“This new year is full of promise and hope.
It is an opportunity for us all to make a new beginning –
a new beginning in our walk with the Lord, a new beginning in
our journey with the Spirit, a new beginning in our relationship
with the Father. We can choose to make a new
beginning with our families, a new beginning with our relationship
to the Church, even a new beginning with our attitude toward ourselves.
However to make a new beginning we must also allow
others to make a new start. This means letting go of the past
and not holding on to past hurt and pain. If we let go of our
own past and the past of others and place the past in the gentle
hands of Jesus, then the Spirit can have new
freedom in all of us.” ~ CCRCC - Vine - Fr.
“Dear children! Also today I bring you the newborn Jesus
in my arms. He who is the King of Heaven and earth. He is your
peace. Little children, no one can give you peace as He who is
the King of Peace. Therefore, adore Him in your hearts, choose
Him and you will have joy in Him. He will bless you with His blessing
of peace. Thank you for having responded to my call.” Our
Lady, Queen of Peace, Medjugorje, December 25, 2006.
We, Mary’s children like all ‘kiddies’ constantly
seek joy. Our Queen of Peace, on Her birthday of Jesus message,
offers us Her newborn baby, King of Peace. “Adore Him.”
Choose Him and you will have joy in Him. He will bless you with
His blessing of peace.
bless you with joy who sent gifts of support for the International
Compassion Ministry work. Some overwhelmed us with their large
donations. Thank you and the “widows with their mite.”
Jesus will say at Judgement Day: “As often as you did it
to the least of My brethren, you did it unto Me.....enter into
the joy of the Lord.”.....We say with the wee girl, overwhelmed
with so many Christmas gifts; “I hope Jesus has birthdays
Maria Esperanza’s - Betania, Venezuela this past month filled
us six pilgrims from ICM with the Holy Spirit.
December 8th, Immaculate Conception Mass at the Shrine, Mary sent
her blue butterfly through the assembly
announcing Her special presence! Geo Bianchini and family of eight
feted us on this his birthday and marriage
anniversary at his extended estate both in Betania and on a high
hill above Caracas. He works to make Betania a
model Catholic metropolis. We thank you Geo, Juliette Samson our
leader and all the M.O.M. (Mary Our Mother)
Queen of Peace Ministry, North Hills, CA. T’was good to
hear John and Carol Leary and his messages from the
Lord. We spoke with Allan Robinson, 24 year old, Philippino stigmatist.
We look forward in 2007 to the Supreme Court decision declaring
BETANIA - VENEZUELA by Sara Zervos, ICM Volunteer and Pilgrim
We made the pilgrimage to the Church approved apparition site
of Betania and the Eucharistic Miracle of Los
Teques in Venezuela. Our Lady appeared to many at Betania as Reconciler
of all People and Nations. Our Lady
promised that the sign of Her presence would be a blue butterfly.
On the Feast of the Immaculate Conception
Mass in Betania, we were privileged to see the magnificent, iridescent
Blue butterfly during Holy Communion. Our Marge was gifted with
a healing on December 9th at the Mass Ordination of two new priests
and three deacons in the Cathedral of Caracas. At Los Teques,
we were awed with the Host which years ago miraculously bled during
the Consecration. In the Chapel of the Miraculous Host, Mrs. M.
Walker, a California pilgrim, walked for the first time in years.
We were warmly greeted by the family of visionary, Maria Esperanza
Bianchini. Father Geo and the adult children showed us how the
Love of God makes a family holy like the Holy Family. At the grave
of Maria Esperanza, Vicki of our o ffice had a vision: In ecstasy,
Vicki saw the clouds open up, white rays came down surrounding
the whole cemetery. To the side of the rays were five stairs leading
to Heaven, a saint was on each stair, blessing all of the pilgrims
present. Vicki felt the presence of Saint Pio and Maria Esperanza
in the mist. We thank God for the holy priests, our fellow pilgrims
and all the graces received.
Smiles: Lord, give me patience please right now!
When I told the doctor about my loss of memory,
he made me pay in advance.
Did you know that the term “Ringleader” refers to
the director of a bell Choir?
Blessed New Year 2007!
Fr. Peter Mary Rookey, O.S.M.