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***NEWSLETTER A GIFT***
Dear Father Rookey,
As I was driving, I remembered that you had
blessed me in 1999 and 2000. I recently reclaimed your
blessing when I was in great distress.
When I got home, I saw your newsletter in the
mail pile; I grabbed it and read it thoroughly. It encourages
and lifts me up. I smiled in awe at God’s work
through you. I read the newsletter twice, letting every bit
of information saturate me with God’s love.
Finally, I noticed your signature: Fr. Peter MARY,
O.S.M. loves you. Please keep me in your prayers.
TEXAS
November 2005

***A MYSTERY***
Dear Father Rookey,
Thank you for your prayers. Being so available to
us in our time of need, not only do I give you credit and
our Precious Lord for healing Crohn’s related health issues
out of my life, I also wish to thank you for your intercessory
prayers this May, 2005 for an undiagnosed, but suspicious
gall bladder problem.

After your prayers, I was a mystery case……Ha!
No cause could be found for the three weeks of pain. No
pain since then either.

You are a blessing, a source of inspiration and
example to many. Thank you and God bless.
WISCONSIN
December 2005

***FROM DEATH PREDICTION TO HEALTH***
Dear Father Rookey,
One year ago, they thought my chances of living
were up. Your Miracle Prayer came by way of a friend. I
said it twice a day. My blood count stayed below 4 from
September until January 2005. I had my last blood transfusion on December 23rd. My count went up to 9 and is now normal.

I really appreciate all your prayers. I don’t know if
I’m a miracle, but I feel like new. Thanks again.
ILLINOIS
December 2005

***HEALED OF LIVER CANCER***
Dear Father Rookey,
Years ago I was blessed by you when I had liver
cancer. There was the smell of roses. I was healed and as I
rode home in the car that evening, I again smelled the
roses.

Since that time, I have been blessed by you and
cured of many things. You are a gift from God and I want
you to know that I am praying for you.
ILLINOIS
November 2005

***SHOULD BE DEAD, BUT NOW HOME***
Dear Father Rookey,
I’m writing to thank you and your ministry for
prayers for my dad, who had a quadruple bypass. The
doctor came in after the angiogram, and told us our father
should be dead. He had 100% blockage in the main artery.
He’s doing well and home after only a few days,
to our surprise. Praise the Lord. Thank you for all your
prayers.
NEW YORK
November 2005

***HEALING OF SCIATIC NERVE***
Dear Father Rookey,
I called you on Monday, October 17th. I was in
pain with a sciatic nerve from my hip down my left leg.
Thank you Father, I have no pain.
WISCONSIN
November 2005

***CAN WALK AND USE HANDS***
Dear Father Rookey,
In April of 2005, I was diagnosed with Cervical
Cancer stage 2. I called you and requested you to pray for
me.

After your prayers, joined with prayers of others, I
was informed by my Oncologist last November, that the
biopsy showed all negative cells. Now I am thankful that I
can walk and have normal use of my hands.
ILLINOIS
January 2006

***PILGRIMAGE IN THANKSGIVING***
Dear Father Rookey,
My friend had another scan and his body is completely
free from cancer. It is an absolute miracle. I thank
you for all your prayers and Masses.
I am going on a small pilgrimage to a “Holy
House” in thanksgiving. I pray for you every day.
DUBLIN
January 2006

***BLESSINGS IN ABUNDANCE***
Dear Father Rookey,
We have received many blessings since you prayed
for us eight months ago. My husband has survived cancer
as he continues his treatment. My daughter has been hired
by an excellent Christian employer. Her daughter has been
accepted in a private school for people with learning disabilities.

Another daughter has been healed. Our son has
returned to the family after a broken relationship. A
granddaughter is returning to the Church, having her
baby baptized.

Blessings continue abundantly through your intercession
to all the Saints, Our Lady and the Sacred Heart of
Jesus. Thank you.
KENTUCKY
December 2005

***90% IMPROVED***
Dear Father Rookey,
I was in a tragic car accident November 5. I was
hit by a semi and pushed over the median wall. The man
who towed the wreckage thought for sure I had died. My tear duct was severed, my arm broken, a bone in my face was also broken and my ribs were fractured. I had my cross on!

I was in the hospital for four weeks and then in a
nursing home. I came home the end of November, having
almost lost the vision in my eye.

Through the Miracle Prayer and the Holy Oil, I am
90% improved. My Lord saved me, and the prayers I’ve said.
ILLINOIS
January 2006

***FROM DEPRESSION TO TOP OF THE CLASS***
Dear Father Rookey,
We wish you could meet our grandson for whom
you’ve been praying. He has overcome the depressions that
have been troubling him for many years. During that time
he was unable to go to school, not able to sleep or hold a
part time job. At times he would even abuse alcohol.
Today he is in college, taking a full load in electronics. He
is at the top of his class in grades and testing. His outlook
on life is very healthy and he has overcome his alcohol
abuse also.

Thank you. Thank you. May Our Lord bless you in
every way.
TEXAS
January 2006

***SITUATION RESOLVED “GRACE” FULLY***
Dear Father Rookey,
It was a blessing when I got to speak to you. Just
wanted to tell you, I’ve been praying the rosary since, at
least three times a week. The Scriptural one has been a great help to opening up the mysteries and giving me more peace.

I realize that my son survived whatever emergency
it was, although he’s an actor and may need permanent
prayer. The other situations too were resolved “grace”
fully.

Thank you and may God ever bless you, in and
through the wonderful name of Jesus, His most Sacred Heart and the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
CALIFORNIA
December 2005

***A BABY AFTER FIVE YEARWAIT***
Dear Father Rookey,
I called last summer and asked for you to pray
with me for my son and his wife who had been married
five years and desperately wanted a child. Your staff told me
that you had about 99% chance of success with your
prayers for a baby.

Within a few weeks of your praying with me, they
got the good news! My daughter-in-law was pregnant. Thank
you so much for your prayers and miracles! Will you
please continue to pray for a safe and healthy delivery?
Thank you very much.
MICHIGAN
January 2006

***CURE DUE TO “HIGHER POWER”***
Dear Father Rookey,
I just wanted to let you know that our prayers have been answered. Last fall my ex-husband was diagnosed with cancer in the liver, bone, lung and mouth. He was given
three months to live without treatment and six months to one year with treatment.

I called you for prayer. One month ago he was given a clean bill of health. The pep scan showed no traces of cancer anywhere in his body.

The doctors were amazed and told my children that it was due to a higher power. The type of cancer that he was diagnosed with was incurable.

Thank you for prayers and know that you are always in mine.
OKLAHOMA
March 2006

***NO RECURRENCE OF THE VERTIGO***
Dear Father Rookey,
Just before Christmas last year, I called you in
regard to my severe bout with vertigo, which happened
at all hours without any warning. It would throw me
to the floor and sometimes between the wall and furniture.
This happened, not only at home, but also in a
store and sometimes in bed. I ended up in the emergency room twice, but neither the hospital nor the specialist I saw could come up with an answer or a cure.

The day I called you, you had a terrible case of laryngitis and could barely
talk. My wife and I prayed that you would be able to come to the phone, and you did.

It was a brief but powerful prayer. I have not had any recurrence of the vertigo since that time. Thanks be to God, who worked through you.
WISCONSIN
January 2006

 
LIVES OF THE SAINTS

JULY 1
BLESSED JUNIPERO SERRA
Blessed Junipero Serra was born in Petra, Spain, on November 24, 1713. The boy became a student at the Franciscan school in Palma 

JULY 2
ST. OTTO.
St. Otto lived in the twelfth century. He was born in Swabia, present-day Bavaria. 

JULY 3
ST. THOMAS
St. Thomas was one of the twelve apostles of Jesus. His name in the Syriac language means "twin."

JULY 4
ST. ELIZABETH OF PORTUGAL
St. Elizabeth, a Spanish princess, was born in 1271. She married King Denis of Portugal at the age of twelve.

JULY 5
ST. ANTHONY MARY ZACCARIA

St. Anthony Mary Zaccaria was born in Italy in 1502. While he was still young, his father died.

JULY 6
ST. MARIA GORETTI

St. Maria Goretti was born in 1890. Her father died when she and the other five children in her family were small. At twelve, Maria was already very pretty.

JULY 7
BLESSED ROGER DICKENSON, BLESSED RALPH MILNER AND BLESSED LAWRENCE HUMPHREY

These three martyrs lived in England during the time of Church persecution by Queen Elizabeth I.

JULY 8
BLESSED EUGENE III

Blessed Eugene III was born near Pisa, Italy, in the twelfth century. He was baptized Peter.

JULY 10
ST. FELICITY AND HER SEVEN SONS.

St. Felicity was a noble Christian woman of Rome. She lived during the second century.

JULY 11
ST. BENEDICT

St. Benedict was born in 480. He was from a rich Italian family. His life was full of adventure and wonderful deeds.

JULY 12
ST. JOHN GAULBERT

St. John Gaulbert was born in Florence, Italy, at the end of the tenth century. He and his father were devastated when John's only brother, Hugh, was murdered.

JULY 13
ST. HENRY II.

St. Henry II was born in 972. He became the duke of Bavaria in 995. One night he had an unusual vision. St. Wolfgang, who had been his beloved teacher when he was a boy, appeared to him.

JULY 14
BLESSED KATERI TEKAKWITHA

Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha was born in Auriesville, New York, in 1656. Her mother was a Christian Algonquin. Her father was a non-Christian Mohawk chief.

JULY 15
ST. BONAVENTURE.

St. was born in 1221 in Tuscany, Italy, and was baptized John.

JULY 16
FEAST OF OUR LADY OF MOUNT CARMEL

This feast was instituted by the Carmelites between 1376 and 1386 under the title "Commemoratio B. Marif Virg.

JULY 17
ST. LEO IV.

St. Leo IV lived in the ninth century. He was a Roman by birth and spent his life in that city. Leo was educated in the Benedictine monastery near St. Peter's Basilica.

JULY 18
ST. FREDERICK.

St. Frederick lived in ninth-century Utrecht, in the central part of the Netherlands. When he was ordained a priest, Bishop Ricfried put him in charge of instructing converts.

JULY 19
ST. MACRINA.

St. Macrina was the first child of St. Basil the Elder and St. Emmelia.

JULY 20
SAINT CHARBEL.

St. Charbel was born to a poor Maronite Family on May 8, 1828 in a mountain village of Biqa-Kafra, Lebanon.

JULY 21
ST. LAWRENCE OF BRINDISI.

St. Lawrence was born Caesar Rossi in Brindisi, Italy, in 1559. Brindisi was part of the Kingdom of Naples, Italy.

JULY 22
ST. MARY MAGDALENE.

St. Mary Magdalene was from Magdala near the Sea of Galilee. Some people identify her as a well-known sinner when she first saw Our Lord.

JULY 23
ST. BRIDGET OF SWEDEN.

St. Bridget was born in Sweden in 1303. From the time she was a child, she was greatly devoted to the passion of Jesus.

JULY 24
ST. BORIS AND ST. GLEB

St. Boris and St. Gleb, the brothers, were born toward the end of the tenth century.

JULY 25
ST. JAMES THE GREATER

St. James was a fisherman like his father Zebedee and his brother John.

JULY 26
ST. JOACHIM AND ST. ANNE

St. Anne and St. Joachim are the parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

JULY 27
ST. PANTALEON

St. Pantaleon came from Nicomedia, near the Black Sea, in Asia. He lived in the fourth century.

JULY 29
ST. MARTHA

St. Martha was the sister of Mary and Lazarus.

JULY 30
ST. PETER CHRYSOLOGUS

St. Peter Chrysologus was born in the small town of Imola, Italy.

JULY 31
ST. IGNATIUS OF LOYOLA

St. Ignatius, the famous founder of the Jesuits, was born in 1491.

 
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St. Gabriel Prayer

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St. Raphael Prayer
 
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REFLECTIONS

“Jesus’ Baptism”

Why did Jesus, the sinless one sent from the Father in heaven, submit himself to John’s baptism? John preached a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins (Luke 3:3). In this humble submission we see a foreshadowing of the “baptism” of Jesus bloody death upon the cross. Jesus’ baptism is the acceptance and the beginning of his mission as God’s suffering Servant (Isaiah 52:13-15; 53:1-12). He allowed himself to be numbered among sinners. Jesus submitted himself entirely to his Father’s will. Out of love he consented to this baptism of death for the remission of our sins. Do you know the joy of trust and submission to God?

 
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