Monday, July 22, 2019

"Father, Forgive these defying Catholic Priests, for they do not know..."

"Almighty Father, Forgive these rebelling Rev Fathers of the Syro-Malabar Catholic Church, for they do not know what they are doing..."

A group of Reverend Fathers belonging to the Ernakulam-Angamaly Arch Diocese received wide media coverage these days by holding an act which is first-of-its-kind in the history of the Catholic Church. It is not some spiritual, devotional or social activity. It is something they had learnt recently from their gurus fr vattoly and nuns lucy, anupama and team that the easiest way to get publicity and to become heroes these days, is to revolt against the authorities and the organisation they belong. They think they have succeeded in their effort and won the bargain. But the saddest fact is that such senior priests who have left everything to serve the Lord and had been doing so until recently, do not realise the gravity of the sin they have committed for mere momentary worldly benefits.

These dissident priests to 'show of their strength' lure and threaten many other innocent priests who really do not vouch to these rebellious activities. But fearing isolation they join this group without knowing what to do. By trying to bring division in the Church of Lord Jesus Who laid Its foundation with His Holy and Precious Blood, they are knowingly or unknowingly supporting the enemies of the Church by betraying It. Their selfish acts cause division confusion and doubts in the minds of the faithful community. Through their public criticisms  and hunger-strikes against the Church and Its heads appointed by the Lord, they are supplying ammunition for the weapons of the enemies of the Church.

Being priests, if they had true faith in the Lord, they should have observed fasting and knelt in front of the Holy Eucharist to find solution to their concerns instead of holding hunger-strike in the Bishop's House. Are they not aware that by disobeying the Superiors, Cardinal and the order of the Pope in public, they have broken the vow of 'Obedience' which they have promised before their ordination? Is it not a grave sin which is more than sufficient for their dismissal from the Kingdom of God? 

Lord Jesus Christ in the Holy Bible seriously warns people who cause Stumble to the little ones. In the Holy Gospel according to St Matthew the Lord declares, "If anyone causes one of these little ones--those who believe in me--to stumble, it would be better for them to have a large millstone hung around their neck and to be drowned in the depths of the sea" (Matt. 18:6). In the Gospel according to St Luke also the Lord's severe warning is mentioned thus, “It is inevitable that stumbling blocks will come, but woe to the one through whom they come! It would be better for them to be thrown into the sea with a millstone tied around their neck than to cause one of these little ones to stumble (Lk. 17:1-2)..

Then through St Peter, the first Pope and His faithful Apostle, the Lord states the severity of the sin of disobedience,  "If this is so, then the Lord knows how to rescue the godly from trials and to hold the unrighteous for punishment on the day of judgement. This is especially true of those who follow the corrupt desire of the flesh and despise authority" (2 Pet. 2:9-10).

Obedience or submission to the authority is the core point of Christianity. We are taught and teach others that the angels who refused to obey God have become devils and were thrown in to the hell. Lord Jesus while in human foam fulfilled totally the Wish of the Almighty Father and obeyed Him unto death. Mother Mary obeyed the Divine plan of Salvation by saying Amen. All saints obeyed their superiors without any question even if the orders were sometimes unacceptable and unfair and later proved to be wrong.  So if Priests and members of any Religious orders find it difficult to obey their superiors and the by-laws of their congregations, it will be better for them to quit, instead of polluting God's Church and attracting God's greater wrath.

If anyone (priests or nuns or laity) who hurt the Church, feels sorry for their deeds and repents, they can always avail God's unfathomable mercy and pardon by approaching God through the authorities whom they have hurt and making a public apology. Otherwise "It would be better for them if they had not been born..!"

Lord, have Mercy... Christ, have Mercy... Lord, have Mercy... 
...and forgive them for they do not know what they are doing!

Here is the Lord's earlier message to the defying priests and nuns:

https://spiritualitypostures.blogspot.com/2019/03/father-father-sister-sister-why-do-you.html

Saturday, April 27, 2019

MUSEUM OF THE WORD (BIBLE), Trivandrum: God's Gift through Dr Mathews Vergis

'Museum of the Holy Word of God (Bible)' in Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala is an amazing and astonishing initiative by Dr (Bro) Mathews Vergis who is specially chosen and called by the Almighty God to fulfill the assignment granted to him in a vision to showcase the progress of mankind ever since the Almighty God gave HIS Holy Word written with HIS own finger to the humanity about 3500 years ago through Moses His loyal servant.

'Museum of the Word' is established in 'Word to World Center' which is located at Peringoor near Vembayam in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala in South India. This spiritual museum must be visited personally and perused thoroughly. It is worth spending lot of time in this place that consists of sacred articles. There are hundreds of different copies of Holy Bibles (from very ancient to the most modern ones) and numerous varieties of Crosses used worldwide in centuries. It also has a huge variety of international numismatic and philatelic collections. So it is highly advisable for the God-believers and even non believers to visit this museum. Every Christian particularly every Religious (Theology) students should visit this museum as frequently as possible and study the authenticity and historical backing of Christianity. 

Bible Museum is a rare gift of God, not only to the people of God's own country but also to the whole of India. Even foreign tourists visiting Kerala are recommended to make a visit to this place as it is one of a kind in the whole of Asia. As it is in our neighborhood we may have a tendency to underrate and neglect it. Please don't. Such an astounding and mammoth undertaking by Bro Dr Mathews Vergis could be possible only with the help and support of the Holy Word Himself (Who is true living God incarnated!). May God Bless him abundantly and make him an inspiration to many to come forward and to fulfill each one's individual Divine calling!

Address: 

Museum of the Word, 
Word to World Center, 
Peringoor, Vembayam PO, 
Thiruvananthapuram, 
Kerala: PIN - 695615

Phone: 0472 283 4949

Mobile and route: Please Click this.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

'DIVINE MERCY' NOVENA PRAYER: Ideal & Must in this Doomsday time

The Divine Mercy Novena Prayers were granted to Mystic Saint Maria Faustyna (Faustina) who is also known as the Apostle of Divine Mercy, by our Compassionate Lord in one of His apparitions. The Divine Mercy Novena Prayer is very efficacious to get a repenting heart and move closer to the Lord and to grow in holiness. Though this 9-day Novena Prayer can be started on any day in the year, the best and perfect time to begin the Divine Mercy Novena Prayer is on Good Friday and can be prayed till the eve of the Divine Mercy Sunday (the first Sunday after Easter). 

The nine day prayers have different intentions for each day imploring God's Mercy. These Novenas are very pleasing to the Almighty Father. Through these prayers we can beseech for the Compassion of the Merciful Father and get it in plenty. God's Divine Mercy can be availed (free of cost, without any conditions or hardships) only NOW when we are in the period of Grace and Compassion. 

Please start this Novena prayer on Good Friday and pray for nine days until Divine Mercy Feast Day (Puthu Njayar) without fail. Through this Novena Prayer the Merciful Lord has many special indulgences in store for you. Please don't miss them.

Please Check this blog for the Prayers in Malayalam:

https://mcbsdm.wordpress.com/2013/07/15/novena-for-divine-mercy-malayalam

Please refer this for English Novena:

https://www.praymorenovenas.com/divine-mercy-novena

Friday, March 22, 2019

Father, Sister, why do you persecute me your Lord Jesus?

Dear (Rev) Father/Sister (who is wounded), Peace and Joy be with you!

"Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations." (Jer 1:5.)

"But when God, who set me apart from my mother's womb and called me by his grace, was pleased" (Gal. 1:15)

'Before I was born the LORD called me; from my mother's womb he has spoken my name.' (Isa. 49:1)

I wish you to recall your past. Your infancy, childhood, your parents and family that I gave you, your youth .... how I held your hand each and every moment of your life....

Your love and devotion for me during your youth days and my special calling to you (one in a million) to be my distinctive ambassador...

Not seeing your worth, merits, appearance or ability, but on My everlasting Love and Compassion...

I chose you from the multitude to be My special representative....an unparalleled Priest/Religious/Nun...(the highest and most coveted, most sought-after vocation one can get under the sun)...!

Remember child,

"You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit--fruit that will last..." (Jn 15:16)


For this I called you, separated you and taught you through my specially appointed and anointed persons how to love me, please me and follow me sincerely. To be with me 'like the stars forever and ever' (Dan 12:3). You learnt from me and professed to me in the presence of many (at your own free will) that you will observe unconditionally the golden wows of poverty, chastity and obedience  which I myself observed during my earthly life....

"But I have this complaint against you. You don't love me or each other as you did at first!" (Rev 2:4

"I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting the one who called you to live in the grace of Christ, and are turning to a different gospel--" (Gal 1:6)

You are joining the godless world (the so called intellectuals and the ethicless media and the enemies of My Church) to persecute me and my body... Don't you know from the 'signs' that the earth is passing towards the end days? Are you not aware that satan has been given more freedom and power to test the faith and fidelity of My chose ones...?

"If a man vows a vow to the Lord, or swears an oath to bind himself by a pledge, he shall not break his word. He shall do according to all that proceeds out of his mouth" (Num 30:2).

Also find time to read Ecclesiastes 5:4-6 and Deuteronomy 23: 21-23.

"I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were either one or the other! So, because you are lukewarm—neither hot nor cold—I am about to spit you out of my mouth. You say, ‘I am rich; I have acquired wealth and do not need a thing.’ But you do not realize that you are wretched, pitiful, poor, blind and naked."  (Rev: 3: 15-17)

Hence Dear priest / nun / religious / faithful, your present rebellious thoughts and actions are knowingly or unknowingly damaging My Church formed with my Holy Blood built on the solid rock called Peter. You are not aware that you are possessed by some spirit of my enemies. I will not condemn anyone if you turn to me back now. This is my warning to you to mend your thoughts and ways. If you do not want to be in My Church, better leave it like your predecessors who have left. But do not remain in it and work against it. Love My Church or Leave My Church. Otherwise your share will be like that of my dear disciple Judas Iscariot, who defied my repeated warnings and picked his own fate by eating from My Table. 

This letter is written through my servant (online journalist) on my behalf. You may wonder what his eligibility is to write to you-anointed people of God! Remember, I have used even a donkey to warn my prophet in the past when he went on the wrong way. Numbers 22: 22-28

-Your Beloved Saviour

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Kreupasanam Udambadi (covenant) Prayer: Efficacious, Immediate, Sure!

Kreupasanam Udambadi (covenant) Prayer is very Efficacious and the result is Immediate! Blessed Mother of Grace never abandons or forsakes anyone who beseeches her with different personal intentions what ever they are, whether spiritual or physical or mental.

What is udambadi prarthana? How to perform it?

Most people who have heard of Kreupasanam Marian Retreat Center in Alappuzha, Kerala will wonder what actually this udambady prarthana (covenant prayer) is! It is nothing but a short procedure of making a small undertaking to the Almighty God through the Divine Mother that one will...

1. Give up the use of drugs, liquor, etc

2. Get rid of the sins of the flesh mentioned in Galatians 5: 19-21 i.e sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like...

3. Forgive and love all those who injured and harmed...

4. Control the tongue from speaking evil and gossiping, smearing and slandering...

5. Meditate and read the 'Word of God' (at least half an hour) every day...

6. Do at least one charity act per week ... (Matt 25: 35-40)

Note: One can voluntarily opt and select some from the above list in the presence of a counselor, though all are preferable.

To make a covenant, one has to visit Kreupasanam Center.

Days to make prayer udambadi (covenant):

Mondays, Wednesdays, 1st & 2nd Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, 2nd & 4th Sundays.

[Except the following days on which Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and healing services are held...]

One Day Fasting Udambadi Retreat and Adoration Days:

1st and 3rd Sundays,
1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th Tuesdays,
3rd & 4th Thursdays.

Timings: Udampady fasting retreats cum Adoration start at 8.00 am. with the Holy Mass and end at 3.00 pm.

Those who have taken prarthana udampady need to light the appropriate candle (blue in the morning and green at night) and pray the 'apparition prayer' at 5.30 AM and udambadi prarthana after family prayer in the evening/night as instructed in page 60 and 62 in the handbook respectively.

Fees: Kreupasanam does not charge any money for food or accommodation. It collects just Rs. 130 towards the cost of the stationary and other articles contained in the kit which it gives to the devotees. They include two candles (blue & red), olive oil, handbook,  miraculous medal, salt, etc..

Note: People desirous of participating in the 1-day retreats from far away places can request for free accommodation inside the center by showing a valid ID proof. Gents will be accommodated inside the campus and women will be provided accommodation in the adjacent sisters' convent.

                  -For the Greater Glory of God, honor of Blessed Mother-
                           Halleluiah....Ave Maria....

Sunday, February 17, 2019

'KREUPASANAM' MARIAN SHRINE; repository of Guaranteed Miracles!

[Kreupasanam Matha]
The life on this earth is uncertain and unsecured. Anything can happen at any time. Unexpected accidents, unfortunate incidents, sicknesses, loss in business, children's problems, drugs and other addictions etc in one's family make life miserable. As a result of these, the desperate people approach hospitals and other centers to get the physical ailments cured. The medical sciences can help to some extend in treating and healing the people after levying huge fees. But they have limitations and abandon many serious and incurable cases. The kith and kin of the affected then search for some solace. Some gullible people fall in the trap of some soothsayers, sorcerers and fake persons / centers seeing newspaper advertisements claiming to be trouble shooters. When they have spent all their money, property and time and when they understand that their conditions have have gone from bad to worse only they will realize the true colour of the cheaters. At last some will come to know the one and only permanent solution for everyone's problems in life and turn towards it. It is the abode of the true living God, Jesus Christ. 

Kerala state in India is famous for the vast number of miraculous Catholic Churches and Retreat Centers that serve as a solace for the grief-stricken people. Whoever has some unsolvable problems in life, go to one of these Churches or Retreat Centers to find an immediate and permanent solution for their troubles and return home peacefully and happily. Even though numerous miracles of all kinds occur at all the Catholic Churches, some Retreat Centers and Shrines are pulling tens of thousands of people daily without any religious, racial or linguistic differences from all walks of life with different personal intentions. One of the most effective Shrines of this time that gives an instant answer to each and every devotee who approaches it, is the 'Krupasanam' Retreat Center at Kalavoor near Alapuzha in Kerala.

As the name suggests, Kreupasanam is the seat (abode) of Grace. It is none other than the Blessed Virgin Mother of Lord Jesus who is 'full of Grace' and who was given as a mother to the whole humanity including you and me! As everyone is born of a mother in this earth, it is easy to asses and understand the value, significance and greatness of a 'mother'. Hence it will be easier to understand the boundless amount of care and concern Blessed Mother Mary will have for each and every child of Hers without any discrimination!

Kreupasanam Marian Center is the result of Rev (Dr) Fr V P Joseph Valiyaveettil's strong devotion to the Blessed Mother of Grace and Her Merciful Son, God Jesus. Blessed Mother has granted Her apparition to Her loyal son Fr VP and shown him the present site where the Shrine is situated and comforts thousands of people daily. Every devotee's intentions (of any kind) are answered immediately as he/she makes a covenant with the Blessed Mother Mary and Her Divine Son Jesus Christ.

Dear Friend, there is no one under the sun without any problems. Sometimes nobody including our dear and near ones will be able to help us in our distress. Even if someone tries to help us, there will be limitations to it. But we have an assured place where a compassionate Heavenly Mother and Her Merciful Son is eagerly waiting for us. All people laden with sorrows are welcome. Incurable diseases, abandoned cases, loneliness, debts, difficulty to study, help for clearing examinations, visa issues, getting employment, marriage hurdles, childlessness etc. etc. Holy Mary Mother of Grace performs miracles for everyone who approaches Her with faith in God and her. Sometimes it will be too difficult to believe some miracles...! Walk-in to Kreupasanam and experience the Heavenly Peace and Eternal Happiness yourself.

If you can not immediately go in person, you may even 'light a candle online' and do the rest according to the instructions given. Please click the website and check for more details:

http://kreupasanammarianshrine.com/lightcandle.php 

Watch/Subscribe Kreupasanam live Prayers Messages on Youtube:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbg8V1kty3s1kcCch2VHwEw

Watch these live testimonials on Krupasanam youtube:

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=kreupasanam+testimonies+

Kreupasanam FaceBook account:

https://www.facebook.com/FrVPJosephKreupasanam/

Contact Address and Phone numbers:

Kreupasanam, Kalavoor, Alleppy, Kerala, India. 
Tel: +91-478-2860595, 
Mob: +91- 9447285400 
Whatsapp no : +91-8281297511
E-mail: frvpjoseph@gmail.com



Halleluia...! Ave Maria...!

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

List of Catholic Churches in Kerala offering 'full-time' Confession

The Holy Bible says in Romans 5:20 "The law was brought in so that the sins might increase. But where sin increased, God's Grace increased all the more." We see these days many countries in the world framing and introducing new laws and rules that are incidental for the increase of sins of the people. But there is relief for the children of God as God's wonderful Grace is being poured more abundantly when sins increase. 

As a result of the abundant 'Grace of God', His children often get a 'feeling of repentance' immediately after committing a sin and feel a thirst to return back to the compassionate Father through the 'Holy Sacrament of Reconciliation (confession)'. The Catholic Church instructs Her children to feel contrition for the sins committed and perform the sacrament of confession as soon as possible to avoid possible damnation of the soul in the unfortunate event of a sudden death.

Taking into consideration the need of the hour, the universal Catholic Church is also increasing the number of Churches and Chapels that give confessions to the needy persons throughout the day in all parts of the world. As Sacrament of Reconciliation is satan's one of the most dreaded and detested spiritual activity, he tries his best to stop this Holy practice by influencing through his agents. However the more satan works, people also show more interest towards this Sacrament these days thanks to the perpetual help of God's Holy Spirit and Blessed Virgin Mother.

In India too some wicked people including some rulers and some media with evil intention are trying these days to bring an end to this age old sacred practice performed voluntarily by the devotees. They do not know or conveniently forget that many mighty rulers and powerful evil forces together could not harm the Catholic Church or stop any of its sacramental activities in the 2000-year old past history of the world. 

As signs warn us that we are nearing the final judgement, it is imperative for the chosen ones to participate in the Holy Eucharistic Celebrations (Mass) regularly after duly making confessions.

Every Catholic Church provides facilities for the forgiveness of one's sins free of cost. Every faithful is reminded to grab this precious sacrament as often as possible and remain holy and prepared always. 

Here are the addresses and contact numbers of some full-time Churches/Chapels in Kerala that facilitate a repenting soul to make a 'Sacrament of Confession'. Those who cannot make confessions in their own parish churches are always welcome to one of these centers!

1. Ernakulam: St Teresa's Monastery Church, Banerji Road, Kacheripady, Near High Court Junction, Kochi is also known as 'Kumbasara Pally'. It has sufficient number of dedicated and devoted Priests willing to hear confessions and render necessary counselling from morning to evening.

2. Kottayam: St Mary's Forane Church in Athirampuzha near Kottayam has erected sound-proof and air conditioned confessionals for the convenience and comfort of the repenting souls.

3. Thrissur: Basilica Silver Jubilee Centre for Confession at High Road, Pallikkulam. 

4. Kanjirapally: St. Mary's Shrine, Kanjirappally (Old Church / Pazhaya Pally / Akkarappally). Phone Number: 04828 204586

(more to be listed...)


(Holy Father Pope Francis making confession)

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Ezra School of Evangelization at St Marys Knanaya Church, Chicago

"Then the family heads of Judah and Benjamin, and the priests and Levites—everyone whose heart God had moved—prepared to go up and build the house of the Lord in Jerusalem" (Ezra 1:5)

'Ezra School of Evangelization' is a spiritual initiative Lead by the American Knanaya Regional Cenacle Team of Chicago.

The purpose of the 2-days retreat is to prepare persons with a spiritual zeal to work for the Glory of God, by providing with Prayer, Edification and necessary Training and to enable them to share the Gospel, to lead Prayer groups, to console those in distress and pain, to pray for the sick and heal and to become  Missionaries of the Lord Jesus Christ...

Ezra Evangelisation retreat is scheduled to be held from September 21-23, 2018. Timing is 8.00 AM to 8.00 PM.

Eligibility for participation: Those who have attended at least 2 retreats earlier and experience a desire and 'Calling' to work for the spread of Gospel in parishes are welcome to participate in this retreat and be empowered.

The Malayalam retreat will be conducted at St Marys Knanaya (Catholic) Church, 7800 W Luons St, Morton Grove, IL 709 511, Chicago and will be addressed by many prominent preachers.

Those who require accommodation for the retreat need to inform the organizers beforehand.

Entry is limited to first 150 registrants and the Registration fees per head is $75 only.

Please contact for more information:

Bibi Stephen Thekkanadu - 2489 745 100, 
Sabu Madathiparambil - 847 276 7354, 
Stephen Puthuppallymyaliyinal - 516 974 1842, 
Benny Pattumakkil - 954 636 9436, 
Santhosh Koottungal - 510 754 7670.


Monday, July 23, 2018

ICCRS VIII Leadership Formation Institute, Rome: 2019

International Catholic Charismatic Renewal Services (ICCRS) has announced its re-scheduled dates for the VIII Leadership Formation Institute Program 2019 in Rome in Italy from 6-26 October. Earlier the LFI was scheduled to be held from 2018 September 2-22. It is a golden opportunity for those devoted persons who aspire to become powerful leaders in the Catholic Charismatic Movement.

Proclaiming the Gospel is not an option but an obligation on the part of everyone who has known and accepted Jesus Christ as his/her Saviour and Redeemer. It is never a free service. The rewards given to those who strive even little to spread the Gospel is immense. The method and amount of preaching may differ from person to person depending upon the talents and resources given to each. While Priests, Religious and lay missionaries make Gospel propagation their full-time activity, ordinary Christians must try to spread the Good News at least among their kith and kin and contacts by their life and other resources they have.

Catholic Charismatic Leadership Formation Institute is ideal for people who feel an inner calling to serve the Lord. 

Eligibility to requirements to participate:

Catholic Charismatic Prayer group leaders and persons who wish to become leaders of prayer groups in future are eligible to undergo this training camp.

For more information and Online Registration, click the below link:

http://ICCRS/eventi/registration

Documents required:

* One Passport Photo.
* Passport page with photo photo copy 
* Brief CV stating leadership.
* Recommendation letter from NSC or local leader.
* Recommendation letter from Parish Priest or Spiritual Director.

Friday, July 20, 2018

Medjugorje Gospa (Our Lady of Madjugorie / Madjugory Matha)

The compassionate Blessed Mother of the Saviour is always at work. She never ceases to implore the Lord's Mercy and forgiveness for the hapless humanity. To facilitate all souls (particularly those in sinful conditions) to receive atonement  of sins and possess eternal life by the merits of her Son's passion and death on the Cross, she continues to give apparitions at numerous places and performs many signs and wonders. The Blessed Mother's apparitions at a small village called Medjugorje in Bosnia and Herzegovina in Eastern Europe is the longest of all Her apparitions. 

The Mother of God gave her first appearance in Medjugorje (which literally means between mountains) on 24th June 1981 to six children. Ever since then she continues to grant her apparitions and messages even today to those fortunate chosen ones for 37 long years. With the Blessed Mother's visit, Medugorje, which was a small unimportant place in the country has become one of the most preferred and favorite locations of Marian pilgrims from around the world.

When the 'Gospa' (which means lady in their local Croatian tongue) was asked by the children who she was, the Mother answered them that She was 'Virgin Mother Mary'.

The word Medjugorge is pronounced as Me(d)jugor(j)e, omitting the letters in the brackets as Mejugore. The greeting slogan of the Mother of Medjugorje is MIR, MIR, MIR which in Croatian language means 'Peace, Peace, Peace'!

Mejugore is known as the 'confessional of the world'. Most pilgrims who reach this place receive a repenting heart and an urge to make a confession and get the Holy Sacrament of reconciliation. When confessions are made, people not only receive forgiveness of sins but also the Gifts of the Holy Spirit and healing of body and mind. There are many priests who are ready to hear the confessions of thousands of repenting souls (in multiple languages including Indian languages) and give God's forgiveness. This transformation of soul is another miracle seen in this land. 

The main messages of the 'Gospa of Mejugorie' are:


1. Pray for the whole world to avail Divine Mercy.
2. Pray the Rosary Prayer (as many as possible) and make intercession.
3. Observe fasting twice a week and pray.
4. Make a confession at least once a moth (if possible once a week) with true repentance.

Even though the Church has not yet recognized Madjujorge officially (the process of declaration is on the way), more than a million per year have visited it until the previous years and the number is on the rise. Many devotees give their testimonial that the Mother helped them to fulfill their goal of making a pilgrimage to Madjugorie in spite of their many hurdles including financial ones.

Those who wish to make a spiritual trip to the land of Marian apparitions from south India, can now get the visa and other documents and guidance from the newly open authorized travel agents of Bosnia and Herzegovina at Kochi in Kerala. To know the details of Bosnia visa processing office in Kerala click here

Thursday, July 5, 2018

17th National Catholic Charismatic Convention 2018

The Charismatic Renewal Movement known as the Catholic Charismatic Renewal (CSR) has been the fastest spreading renewal and revival movement in the Church worldwide since the past few decades. National Catholic Charismatic Renewal Services (NCCRS) is functioning as the country branch of CSR and is responsible for coordinating all renewal activities in the Indian Church. 

The National Service Team of NCCRS is gearing up to organize the XVII National Catholic Charismatic Convention in collaboration with Shillong Service Team on 19th (Friday), 20th (Saturday) and 21st (Sunday) of October, 2018. Timings: 9.00 AM to 04.30 PM. Venue of the Convention is the Cathedral of Mary Help of Christians at Laitumkhrah in Shillong of Meghalaya State.

The theme of the mega event is taken from the Bible verse Romans 12:11; "Do not lag in zeal, but be ardent in Spirit and serve the Lord."

Most Rev. Dominic Jala SDB (Arch Bishop of Shillong) and Most Rev Victor Lyngdoh (Bishop of Jowai) are the patrons of the event.

Though this event collects Rs 1000 as registration fees, Rs 1000 for food and Rs 2000 for food and accommodation, this is a rare opportunity for all Charismatic leaders and other members.

More details can be obtained by contacting the phone numbers listed below.

National Charismatic Office (New Delhi) phone number: 011-42133305 / 06

Shillong Charismatic Service team phone numbers: 7005051153, 8837259765

Friday, June 22, 2018

Why do Catholics venerate Mother Mary and Pray to Her?

Why do the Catholics venerate the Blessed Virgin Mary and Pray to Her? Is it not idol worship? Why to honor Mary and Saints? Why so much importance is given to the devotion of Mother Mary in Catholic Church? 

These are questions frequently asked by most Christians belonging to Protestant / Pentecostal denominations. Sometimes this question arises in the minds of even Catholics who are active in Charismatic Prayer movements. When Lord Jesus is our intercessor, why do we need the aid of other mediators? Answers to these questions are given by many anointed persons who have received numerous blessing through the intervention of Blessed Mother Mary. As I am also one of the billions of devotees who continue to receive innumerable blessing of the Lord through Mother Mary (even though I too had been nurturing the above mentioned doubts for a long time in life), I proudly and gladly wish to share the Divine Promptings by the Holy Spirit of God about Mother Mary.

I don't intend to explain in this post who Mother Mary is to those people who do not know who Lord Jesus Christ is. I am very sure that whoever truly Believes in the Saviour of the humanity Jesus Christ and the Holy Word of God will easily become ardent devotees of the Blessed Mother of God, if they meditate (with openness) certain events / versus in the Holy Bible.

Though there are many incidents and circumstances in the Holy Bible that command and warrant special devotion and veneration to the Blessed Mother Mary, in my opinion the wedding event at Cana is more than enough to understand the preeminence of the 'humble woman' chosen by the Almighty God, before the ages to be HIS Mother when HE is to take incarnation as a man to redeem the mankind in the fullness of time. 

As I stated above, if you have an open heart to know the Holy Will of God about respecting HIS Mother, please read the below narrated Biblical Passage (John 2:1-11) several times meditatively. Remember, if you already have your own presupposition (fed by some persons) in this matter, you will never get to know God's Wish.

On the third day there was a wedding in Cana of Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there; and both Jesus and His disciples were invited to the wedding. When the wine ran out at the wedding, the mother of Jesus said to Him, “They have no wine.” And Jesus said to her, “Woman, what does that have to do with us? My hour has not yet come.” His mother said to the servants, “Whatever He says to you, do it.” Now there were six stone water pots set there for the Jewish custom of purification, containing twenty or thirty gallons each. Jesus said to them, “Fill the water-pots with water.” So they filled them up to the brim. And He said to them, “Draw some out now and take it to the headwaiter.” So they took it to him. When the headwaiter tasted the water which had become wine, and did not know where it came from (but the servants who had drawn the water knew), the headwaiter called the bridegroom, and said to him, “Every man serves the good wine first, and when the people have drunk freely, then he serves the poorer quality wine;but you have kept the good wine until now.” This beginning of His signs Jesus did in Cana of Galilee, and manifested His glory, and His disciples believed in Him. 

In the above passage in the 'Word of God' we see the Lord saying that His hour had not yet come. Yes, the Lord can never and will never commit an err. Even though His time had not yet come for His self-manifestation and to perform the first miracle, At the request of His Mother, He makes the marriage venue at Cana for His Manifestation and acts immediately! In other words, if I say Mother Mary also played a significant role in planning and executing the redemption mission of Lord Jesus, can you refute it?

We see in the 10 commandments given by God, after the first 3 pertaining to God, the fourth one is to honour one's parents (father and mother). When God wants the people to give utmost respect to their father and mother, how can we expect God to not respect His own Father and Mother? In other words, when God who is pleased when you and me respect our worldly parents (who are sinners), how much more will He not be delighted when we venerate His dear and most Blessed Mother who is 'Full of Grace' and capable of filling others with Holy Spirit with her mere presence and by just making a verbal greeting?

In the Holy Gospel of Luke Chapter 1 verse 43 we see St Elizabeth (the mother of John the Baptist-who got special privilege to prepare the way for the Lord and to baptize Him-) filled with the Holy Spirit of God asks Mother Mary, 'And why is this granted to me that the mother of my Lord should come to me?' (Lk 1:43)

After meditating and reading the above passage and after seeing an elderly and saintly person filled with the Holy Spirit venerating and proclaiming and declaring a universal Truth that the humble and Holy woman who carried the Son of God in her womb, is the Mother of her Lord (God), all people under the sun who believe in the God of Baptist John, Zachariah and Elizabeth and who believe in the Most Holy Spirit of God, will surely believe that Blessed Virgin Mary is the Mother of their Lord Jesus (true God incarnated and assumed human form) and deserves very high veneration and honor. Still if anyone has difficulty in accepting her as the Mother of God, I feel pity for that person and am afraid that he/she is possessed by some evil spirits that hate and oppose Blessed Virgin Mother's special authority granted by the Most High God to crush the head of satan! May the Mother of God pray for that person to gain vision..!



Thursday, June 14, 2018

How to go to Heaven without Purgatory? Easy shortcuts to Heaven!

(image courtesy: catholicismpure.wordpress.com)
The saddest and most unfortunate of all things about the human beings is that they never like or bother to think or talk about death, though everyone knows that death is an inevitable fact. The people who toil hard for amassing wealth for the sake of this world's life, without ever minding about the life immediately after death, deserve pity. Whether you believe it or not, you who are reading this article and me the one who is writing this will all very surely die...! 

No science or scientist could ever predict the day or hour of his death. We have been seeing the sudden demise of many top leaders and rich celebrities. Many famous doctors who helped to extend the lives of many people, unfortunately could not do anything to extend their own lives.... Death has no discrimination of any kind, whether rich or poor, young or old, handsome or ugly, healthy or weak, everyone born on this earth will be visited by death ... without any notice!

You and me are lucky as we got an opportunity to ponder about death when we are very much alive and sound. Just think about the person who died on the spot, the other day in the road accident. Or those people who died suddenly and unexpectedly in the natural calamity! What would be the condition of his/their soul/s..? Did he/they get a chance to welcome death with due preparation? Lets pray and strive that no one encounters death in such a condition without any preparation. Because the eternal Life that starts immediately after death is a real fact and it has NO END..!

What the Catholic Church teaches about the Particular Judgement on the spot of the death bed, is true and final. It is up to each individual whether to believe it or not. Through many Mystics and Saints God has given a number of revelations and visions to underline the existence  of Heaven, Purgatory and hell. The bliss and ecstasy experienced in Heaven or the awful and dreadful sufferings experienced in Purgatory or hell is not conceivable or imaginable in our human understanding. It is the wish of the Heavenly Father that all HIS Children should reach HIS Kingdom to live with Him for ever.... 

According to the revelations given to Saints, the pain and suffering undergone in the Purgatory is incomparable. Great Saints like Augustine and St. Isidore say that "The least pain in purgatory is much greater than the biggest pain suffered in this world"...! Likewise St Paul describes that which God has prepared for His children, "no eye has seen, no ear has heard and no mind has imagined" (1 Cor 2:9).

Dear friend, if you wish to possess an entry into the Kingdom of God (Heaven) without needing to go through the painful and horrible purification process (sufferings) in the purgatory, certain easy and practicable tips are listed here. Please do not neglect or postpone to try it. Many people speak silly of the purgatory because they are not able to comprehend the severity and duration of sufferings the souls are undergoing there.

If you take an oath now to pray the Holy Rosary Prayer everyday starting from today without fail, you will receive special insight and help to detest sins and all that is worldly, from Blessed Mother who is always concerned about the welfare of souls.

By offering to God all (small or big) endurances in life without murmuring and by making small sacrifices for the sake of God's Love, one can not only avoid purgatory, but also become a Saint easily like Lisieux's St Teresa of Child Jesus (Little Flower) whose spirituality was of doing the ordinary things, with extraordinary love. As she used to say what matters in life is not great deeds but great love! 

Meditating and Praying the 15 Prayers of St Bridget for one year without break will make a devotee move closer to Lord Jesus and grant him/her a happy and peaceful death which will help the soul go to Heaven without going to the Purgatory. This Prayer will also help many sinners in one's family repent.

Another way to go to Heaven royally without entering the purgatory is to pray earnestly for an opportunity to have a death for the sake of the Word/Name of God and become a Holy Martyr!

Please read the following article carefully again and again, written by Rev Fr. Paul Hendry O' Sullivan O.P, a servant of God and try to practice them as they will surely help you to get a peaceful death and go to Heaven with loads of virtues, without suffering in the purgatory.

https://www.ewtn.com/library/spirit/avoidprg.txt

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

St Anthony's Miraculous Pilgrim Church at Chengalam in Kerala

The Holy Syro-Malabar Catholic Church dedicated to the honor of St Anthony in Chengalam in South India is one of the oldest pilgrim centers in Kerala and the first in central Kerala. This Church popularly known as the 'Padua of Kerala' has many distinctive characteristics attributed to its credit. Miracle worker Saint Anthony's Church in Chengalam lies in the Kanjirappally Eparchy and is highly regarded as a center of numerous miracles by people of all walks of life without any difference of caste, creed, religion or region.

The foundation stone for the Church was laid in 1913 in the land donated by one Iype Avirah Thachaparampath, which is even now commemorated and celebrated as Kallitta Thirunnal on the first Tuesday of October every year. The newly reconstructed magnificent Church was consecrated in 2016.  Chengalam Church is the one and only Pilgrim Center of the Divine Mercy in the Syro Malabar Church. 

The splendid Adoration Chapel built at the ground floor of the Church is probably the most impressive attraction of all. The Chapel has the holy relics of 12 Saints out of them most of them are contemporary ones along with the non decaying tongue of St Anthony of Paduva. Devotees throng to this Holy Chapel which is believed as a dwelling place of the Merciful God, even from far off places, spend hours voluntarily in Adoration and receive umpteen number of physical, spiritual and mental blessings and favours from the Divine Mercy through the intercession of all these Saints and the Blessed Virgin Mother. The Chapel is open to the devotees for adoration from 07.30 am to 07.00 pm.

Holy Mass and Novena Timings:

SUNDAYS: 

(Holy Qurbana) 05.30 am 07.15 am 09.30 am 06.00 pm 

TUESDAYS: 

05.30 am Holy Mass.
06.30 am Holy Mass and St.Antony's Novena.
11.30 am Holy Mass and St.Antony's Novena. 
06.00 pm Holy Mass and St.Antony's Novena.

OTHER DAYS: 

(Holy Kurbana) Morning 06.30 am Evening 06.00 pm

Main Feast Days:

1. Annual Church Feast (Pally Valia Perunnal):

    Celebrated on the second Sunday of February every year.

2. Foundation Day (Kallitta Thirunnal):

    Celebrated on the first Tuesday of Every Year.

3. St Anthony's Feast Day (Marana Thirunnal):

    Celebrated on June 13th every year. An event named as 'Anthony Sangamam' is organised on this Feast Day on which hundreds of people who are named as Anthony gather here on this day.

Live Telecast watch online.

The Holy services of the Church can be viewed online by clicking this link.

Contact numbers and Location:

Please click this link for getting the contact numbers of the Church and its location.

Note: Do not hesitate or delay to make a visit to this St Antony's Church at Chengalam as early as possible and to grab numerous blessings of the Lord and for immediate solutions to any problems.

Friday, June 8, 2018

Philokalia (Love Of The Beautiful) Retreat By Bro Mario Joseph

Dr Mario Joseph, who was formerly an Islamic Molvi (Mufti) known as 'Sulaiman Imam' was born in an orthodox devout Islamic family in the north eastern part of Kerala in India. After completing his Islamic studies, while serving as the clergy in a Mosque in the Wayanad district, his deep knowledge in Quran and thirst for meeting true God led him to pursue and find Jesus Christ. After knowing and getting convinced fully that Jesus Christ is the 'God' mentioned in Qur'an, he studied further about Lord Jesus, loved and believed in Him and accepted Holy Baptism in the Holy Name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit from a Catholic Priest.

Ever since Imam Sulaiman accepted Christ as his Saviour and Redeemer and became a Catholic and got christened as Mario Joseph, obviously he started being persecuted very cruelly by his own dad and other members of his religion. He withstood them all for the sake of the 'Love of the Beautiful God' and today he is an acclaimed Bible evangelist striving hard to spread the 'Message of Truth' throughout the world, particularly among the people of his own communities who are still too stubborn to believe that Jesus Christ is the ultimate Saviour of the humanity even though that message is clearly mentioned in the Qu'ran. Being an ardent devotee of Blessed Virgin Mother Mary (Mariam), about whom alone Quran has mentioned with prominence as 'Maryam' Imam Sulaiman desired to be known as 'Mario Joseph' thereafter..!

Dr. Mario Joseph is passionate about spreading the 'Truth' and he tours around the world to accomplish this mission. He is welcoming any Muslim under the sun with an open heart to know this Truth which cannot be hid forever. He is using the social medias for the pursuit of this goal. Hundreds of pious Muslims from many Islamic countries like Saudi Arabia are understood to have become followers of Christ through the work of Bro Mario.

'Philokaliawhich means 'Love of the Beautiful' is the name of his mission to spread the Love of God among the humans. Philokalia [Love of the Beautiful] Retreats are held regularly in Christeen Retreat and Revival Center in Kalathipady near Kottayam. This retreat under the spiritual guidance of Rev Fr Binoy Lean Capuchin endeavors to inculcate the True and Unparalleled Love of God in the minds of humans specially the youth instead of hunting for the fake love and momentary pleasures that the world can offer. 

Those who want to know more about or wish to participate in a 'Philokalia' Retreat can contact Christeen Retreat Center or Brother Mario Joseph's team through the below given numbers. 

Christeen Phones: 9495 000 245, 9495 000 244, 9495 000 243

Dr Mario Joseph's team: 96450 87174

God Bless.......

Monday, May 28, 2018

Family Retreats and Healing Ministry by Brother Sabu Aruthottiyil

The Lord Jesus Christ calls, anoints, commissions and empowers some people specially to accomplish His Mission of Preaching the Good News, Healing the sick and casting out demons. They may be Rev Fathers (Priests), Sisters (Nuns) or the laymen. Brother Sabu Aruthottiyil, the founder director of King Jesus Ministry in the Kanjirapally Diocese of Kerala is one of the chosen preachers of this time to fulfill the Lord's Mission and glorify His Holy Name.

Proclaiming the Gospel is the duty of everyone who believes in Lord Jesus Christ and accepts HIM as the incarnated God for the atonement of the sins of the mankind. God Almighty took the form of a human-being for making reparation and bringing salvation to the humanity. This is the 'Gospel' also known as 'the Good News'. Whoever knows Him, believes in Him, repents for own sins and receives 'Baptism' in the Holy Name of the Father, Son and the Holy Spirit, can own priceless and invaluable 'redemption' free of cost.

Br Sabu Aruthottiyil is vested with the special gift of 'healing and deliverance' by the Almighty God. The name of his ministry is 'King Jesus Ministry'. As his goal in life is to spread the Holy Word of God, acknowledging his faith and fidelity, the Lord has granted him the special gift of performing numerous miracles in the Holy and Mighty Name of 'Jesus Christ'! His regular retreats are conducted at Christeen Retreat Center, Kalathipady, Kottayam on the last Sundays of every month and ends on the following Thursday. [Starting and ending time is 11. 00 AM on the given days.] People attend this retreat in thousands not only from Kerala and other states of India, but from other countries as well. Hundreds of people suffering from various illness of body, soul and mind are brought to this retreat center on stretchers and wheel chairs and most of them return home walking. Glory to God's Name..!

"Yesu Aarilum Valiyavan" is his popular TV program on Shalom TV.

His single day Bible convention is held regularly at St George Malankara Catholic Church, Chittady, Mundakayam on every Saturday at 09.00 am to 03.00 pm.

The King Jesus foundation also extends retreats and healing services in different Churches and institutions in India and abroad. King Jesus Ministry not only renders free retreats and spiritual services to the poor people without any fees or charges but also provides other physical and social needs. Br Sabu has a dedicated team that consists of many committed preachers, singers, musicians and choir members. Lets pray that he will remain steadfast in the noble service of God and continue firmly in the Holy Catholic Church until he is called for his heavenly crowns and rewards.