I am looking forward to the priest’s visit tomorrow and hoping that he is able to rid my house of the evil spirits once and for all. Not really sure what to expect, but am confident that he will be able to bring about some positive change around here. He will be the fourth priest to come to my house since December 2009. The first two times a priest came it was to do a house blessing. The last time, which was this past June, I had a Mass said in my house by a priest from the Charismatic Renewal ministry. You can read about it here.
Evil Spirits and People’s Doubts
It’s interesting to me how many people are resistant to believing in the presence of evil spirits in a person’s personal space. It’s not as if they don’t believe that evil exists or that CERTAIN people are targeted and spiritually attacked by an evil being. But for … [Read More...]
The Pennsylvania exorcist priest is coming to my house on Thursday. As you may recall my saying in a previous post, he’d gotten into a really bad car accident a few months ago and therefore, wasn’t able to plan a trip. In fact, his accident occurred only a day or so after he’d made up his mind to come to my house the following week. Anyway, he’s coming on Thursday and I’m hopeful that I’ll finally be turning a corner and getting some peace in my home.
I haven’t written much about the demonic affliction issues lately because I’m trying not to give the topic more attention than is absolutely necessary. I welcome your comments, questions, feedback – whatever – but lately it’s been difficult for me to actually sit down and write a whole post about it. I still have stuff going on, and sometimes I don’t feel like talking about it; other times I do.
Also, I’ve been … [Read More...]
A few weeks ago at Mass, on the first Sunday of Advent, they were handing out little books for the parishioners to take home. The books contain daily prayers, Scripture passages, Mass texts and reflections, and are meant to be a helpful resource for people who need a little boost and/or inspiration during this very holy time of year.
I was looking through my book and noticed that each day of Advent has its own reflection, and today’s reflection is all about universal love. The person who wrote this particular reflection is Jean Vanier, and it comes straight from his book called Finding Peace. Jean Vanier is the founder of L’Arche, an international network of communities for people with intellectual disabilities.
Universal love is something that seems to have been left behind somewhere along the way. There is so much talk of the desire for global peace, prosperity and freedom, the ending of wars and the … [Read More...]
There is one prayer request this week and there is also an answered prayer. Thank you to everyone who continues to pray for the people who submit these requests. It is obvious that God is hearing your prayers! And please visit the Prayer Requests category on the sidebar of this blog where you can read the previous posts on this topic.
Answered Prayer from Annu:
my father has recovered from his deadly disease. the reports shows he is negative. its a miracle as the liver cells do not regenerate. i have been praying the 54 day rosary novena. i am thankful to all those who prayed for my father.
Prayer Request from Christopher John:
I pray for the souls of my wife and this man who has entered her life. I pray that God will open their eyes and stop them from committing this horrible act. She is an unbeliever and I am still legally married to … [Read More...]
I’ve been working on my next post which will be part of the True Devotion to Mary series. There is quite a bit of reading and research that goes into writing each one of those posts, and this next one is taking a bit longer than usual.
In the meantime, people have been wondering about the demonic affliction issues that I’ve been dealing with, and lately I’ve received some comments and emails addressing that topic. I will be sure to post an update one of these days, but for now, here is a rerun from this month last year:
Originally posted on December 5, 2010
A few months ago I wrote an article about demonic infestation and how it has been affecting my life. Yesterday things got so freaky around here that I couldn’t get to sleep last night. I posted The Missing Peace and today’s post is sort of a follow-up and an expansion on what I … [Read More...]
In response to yesterday’s post, Saint Anne’s Tears, I received a comment from Bryan, one of our readers, and an email from my mother. I hadn’t realized this when writing the post, but the attention that the little Syracuse, NY incident with the Saint Anne statue received was not only national – it was worldwide!
And in Bryan’s comment, he included a YouTube video of a song that was written about the occurrence. He said that it did well in Ireland! Meanwhile, my mother emailed me another video about the occurrence, as well as a video newsreel film from a British source.
Yesterday’s post has been updated with the change from “national” to “worldwide” attention, as well as the addition of the two videos that my mother sent me. Unfortunately, I cannot embed Bryan’s video, as the embedding has been disabled by the person who posted it. But you can click on the link that Bryan provided in his … [Read More...]
Restoring an Old Statue of the Virgin Mary
The other day I received an email from someone asking if I know where she could take an old statue of the Virgin Mary (that used to belong to her mother) to be restored. I would think that it would all depend on what the statue looks like, what it’s made of, how old it actually is, where it originally came from, etc. Does anyone know anything about this?
I considered writing her back and telling her that there is no way I’d be able to provide that kind of advice. But then it occurred to me to post her question on this blog where someone may possibly have an answer.
Here is the woman’s question:
I have a very old statue of the virgen Mary which I want to restore,
but I can seem to find a place where this will be done. It used to
belong to my mother. can
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I had started working on my next True Devotion to Mary post which I’d planned to have up by the end of the weekend, but something else came along that I thought I should bring everyone’s attention to. A comment came in under Spiritual Warfare Prayers – (2) which I’d written back in July; it’s from a person in Zimbabwe named Osiman and this person said this:
thanks for the post. i am from Zimbabwe..been fighting evil spirits for years…i need your guidance…i sometimes fall sick…feel like there are things moving in my brains…i feel weak ..cant concentrate…i have tried telling other people but looks like they think I am making this up..please guide me….i know in western cultures people dont believe in witchcaft but i know what works when fighting evil beings in Europe or America works here….thank you….have included my email address..
I suppose my first recommendation for Osiman would be to seek counsel from a priest, and … [Read More...]
This is the time of year when parents and teachers of children are often asked the burning question: Is there really a Santa Claus? I remember asking that same question somewhere between the ages of nine and eleven when I first presented my mother with my Santa Claus doubts.
Along those same lines, what if a child asks about the existence of God? The other day I heard from a reader in Malaysia who is preparing himself for a career in education; he’s going to be a teacher. He asked me to either post his question on the blog for anyone to answer or to answer him privately. I don’t have any children and I’ve never been asked that question, not even by any of my six younger brothers and sisters when we were kids. It’s an excellent question, and I’m hoping there will be some feedback.
His name is Aaron Lee, and his question is:
Well, let … [Read More...]