effects.
Violate your sanctuaries
When speaking about scientists, Jesus said on 2 December 1994 “...My children, I speak out against these false prophets and I say to you that they fill your bodies with substances that I did not create.  You allow them to violate your sanctuaries in a way that I did not intend...”
Melinda Gates’ campaign with the contraceptive Depo Provera has provoked a coalition of Black religious leaders and human rights advocates.  They are asking the U.S. Congress to stop funding the distribution of the injectable contraceptive overseas.
Targeting
The leaders say women suffer severe health issues from Depo Provera.  A new self-administered version puts women at further risk as it will be delivered without them being fully informed of the drug’s potential side effects.
A recent congressional briefing examined the lethal side effects of the long acting contraceptive injectable Depo Provera and the targeting of Black and Latina women to receive it.
The severe health problems
Congressman William Lacy Clay and the Congressional Black Caucus held a briefing to examine a report released by the Rebecca Project which details the severe health problems from Depo Provera use, including strokes and cancer and the failure of health providers like Planned Parenthood to disclose side effects prior to administering the shot.
“Population control”
Panelists at the briefing called for an end to the federal funding of Depo Provera and for accountability for healthcare administers that fail to inform women of the “black box warning” issued by the drug’s manufacturer, Pfizer.
The Rebecca Project report states that the promotion of Depo Provera is being fuelled by “profit at any cost” and a “population control” ideological agenda fuelled by “a cadre of extreme reproductive health advocates.”
Planned Parenthood
The report cites that despite a 2012 study revealing a significant increased risk in contracting and transmitting HIV/AIDS among Depo Provera users — Planned Parenthood, one of the largest distributors of the shot continues to promote Depo Provera among vulnerable HIV/AIDS populations.  Countries that have high HIV/AIDS related deaths like South Africa also have the highest usage rate of Depo Provera funded through USAID.
The unethical administering
Many foreign governments that fund Depo Provera for use in Africa now prohibit the unethical administering of the drug and require women have full knowledge of potential health risks prior to receiving the shot, however, according to the Rebecca Project, the U.S. has yet to enforce such mandatory guidelines in their distribution of Depo Provera through overseas health contractors.
Experiment
Even more sinister, USAID, Gates, Rockefeller and Mellon Foundations and the Population Council funded a Depo Provera trial (1994-2006) on nine thousand poor women in Ghana without disclosing they were being used for a reproductive health experiment.  It was recently exposed also in the news that Somalian Jewish women were also being given this injectable contraceptive on entry to Israel without being fully informed of what they were being injected with.
Direct millions
Despite calls from a coalition of Black religious leaders and human rights activists, all the groups involved, continue to direct millions for the distribution of Depo Provera to poor women in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.
Side effects
Depo Provera side effects listed in the Rebecca Project include:
(1) women may lose significant bone mineral density that is not fully reversible and, therefore, (2) Depo Provera should not be used as a long-term birth control method for more than two years. Other serious side effects, with mandated Patient Counselling and Information are: (3) blood clots in arms, legs, lungs and eyes, (4) stroke, (5) bleeding irregularities, (6) weight gain, (7) ectopic pregnancy and (8) delayed return to fertility and lack of return to fertility. (9) In addition, scientific research in 2012 reported that women using Depo Provera have double the risk of developing breast cancer.
Unaware
Most people are unaware of this and many of the other long-term side effects of Depo-Provera, because eugenics groups like Planned Parenthood constantly claim the drug is “safe, effective and convenient.”
Aggressively pushing
Despite the list of dangerous side effects according to Rebbecca Project, none of these catastrophic risk factors has deterred groups like the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and others from aggressively pushing this horrific jab on unsuspecting women both domestically and abroad. The group’s report draws attention to the fact that these organizations have committed medical violence against women, particularly in third-world countries, by administering the shot time and time again without informed consent.
A deadly contraceptive
“The story of Rebecca Project for Human Rights’ struggle to unmask Depo Provera as a deadly contraceptive for women is important, because it demonstrates the deeply rooted cultural hegemony of population control and corporate profits put before humanity at any cost.”
“No African woman would agree to being injected if she had full knowledge of the contraceptive’s dangerous side effects,”  says Fosu who is policy director for the Rebecca Project for Human Rights.
“In fact” he continued, “in countries where women are educated on the harmful complicatioms, Depo Provera use is negligible.”
Sources for this article include: http://www.turtlebayandbeyond.org/, http://www.rebeccaproject.org/, http://jezebel.com/, http://science.naturalnews.com/

THE PLIGHT OF OTHERS
Street children in Rio de Janerio

Clean up the image
When I set out to write this article, I intended to write about the homeless children on the streets of Rio de Janeiro and how the FIFA World Cup in 2014 might affect their safety, as the authorities try to clean up the image of Rio for the world’s press.  They may want to ‘remove’ a lot of them in order to give the world the right impression.
Cold and ruthless
But then I came across an article about the Candelária massacre and it touched my heart, as to how cold and ruthless the world has become.  But then Jesus did say that love has grown cold in the world at this time; colder than it has ever been before. “...Remember, a generation without the Love of their God within their hearts have the potential of becoming anything that lucifer wishes to mould them into.  Oh, children, Oh, children, what have you done?  You have sold your lives for a handful of silver.  Cast it to the ground and come follow Me before it is too late.  Come back, I, your Father, Love you...”  Wednesday 20 December 2006
Candelária massacre
The Candelária massacre was an event in Rio de Janeiro, beside the Candelária Church, on the night of July 23, 1993.  Eight young people were killed by a group of men, several of which were members of the police.  The men were tried for the killings but only two of them were convicted. 
The homeless
The Candelária is a famous Roman Catholic church.  The marquises of the buildings around it, in the Pius X Square, are known in Rio de Janeiro for being a makeshift home at night to possibly hundreds of homeless children, many of whom are involved with illegal drug trade and prostitution.  The church’s personnel provides food, shelter, education and religious advice to as many of these children as possible. Because many of the homeless also live around the church during the day, police keep a constant vigil on the church’s surroundings.
Never judge
In the early 1990s, the area developed a high crime rate as some of the homeless engaged in criminal activities such as pick pocketing, theft, etc.
But we who ‘claim’ to believe in God should never judge anyone, because we do not know how we would react if we were placed in similar circumstances. As Jesus said on 11 July 2012, “...Truth is what I seek.  I need you, My children, to see the truth of yourselves for, if you cannot understand self, then you cannot help those that I will send to you.  When you begin to understand self then you will cease to judge or condemn your brothers and sisters, you will simply love them for you will see Me within them...”
The massacre
According to survivors, the morning of the day before the massacre, a group of children threw stones at police cars.  Some of the policemen allegedly told them, “don’t worry, we will get you soon!”  As children from the Candelária church were usually given warnings such as these by policemen, the young perpetrators left without worrying too much about the threat.
At midnight, a few cars came to a halt in front of the Candelária church. Next, shots were heard. The children tried to take cover but eight of them were shot to death, with several others wounded. One of the children present that night, Sandro Rosa do Nascimento, would later commit one of the most infamous crimes in Brazil’s history.
The international community severely condemned the attack, and many in Brazil asked for the prosecution of those who shot the Candelária church children.
List of those killed:
• Paulo Roberto de Oliveira, eleven years old
• Anderson de Oliveira Pereira, thirteen years old
• Marcelo Cândido de Jesus, fourteen years old
• Valdevino Miguel de Almeida, fourteen years old
• “Gambazinho”, seventeen years old
• Leandro Santos da Conceição, seventeen years old
• Paulo José da Silva, eighteen years old
• Marcos Antônio Alves da Silva, twenty years old
The aftermath
Eight street children were killed when policemen shot at a group of about seventy street children as they slept beside the Candelária.  One of the children that survived that attack was shot several times before he could testify against the military policemen that were to go to trial.  He ended up fleeing from Brazil in order to save his life. 
Accused
Fifty officers were accused of the massacre.  One of them, Mauricio da Conceição, died during a shootout as he was about to be arrested in 1994.  Two others, Marcos Emmanuel and Nelson Cunha, were handed sentences equivalent to life sentences.  However, they could potentially avoid the imprisonment, as Brazilian law says that anyone who gets a sentence of twenty or more years in jail, automatically qualifies for a second trial.
The documentary film
It has been estimated that sixty two street children survived the massacre.  A social worker who later tracked the fate of these homeless survivors found out that eventually thirty nine of them were either killed by police or by elements of street life and she discusses this in the documentary film, Bus 174.
But without faith and trust in God then who or what do people have to believe in?  As Jesus Warned us on 20 December 2006, “...Remember, a generation without the Love of their God within their hearts have the potential of becoming anything that lucifer wishes to mould them into.  Oh, children, Oh, children, what have you done?  You have sold your lives for a handful of silver.  Cast it to the ground and come follow Me before it is too late.  Come back, I, your Father, Love you...”
Sandro Rosa do Nascimento and Bus 174
One of the survivors was Sandro Rosa do Nascimento who later became infamous for hijacking a city bus and standing off with Rio police on June 12, 2000 (Brazilian equivalent of Valentine’s Day).  During the confrontation, Sandro screamed to television cameras about social injustice in Brazilian society while holding his weapon at a hostage’s head.  Amidst his threats, he argued that mainstream Brazil ignored the poor and destitute to the point of denying even the humanity of the homeless. The situation lasted for several hours as police and BOPE teams were stifled by distant politicians reluctant to create a sensational scene on national television.  At a certain point, Sandro pretended to kill one of the victims, firing on purpose at the floor of the bus and quietly asking the hostage to stay down.
The drama of Sandro’s life
While exiting the bus, Sandro was subdued by police after the hostage he was holding was shot (once by an officer, in the face and thrice by Sandro, in the back as she fell to the ground) and killed.  As the hostage fell to the ground, angry civilian bystanders reacted by hitting and throwing debris at Sandro. Sandro was arrested by police officers but died of asphyxiation within the police vehicle on the way to the police station.  The officers were charged with his death but were found not guilty.  This face-off between a homeless person and police sparked a debate of the relationship between the homeless and the mainstream in developing countries worldwide.  The drama of Sandro’s life and his final hours was portrayed in the critically acclaimed documentary film, Bus 174, and in the 2008 movie, Última Parada 174.
No one to reach out
Why is there only a few to reach out to these lost and broken children?  Perhaps the answer is that we, who call ourselves Christian, are not willing to die to self.
No one is truly willing to die to self.  “...Love is simple: it seeks nothing for itself but wants to give all to its friends and enemies.  You must seek Me, My children, through dying to self then I will bestow My Spirit upon you and you shall do great things in My Name and this world will begin to see and understand the error of its ways...”  Jesus said on 11 July 2012.  “...I build My Army at this time and soon I shall bestow My Gifts and this earth will become confused for they shall not understand how the blind see, the deaf hear, the dead rise...”
If only those of us who say we believe in God would forget about self and reach out to the lost children of this world!  If only ……..?  What could Jesus not do through our hands, feet and lips!

THE WIDSOM OF JOHN PAUL II
On the Christian Family in the Modern World
Apostolic Exhortation of His Holiness,  Pope John Paul II


Continued
34. It is always very important to have a right notion of the moral order, its values and its norms; and the importance is all the greater when the difficulties in the way or respecting them become more numerous and serious.
Since the moral order reveals and sets forth the plan of God the creator, for this very reason it cannot be something that harms man, something impersonal. On the contrary, by responding to the deepest demands of the human being created by God, it places itself at the service of that person’s full humanity with the delicate and binding love whereby God himself inspires, sustains and guides every creature toward its happiness.
But man, who has been called to live God’s wise and loving design in a responsible manner, is an historical being who day by day builds himself up through his many free decisions; and so he knows, loves and accomplishes moral good by stages of growth.
Married people too are called upon to progress unceasingly in their moral life with the support of a sincere and active desire to gain ever better knowledge of the values enshrined in and fostered by the law of God. They must also be supported by an upright and generous willingness to embody these values in their concrete decisions. They cannot, however, look on the law as merely an ideal to be achieved in the future: They must consider it as a command of Christ the Lord to overcome difficulties with constancy. “And so what is known as ‘the law of gradualness’ or step-by-step advance cannot be identified with ‘gradualness of the law,’ as if there were different degrees or forms of precept in God’s law for different individuals and situations. In God’s plan, all husbands and wives are called in marriage to holiness, and this lofty vocation is fulfilled to the extent that the human person is able to respond to God’s command with serene confidence in God’s grace and in his or her own will.” On the same lines, it is part of the church’s pedagogy that husbands and wives should first of all recognize clearly the teaching of Humanae Vitae as indicating the norm for the exercise of their sexuality, and that they should endeavor to establish the conditions necessary for observing that norm. As the synod noted, this pedagogy embraces the whole of married life. Accordingly, the function of transmitting life must be integrated into the overall mission of Christian life as a whole which, without the cross, cannot reach the resurrection. In such a context it is understandable that sacrifice cannot be removed from family life, but must in fact be wholeheartedly accepted if the love between husband and wife is to be deepened and become a source of intimate joy.
This shared progress demands reflection, instruction and suitable education on the part of the priests, religious and lay people engaged in family pastoral work: they will all be able to assist married people in their human and spiritual progress, a progress that demands awareness of sin, a sincere commitment to observe the moral law and the ministry of reconciliation. It must also be kept in mind that conjugal intimacy involves the wills of two persons, who are thereby called to harmonize their mentality and behavior, requiring much patience, understanding and time. Uniquely important in this field is unity of moral and pastoral judgment by priests - a unity that must be carefully sought and ensured in order that the faithful may not have to suffer anxiety of conscience.
It will be easier for married people to make progress if, with respect for the church’s teaching and with trust in the grace of Christ, and with the help and support of the pastors of souls and the entire ecclesial community, they are able to discover and experience the liberating and inspiring value of the authentic love that is offered by the Gospel and set before us by the Lord’s commandment.
35. With regard to the question of lawful birth regulation, the ecclesial community at the present time must take on the task of instilling conviction and offering practical help to those who wish to live out their parenthood in a truly responsible way.
In this matter, while the church notes with satisfaction the results achieved by scientific research aimed at a more precise knowledge of the rhythms of women’s fertility, and while it encourages a more decisive and wide-ranging extension of that research, it cannot fail to call with renewed vigor on the responsibility of all - doctors, experts, marriage counselors, teachers and married couples - who can actually help married people to live their love with respect for the structure and finalities of the conjugal act which expresses that love. This implies a broader, more decisive and more systematic effort to make the natural methods of regulating fertility known, respected and applied.
A very valuable witness can and should be given by those husbands and wives who, through the joint exercise of periodic continence, have reached a more mature personal responsibility with regard to love and life. As Paul VI wrote: “To them the Lord entrusts the task of making visible to people the holiness and sweetness of the law which unites the mutual love of husband and wife with their cooperation with the love of God the author of human life.”
The right and duty of parents regarding education
36. The task of giving education is rooted in the primary vocation of married couples to participate in God’s creative activity: By begetting in love and for love a new person who has within himself or herself the vocation for growth and development, parents by that very fact take the task of helping that person effectively to live a fully human life. As the Second Vatican Council recalled, “Since parents have conferred life on their children, they have a most solemn obligation to educate their offspring. Hence, parents must be acknowledged as the first and foremost educators of their children. Their role as educators is so decisive that scarcely anything can compensate for their failure in it. For it devolves on parents to create a family atmosphere so animated with love and reverence for God and others that a well-rounded personal and social development will be fostered among the children.
Hence, the family is the first school of those social virtues which every society needs.”
The right and duty of parents to give education is essential, since it is connected with the transmission of human life; it is original and primary with regard to the educational role of others on account of the uniqueness of the loving relationship between parents and children; and it is irreplaceable and inalienable and therefore incapable of being entirely delegated to others or usurped by others.
In addition to those characteristics, it cannot be forgotten that the most basic element, so basic that it qualifies the educational role of parents, is parental love, which finds fulfillment in the task of education as it completes and perfects its service of life. As well as being a source, the parents’ love is also the animating principle and therefore the norm inspiring and guiding all concrete educational activity, enriching it with the values of kindness, constancy, goodness, service, disinterestedness and self-sacrifice that are the most precious fruit of love.
Continued next month

The Holy Scriptures Romans 3:1-8

1. What advantage then hath the Jew, or what is the profit of circumcision?
2 Much every way.  First indeed, because the words of God were committed to them.
The Bible is the very Word of God as inspired through the Holy Spirit. It is on these Words we build our faith and from the promises given in the Old Testament the events of the New Testament have arisen.
3 For what if some of them have not believed?  Shall their unbelief make the faith of God without effect?  God forbid.
4 But God is true and every man a liar, as it is written, that thou mayest be justified in thy words and mayest overcome when thou art judged.
Even for those without faith and who do not live by faith, God still acts faithfully, still waiting in hope for their souls to return to Him and for them to change their ways and turn their hearts towards Him.
5 But if our injustice commend the justice of God, what shall we say?  Is God unjust, who executeth wrath?
6 (I speak according to man.)  God forbid: otherwise how shall God judge this world?
God is just and cannot ever accept untruth.
7 For if the truth of God hath more abounded through my lie, unto His glory, why am I also yet judged as a sinner?
The Truthfulness of God shows up our sins for what they really are and in this way we can see His Glory more clearly.  Even in His great Mercy however God cannot be expected to overlook our sinful acts.
8 And not rather (as we are slandered and as some affirm that we say) let us do evil, that there may come good? Whose damnation is just.
It is no good our going to Confession and then not making a sincere effort to change our ways, so we just keep on confessing the same sins.  We should not just carry on regardless in our bad habits and wait till a later time to repent our sins.  This is the sin of presumption.  Yes, God will repeatedly Forgive our transgressions but we should not take this for granted, which is just throwing Gods Mercy back in His Face.  His Mercy does not imply we should just carry on sinning and not try to improve our degree of understanding and knowledge of what our true obligations are.  Anyone who thinks this is what the Catholic Church teaches is very mistaken.  We shall all be held to account, based not just on the things we have done but our failure to help others when need arose and to show them mercy ourselves.
We need to take positive steps towards God, such as prayer and good works, in order to live better lives so we will not be condemned as sinners.

THE HOLY SCRIPTURES

12 And as He entered into a certain town, there met Him ten men that were lepers, who stood afar off;
13 And lifted up their voice, saying: Jesus, Master, have mercy on us.
The lepers stood afar off as it says in the Scripture because they knew they should not go near people.  They did however recognise Jesus and how simple their words to Him, simple and yet powerful.
14 Whom when He saw, He said: Go, shew yourselves to the priests. And it came to pass, as they went, they were made clean.
Jesus did not even have to touch the lepers, as it says they were made clean as they went.
15 And one of them, when he saw that he was made clean, went back, with a loud voice glorifying God.
16 And he fell on his face before His feet, giving thanks and this was a Samaritan.
I try to imagine this scene, ten men covered in leprosy now clean and yet only one came back to give thanks.
17 And Jesus answering, said, Were not ten made clean? and where are the nine?
18 There is no one found to return and give glory to God but this stranger.
Jesus questioned why the other nine lepers did not return to give God the glory for their healing.  This makes me think of how few times I give thanks to God.  I pray and get on with my life many times without remembering that God is the Author of my life and to Him belongs the Glory and the Power.
19 And He said to him: Arise, go thy way for thy faith hath made thee whole.

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