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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

MAY 1
ST. JOSEPH THE WORKER
This is St. Joseph's second feast day on the Church calendar of celebrations. We honor him also on March 19. St. Joseph is a very important saint.

MAY 2
ST. ATHANASIUS
St. Athanasius was born around 297 in Alexandria, Egypt. He devoted his life to proving that Jesus is truly God.

MAY 3
ST. PHILIP AND ST. JAMES
Both of these saints were part of the original group of Jesus' twelve apostles.

MAY 4
BLESSED MARIE-LEONIE PARADIS
Blessed Marie-Elodie Paradis was born in the village of L'Acadie in Quebec, Canada. It was May 12, 1840.

MAY 5
ST. JUDITH OF PRUSSIA

St. Judith lived in the thirteenth century. She was born in Thuringia. This was in what is now central Germany. She wanted to model her life on the example of St. Elizabeth of Hungary.

MAY 6
BLESSED FRANCOIS DE MONTMORENCY LAVAL

Blessed Francois was the first bishop of Quebec City, Canada. He was born in 1623 in a small town in France.

MAY 7
BLESSED ROSE VENERINI

Blessed Rose was born in Viterbo, Italy, in 1656. Her father was a physician. Rose entered the convent but returned home after a few months.

MAY 8
BLESSED CATHERINE OF ST. AUGUSTINE

St. Catherine was born on May 3, 1632, in a little village in France. She was baptized the same day.

MAY 9
BLESSED NICHOLAS ALBERGATI

Blessed Nicholas was born in Bologna, Italy. Nicholas' family could afford to send him to the university where he began to study law.

MAY 10
ST. ANTONINUS

St. Antoninus lived in the fifteenth century. Even as a boy he showed that he had good sense and will power.

MAY 11
ST. IGNATIUS OF LACONI

St. Ignatius was the son of a poor farmer in Laconi, Italy. He was born on December 17, 1701.

MAY 12
ST. NEREUS, ST. ACHILLEUS AND ST. PANCRAS

Sts. Nereus and Achilleus were Roman soldiers who died around 304. They were probably Praetorian guards under Emperor Trajan. We know little else about them.

MAY 13
ST. ANDREW FOURNET

St. Andrew Fournet was born on December 6, 1752. He was from Maille, a little town near Poitiers, in France. Andrew's parents were religious people.

MAY 14
ST. MATTHIAS

St. Matthias was one of Our Lord's seventy-two disciples.

MAY 15
ST. ISIDORE THE FARMER

Saint Isidore was born in 1070, in Madrid, Spain. His parents were deeply religious. They named their son after the great St. Isidore, archbishop of Seville, Spain.

MAY 16
ST. UBALD

St. Ubald lived in twelfth-century Italy. He was an orphan raised by his uncle, a bishop. Ubald was given a good education.

MAY 17
ST. PASCHAL BAYLON

St. Paschal, a Spanish saint, was born in 1540. From the time he was seven, he worked as a shepherd. He never had the opportunity to go to school.

MAY 18
ST. JOHN I

St. John I was a priest of Rome. He became pope after the death of Pope St. Hormisdas in 523. At that time, Italy's ruler, Theodoric the Goth, was an Arian.

MAY 19
ST. CELESTINE V

Peter di Morone was the eleventh of twelve children. He was born around 1210 in Isernia, Italy. His father died when he was small.

MAY 20
ST. BERNARDINE OF SIENA

St. Bernardine of Siena was born in 1380 in a town near Siena, Italy. He was the son of an Italian governor.

MAY 21
BLESSED EUGENE DE MAZENOD

Blessed Eugene was born in France in 1782. He became a priest in 1811. Father Eugene was sensitive to the needs of the poor and he ministered to them.

MAY 22
ST. RITA OF CASCIA

St. Rita was born in 1381 in a little Italian village. Her parents were older. They had begged God to send them a child. They brought Rita up well.

MAY 23
ST. JOHN BAPTIST ROSSI

St. John Baptist Rossi was born in 1698 in a village near Genoa, Italy. His family loved him. They were proud when a wealthy couple visiting their town offered to educate him. His parents knew the couple and trusted them.

MAY 24
ST. DAVID I OF SCOTLAND

St. David was born in 1080. He was the youngest son of St. Margaret, queen of Scotland, and her good husband, King Malcom.

MAY 25
VENERABLE BEDE

Venerable Bede, the English priest, was famous as a saint, a priest, a monk, a teacher and a writer of history. He was born in England in 673.

MAY 26
ST. PHILIP NERI

St. Philip Neri was born in Florence, Italy, in 1515. As a child, his nickname was "Good little Phil." He was always so jolly and friendly that everyone he met loved him.

MAY 27
ST. AUGUSTINE OF CANTERBURY

St. Augustine was the abbot of St. Andrew's monastery in Rome. Pope St. Gregory the Great chose him and forty other monks for a mission dear to his heart.

MAY 28
BLESSED MARGARET POLE

Blessed Margaret was born in 1471. She was the niece of two English kings, Edward IV and Richard III. Henry VII arranged her marriage to Sir Reginald Pole.

MAY 29
ST. MAXIMINIUS

St. Maximinius was a bishop who lived in the fourth century. It is believed that he was born in Poitiers, France. As a young man, he heard of a saintly bishop of Trier, in Gaul.

MAY 30
ST. JOAN OF ARC

St. Joan was born in 1412. Her hometown was Domremy, a little village in France. Jacques d'Arc, her father, was a hard working farmer.

MAY 31
THE VISITATION OF MARY

Visitation means "visit." The Archangel Gabriel told the Blessed Virgin Mary that her cousin Elizabeth was going to have a baby.

 
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St. Gabriel Prayer

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Tour of the Relics of the Passion
(International Center for Holy Relics)
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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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