Sunday, April 01, 2018

Happy Easter! Jesus has Risen!


The Resurrection of Jesus

Now after the Sabbath, toward the dawn of the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to see the tomb.  And behold, there was a great earthquake, for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven and came and rolled back the stone and sat on it.  His appearance was like lightning, and his clothing white as snow.  And for fear of him the guards trembled and became like dead men.  But the angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified.  He is not here, for he has risen, as he said. Come, see the place where he lay.  Then go quickly and tell his disciples that he has risen from the dead, and behold, he is going before you to Galilee; there you will see him. See, I have told you.”  So they departed quickly from the tomb with fear and great joy, and ran to tell his disciples. 

And behold, Jesus met them and said, “Greetings!” And they came up and took hold of his feet and worshiped him.  Then Jesus said to them, “Do not be afraid; go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee, and there they will see me.”   Matthew 28:1-10

Photograph by Loci B. Lenar
www.Christian-Miracles.com


Saturday, March 31, 2018

Paul, Apostle of Christ | Now Playing In Theaters



Paul, Apostle of Christ: Official Movie Trailer

About the Film

Starring Jim Caviezel (The Passion of the Christ).

Paul, Apostle of Christ is the story of two men. Luke, as a friend and physician, risks his life every time he ventures into the city of Rome to visit Paul, who is held captive in Nero’s darkest, bleakest prison cell. Before Paul’s death sentence can be enacted, Luke resolves to write another book, one that details the beginnings of “The Way” and the birth of what will come to be known as the church. But Nero is determined to rid Rome of Christians, and does not flinch from executing them in the grisliest ways possible. 

Bound in chains, Paul’s struggle is internal. He has survived so much—floggings, shipwreck, starvation, stoning, hunger and thirst, cold and exposure—yet as he waits for his appointment with death, he is haunted by the shadows of his past misdeeds.  Alone in the dark, he wonders if he has been forgotten ... and if he has the strength to finish well.

Two men struggle against a determined emperor and the frailties of the human spirit in order to bequeath the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the world.



Friday, March 30, 2018

The Story of Mr. Loci B. Lenar and His Fatima Related Mission



The Story of Mr. Loci B. Lenar: by Claire Smith - Amazon.com: Books

Book excerpt by Claire Smith

After beholding two astounding sights in the sky, and receiving a vision of the future world blessed in peace, New Jersey resident Loci B. Lenar made his choice – he would travel the road on the right, the narrow path leading to grace and salvation. The road on the left would lead only to chaos, Jesus had warned him in a dream. Thirty years later, the devout Catholic continues to dedicate his life to sharing his faith and carrying out a personal mission connected to the ushering in the future Era of Peace that was promised by Our Lady of Fátima in 1917.

Today, Lenar’s ministries include his popular website (www.christian-miracles.com) – featuring news on miracles, saints and other faith topics – and his photographs of sacred art. Many of his photos are visually stunning; others are truly miraculous.


(Several photographs including prayers written by Lenar are published in the book. The statue on the book cover is a photograph shot by Lenar at the 100 Year Anniversary of Our Lady Fatima on October 13, 2017 at The National Blue Army Shrine on the grounds of the World Apostolate of Fatima, USA. The Catholic shrine is in Warren County, New Jersey. The shrine celebrated the six apparitions of the Virgin Mary to three shepherd children of Fátima, Portugal.

Claire Smith is a Catholic author whose works include Forty Catholics who Shaped the World in Which we Live, The Great Catholics Trivia Challenge, Can I Confess by E-Mail?, Catholicism - Now I get It!, and approximately one thousand newspaper articles.

Published in 2018 by Thousand Miracles, Inc., P.O. Box 509, Andmore, PA 19003.

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Take a leap of faith and read the book!

"So shall my word be that goes out from my mouth; it shall not return to me empty, but it shall accomplish that which I purpose, and succeed in the thing for which I sent it." Isaiah 55:11




Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Our Lady's Messages of March 2018

By Mariusz Musiał (Own work) [Public domain]
, via Wikimedia Commons

The Medjugorje Web - Apparitions of the Virgin Mary in Medjugorje


Our Lady's Palm Sunday Message on March 25, 2018 to Marija

"Dear children! I am calling you to be with me in prayer in this time of grace when darkness is fighting against the light. Pray, little children, confess and begin a new life in grace. Decide for God and He will lead you towards holiness; and the cross will be a sign of victory and hope for you. Be proud that you are baptized and grateful in your heart that you are a part of God’s plan. Thank you for having responded to my call."

Annual Message on March 18, 2018 to Mirjana Dragicevic-Soldo 

"Dear children! My earthly life was simple. I loved and I rejoiced in small things. I loved life - the gift from God - even though pain and sufferings pierced my heart. My children, I had the strength of faith and boundless trust in God's love. All those who have the strength of faith are stronger. Faith makes you live according to what is good and then the light of God's love always comes at the desired moment. That is the strength which sustains in pain and suffering. My children, pray for the strength of faith, trust in the Heavenly Father, and do not be afraid. Know that not a single creature who belongs to God will be lost but will live forever. Every pain has its end and then life in freedom begins there where all of my children come - where everything is returned. My children, your battle is difficult. It will be even more difficult, but you follow my example. Pray for the strength of faith; trust in the love of the Heavenly Father. I am with you. I am manifesting myself to you. I am encouraging you. With immeasurable motherly love I am caressing your souls. Thank you."


Divine Mercy Novena begins on Good Friday


By Alma Pater (Self-photographed) 
[GFDL or CC BY-SA 3.0], 
via Wikimedia Commons 
Divine Mercy Novena - EWTN

Jesus asked that the Feast of the Divine Mercy be preceded by a Novena to the Divine Mercy which would begin on Good Friday. He gave St. Faustina an intention to pray for on each day of the Novena, saving for the last day the most difficult intention of all, the lukewarm and indifferent of whom He said:

"These souls cause Me more suffering than any others; it was from such souls that My soul felt the most revulsion in the Garden of Olives. It was on their account that I said: 'My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass Me by.' The last hope of salvation for them is to flee to My Mercy."

In her diary, St. Faustina wrote that Jesus told her:

"On each day of the novena you will bring to My heart a different group of souls and you will immerse them in this ocean of My mercy ... On each day you will beg My Father, on the strength of My passion, for the graces for these souls."

The different souls prayed for on each day of the novena are:

DAY 1 (Good Friday) - All mankind, especially sinners

DAY 2 (Holy Saturday) - The souls of priests and religious

DAY 3 (Easter Sunday) - All devout and faithful souls

DAY 4 (Easter Monday) - Those who do not believe in Jesus and those who do not yet know Him

DAY 5 (Easter Tuesday) - The souls of separated brethren

DAY 6 (Easter Wednesday) - The meek and humble souls and the souls of children

DAY 7 (Easter Thursday) - The souls who especially venerate and glorify Jesus' mercy

DAY 8 (Easter Friday) - The souls who are detained in purgatory;

DAY 9 (Easter Saturday) - The souls who have become lukewarm.

During the Solemn Novena leading to Divine Mercy Sunday, the Chaplet of Divine Mercy should be offered each day for the day's intentions.

Divine Mercy Sunday (Feast of the Divine Mercy) is celebrated on the Sunday after Easter.


Saturday, March 24, 2018

Facebook Blocks News Feed to "Christian-Miracles.com"


by Loci B. Lenar

On Sunday, March 18, 2018, I received two emails from Facebook Security that someone unauthorized changed the password and then accessed/hacked our Facebook account which is linked to "Christian-Miracles.com".

About 10 minutes prior to our account being hacked, a Facebook message indicated the requirement for updated information to verify our account and our password. I found it somewhat suspicious. However, the Facebook logo and instructions and corresponding link appeared legit. It was obviously a set up and a deliberate attempt to remove our Facebook page and make changes to our account. Moreover, as soon as I completed some of the information requested by Facebook, their message also vanished. Also removed is communication sent by Facebook messenger regarding ad approvals on our posts. 



I am concerned that our stored credit card information may have been compromised as well. 

Very serious matter; whose actually responsible for our account being hacked? No explanation yet from Facebook!

However, in the process of following their instructions, Facebook blocked our news feed and access to our pages.

Urgent Request: Please support our ministry by spreading the news as soon as possible and contacting Facebook regarding this matter!

(The Facebook matter is a separate issue and does not affect visitors using resources on the website of  www.Christian-Miracles.com.)

Foremost, this action is a deliberate attempt to undermine our ministry and may altogether be a result of anti-Catholic and anti-Christian sentiment seen on some Facebook posts.

As the administrator of our news feed, I'm shocked at the lack of professionalism by Facebook to resolve this matter in light of the fact that we are paying to advertise on their site.

Furthermore, Facebook has no customer service phone number!

Without delay, Facebook requires a contact phone number, especially if you're a paying customer and advertise to boost your posts.

It's upsetting that Facebook responds to your communication by auto-response only, it's a general message sent to everyone seeking support.

If you're a fan, subscriber or have followed our news feed for "Christian-Miracles.com" then please contact Facebook and requeast that our news feed be unblocked in the Help and Support section under: Report a Problem, Something Isn’t Working.



With over 500,000 fan likes on "Christian-Miracles.com", my concern is that other Facebook pages that focus on religious topics can be targeted as well.

This issue cannot be ignored by Facebook's security department and management!

Thank you very much for helping to resolve this matter by contacting Facebook on behalf of www.Christian-Miracles.com and reporting that our news feed is blocked and for its restoration.

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Additional Background Information about www.Christian-Miracles.com

With support of my parish priest, Fr. Richard Tartaglia, this ministry was launched in 2008 to report news connected to Christianity and Catholicism. 

With arrangements made with Fr. Tartaglia, prayer requests submitted to our site are prayed at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Denville, New Jersey. 

Requests are also prayed for by the National Conference of Catholic Women (NCCW) in our parish, including every third Thursday of each month during evening prayer services held for peace with Fr. Richard Tartaglia.

Visit our website for more information: www.Christian-Miracles.com