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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

SEPTEMBER 1
ST. GILES
St. Giles was born in Athens, Greece, in early times. When his parents died, he used the large fortune they left him to help the poor. 

SEPTEMBER 2
BLESSED JOHN DU LAU AND THE SEPTEMBER MARTYRS
Blessed John was the archbishop of Arles, France.. 

SEPTEMBER 3
ST. GREGORY THE GREAT
St. Gregory was born in 540 in Rome. His father was a senator. His mother is a saint, St. Celia.

SEPTEMBER 4
ST. ROSE OF VITERBO
St. Rose was born in 1235 in Viterbo, Italy. She lived at the time when Emperor Frederick had conquered land that belonged to the Church.

SEPTEMBER 5
ST. LAWRENCE JUSTINIAN

St. Lawrence Justinian was born in Venice, Italy, in 1381.

SEPTEMBER 6
BLESSED BERTRAND

Blessed Bertrand lived in the last half of the twelfth and first part of the thirteenth centuries.

SEPTEMBER 7
BLESSED JOHN DUCKETT AND BLESSED RALPH CORBY

Blessed James Duckett studied at the English college of Douay and became a priest in 1639.

SEPTEMBER 8
BIRTH OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY

We do not usually celebrate the birthdays of the saints.

SEPTEMBER 9
ST. PETER CLAVER

St. Peter Claver, the Spanish priest of the Society of Jesus was born in 1580.

SEPTEMBER 10
ST. NICHOLAS OF TOLENTINO

St. Nicholas was born in 1245 in Ancona, Italy. His parents had waited long and anxiously for a child.

SEPTEMBER 11
BLESSED LOUIS OF THURINGIA

Blessed Loius, the German prince, lived during the last part of the twelfth and first part of the thirteenth centuries.

SEPTEMBER 13
ST. JOHN CHRYSOSTOM

St. John Chrysostom was born in Antioch around 344.

SEPTEMBER 15
OUR LADY OF SORROWS

Our Lady had many great joys as the mother of Jesus, but she had much to suffer, too.

SEPTEMBER 16
ST. CORNELIUS AND ST. CYPRIAN

St. Cornelius, a holy priest of Rome, was elected Pope in 251. He accepted because he loved Christ.

SEPTEMBER 17
ST. ROBERT BELLARMINE

St. Robert Bellarmine was born in Italy in 1542.

SEPTEMBER 18
ST. JOSEPH OF CUPERTINO

St. Joseph was born on June 17, 1603, in a small Italian village to poor parents.

SEPTEMBER 19
ST. JANUARIUS

St. Januarius lived in the fourth century. He was born either in Benevento or Naples, Italy.

SEPTEMBER 20
ST. ANDREW KIM TAEGON AND ST. PAUL CHONG HASANG

St. Andrew Kim Taegon was a priest and St. Paul Chong Hasang was a lay person.

SEPTEMBER 21
ST. MATTHEW

St. Matthew was a tax collector in the city of Capernaum, where Jesus was living.

SEPTEMBER 22
ST. THOMAS OF VILLANOVA

St. Thomas was born in Spain in 1488.

SEPTEMBER 24
ST. PACIFICUS

St. Pacificus, a little Italian boy born in 1653 was named Charles Anthony. He was just five years old when his loving parents died.

SEPTEMBER 25
ST. SERGIUS

St. Serguis, the famous Russian saint lived in the fourteenth century.

SEPTEMBER 27
ST. VINCENT DE PAUL

St. Vincent de Paul, the son of poor French peasants, was born in 1581.

SEPTEMBER 28
ST. LAWRENCE RUIZ AND COMPANIONS

St. Lawrence Ruiz, and his fifteen companions were killed for their faith in 1637, in Nagasaki, Japan.

SEPTEMBER 29
ST. MICHAEL, ST. GABRIEL, ST. RAPHAEL

Sts. Michael, Gabriel and Raphael are called "saints" because they are holy.

SEPTEMBER 30
ST. JEROME

St. Jerome was a Roman Christian who lived in the fourth century.

 
ABOUT ARCHANGELS
SAINT MICHAEL
St. Michael the Archangel Story
History of St. Michael the Archangel Prayer
St. Michael the Archangel Prayers
St. Michael the Archangel Apparitions
The Chaplet of St. Michael Archangel
Novena to St Micheal the Archangel
Litany of St. Michael the Archangel


SAINT GABRIEL

St. Gabriel Prayer

SAINT RAPHAEL

St. Raphael Prayer
 
PHOTO OF THE MONTH


Tour of the Relics of the Passion
(International Center for Holy Relics)
www.HolyRelics.org

 
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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