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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

NOVEMBER 1
ALL SAINTS' DAY
This feast day grew out of the love and devotion of God's people. 

NOVEMBER 2
ALL SOULS' DAY
This feast day is one of the most loving celebrations in all the Church's liturgy. 

NOVEMBER 3
ST. MARTIN DE PORRES
St. Martin was born in Lima, Peru, in 1579.

NOVEMBER 4
ST. CHARLES BORROMEO

St. Charles lived in the sixteenth century. He was the son of a rich Italian count.

NOVEMBER 5
ST. BERTILLA

St. Bertilla lived in the seventh century. The first biography of her life appeared in Latin in the year 800.

NOVEMBER 6
ST. THEOPHANE VENARD

St. Theophane, he holy French priest, dreamed of being a martyr even as a youngster.

NOVEMBER 7
ST. WILLIBRORD

St. Willibrord was born in England in 658.

NOVEMBER 8
ST. GODFREY

St. Godfrey lived in the twelfth century. He received his education from the monks of Mont-Saint-Quentin. Godfrey became a monk and a priest.

NOVEMBER 9
ST. THEODORE TIRO

St. Theodore lived in the third century.

NOVEMBER 10
ST. LEO THE GREAT

St. Leo, a Roman, lived in the fifth century. At the death of Pope Sixtus, he became pope.

NOVEMBER 11
ST. MARTIN OF TOURS

St. Martin, the soldier saint lived in the fourth century.

NOVEMBER 12
ST. JOSAPHAT

St. Josaphat was born in the Ukraine and baptized John in 1580.

NOVEMBER 13
ST. FRANCES XAVIER CABRINI

St. Frances was born on July 15, 1850. As a child growing up in Italy, she dreamed about being a missionary to China.

NOVEMBER 14
ST. LAWRENCE O'TOOLE

St. Lawrence was born in Ireland in 1128. He was the son of a chief.

NOVEMBER 15
ST. ALBERT THE GREAT

St. Albert lived in the thirteenth century. He was born in a castle on the Danube River in Swabia (southwest Germany).

NOVEMBER 16
ST. MARGARET OF SCOTLAND

St. Margaret was an English princess born in 1046.

NOVEMBER 16
ST. GERTRUDE

St. Gertrude entered a convent in Saxony when she was very young.

NOVEMBER 17
ST. ELIZABETH OF HUNGARY

St. Elizabeth, the daughter of the king of Hungary was born in 1207.

NOVEMBER 18
ST. ROSE PHILIPPINE DUCHESNE

St. Rose labored for Jesus in the United States. She was born into a wealthy French family in 1769.

NOVEMBER 19
ST. NERSES

St. Nerses lived in fourth-century Armenia. He was an official in the court of King Arshak.

NOVEMBER 20
ST. EDMUND

St. Edmund was an English king who lived in the ninth century.

NOVEMBER 21
PRESENTATION OF MARY

When she was only three years old, the Blessed Virgin Mary was taken to the Temple.

NOVEMBER 22
ST. CECILIA

St. Cecilia, the patroness of music lived in early times. What we know about her goes back to the fourth century.

NOVEMBER 23
ST. COLUMBAN

St. Columban, the most famous of the Irish missionary-monks, lived in the seventh century.

NOVEMBER 23
BLESSED MIGUEL AUGUSTIN PRO

Blessed Miguel Pro was born in Guadalupe, Mexico, in 1891. He was destined to become a martyr of the twentieth century.

NOVEMBER 24
ST. ANDREW DUNG-LAC AND COMPANIONS

Christian missionaries first brought the Catholic faith to Vietnam during the sixteenth century.

NOVEMBER 25
ST. CATHERINE LABOURE

St. Catherine was born Zoe Laboure in 1806. She was the daughter of a French farmer.

NOVEMBER 25
ST. CATHERINE OF ALEXANDRIA

St. Catherine lived in early Christian times. She was the daughter of a wealthy pagan couple of Alexandria, Egypt.

NOVEMBER 26
ST. JOHN BERCHMANS

St. John, the Belgian saint once said, "If I do not become a saint when I am young, I shall never become one.

NOVEMBER 27
ST. JAMES INTERCISUS

St. James was a Persian who lived in the fifth century. He was a great favorite of King Yezdigerd I.

NOVEMBER 29
BLESSED FRANCIS ANTHONY OF LUCERA

Blessed Francis born in 1681, was nicknamed Johnny as a child. He was the son of an Italian farmer.

NOVEMBER 30
ST. ANDREW

St. Andrew, like his brother, Simon Peter, was a fisherman. He became a disciple of the great St. John the Baptist.

 
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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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