Saturday, February 26, 2011

The Miraculous Healing of Sister Caterina Capitani Walking Miracle

The video is about the miraculous healing of Sister Caterina Capitani as a result of intercessory prayers made to Pope John XXIII. The following excerpt is from Gloria TV:

The story of Sister Caterina Capitani is absolutely amazing. Suffering for four years from an extraordinarily violent illness, she was instantaneously cured by a stupendous miracle of the late Pope John XXIII. To read this astonishing story in full please visit the following link:

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Colton Burpo: Glimpses of Heaven

Colton Burpo: Glimpses of Heaven - CBN TV - Video

Colton's 4 year old spirit left his body during an emergency surgery and he experienced heaven with Jesus.

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Monday, February 21, 2011

Prayers to Padre Pio are Answered with a Miracle

Lenny Martelli
Photo from National Catholic Register

The Rebuilding Year: A Miraculous True Story - Blogs -

The following excerpt is from the National Catholic Register:

By Matthew Archbold

In sports, it’s called a rebuilding year. It’s when everything’s gone wrong, but there’s still hope for the future.

In life it’s called faith.

Everything went wrong a year and a day ago when 15 year old Lenny Martelli fell off his snowboard in Schwenksville Pennsylvania. His friends gathered round him as he lay in the snow and they heard the words nobody wanted to hear.

“I can’t move,” Lenny said.

This is a story about a year when reason allowed no reason to hope. It’s a story about a miracle that culminated on the basketball court at St. Joseph’s University—under the glare of television cameras from news networks and ESPN. Thousands in the stands cheered Lenny’s name, but there was no amazing basket with seconds left on the clock that night. No dunk highlights. This was a different kind of miracle altogether. The kind nobody expected. But maybe that’s exactly when miracles happen—when nobody expects them.

Doctors offered the Martellis a grim prognosis. The injury had left Lenny paralyzed from the chest down. They said the statistical likelihood of Lenny walking ever again was slim to none. But sometimes that little space between slim to none is all the space a miracle needs to slip in unnoticed and change everything.

Leti Martelli took a leave of absence from teaching at Our Lady of Victory School and she stayed with Lenny every day. She was there when doctors asked Lenny if he could move and she watched his frustration when he couldn’t. She asked the doctors every medical question she could think of and prayed at his bedside to Padre Pio and St. Therese. And she was there when a therapist off-handedly asked Lenny if he was related to Saint Joseph’s University basketball coach Phil Martelli. He said he wasn’t but he’d love to meet him. That was all Leti needed to hear.

When Leti heard that something might make her boy smile when smiling ever again seemed like a fantasy, she would’ve done anything. So Leti called Saint Joe’s and asked to speak to coach Phil Martelli. It was a desperate call to try to bring a little hope into her son’s life. She left a message and an hour later when she picked up the phone Phil asked if her name was really Martelli as well and then he said, “Tell me your story.”

Leti started but could hardly get through it. “My name is Leti Martelli and my son was in a serious accident.” Then came the tears. It’s strange how you can live through just about anything as long as you’re looking forward but when you look backwards even for a moment, the words themselves become too heavy to pronounce; as if saying them is harder than living them.

In the end, she asked Phil Martelli for a hat or a note with his autograph to brighten Lenny’s day. But Phil said that wouldn’t do. That wouldn’t do at all.

“What’s the room number?” he asked.

To the surprise of just about everyone, a few days later Phil Martelli walked into Lenny’s room. Lenny was startled this man he’d only seen on television before was suddenly in his hospital room. “I was just a 15 year old kid in the hospital,” he said. “I mentioned his name once and he came. I was shocked and amazed.”

Faith in the Martelli family is strong. Someone had given Lenny a Padre Pio prayer card and “so we started to pray to Padre Pio every night,” said Leti. “And we blessed Len with Padre Pio oil every day.”

Leti didn’t eat or sleep while her son was in the ICU. Lenny’s Dad took care of their other children and Leti stayed right next to Lenny. To ask her to leave his bedside would’ve been like asking her to jump to the moon—impossible.

One night in the quiet of the hospital Leti looked up and saw someone else in the room. She knew what she thought she saw but didn’t know if she believed what she was seeing. She says she saw Padre Pio in the room. “Oh my, now I’m thinking I see a dead monk in the room,” thought Leti. Her mind knew what she was seeing was impossible. It’s impossible because we’re told it’s impossible but she also knew what she was seeing. “He walked right up towards me but focused on Lenny. He put his arm over Lenny’s weakest leg, his right one, and then he went away.”

The next morning the therapist asked Lenny to put his arms around her and see if he could put any weight on his legs. Lenny stood up put his arms around her.

Lenny asked “now what do you want me to do?”

“Walk,” she answered.

So he did. He walked all the way down the hallway. When he reached the end of the hallway, he turned and wondered to himself, “How did I get from there to here?”

Then he told everyone “I told you so” in that way that only a fifteen year old could. He said he told them he would walk and then he did.

“I believe Padre Pio was with us,” said Leti.

But miracles are miracles and they don’t always get you across the finish line. Sometimes miracles just give you the strength to believe the impossible is possible. It still took Lenny fighting his body, forcing it to do things it couldn’t.

Read more: Lenny Martelli

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Saturday, February 19, 2011

Vicka Ivankovic Dicusses Apparitions of Virgin Mary on Television Show in Ireland Vicka in Ireland on RTE One

Vicka Ivankovic is interviewed in Ireland on the television show RTE One by host Ryan Tudbridy. Her message is regarding the apparitions Our Lady of Medjugorje which are happening in Bosnia-Hercegovina. Vicka's interview is translated into English by Manuela Spinelli.

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Thursday, February 17, 2011

Saved by Prayer

Elena Popkov: Swept Away - CBN TV - Video

The following excerpt is from

By Jewel Graham Taylor

The Popkov children loved to play in the streets when it rained, that is until a flash flood swept Elena out of sight and into a drain pipe.

"I was on like a swimming tube, " remembers Elena. "I just sat on it and the water just kept carrying me until I got to the drain pipe."

Elena's brother Viktor remembers the terrifying ordeal. "There was like no air in there, so she couldn't, she had no chance of breathing or anything."

While the current pushed Elena farther and farther down the sewer line, one of the other children ran to the house to get help.

Elena's mother Olga immediately began praying. "I couldn't believe it at first. I couldn't believe it. And I started praying right away that God, please keep her alive, please keep her alive."

While struggling to surface, Eleven year-old Elena remembered what her mother taught her. "From the beginning I said, 'if you're alone by yourself,'" said Olga, "'and you're struggling, you can't, you know, find your way out, just pray. God, He's there for you, you know, He's listening to you'."

"'Jesus, help me.' That's all I said in my head," says Elena. "And then seconds later there was some sort of bright light and somebody , it was like some sort of power was like just dragging me out of there by my arms. I did not feel any pain or anything. It was like my body was already on shore and somebody was just dragging my soul from there."

Elena surfaced at a split in the pipe, two city blocks from her back yard.

"I don't really know how I got out," says Elena. "But I'm pretty sure it was God."

The entire family credits God for Elena's miraculous survival, especially Olga. "I told my kids that life is boring without God. If you live for Jesus, your life will be exciting and full of miracles."

Read more: Elena Popkov

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Our Lady of Lourdes: A New Painting by Artist Stephen B. Whatley

Our Lady of Lourdes
Painting by Stephen B. Whatley

Our Lady of Lourdes by Stephen B Whatley | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Stephen B. Whatley is recognized as an accomplished artist and is remarkably talented when it comes to painting pictures.   His images of religious figures are painted with colorful abstract strokes of the brush and immediately grab your attention.  Stephen has created a masterful work of art which captivates the viewer with his new painting of Our Lady of Lourdes.  This beautiful picture is posted on the website of  The painting is combined with Prayers to Our Lady of Lourdes and can be read at the following link: Devotional Prayers.       ~Loci B. Lenar

By Stephen B. Whatley

February 11 was the anniversary of the beginning of apparitions of the Blessed Virgin Mary to a young girl, Bernadette Soubirous - now St Bernadette - in 1858, Lourdes, France. Since then , the Mother of God has been known in that region as Our Lady of Lourdes.

It was in a grotto that she first miraculously appeared; and where on February 25, she told Bernadette to dig around in the soil and drink the water. The following day, water flowed from that spot; and on March 1st, a woman was cured of paralysis by dipping her hand into the spring.

A priest requested from Bernadette to ask the beautiful lady her name, and was convinced and confirmed that it was indeed the Blessed Virgin Mary, because the young girl had answered "Immaculate Conception," words she would not have known then.

Since then, thousands have made pilgrimages to this holy spot in France; and 67 known cures have been recognised by the church- though it is possible that many have gone unrecorded. It remains a great haven of hope; as do the prayers to Our Lady of Lourdes.

"It was cloudy and gray in London this February 11, 2011 as I prayed in preparation to paint this tribute from my heart and soul - but just as I began, the sun broke through the clouds - my prayers were for healing for all those I know who are sick and suffering.

I hope viewers will be blessed with peace, hope and healing, through faith, by seeing this painting.

Our Lady of Lourdes
Oil on canvas
36 x 24in/82 x 61cm


For more information about the artist, please visit the following link: Stephen B. Whatley

For additional information about the apparitions, please visit the following link: Our Lady of Lourdes

Prayers to Our Lady of Lourdes

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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Sister Briege McKenna, a Nun with the Gift of Healing

Sister Briege McKenna, a nun with the gift of healing and who ministers to priests

The following excerpt is from the website of

For the past 35 years, Sister Briege McKenna (St. Clare Sisters Retreat Ministry) has traveled more than 1 million miles to more than 100 countries to minister to priests.

She feels she received her call from God to speak on the priesthood years after she was miraculously cured of arthritis during the celebration of the Eucharist. She says God told her there was going to be a great shortage of priests and that many would reject the priesthood.

"And I said to the Lord there is no way, Lord. I'm a first grade teacher. I can't do that. And I got this most extraordinary love for the priesthood, and the Lord said in a voice I could almost hear, you don't do it, just be obedient, just listen and I'll do it through you."

Although she said she was scared, she put her trust in God and now helps priests and encourages others to join the vocation.

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The Miracle Prayer Recited by Fr. Peter M. Rookey MIRACLE PRAYER - Fr. PETER ROOKEY

The Miracle Prayer

Lord Jesus, I come before Thee, just as I am, I am sorry for my sins, I repent of my sins, please forgive me. In Thy Name, I forgive all others for what they have done against me. I renounce Satan, the evil spirits and all their works. I give Thee my entire self, Lord Jesus, I accept Thee as my Lord God and Savior. Heal me, change me, strengthen me in body, soul, and spirit.

Come Lord Jesus, cover me with Thy Precious Blood, and fill me with Thy Holy Spirit, I love Thee Lord Jesus, I praise Thee Lord Jesus, I thank Thee Jesus, I shall follow Thee every day of my life. Amen.

Mary, My Mother, Queen of Peace, St. Peregrine, the cancer saint, all the Angels and Saints, please help me. Amen.

Say this prayer faithfully, no matter how you feel. When you come to the point where you sincerely mean each word with all your heart, Jesus will change your whole life in a very special way. You will see.

Prayer © 1993 Fr. Peter M. Rookey and Servite Fathers, O.S.M.


The Miracle Prayer is written by Father Peter M. Rookey, O.S.M., the founder of International Compassion Ministry (ICM). Father Rookey and the ministry has received invitations for healing services from nations throughout the world including England, Ireland, and Mexico, to name a few. The ministry is located in Olympia Fields, Illinois and is part of the Servite Order's USA Province. For more information, please visit the following link: Fr. Peter M. Rookey

Contact Information:

International Compassion Ministry
20180 Governors Hwy., Room 203
Olympia Fields, Illinois 60461-1067

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Friday, February 11, 2011

A Reflection of God's Light in Madison, NJ

St. Vincent Martyr Catholic Church
Photo by Loci B. Lenar

By Loci B. Lenar

While traveling through the town of Madison on October 9, 2010, I decided to visit St. Vincent Martyr Catholic Church.  My normal routine when I stop at any church is to go inside and say some prayers.  I also usually have my camera on hand and take some photographs as well.  If you're ever in Morris County, by all means do visit this beautiful church.  You will not be disappointed.  St. Vincent is located on 26 Green Village Road in Madison, New Jersey.

Some images from the church already appear in my previous blogger posts.  However, while looking over various photographs, one caught my attention which I find very interesting.

Mary and Infant Jesus Statue
Photo by Loci B. Lenar

I photographed the statue of Mary holding the infant Jesus which sits behind the alter and is surrounded by a flora arrangement and church lighting.  If you look at the picture very closely there is three distinct shadows appearing on the wall.  Two shadows on the right are of Mary and infant Jesus.

However, is the reflection of light creating a third image?  The shadow on the left appears different. Is the silhouette on the wall a likeness of the statue or perhaps an image of St. Joseph or Jesus? 

What's your opinion?  Is the image being caused by church lighting or perhaps a reflection of God's light? 

Our Lord indeed works in mysterious ways to grab the attention of people through signs!

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Thursday, February 10, 2011

Communion of the Saints Gregorian Chant Communion of the Saints Gregorian Chant

The following excerpt is from the website of Institute of Christ the King:

Communion of the Saints Gregorian Chant was recorded in the seminary chapel near Florence, Italy by a large group of seminarians of the Institute of Christ the King. These young voices, the vast majority of whom are under thirty years of age, are formed to chant the timeless contemplative melodies of the traditional Roman Liturgy in the spirit of the great Chant masters of Solesmes. Hours of guided exercise in the fine technique of Chant are directed by Choirmaster, Reverend Canon Wulfran Lebocq.

This newly released CD includes the propers of various Masses of the saints, beautifully sung in the solemn tone.

Visit the following link for more information about the CD: Gregorian Chant

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Parishioners of St. Mary's Church share their Faith on Radio Maria

Infant Jesus of Prague
St. Mary's Church Window
Photo by Loci B. Lenar


Reaching out with evangelization, Loci B. Lenar, Donna Ott, and Father Richard Tartaglia of Saint Mary's Church were interviewed live on Radio Maria regarding their Catholic faith as related to Christianity.  All three are from St. Mary's Parish which is located on 15 Myers Avenue in Denville, (Morris County) New Jersey. 

The guests discussed God's spiritual blessings on the radio program, Sacred Treasures. The Catholic radio show is hosted by Kathie Duggan and can be heard live ever Monday with new guests between the hours of 3:00 and 4:00 P.M. (EST). Visitors can listen to the radio show through internet streaming by going to the following link:

A recording of the January 24, 2011 broadcast is posted here for interested parties. In addition to the recent show, Loci B. Lenar was initially interviewed about miracles of faith on September 27, 2010 by Radio Maria. 

As an added bonus, Joan Wester Anderson, renown for her work in writing stories on angels was interviewed by Radio Maria on September 20, 2010 regarding her updated book, Where Miracles Happen.

All three radio programs are posted here for your listening pleasure. Click on the appropriate dates listed below to use the media player.

Loci Lenar's interview included his testimony about witnessing the Miracle of the Sun including spiritual locutions he receives from Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Mr. Lenar gave his perspective on God's plan for building a bridge for Christian unity. He also discussed matters related to Archangel Michael and described details about a bright cross which appears on his property in Mine Hill, New Jersey. Lenar also spoke about the return of the Icon of Kazan to Russia by Pope John Paul II; and gave details about being healed of several medical conditions from receiving the sacrament of the anointing of the sick. He also discussed the prayer service held once a month for both peace and Special Prayer Intentions (prayer requests) at St. Mary's Church.

Donna Ott is the administrative assistant at St. Mary's Church and spoke about her faith including being healed of arthritis in her fingers.

Father Richard Tartaglia is Loci Lenar's spiritual advisor for over fifteen years. Fr. Tartaglia answered questions regarding Mr. Lenar and also gave insight into church history. Mr. Lenar shares with Fr. Tartaglia the spiritual presence of Jesus through signs and wonders which began over twenty years ago. Documentation is posted on the website of

Regarding the January 24th radio show, Bernice Sarfine Yocum writes, “Loci, thank you for sharing this program today. It’s a wonderful feeling to hear such good news about our Faith. I also want to thank Father Tartaglia for his Blessing at the end of the program. God bless you for all you do! You can't imagine how much you have added."

By hearing the interviews, Mr. Lenar believes that God will help open the heart and minds of people to return to their faith by listening to news of miracles and using daily devotional prayers

Additional information can be found on the website of .

Radio Maria Stations: 

580 AM - Alexandria
1360 AM - New Iberia
89.7 FM - Natchitoches
91.1 FM - Lake Charles

88.1 FM - D'Iberville

1600 AM - Springfield
88.7 FM - Anna

88.1 FM - Hollidaysburg

1250 AM - Port Arthur

91.3 FM - Peshtigo

New York (affiliate)
620 AM - New York

Press release posted on Catholic Online PRWire

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Tuesday, February 08, 2011

All are Welcome to Attend Prayer Services at St. Mary's Church in Denville, NJ

St. Mary's Catholic Church - (Front Windows)
Photo by Loci B. Lenar

All are Welcome to Attend Prayer Services held at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Denville, NJ

St. Mary's Church holds a monthly service for prayer including special prayer intentions (requests) which are submitted through the website of  This months prayer theme is for the Foundation of Church and Country. The next evening prayer service is scheduled for Thursday, February 17, 2011 at 7:30 PM (EST). 

Mark your calenders as well for March 17th, the prayer theme will focus on St. Patrick and St. Joseph.


PRLog (Press Release) – Feb 08, 2011 – All are welcome to visit St. Mary's Catholic Church for daily Mass and prayer services.

With the support of Father Richard Tartaglia, prayer requests that are submitted through the website of are prayed for every Monday morning after the 8:00 A.M. mass - during Holy Hour Adoration, which is between the hours of 8:30 to 9:30 AM.

In 2008, Loci B. Lenar launched as gathering place for all who are seeking Jesus, especially for Catholics and Christians to renew their faith through news of miracles. Additional information can be read on the subject matter by visiting the website.

Fr. Richard Tartaglia and Loci B. Lenar were recently interviewed on Radio Maria regarding their Catholic faith as connected to Christianity. Both were guests on the radio program Sacred Treasures which is hosted by Kathie Duggan.

Furthermore, prayer requests are prayed for every third Thursday of each month during the 7:30 PM evening prayer service held at St. Mary's Church. This months prayer theme is for the Foundation of Church and Country. Other themes have included prayer for peace and Christian unity. The new prayer service is scheduled for February 17, 2011.

Mark your calenders for Thursday, March 17th, the prayer theme will focus on St. Patrick and St. Joseph including special prayer intentions.

If you live in the area or plan on visiting New Jersey, please consider attending and joining in the evening prayer service with Fr. Richard Tartaglia.  The service begins with singing of hymns followed with psalm prayers and then reading of the gospels.  After the reading, Fr. Tartaglia gives his homily which is followed with a prayer of intercession for Special Prayer Intentions (prayer requests).  The Lord's Prayer is recited and after that there is a closing prayer with a blessing given by Fr. Tartaglia.  The service is concluded with a closing song.

St. Mary's Catholic Church is located on 15 Myers Avenue in Denville, New Jersey. Father Martin Glynn is the head pastor of the church.

For directions to St. Mary's Church, please visit the following link:

Regardless of your religious denomination, please feel free to submit your prayer request by visiting the following link: Your email address will remain confidential.

Loci Lenar visits Father Richard Tartaglia on a regular bases for spiritual guidance and shares with him the prayer requests. As a result, Mr. Lenar will hand deliver all emails requesting prayers to his spiritual advisor, Father Tartaglia.

St. Mary's Church Window (detail)
Photo by Loci B. Lenar

Regarding prayer, Jesus said in Matthew 18:19-20, "Again I say to you, that if two of you agree on earth about anything that they may ask, it shall be done for them by My Father who is in heaven. For where two or three have gathered together in My name, I am there in their midst."

Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need. (Hebrews 4:16)


St. Mary's Weekly Mass Schedule:

Sunday: 7:00, 8:30, 10:00, and 11:30 AM

Saturday: 5:00 PM

Weekdays: 8:00 AM and 12:05 PM - (Except June ~ Labor Day - No 12:05 PM)

First Fridays: 8:00 AM, 12:05 PM, 8:00 PM - (Except June ~ Labor Day - No 12:05 PM)

Holy Days: 7:00 AM, 8:00 AM, 12:00 noon, 7:00 PM

Eve of Holy Days: 5:00 PM

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Monday, February 07, 2011 is Now Optimized for Mobile Traffic

Miracle of the Sun
Rays of light flowing through stained glass window inside Blessed
Sacrament Chapel at World Apostolate of Fatima, USA. 
For more information, please click on link.
Photo by Loci B. Lenar
For Immediate Release is Now Optimized for Mobile Traffic

In order to attain a larger audience and to reach out with evangelization, Loci B. Lenar believes that combining mobile friendly technology will help make it easier for visitors to grow in their faith by connecting to the website of

Mobile users will automatically be redirected to a mobile version of the site when using the websites URL:  This new feature will easily display on all mobile phones including iPhone, Android, Blackberry, etc.

While exploring the website, Mr. Lenar believes that through the power of the Holy Spirit visitors will experience God's presence.

Corpus Christi Catholic Church
Sunlight flowing through stained glass windows and
creating beautiful reflection of colors on church floors.
Photo by Loci B. Lenar

By reading inspirational stories of faith and using daily devotional prayers, Lenar believes that Our Lord will refresh the soul and open the heart of people to receive God's blessing and peace.

In Matthew 11:28-29, Jesus said, "Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls."

The site is a gathering place for all who are seeking Jesus, especially for Christians and Catholics to renew their faith through news of miracles.

With an increased number of reports related to the miraculous, Mr. Lenar in 2008 embarked on spreading the good news in order to create public awareness of signs and wonders arising from Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  Documentation is posted on the website of

Please consider answering the call by taking a leap of faith and opening the door for God to enter your life and to witness His divine love through inspiring news and miracles of faith by visiting

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Saturday, February 05, 2011

Jesus the Light of the World

Jesus the Light of the World
Photo by Loci B. Lenar

By Loci B. Lenar

While traveling through the town of Madison on October 9, 2010, I had an opportunity to stop at and photograph a bronze statue of Jesus which is located in front of St. Vincent Martyr Parish. Interestingly, on top of the statue, the sunlight is creating a noteworthy reflection on the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

Bronze Statue of Jesus
Photo by Loci B. Lenar

In John 8:12, Jesus said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”

Jesus also said in Matthew 5:14-16, “You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven."

St. Vincent Martyr Church
Photo by Loci B. Lenar

If you're driving through Morris County, the Catholic Church is located on 26 Green Village Road, Madison, New Jersey.

Mass Schedule

Saturday: 5:00 p.m.

Sunday: 7:15, 9:00, 10:30 a.m., 12:00 Noon, 5:00 p.m. in Spanish

(July & August: 7:15, 9:15, 11:15 a.m.)

Monday through Saturday: 8:30 a.m. and 12:10 p.m. (No 12:10 mass during July and August)

Holy Days of Obligation: 6:30, 8:30 a.m., 12:10, 7:00 p.m. (No 12:10 p.m. mass in August)

Directions to St. Vincent Martyr Church 

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Our Lady of Medjugorje's Message of February 2, 2011

Our Lady - Photo by Loci B. Lenar

Our Lady Queen of Peace of Medjugorje - Message given through visionary Mirjana Soldo on February 2, 2011

(For Non-Believers)

“Dear children, you are gathering around me, you are seeking your way, you are seeking, you are seeking the truth but are forgetting what is the most important, you are forgetting to pray properly. Your lips pronounce countless words, but your spirit does not feel anything. Wandering in darkness, you even imagine God Himself according to yourselves, and not such as He really is in His love. Dear children, proper prayer comes from the depth of your heart, from your suffering, from your joy, from your seeking the forgiveness of sins. This is the way to come to know the right God, and by that also yourselves, because you are created according to Him. Prayer will bring you to the fulfillment of my desire, of my mission here with you, to the unity of God’s family. Thank you.”

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Friday, February 04, 2011

Pro Football Players talk about their Faith before Super Bowl Sunday

Super Bowl XLV Media Day - CBN TV - Video

Shawn Brown from CBN TV talks to various players on the Green Bay Packers and Pittsburgh Steelers about their faith and what's most important to them before they take the field Sunday in Dallas for Super Bowl XLV.

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Thursday, February 03, 2011

Book Describes how Angels have Helped Popes throughout History

YouTube - RomeReports's Channel

The followining information is from the website of

This italian priest is dedicating his life to promote the proper devotion to angels. That's why Father Marcello Stanzione has written several books on these heavenly beings.

His most recent work describes how angels have helped popes throughout history. His book, The Pope and the Angels, begins by saying how guardian angels are a special help to anyone.

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Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Visitors to religious library say Virgin Mary statue is crying

Visitors to Reading shop say Virgin Mary statue is crying - WCPO.TV

The following excerpt is from

By Jennel Walton

READING, Ohio - Some are calling it a miracle.

There is a statue of the Virgin Mary that appears to be crying tears inside a Reading shop.

In the back of the small shop is a statue of Mother Mary. It looks like she is weeping and there are two teardrops on her face.

The statue of Mother Mary crying inside Our Lady Queen of Reading religious lending library is bringing tears to some visitors' eyes.

"I believe it's true. They were there. I saw them. It's true. I would imagine it's a miracle," said one visitor from Amberley Village.

There are two tear drops on her face, one rests on her chin, the other on her cheek.

There is another statue of Jesus sitting at the top of the stairs with tears falling from its eyes.

"I heard about it on the radio and I didn't think much of it. Being here at work and we saw the lineup of people. Out of curiosity I went over and looked and its unbelievable. It's forming. The tear is there. It does not look like it's water or anything. It's real weird, very weird," said Gayle Walker from Reading.

Most want to believe what they see.

"Well I have faith that it is. We can't always be sure, but I prayed to her and I feel better about it and I'm glad I came," said one visitor from Reading.

There are more visitors arriving every day as word spreads about the crying statues.

They believe it should be shared with the community.

"You hear about it in other countries and then it's here in Reading of all places. It is a miracle. I think something will come of it, hopefully, something good," Walker said.

While at the shop, several stories about the tears were shared with 9 News.

Some say they started to form about a week ago when a visionary visited the library.

Someone else said they started after a rosary, which belonged to Reverend James Willig, who died nearly 10 years ago, was placed in her hands.

Read More: Virgin Mary Statue

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