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Critical Information About Our Founder, a Friend of Medjugorje

Critical Information About Our Founder, a Friend of Medjugorje

The story you are about to read was written by the hand of Our Lady…

 

Friday April 16, 2021

 

Our founder, who is a Friend of Medjugorje, and the Caritas Community spent the day on a Field Trip. It was the first time in several years we were able to do so together as a community.

 

Our founder keeps a six-day, 80-hour work week. He has so much Our Lady wants him to do that he never stops. Because of that, field trips together and other kinds of excursions are very rare.

 

Everyone had a beautiful time. The community arrived back home late in the evening.

 

This night, April 16, 2021, Our Lady gave a message through Medjugorje visionary Ivan. Our Lady said:

 

“Dear children, this is the time of responsibility, accept and live my messages responsibly. Return to my Son, return to prayer. Little children, allow God to speak to your heart. satan wants to reign and destroy your life. Children, be persevering, courageous, patient and strong for holiness. I am with you and I bless you all with my maternal blessing. Thank you, dear children, because you have answered my call once again today.”

 

We did not find out about Our Lady’s message until several days later.

 

Our Lady’s words would have great meaning.

 

 

Saturday April 17, 2021

 

Our founder’s wife Annette was helping their daughter in a nearby town. Annette was not at home the day before and spent Friday night with their daughter. They planned to have a nice breakfast together Saturday morning.

 

At the last minute, on a whim, Annette decided to simply drive back home to her house.

 

 

8:00 a.m.

 

The community gathered in front of the Tabernacle of Our Lady’s Messages to pray and begin the workday.

 

Our founder, in his usual energetic way, came bounding down the large spiral staircase of the Tabernacle. Together we started to pray.

 

The community prayed the 7, 7, 7 Prayer (7 Our Father’s, Hail Mary’s and Glory Be’s) and then picked a message at random from Words from Heaven.

 

For those who don’t know, picking a message at random was a way of praying that our founder was inspired to start doing more than 30 years ago. The Caritas Community and thousands across the world follow his inspiration in doing this.

 

The message picked at random after 8:00 AM prayer was:

 

October 2, 2014

“Dear children, with motherly love I implore you, love one another. May there be in your hearts, as my Son desired from the very beginning, love for the Heavenly Father and for your neighbor in the first place—above everything of this world. My dear children, do you not recognize the signs of the times? Do you not recognize that all of this that is around you, all that is happening, is because there is no love? Comprehend that salvation is in true values. Accept the might of the Heavenly Father, love Him and honor Him. Walk in the footsteps of my Son. You, my children, my dear apostles, you are always gathering around me anew, because you are thirsty. You thirst for peace, love and happiness. Drink out of my hands. My hands are offering to you my Son who is the spring of clear water. He will bring your faith back to life and purify your hearts, because my Son loves pure hearts and pure hearts love my Son. Only pure hearts are humble and have firm faith. I ask for such hearts of you, my children. My Son told me that I am the mother of the entire world. I ask of those of you who accept me as such to help me, with your life, prayer and sacrifice, for all of my children to accept me as a mother—so that I may lead them to the spring of the clear water. Thank you. My dear children, as your shepherds offer you the Body of my Son with their blessed hands, always in your hearts give thanks to my Son for the Sacrifice and for the shepherds that He always gives you anew.”

 

After the message was read aloud, our founder asked, “What was the date of that message?”

 

We repeated the date to him. Our founder said, “Everyone needs to love one another. Make a copy of that message so people can read it all day.”

 

 

8:30 a.m.

 

The community separated into different groups to begin the workday. Our founder went down to his house where a small project was going on outside.

 

His wife, Annette, had just arrived home from their daughter’s house.

 

Our founder began telling his wife about the beautiful field trip the day before.

 

As she left the room, he felt a burning sensation going up his neck. He thought a headache was coming on, so he walked out to his truck to get a Goody’s powder, a fast aspirin-based pain reliever.

 

On the way to his truck our founder felt an intense burning pain grip his chest. He knew something was not right, so he began to search quickly for the Goody’s powder.

 

He could not find one.

 

He headed back to the house and with every second the burning pain tripled in intensity.

He started to run to the house.

 

While running, he remembered in the back of his mind something he read years before – “put cayenne pepper under your tongue.”

 

Our founder ran straight into the kitchen.

 

He found the cayenne jar but could not get it opened.

 

The intensity of the pain was increasing.

 

He felt he had only seconds to do something.

 

He spotted cayenne residue on the lid of the jar and started to wipe it with his fingers and put it under his tongue.

 

He felt his chest was on fire.

 

He worked the jar open and dumped the cayenne under his tongue. The pain remained but did not get worse.

 

At this moment, his wife Annette came back in the room. She, who got home only minutes before, saw him with his head leaning on the kitchen counter.

 

Annette asked him what he was doing. When he looked up, she knew something was not right.

 

He signaled that his chest was in pain and then told her to take him to the emergency room. Annette started to walk him to her car and by looking at him, realized she couldn’t leave without calling someone. She also didn’t feel comfortable driving him in this state.

 

From the front seat of the car, our founder said, “Call 9-1-1.”

 

Annette called out to their son, Tony, who was outside, as she walked him back into the house, to their living room. She quickly called 9-1-1 and put out the “all-call” to the community on a special community emergency line.

 

Tony rushed in. As he looked at his father, their eyes met, and Tony saw a look of pain and helplessness in his father’s eyes – emotions not normally seen in his father’s face.

 

Tony looked back mirroring the same emotions in his own eyes.

 

The 9-1-1 call was heard by Dennis Brasher the local fire chief. Denis was on his way to another call. When Dennis heard this new call and who it was, he turned his truck and immediately headed straight towards our founder’s home.

 

Dennis was the first to arrive on the scene.

 

The community all-call was spreading fast.

 

The first place that the community members headed when they heard the news was the third-floor chapel in our mission building, The Tabernacle of Our Lady’s Messages.

 

To those who have followed him for years, you know that our founder has talked about people who put their faith in every medical option. Then, when everything fails, they say, “Well, there’s nothing left to do but pray.”

 

But his method has always been that prayer is the first recourse.

 

God is to be the first option.

 

For the community, one in heart and one in mind, his thinking is in the very fabric of who we are.

 

If we are not needed to help on the scene, we are needed to help by being on our knees.

 

A few of the community men ran down to the house. Everyone else ran to prayer.

 

As community members rushed from place to place, telling of what was going on, people continued to gather in the chapel while the Rosary was being prayed.

 

Our founder’s granddaughter, Victoria, ran out to where some other youth were feeding animals. Victoria told Anne, another community youth, about what was going on with her “Papa.” Anne said, “We can’t lose that man.”

 

Another community member said that as he was heading to the chapel he thought, “If Our Lady takes him, he’s okay. But I would not be okay.”

 

Similar thoughts were racing through everyone’s mind as we gathered in front of Our Lady’s stained-glass window of the chapel.

 

The little children were quiet and somber, not their usual rambunctious selves.

 

Our founder’s grandson, “little Tony,” looked sad and upset. He was kneeling next to one of our large angel statues. One of the community members encouraged him to pray to the angels for his Papa. He was told the prayers of children are heard by Heaven even more than those of adults.

 

Little Tony turned to the angel and laid his head on its chest.

 

His youngest sister, 1 ½ year old—Maddalena, whenever she was told that Papa was very sick, she responded with a sad cry, “No, no.”

 

 

Shock

 

In prayer before Our Lady, the community was coming face to face with the realization that our founder was close to death.

 

From in the chapel, we could hear the siren of the ambulance coming down the road, then slow down and then turn off. Now there was EMS at the house.

 

Our founder was the very picture of health and vitality. He was rarely ever sick.

 

Even at age 67, we had just watched him bound down the very steps which lead to the chapel we were now praying in.

 

Besides his 80-hour work week, it was normal for him to sleep a few hours a night, then be up in the middle of the night, walking the grounds doing his prayers.

 

Now, our founder was surrounded by his wife Annette, by his son Tony and his daughter-in-law, Erin, by a few community men, the fire chief and the EMS team which just arrived.

 

We ended the Rosary in the chapel by again picking a message at random. It is moments like these that we really need to hear from Our Lady.

 

Our Lady’s words were:

December 25, 1997

“Dear children! Also, today I rejoice with you and I call you to the good. I desire that each of you reflect and carry peace in your heart and say: I want to put God in the first place in my life. In this way, little children, each of you will become holy. Little children, tell everyone, I want the good for you and He will respond with the good and, little children, good will come to dwell in the heart of each man. Little children, tonight I bring to you the good of my Son who gave His life to save you. That is why, little children, rejoice and extend your hands to Jesus who is only good. Thank you for having responded to my call.”

 

What was “good” that Our Lady was referring to? Was She seeing this scene unfold that we were living in at this moment?

 

Looking closer at the message that had just been picked, we realized the words were speaking of the “heart”:

 

“…carry peace in your heart… good will come to dwell in the heart of each man…”

 

And Our Lady also said:

 

“…my Son who gave His life to save you.”

 

This inspired us to look at the message we picked that morning – the very message that our founder told us to make copies of, and to read throughout the day.

 

We were shocked.

 

This was the message picked that morning:

 

October 2, 2014

“…May there be in your hearts, as my Son desired from the very beginning, love for the Heavenly Father and for your neighbor in the first place—above everything of this world. My dear children, do you not recognize the signs of the times? Do you not recognize that all of this that is around you, all that is happening, is because there is no love? …My hands are offering to you my Son who is the spring of clear water. He will bring your faith back to life and purify your hearts, because my Son loves pure hearts and pure hearts love my Son. Only pure hearts are humble and have firm faith. I ask for such hearts of you, my children. My Son told me that I am the mother of the entire world. I ask of those of you who accept me as such to help me, with your life, prayer and sacrifice, for all of my children to accept me as a mother—so that I may lead them to the spring of the clear water… always in your hearts give thanks to my Son for the Sacrifice and for the shepherds that He always gives you anew”

 

Our Lady said the word “hearts” seven times that morning!

 

Our Lady literally warned us, ahead of time, everything that would happen.

 

Her words would be needed in the coming difficult hours and days.

 

 

Back at the House. (9:00 a.m.)

 

This part of Alabama is not very Catholic. Dennis, the fire chief, has not always been on the same side religiously as with our founder, and at times there was friction between what our founder knew we were supposed to be doing and what the local authorities were wanting us to do.

 

But today, all those things were in the past and unimportant.

 

Dennis knew all was not well. Seeing our founder climb onto the stretcher and being put into the ambulance, so compliant to the EMS team, Dennis said to our founder’s wife Annette, “He’s not right is he? This is not like him to just sit here and let us do all this to him.”

 

Our founder, out of love for all who were greatly concerned for him and to reassure his family and community, said that he was feeling a little better as they loaded him up in the ambulance.

 

His witness has always been to minimize his own sufferings.

 

While all his vital signs looked good, he had expressed that he had never felt this kind of pain before, so feeling “a little” better, didn’t convince anyone that he was suffering any less.

 

 

The Hospital

 

The closest emergency room was too full, so the EMS team diverted him to the next nearest hospital. He was severely dehydrated, so they hooked him up to an IV.

 

The first tests were vague. The EKG was abnormal at first then was normal. The blood work showed almost normal.

 

This only added to the mystery.

 

One doctor said that without the story of how it all happened with the burning pains, etc. they would say that he was just dehydrated.

 

The hospital took blood tests every several hours and monitored him through the night.

 

 

Sunday, April 18, 2021

 

When the results from the blood work started coming back, it showed signs of a major problem. It appeared he had suffered a heart attack.

 

With each new test, the enzyme levels that indicate trouble with the heart were rising.

 

Our founder was admitted into the Cardiovascular unit and spent Sunday with family while more testing was ordered for Monday, April 19th.

 

One of the first things his daughter-in-law, Erin, asked him when she saw him at the hospital, was if he had been given some premonition of his possible death.

 

She asked this because of his great devotion to the St. Bridget Prayers. One of the promises given by Christ for those who pray these prayers is 15 days before your death you will be given some sign that your time is coming.

 

Our founder told her that he did not have any premonition.

 

Cayenne pepper jar

The cayenne pepper jar, laying at the spot where Annette saw our founder with his head leaning on the counter. The holes in the top of the lid are so that you can sprinkle it while cooking. When using the jar this way, it leaves residue on the lid. This residue is what our founder was wiping with his fingers to put under his tongue.

 

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Monday, April 19

 

Testing was ordered for Monday, April 19, to perform a Coronary Angiogram, a medical procedure where a doctor uses dye and an x-ray to detect blockages in the arteries and heart.

 

If the doctor finds a blockage, he can use a catheter to open the blockage and/or place a stint in the blocked area.

 

Our founder went into this procedure and we were beginning to breathe a sigh of relief knowing that the problem would be found and fixed.

 

The Caritas Community youth climbed to the Cross this morning to pray for our founder. After praying a Rosary, the youth picked a message at random from Words from Heaven. The message picked was:

 

October 25, 2017

“Dear children! I am calling you to be prayer in this time of grace. You all have problems, afflictions, sufferings and lack of peace. May saints be models to you and an encouragement for holiness; God will be near you and you will be renewed in seeking through your personal conversion. Faith will be hope to you and joy will begin to reign in your hearts. Thank you for having responded to my call.”

 

In the afternoon, a call came in from our founder’s daughter, Bridget, who was with him at the hospital. A community member answered the phone and asked, “How is it?” Bridget replied, “Not good. They can’t put in a stint.”

 

The community member asked why, and Bridget replied, “It’s one of the main arteries right above the heart – the one they call the widow maker. He’ll have to have bypass surgery. We’re trying to figure out the details right now.”

 

As the details came in from the hospital, it turns out that the blockage was 80-90%.

 

He could have another heart attack at any time.

 

What are the chances that it could have happened while on the field trip the day before? What are the chances that his wife Annette had not come home on the spur of the moment? Or that his son Tony was not outside the house?

 

Our founder’s sister, who is a nurse, commented that the cayenne pepper probably saved his life. She says she carries a bottle in her purse for emergencies.

 

What are the chances he remembered about the cayenne pepper?

 

One of the community members who ran down to the house with cayenne pepper had literally just got in a shipment of a stronger cayenne pepper which was ordered just for an emergency like this.

 

What was even more shocking is that the scans showed all his other arteries, and his heart were in perfect health.

 

The doctor who did the sonogram of the heart said: “You have a beautiful heart.”

 

We know the doctor was speaking medically, but we understood it confirmed, also, a prophetic spiritual statement.

 

When the scans were being done on the other arteries another doctor said, “I can tell you’ve never smoked a day in your life.”

 

Our founder said, “Never smoked, never drank.” – He made a vow at age 14 never to drink alcohol, a remarkable feat growing up in a strong Italian family.

 

All the “what-ifs” played out as we realized how serious this really was.

 

Open heart surgery was scheduled for some time on Tuesday afternoon.

 

Three of our founder’s sons who live out of town were waiting to hear whether they should come or not. They immediately decided to fly into Birmingham the next morning.

 

When the community youth found out that he was having open heart surgery, they immediately remembered the words they picked earlier on the mountain:

 

“…problems, afflictions, sufferings… joy will begin to reign in your hearts…”

 

Our Lady was writing a story.

 

 

Tuesday, April 20, 8:00 a.m.

 

There was a Caritas/BVM pilgrimage group coming to Caritas today, on a five-day pilgrimage that began on Monday, April 19 and would end on Friday, April 23.

 

Our Lady says, “nothing is by chance.” We knew these pilgrims were meant to be at Caritas at this exact time.

 

We also knew our founder would expect us to give ourselves fully to our pilgrims and not let anything that is happening with him interfere with their pilgrimage experience.

 

When told our founder’s situation, the pilgrims immediately began praying and offering their pilgrimage also for him, his family and the whole community.

 

It was a great grace to have the pilgrims with us for the week. They walked beside us in the uncertainty we were facing, sharing in our pain, offering their prayers and sacrifices for our founder.

 

Day by day the pilgrims were experiencing profound graces in being immersed in the sacred sites Our Lady has blessed with Her presence here.

 

The witness of our founder in putting the messages into his life and his family produced the “way of life” that the community follows, gave the pilgrims a window of strength in carrying their own crosses.

 

They became a part of the unfolding of the story as some of the messages Our Lady was giving to them as a group each morning when they opened Words from Heaven, directly related to the circumstances of our founder.

 

This first morning of the pilgrimage, Tuesday, April 20, 2021, which was the day of our founder’s open-heart surgery, the random message Our Lady gave the group had actually happened in the Bedroom of Apparitions.

 

This is the message the group picked at random, on Tuesday morning:

 

February 17, 2009

“Our founder and Marija’s husband were out of town early yesterday morning before apparition time. They were scheduled to be back Tuesday morning, but our founder knew it would be impossible to make it back for the apparition, especially since Our Lady said in yesterday’s apparition, “Same time. Same place.”

 

The community met in the Bedroom and began the Rosary at 10:00 a.m., with the anticipation that Our Lady would appear at around 10:40 a.m. However, in today’s apparition, Our Lady refrained from appearing at this normal time. They had prayed two full Rosaries and had started a third and still Our Lady had not appeared. As time passed without Our Lady appearing, some in the room began to wonder if Our Lady was purposely waiting to give the founder an opportunity to make it back for the apparition.

“Finally, almost 30 minutes past the normal apparition time, Our Lady appeared. For those who had been hoping the founder would make it, there was a little feeling of disappointment, knowing that it had been so close. But then, in the silence of the apparition, they suddenly heard the kitchen screen door open and shut, and the founder came running in. He knelt beside Marija, and as the apparition was long, lasting four minutes, the apparition was only just half over. It was a big joy for everyone to see this unfold.”

 

The above apparition of February 17, 2009, was a big joy as several community members had been praying to Our Lady, during that apparition, to “wait” for our founder, knowing how badly he wanted to be there with Her.

 

After all, this was the deepest respect we could show to someone who had given his entire life and heart to Our Lady. None of us would be here if it were not for him. The least we could do was ask Our Lady to wait.

 

 

Tuesday, April 20, 9:00 a.m., at the hospital

 

Medjugorje visionary Marija called to speak to our founder.

 

They spoke for 45 minutes. Marija told him that she went up Apparition Mountain for him and was getting other people to pray.

 

During their conversation, our founder remembered the last time Marija was here in 2019, Marija had told him, “We’re the only ones left.”

 

They had been speaking of Medjugorje and all their experiences over 30+ years together. So many significant people involved with Medjugorje, including many good friends met along the way, were now dead. They were somewhat sad reminiscing and remembering the earlier years.

 

These were the thoughts going through his mind as the nurse came in and he finally had to hang up with Marija.

 

But before hanging up, Marija told him she would offer her entire apparition to Our Lady for him in a couple of hours.

 

This inspired him with a thought which came from his heart: he wanted to see the community and have us all together for this special apparition.

 

With all of the coronavirus restrictions still in place at the hospital it would be impossible to get 35 people into the room.

 

But his room overlooked the front of the hospital. What if the community could go there and he could see them?

 

He asked his daughter-in-law, Erin, to call Caritas and tell everyone to immediately come for Rosary.

 

Because of the glare on his window, he knew the community wouldn’t be able to see him, so he asked for a flashlight that he could flash periodically out the window that would indicate to everyone outside where he was in the room.

 

It was a big joy for him and all of us to have the opportunity to be near, joined in prayer as much as was possible, during the Rosary in which Our Lady would be blessing him in a special way.

 

Parying in front of the hospital

Tuesday April 20, 2021 (Rosary Time) – Part of the Community seen during Rosary time in front of the hospital. Little Maddalena Mia, our founder’s granddaughter wants to wave, so she is being held up. Our founder’s room is circled.

 

The hospital room of our founder

Tuesday April 20, 2021 (Rosary Time) – A closer view of the room. Our founder would alternate between a flashlight and a piece of paper, waving it in the window, and the Community would wave back.

 

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The Sons

 

There was no set time given to our founder regarding when he would be pulled for surgery.

 

Everyone was hoping his three sons, who lived out of state and would be arriving at the airport late that morning, would get to the hospital to see their Dad before he went into surgery.

 

When the nurse showed up to prep our founder for surgery, the sons were just 10 minutes away, racing through heavy traffic as quickly as possible to get to the hospital.

 

While there was still time before the surgery, the medical crew wanted to take him to the operating room, but one of our founders’ son, Casey, who lives in Birmingham and was already present with his Dad, stepped in and refused to let them take his dad.

 

The supervisor was called and then those with higher authority. Casey firmly told them that this hospital has been hired by the family for their service, but their service does not supersede the right of the family to be with their father.

 

Therefore, he said, the hospital will wait until his other brothers arrive so their father can see them all before his surgery.

 

When the other three sons finally arrived, they were told they couldn’t go to their father’s hospital room because only two people were allowed at a time.

 

They all three replied back to security that their father was about to go into open heart surgery, and they were not going to let anyone stop them from being able to see him. Like father, like sons!

 

Remembering the random message picked earlier today (Tuesday, April 20) by the group, the February 17, 2009 message, the scenario that played out with our founder and his sons was just like that apparition.

 

But instead of our founder rushing home from the airport to be there with Our Lady, it was his sons rushing from the airport to the hospital to be with their father before the surgery, where the outcome was not certain.

 

Our Lady made a way for the boys to make it.

 

Our founder’s whole family: his wife, daughter and five sons were gathered round him as he lay on the gurney ready to be taken to the operating room. It was touching to see the lengths of which Our Lady let us know She was walking all of this with us, even in the finest details.

 

This was just one more fingerprint left by Our Lady’s Motherly efficacy, Who was writing an amazing story.

 

 

The Surgery

 

Our founder’s doctor explained the procedure that he would be undergoing.

His breastplate would have to be broken, and his heart lifted out of his body, while the doctors performed the bypass surgery.

 

Some of the community members said, “Does this doctor know whose heart he’ll be holding in his hands?”

 

This is a heart that has heard directly from Our Lady.

 

This is a heart that received a revelation of how to live. Caritas was not his “vision.” It was “revealed” to him through prayer and Our Lady’s messages.

 

This is the heart of one who has written more than anyone in the world about Medjugorje, including the priests in Medjugorje.

 

This is the singular definer of the Medjugorje messages.

 

This is a Friend of Medjugorje…

 

The community and family members were being updated on the news several times a day.

 

The surgery was completed in just three hours. The doctor said everything went as planned. The surgery ended up being a double bypass.

 

When our founder was wheeled into the recovery room, the family encircled him again, but his appearance was disquieting for them, seeing him lying there as if he had died. The family was instructed to leave for the night because the next 4-6 hours would be critical in getting our founder off the ventilator machine.

 

Seeing Annette’s reluctance to leave, his nurse assured her that she wouldn’t leave his side and would be praying for him through the night.

 

After they left, in the middle of dinner, they received a call that the nurses were able to get our founder off the breathing machine without difficulty in less than two hours.

 

At every step we were seeing the result of all the prayers being said for our founder.

 

 

Witness to Those Around You…

 

When Annette called the hospital early Wednesday morning, April 21, our founder had already been sitting up, had his breakfast and been for his first walk!

 

He was not going to sit around and wait to be healed.

 

With the surgery behind him, he wanted to begin the recovery process immediately, and by his strength of will, with prayer, he was able to overcome the intense pain.

 

That was nothing new; this was how he overcame every obstacle placed before him over the past 40 years of walking with Our Lady.

 

The mission of Caritas would not exist if he did not possess that strength of will to never let an obstacle stop him.

 

One may think that being a patient in a hospital eliminates the requirement of being a witness to those you encounter. Not so with our founder.

 

No matter the pain level, he is always courteous, cooperative, in good humor, friendly and inviting, as is his whole family. So much so that they give a beautiful witness to everyone they meet.

 

All the nurses were happy to be assigned to him and experienced a lot of joy in his hospital room.

 

Curious about this family, many of them wanted to learn about the mission that our founder was the head of, and several told him they want to come out and see it. One nurse was so engrossed in his conversation with our founder that he forgot to give him his pain medicine!

 

Even the doctor who performed the surgery just came in and sat with he and his family. He just enjoyed being there with them.

 

Those working on other floors were hearing about this family.

 

Our founder never lets himself off the hook when he is with people. He always wants to find a way to bring Our Lady into the conversation.

 

With every nurse that came in, something was handed out to them.

 

With this kind of surgery, it is important to get the person walking on their own as soon as possible. The nurses come in and attempt to make the person complete a walking lap.

 

Every lap is 300 feet.

 

Every time our founder would do one lap, he would do another one.

 

Finally, after two days of laps, on one of the walks, he did several more laps. The nurse said, “You just broke the record! We’ve never had someone do that many laps!”

 

The doctors said the recovery process would be the hardest part.

 

But the doctors don’t know certain things.

 

There are some things harder than recovery.

 

 

Angels and Demons

 

A Friend of Medjugorje said on the April 2, 2016, broadcast, prophetically titled, “Our Lady’s Bypass Surgery for the Church,” that he knows Our Lady has written the script for his life.

 

His life is a spiritual walk with Our Lady. No physical thing which happens to him will be without an effect on the spiritual side.

 

Our founder revealed something a week after his heart attack on Friday, April 23. He said he never thought Our Lady was going to take him.

 

There are certain things he knows Our Lady still wants him to accomplish before he dies.

 

For 30+ years, he has formed and structured the mission of Caritas to survive and continue on hundreds of years after he is gone. But his building for the future is not yet complete.

 

Our founder revealed that he felt the presence of satan very strongly at times while in the hospital.

 

Several community members relayed the night before his heart attack they were awakened throughout the night and felt an intense need to pray.

 

His truck mysteriously broke down on Friday morning, the day before his heart attack.

 

Then on Sunday, the day after his heart attack, at midnight, Medjugorje.com went offline. It was a culmination of traffic and a few problems that came together and caused the site to go off. It took many hours of work and at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday the site finally came back online.

 

A visiting priest friend, who came to give him Communion and the Anointing of the Sick at the hospital before the surgery told him that he thought the devil was trying to kill him.

 

One night in the hospital, our founder had an experience of evil which was so intense, that he couldn’t even pray the Rosary.

 

He felt the devil was wanting to take his life.

 

He revealed the details to a few community members who came to see him.

 

That same day, we received word about Medjugorje visionary, Ivan’s message that he received on April 16, which was given the day before our founder’s heart attack. What did Our Lady say?

 

April 16, 2021

“… allow God to speak to your heart… satan wants to reign and destroy your life… Children, be persevering, courageous, patient and strong for holiness. I am with you and I bless you all with my maternal blessing.”

 

Reading Our Lady’s words to our founder while sitting in the hospital, Our Lady was confirming that, yes, satan wanted to destroy his life.

 

Why would satan want to take his life?

 

The devil is willing to allow him to die and gain Heaven, because by dying too soon, his mission has less of a possibility of surviving until the time Jesus comes back.

 

This is what our founder is establishing for the future of Caritas of Birmingham. There are those in the community that have been here for almost 30 years who are still learning and being formed by what Our Lady has revealed through him.

 

Our Lady’s words through Ivan, spoke directly to our founder. He was to be persevering, courageous, strong – all the while he was a “patient.”

 

Our Lady has confirmed over and over through the years that She is writing the story of his life.

 

Not every experience was one of evil.

 

His daughter-in-law, Erin, called Dennis, the fire chief to give him an update on our founder. Dennis, who was the first on the scene the day of his heart attack, said, “Tell him we just love him! Tell him we’re praying for him and we just love him.”

 

Another prominent local man heard about our founder. In the past our founder had experienced some resistance from him. But he came by and said, “Tell [our founder] that he’s got a bunch of Baptists praying for him!”

 

 

Coming Home

 

Home.

 

What does this word mean for our founder?

 

It is the place he loves and wants to be more than any other place he goes.

 

His mission has required him to travel all over the world. But he says that there is not any place like home.

 

Our Lady has appeared in his home, in the Bedroom of Apparitions, in the Field, in his writing office, and at the Cross. Her presence is everywhere here.

 

On Friday, April 23, the doctor came in to check on him. When our founder asked if he would see him again, the doctor replied, “Will you still be here on Monday?”

 

Our founder said, “I don’t know. When can I go home?”

 

The doctor said, “When would you like to go home?”

 

Our founder said, half-jokingly, “Tomorrow.”

 

The doctor said, “I think you can do that.”

 

It was not 100% certain yet, but the morning of Saturday, April 24, 2021, our founder was told they were sending him home.

 

We made a rush to get the house ready for his return. Everyone was excited.

 

 

Saturday, April 24, 12:00 p.m.

 

Though still in great pain, he wanted to see all the community and asked us to come pray a Rosary in the Bedroom in thanksgiving for Our Lady saving his life.

 

Though very happy to see him, it was difficult for us, as we could see clearly the evidence of his suffering still very present on his face.

 

But his eyes lit up in seeing his beloved community again and he regaled us with a colorful account of all his experiences in the hospital.

 

There were some tears, but mostly joy and laughter in being able to be with our founder again.

 

When we finally settled in the Bedroom of Apparitions to begin the Rosary, our founder, our patriarch, insisted on kneeling at the foot of the Bed, at least for the first decade. Once again, giving a witness of courage to give all to Our Lady, “…sacrifice your life for the salvation of the world…”

 

Our Lady’s presence was strongly felt, especially in the words She gave to us, randomly selected when we opened Words from Heaven at the end of the Rosary.

 

September 2, 2013

“Dear children; I love you all. All of you, all of my children, all of you are in my heart. All of you have my motherly love and I desire to lead all of you to come to know God’s joy. This is why I am calling you. I need humble apostles who, with an open heart, will accept the Word of God and help others to comprehend the meaning of their life alongside God’s word. To be able to do this, my children, through prayer and fasting you must learn to listen with the heart and to learn to keep submitting yourselves. You must learn to keep rejecting everything that distances you from God’s word and to yearn only for that which draws you closer to it. Do not be afraid. I am here. You are not alone. I am imploring the Holy Spirit to renew and strengthen you. I am imploring the Holy Spirit that, as you help others, you too may be healed. I am imploring Him that, through Him, you may be God’s children and my apostles.”

 

Then with great concern Our Lady said:

 

“For the sake of Jesus, for the sake of my Son, love those whom He has called and long for the blessing only from the hands which He has consecrated. Do not permit evil to come to reign. Anew I repeat – only along side your shepherds will my heart triumph. Do not permit evil to separate you from your shepherds. Thank you.”

 

Again, Our Lady spoke to us about “heart.”

 

One final and beautiful part of this story of his coming home Saturday, April 24, 2021.

 

It was his 68th birthday.

 

Our Lady writes the story of his life.

 

Praying in the Field

Sunday April 25, 2021 (Rosary Time) – Our founder’s son Tony praying the Rosary in the Field over the microphone. The Sunday after our founder got back home, the Community prayed the daily Rosary in the Field over the microphone so he could hear from the porch his house. This day, Our Lady gave the 25th message and in Her message She said:

 

“Dear children! Today I am calling you to witness your faith in the colors of spring. May this be a faith of hope and courage. May your faith, little children, not waver in any situation, not even in this time of trial. Go courageously with the risen Christ towards Heaven, which is your goal. I am accompanying you on this way of holiness and am placing all of you in my Immaculate Heart. Thank you for having responded to my call.”

 

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The Future

 

Recovery is the hardest part, so we have been told. But the spiritual battle is even greater.

 

There are always complications from this kind of surgery. Our founder is not completely out of the woods yet.

 

It will take many prayers to block anything satan may bring up to stop or slow his recovery.

 

By Our Lady’s words given through Ivan on Friday, April 16, 2021, we know Our Lady desires us to be persevering, courageous, patient and strong.

 

We can assure you as we watch our founder recover each day, our mission will be even stronger…and so will our founder. In fact, the doctors and nurses continually have stated, “[Your founder] will have even more energy than he did before!”

 

In the message we picked randomly the morning of his heart attack Our Lady said:

 

“…give thanks to my Son for the Sacrifice and for the shepherds that He always gives you anew…”

 

Our shepherd, our founder has been given to us “anew.”

 

You can expect to see him even more bold than ever before.

 

However, this “real life and in real time” story has been a wake-up call that time is running out.

 

Our founder often reminds us of the message when Our Lady says, “be ready. But, without knowing what we are to be ready for, it is difficult to know if we are in fact capable of facing and enduring whatever circumstances life brings to us.

 

We could not have imagined, when we awoke on Saturday morning, April 17, 2021, that within just a few hours, we would be confronted with one of the hardest trials we could ever imagine, the loss of our founder.

 

We learned that we, in fact, “are not ready” for that particular trial.

One community member said he felt a peace throughout the week. The reason was that he could not see Our Lady taking our founder because we were not ready for that.

 

But, the unfolding and escalation of events made the outcome very uncertain for the first few days.

 

Our founder is among the first generation of Medjugorje believers. He is an eye-witness to so many events in the early years, not someone on the sidelines, but right in the middle of many significant events of Medjugorje.

 

There are things about Medjugorje that would never be known without him. Like the story of the Gumno on August 2, 1981 – the separation of the wheat and the chaff, the call to confession, Our Lady’s Special Blessing, etc.

 

No one spoke about the apparition at the Gumno and Our Lady’s message given that night. Mirjana could not remember all the details of it herself. It was our founder who pieced the story together as a whole and broke its meaning open for the world.

 

Our founder has singularly been the one to expose the new Motherly efficacy given to Our Lady in this time, enabling Our Lady to do more than your earthly Mother can do for you.

 

Who else has spoken about that?

 

Our founder revealed much about the role of St. Joseph in this time. No one was talking about it before him.

 

The last apparitions on earth… everything not of God will fall apart… revelations of the messages…the bridge from the Island of Patmos and Revelation to Medjugorje.

 

The list goes on and on.

 

The Radio WAVE broadcast we aired on April 25, 2021, was created in real time on the message Our Lady gave on April 2, 2016. The broadcast was given the title by our founder, “Our Lady’s Bypass Surgery for the Church.” Could it have been more prophetic?

 

Our founder, a Friend of Medjugorje, is not a follower of Medjugorje.

 

He is a definer of the purpose and meaning behind the apparitions and messages and is the first witness of putting Our Lady’s messages into “a way of life.”

 

The recent story about how he put together the book Words from Heaven – and how Our Lady acknowledged it in Her message. Was that a coincidence?

 

And there are a hundred, no, a thousand more stories like that, yet to be revealed.

 

What a loss it would be, not only for the community, and mission of Caritas of Birmingham, but the whole Medjugorje world if he were called to leave this earth before the secrets are revealed.

 

Medjugorje visionary Marija, herself, has stated to our founder that she will depend upon him to help her during the time of the secrets.

 

Yes, we know death could still happen at any time, as no one is time’s own master, as Our Lady says, “…Do not lose time, children, because you are not its masters…” February 2, 2009

 

The community has been struck by the urgent need to not let too much time pass without extracting from him all his knowledge, experiences, wisdom and prophetic insights that will help to ensure his witness and the continuance of everything Our Lady formed in his life for the purpose of saving souls and leading them to the life of Her messages.

 

If you expect our founder to stop now, you don’t know who he is.

 

If you think our founder will be more “politically correct,” “nuanced” or “watered-down” in his writings and broadcasts now, you don’t know who he is.

 

He has told us many times that he has a limited amount of time on earth to do everything Our Lady wants him to do.

 

You can expect him to be doing those things until the minute Our Lady finally takes him with Her for good.

 

We ask you for your continued prayers and support during this time of recovery – not only for him, but so that our mission will be able to keep up with his new vigor!

 

Our Lady is writing his story… that we thank God, continues on.

 

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  1. May Our Lord keep You in His hands and bless us through Your ministry. All praise be to Jesus and Mary! Please pray for me! 😛

  2. Michelle Omaraie

    May you continue to get well and bringing Our Lady’s messages to all those who do not belief and to all those who truly believe. May the Most Holy Trinity, Our Lady and Saint Joseph bless you and keep you safe.

  3. Patricia A Fason

    May the most Precious Blood of Jesus Christ cover, strengthen and protect you from all harm, evil and accident now and forever. Amen! Precious Blood of Jesus Christ, save us and the whole world!

  4. Michael O'Connell

    Thinking of you all at this time, Have visited Caritas in Medugorje many times. Its an amazing story as I read about Terry & could so identify. Easter week last year at 63 non smoker & drinker suffered a heart attack & after angiogram was taken straight to critical care, Had a quadruple bypass coming up to Good Friday. It all happened so fast, my wife or family were not allowed in the hospital at any time. I left it to Jesus & Mary & was glad I had something to offer for Holy week. I had over 130 clips after surgery between my leg,arm & chest. I was back at work after a couple of Months & today I have absolutely no ill effects, and no restrictions what so ever. It definitely was a miracle. All the grace I have received from over 20 trips to Medugorje have paid off. I am sure Terry has much more work to do for Our Lady & will continue to keep him in my prayers. God Bless all.

  5. Sandra Schmitz

    I have been praying for you. You now belong to the zipper club. May you be stronger than you were before the surgery by God’s grace obtained through the Immaculate Heart. So glad you are doing better.

  6. Matthew and Alana Perry

    Our dearest friends at Caritas, I can honestly say that we were taken aback to read this incredible story…the story of how Our Lady walked with you in this challenging journey, the story of how Our Blessed Mama continually shows her presence, her love and her grace in our everyday, ordinary lives, and most especially, in those times of trial.  I cried as I read the account of the trial before you…cried with relief…cried with joy…cried at the thought of losing such a special member of our family.  I say “our family” because it is true that Caritas, and and Terry have become truly our family.  Our first encounter with the community was when my mother, Darlene, and I were on pilgrimage with Caritas in May/June 2013.  It was an extraordinary experience, resulting in a deeper and more profound conversion.  Then, my mother, my husband (Matthew) and I made our way to the “New Communities” conference in 2014, spending approximately 5 days with the community.  It was an especially special and significant trip that continued to change our way of life, our decisions, our journey…it certainly left an indelible mark on us, and Matthew, who hadn’t been able to pilgrimage to Medjugorje, experienced the presence of Our Mama as we walked the land, conversed with community members, and prayed, contemplated, discerned.  We were especially touched by Rayez (sp?) and the consecrated singles who warmly welcomed us into their home, and shared a meal with us.  What extraordinary people you all are, opening your home and sharing with us!  We were in awe of the humility and the service of every community member.  We fell in love with all of them.  We have listened to every podcast, read every book, booklet, writing, reflection, and these have shaped our lives in a tremendous manner.  My husband’s conversion deepened, and we set out on a new path, restored, regrouped, reinvigorated to carry on Our Lady’s messages into a way of life for our family.  God-Willing, we will make our way back to Medjugorje and to your community some day. We want to express our sincere love for all of you, for all that you do, for the guidance you give, the truth you speak, and with how you give and share the love of Our Lady with our broken, sorrowful, sin-filled world.  Please know that we are praying for you all, especially Terry.  God has a mighty work in store, and the plan for your life is not yet complete.  There is so much more Our Lady has in store for you and the community.  We love you all, and want you to know how you have truly touched the hearts and lives, forming and shaping us in a manner conducive to Our Lady’s plans.  God bless you.   In the Love of Our Lord and Blessed Mother, May His Kingdom come and His Will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven!  Fiat!  We wish you Our Lady…we love you! Alana and Matthew Perry Your extended family from NS, Canada.  

  7. Dear Community, I am praying for your Founder and all of you. Our Blessed Mother and Jesus are watching over you all. I join all others across our land and the world for a full recovery for Terry. This had to have been a horrible scare for you, Terry, my prayers for you,your family  and the community, may God bless you all. Love and prayers, Judy

  8. May the Lord bless you and keep you and may the Queen of Peace, our Mother protect you under her mantle. Praying for you and the whole community. Love and blessings.

  9. Prayers for continued healing. Terry, We love you and love to hear your videos. Our Lady, keep us in your care, protect us all and watch over us each day until  we are called home. Amen. Jesus, we trust in you!

  10. Margarita Clements

    Praying to Our Lady for A Friend of Medjugorje prompt recovery, for his family and for the entire Community of Caritas. May Our Lady protect all of you always!

  11. Brother Raymond A.J.M. Zisk

    Dearest FOM: Ave Maria.!!!!!!! Now That You Have Experienced The Effects Of The Breakdown Of The Food Chain And It’s EFFECTS On Human Health In The World; There IS A Possibility That You (FOM) Could Start To Present The Facts Of Just What Our Food Processors Are Doing To US.!!!…??? The Christian Bible Is Reported To Have Stated That It IS A Curse To Die At 100 Years…!!! ;And It IS A Fact That MANY Die Prematurely From Unhealthy Diets That Are Being Propigated In Todays World…!!! Forget The AMA (American Medical Association); Because It Is TOTALLY Under The INFLUENCE Of THE Profit Motivated Pharmecutical Companies Whose Only Purpose Is Corporate Profits From The Sale Of Prescription Drugs;And TRUE Cures Are SUPPRESSED Because There Is NO MONEY To Be Made By Actually Curing Individuals…!!! Pesticides;Antibiotics;Growth Hormones Are Commonly Used In The Food Chain; And GMO (Genetically Modified Organisms)ARE COMMONPLACE Leading To Haman Illness And Sick Individuals…!!! Your Cardiologist Has Probably Recommended The Latest SAD (Standard American Diet) By Fool Hardy Dietitians;And Yet Medical Schools For Physicians DO NOT Even Require Nutrition 101 In Medical School Or In The Introduction To The Medical Practice As An Intern…!!! LOOK UP A Naturalist M.D. If You WANT Your True Self;And Health To Return;Because Natural Supplementation [IS] The SECRET To TRUE Health And WELL BEING AS Can Be SEEN…!!! – THANK YOU FOM.!!! May God RICHLY BLESS You.!!! AHMEN;And AMEN.!!! Ave Maria.!!!!!!! P.S. Our Lady Of The ROSES At The Bayside N.Y. Apperations Along With Jesus There Have Warned About The Happenings In The Food Chain Of The World;And Control Of World Populations Through Diet’s.!!! Ave Maria.!!!!!!!

  12. Praise God for His healing power. I will keep all of you in prayer,that you my be able to do  all the Lord and Our Lady want you to accomplish. 

  13.  May God continue to bless all of you during this difficult time and especially a Friend of Medjugorje.  He will be with us when the secrets are released to begin the evangelization of the whole world.  As our lady has said just be strong during this trying time.  You are in my prayers.  Rick

  14. [color=#005dc2]Sending my thoughts and prayers for our Friend of Medjugorje, his family and the Community of Caritas.  [/color]

  15. My thoughts and prayers to you Friend of Medjugorje. And thank you Caritas community too. Many blessings.

  16. Our prayers are with a freind of Medjugore for his recovery. May the Blessed Virgin Mary protect and bless the Community of Caritas. Thank you for everything you do.

  17. May God continue to heal your founder and I am praying for all of you as well. Thank you for this critical information at this time. Will continue to keep you all in my prayers.  God is watching over this community. be strong for your founder. God bless you all.

  18. Carolyn Campbell

    Definitely this story is an inspiration to all believers. My journey has always been enhanced by the messages and explanations by a Friend of Mel Praying for his recovery and his guidance in how we should all prepare for what is coming..

  19. Kevin & Louann Olley

    Praying for Terry’s complete recovery, for his wife, children, and grandchildren and for the Community of CARITAS family.  God bless you all.

  20. PRAISE JESUS, MARY & JOSEPH for you! Thank GOD for your Eternal Yes’s to Our Lady!  Giving your life to save ours!  Thank you for your witness and example, because it exposes my defects and faults and gives me the courage to change my life, to try in some small way to imitate yours!  PRAISE GOD for your Loving Wife, Annette!  May OUR LADY give the two of you, the PATIENCE you need during this time of recovery and UNITE you EVEN CLOSER TOGETHER, than you were before.  PRAISE GOD, for your CHILDREN & GRANDCHILDREN!  You both have taught them WELL, by your example!  I only wish that I would have known you when I was trying to be a Good Wife and Mother!  Maybe my family, would have turned out differently! PRAISE GOD for MY CARITAS COMMUNITY FAMILY, that OUR LADY has established, thru you!  I LOVE YOU ALL!  My PRAYERS, FASTING & SACRIFICES are UNITED WITH YOURS EVERY STEP OF THE WAY!  MAY YOUR RECOVERY PROCESS, GO EXACTLY AS OUR LADY WISHES IT TO GO! GOD BLESS YOU! ROSE

  21. Mary Pat Lundquist

    God Bless you with Our Blessed Mother’s arms wrapped around you as she guides your recovery, strength and spirit and your generous family community! Rosary being said now! ??

  22. Collene Scalise

    What a truly amazing man! I have never met him but was introduced to him by  having  read Big q, little q (given to me by a non catholic!) And since read his writings via the website and listened to the radio broadcasts. I am praying to make a pilgrimage soon, as I’ve always desired to go to Medjugorje since I’ve heard of it years ago. I love Our lady immensely & turn to her to draw me closer to her sacred son. I admire and am in awe of the dignity, holiness and faith of this man, the founder. I just finished reading the entire story of his near fatal heart attack & Our lady’s message brought me to tears. These messages draw us closer to her & our mission to love God. I praise and thank God for his life, his witness, and his holy work he’s doing & pray he’ll continue to do for as long as Mary needs him to. May God continue to bless him & I’m praying for him to protect & cover him with his precious body & blood. May our Blessed Mother keep you in the folds of her loving, maternal mantle. God love you & bring you his peace. Thank you so much for all you do to bring Christ to the world through his holy mother. Love, Collene  

  23. I thank God for you, and I thank God for sending His Mother to us. I thank God for all He does for us, but most of all, I thank God for loving us. We are loved so much by our Creator, He gives us everything. Praise and Glory to God, Forever and ever.

  24. Thank you for updates and continuing to send prayers for Terry and his blood and Caritas family. Thank you all for everything you have done and continue to do for our nation (and world.) Stay safe ~ B & j

  25. May our Holy Mother (his greatest advocate) comfort him in all ways as he continues to recover.  As said, he has much more to do and Our Lord knows this to be true.. Rosaries are coming your way for you, your family, and Caritas.    God Bless you and heal you

  26. My rosary said today will be for Terry’s recovery and for the community. Our Lady has you under the mantle of her protection. God bless you all.

  27. felicita rozario

    Wish our dear Founder a speedy recovery, may his recovery be a battle against the evil one destroying the world, he will pray for all of us. God Bless him, his family and team prayer warriors.

  28. It reminds me of how important to pray for one another as we never know when someone might not be able to pray for themselves. I am curious if Terry had his scapular on while in hospital when demon was there?

  29. You are in my thoughts and prayers, I just discovered you earlier this year. I pray for God’s will and I know there is a reason why everything happens, even if we don’t know. I look forward to hearing the messages again but rest up! God Bless you and your entire family and team!

  30. Genevieve Ladislaus

    Your words are encouraging especially since I am struggling with people wishing to murder my family member and possibly myself too. I now know this is because I pray for the salvation of souls and is an attack from the enemy. Let us all pray for each other in these difficult times and as with the example of Friend of Medjugorje trust in our Lord Jesus and his mother to see us through whatever comes.

  31. Each month I wait in anticipation for not only Our Lady’s Words from Heaven, but for Terry’s broadcast following it.  These two things just go together!  When I read the April 25, 2021 message, I thought, “Wow, these words are so profound, with the 40th anniversary now 2 months away.  I can’t wait to hear what a FOM will say about them.  I was very surprised that the community was re-broadcasting a previous broadcast.  I thought, “Something very important must be happening. A FOM must be very busy doing something important for Our Lady,” and I was right!  Once again, he leads the way, showing us how to live the messages of Our Lady.  I have been re-reading an old favorite book about the Holy Souls in Purgatory by Maria Simma (“Get Us Out of Here”), and was very moved by what she said at the end of the book: “…the cross without love is too heavy, but love without the cross does not exist.”  Also, “Second only to life itself,  and the time in which to do good, suffering is the greatest gift from God.”   “…suffering always heals something.”  I was very moved by these words and was contemplating them, and the very next day I read about Terry.  Wow!   Our family said our nightly rosary for Terry and all of the Caritas community, and we will continue to keep you all in our prayers. 

  32. Praying for Terry’s speedy recovery. I know the Caritas community needs him because he has more that needs to be done for the mission. However we all need his words of wisdom as well. May he remain in Our Lady’s loving care

  33. Thank you for sharing this incredible story!  Terri is such a good, father like figure to me, I’m so happy he’s okay!  You are in my thoughts and prayers always!  With much Love, Maria

  34. Thank you for this news, story and holiness. Very moving! We are each and all called.  Do we answer the call, is the question and answer we all must address individually.  This story is a wake up call for me. I pray I do Her Will, Amen!  May God bless abundantly A Friend of Medjugorje, his bride and family, community, and everyone touched to answer Her Call, Amen!

  35. Please tell Our Lady we say Thank You for having Our Lord save Our founder ‘Friend of Medjugorje for us for yet some time, and may we be helped to follow her lead to get closer to Jesus in living our lives also.

  36. A very sobering moment reading about Terry’s Heart attack…the suffering required during this time in history for Our Lady’s Intentions and fulfillment of Her Plans is great. I’ve never felt closer to your Community. On April12 my heart rate changed and after a day of much anxiety and weakness, a life-threatening heart rate of 18 and heart stopping,  a Pacemaker was implanted.. All was offered to Our Lady for Her Intentions and Her Plans. Perhaps God in His Mercy used my prayers and suffering for Your Community as well as your prayer and suffering for my ongoing recovery. The one thing I do know is that Our Lady takes care of her Little Children. Please thank Terry for living Her Messages and praying for us literally, with all his heart…. Rhoda Easley, field angel, Crystal Beach, FL.

  37. [i]Dear Terry, Annette, Family, and Community,[/i] [i]What a shock-received in the mail the blue card with the small explanation. Again, what a shock. Terry, with your strong love and faith and the strong love and faith of Annette, family and the Community, you’ll be back in the saddle again soon. I have no doubt about that. I’m truly sorry that you had to go through that, but you have always been a loving, devoted fighter for Mary and I know She loves, appreciates, and needs you.  Maybe slow down a tad??!! May God continue to bless you, Annette,your family and the Community abundantly. Take care-love to all Joanne[/i]

  38. Thank God and our Blessed Lady for his recovery and strength. I will remember him and his family in my prayers .

  39. I was shocked by your heart attack and surgery. Thank you Holy Mary for your mantle of protection on Terry.  My prayers are with you and the Community. I look forward to your return to speaking with us again. I have never been to Caritas, but I have been to Medjugorje twice both during times of Marijanna’s Apparitions.  Our Lady is watching over all of us and you and your work.

  40. I pray that St. Michael The Archangel defend you and the Caritas Community.  I pray for The Holy Spirit to open hearts to Love. I pray that we LISTEN with our Hearts as our Heavenly Mother pleads for this.  Blessings To your family and to Caritas.  Sincerely, Lucy Rogers Chickasha, Oklahoma

  41. My prayers are with you all! Just as you can’t imagine life without him, neither can I. Friend of Medjugorje has been given to us all as a special gift of decernment during these times. None of us are ready to lose him! Thank you all for your mission to us. Thank you Friend of Medjugorje for all you have done for Our Lady, Her messages and for the world! We know that you will come back stronger than ever before!!!

  42. God bless you Terry, Dianne and I are praying for you and also for the community of Caritas. We listen to all your broadcasts and thoroughly love them! Get well, we love you.

  43. Thanks for all you do for the Kingdom of Our God, may He shower you and yours with His infinite Grace now and forever.  

  44. I pray for your recovery.   We have been blessed to have you for so long,  and I hope and pray that you will be with us for many years to come. 

  45. Prayers, God’s peace and his love be with you.  Knowing He is in control & all His love for us allows us to live in peace in this crazy world in which we live. He truly is our refuge. May He richly bless you for your Medjugorje leadership.  It is more appreciated than you can imagine.

  46. Terry, Friend of Everybody,   I’m thanking Jesus and His Queen of Peace for your very successful surgery and a recovery that will break all records!  My days are filled with prayers for you.  Your expected new vitality will be needed for all the plans Our Lady has for her right hand man in the near future!  God is showering you with blessing while you endure your Happy Healing!  Ginger Cox

  47. Friend of Medjugorie, you are in my prayers. I listen to you often. God bless you & thank you for all you do for us & for Mary.

  48. I will offer up my Adoration hour, all my prayers tomorrow for his speedy recovery.  May Jesus Christ Son of David apply his Precious Blood upon a Friend of Medjugorje for a complete healing.  We need you here on earth to lead us!!! God Bless you and your community. Field Angel, Yvette

  49. May the Imaculate Conception, Our Blessed Mother Mary place her mantle of Proctection over the Friend of Medjugorje and shield him from satan..  I’ve only been to Caritas once in my life and you have a beautiful life going on there.  Prayers and hugs to all , the Founder, his family and members of a wonderful family community.  God Bless to all.

  50. I have just read of the heart attack of the founder a friend of medjugorge and will be praying for his recovery…May God in His Mercy keep him in His Divine care always and give him a quick recovery…and I give thanks to Our Beloved Mother for staying close to him all during his life and especially during this Heart Attack…

  51. Dear Lord Jesus lay your healing hand upon Terry’s heart and give him a renewed vigor and healthy heart. Keep him always in your loving care and let no harm come to him. Blessed Mother wrap him in your Holy Mantle and bring peace and healing to him and the community as they face this time of trial. ? 

  52. I keep wondering why I am having to endure sure heart ache with seeing my precious church in such a mess and the very fact of not recognizing Our Lady’s appearances over all these years. but I guess He made me for these times since He knew my heart would be focused on Our Lady and Our church.  I am so very grateful that God has spared our founder.  I will be in prayer for his recovery and the community.  My heart was so heavy in reading about all this.  My husband and I have only been able to come down 2 times but it was absolutely priceless.  Praise God for each and every one of you.

  53. Hello Caritas Community. I was saddened to hear about Friend of Medjugorje’s heart attack, and I’m so happy to hear all went well.  Thank You to Our Blessed Mother, who was at the realm directing the situation. Please know that my prayers are with you all, as you always have everyone in your prayers. May Our Blessed Mother keep us all under Her mantel. I wish a healthy and speedy recovery for friend of Medjugorje. Praise be to God for sending us His  Beloved Daughter to guide us.

  54. Thank you for sharing about Terry’s experience. Praise Jesus and Mary for getting him through all of this on the power of all of those earnest and loving faith filled prayers. I thank and praise God along with all of you for this miraculous healing. God is in control even in the operating room. Please say a thanksgiving for me too as I was tested negative after two weeks of COVID. God is so merciful and let me feel the loving prayers of family, friends and neighbors throughout my recovery. I give thanks for more days to serve the Lord and be a channel of His Love to all. God bless all that you are and do. Your sister in Jesus and Mary and fellow pilgrim from Oct.29th, 2018,

  55. With tears in my eyes and joy in my heart I pray for you all. May this will be purification for all of us, our hearts opened to others to love , guide, enrich and magnify. May our souls through our hearts,  seat of physical love proclaim the GREATNESS of the Lord through His magnificent Blessed Mother. May She, the Greatest Teacher of ALMIGHTY God Her Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ be our teacher in every moment of trials. May we see through Her every pain, sorrow, failure and difficulty as the most precious jewel to merit us the rewards God the Father wills with  His “Godly heart ” to bestow upon us. May She is the “Golden gate ” to our hearts. Her fingers as invisible surgent’s knife opening every blockage  collecting all drops of blood as our sacrifice united with Her Son’s.  Thy will be done. 

  56. Blessings in Jesus for the founder may he recover fully to continue the work of our Lord through Mary.  Love Love Love

  57. Please know that my prayers are with A Friend of Medugorje and with the entire Caritas Community! What a true tiral, and yet there is so much beauty in this story as we hear how Our Lady was beside you every step of the way! I know she will continue to be with you all as you have opened your hearts and your lives to her! To quote FOM: I wish you Our Lady!!

  58. Dear FOM and Caritas community,  I have followed Medjugorje since the beginning and was happy to learn of your community to support getting the messages out.  I rely so much on your community as I have no one else to turn to.  The church really does not talk about Mary’s apparitions. I wish I had a prayer group to encourage me.  I know Mary is here with us. The H.S. told me years ago just as God sent Jesus’ cousin, John the Baptist, to announce Jesus first coming so now I send his Mother to announce his Second Coming.  Praying for a full recovery for Terry.  I want to come and meet you all.  Thank you for your blessed work you do.  Love all, Kelly

  59. Praying for all you guys!! For some reason over the past week I had this feeling something was going on over there but I had no idea what it could be. I’m glad Our Lady was not ready to take AFOM because we need him down here in the midst of this trial. I’ve been following him for 22 years and I would also feel very lost without his discernment and guidance. Thank y’all for letting us know what is going on over there and I love all of y’all.❤️

  60. william schneider

    I will be praying for the man.  I am a chiropractic doctor and  I do have some useful info on how A Friend of Med may prevent a recurrence of this heart problem in future. I have a heart anomaly which I have kept under control for 40+ years.   I would be honored to share valuable info with  A Friend of M at any time. I use key supplements to strengthen my heart and keep blood thin. Please have Friend O Med call me at home 503 288 9814.   God bless. William Schneider

  61. Dear “Friend”, thank you for your tireless journey with and work for Our Lady.  I was blessed to be in Medjugorje on the 10th anniversary of her first appearance. It is an experience and blessing I will never forget.  A friend and I both experienced events during Her apparition on that night…some I have never seen in writing. Get well quickly, please. You are in my prayers.  I already receive your emails and radio messages.

  62. May God and his Blessed Mother continue to bless, guide, help, heal and protect a F.O.M., his family, Caritas of Birmingham and the extended community. This message brought tears to my eyes several times, and brought back memories of the three bypasses and aortic valve replacement (with a St. Jude mechanical valve) my husband had in 1994. He was also a very devout Catholic and worked long and hard. He was discharged from the hospital on the fifth day, never needed pain meds after he got home, and only experienced some pain where the veins were stripped from his legs for the bypasses. Within about three weeks following surgery he could not be held down! He said he felt better than he had in 10 years. His heart did not bother him for the rest of his very active and full life. He was called home in 2006 following two excruciating years of surgeries, chemotherapy and radiation due to pancreatic cancer. Now my second son has had two heart attacks, two stints, open heart surgery where the stints collapsed and he has a blockage in the artery to his heart that is called the widow maker. Unlike a F.O.M., his is inoperable. His heart is only working at 40-60%. I love, appreciate and thank a F.O.M. and the community for all that you do to keep us informed. Get well soon F.O.M.

  63. So sorry to hear of your medical situation but we all know we will learn and grow from the attack our prayers will be ongoing for a full recovery.we all need you and so does Mother Mary 

  64. Jesus, Mary and Joseph we surrender Friend of Medjugorje, please take care of everything.  And you have, what a miracle blessing.

  65. May God continue to Bless FOM, his family and COB. Not only were COB not ready to lose him to heaven, greedily neither am I because we all will most likely need his guidance when the secrets arrive. This is selfish of me as I am certain Mary, Jesus, the Heavenly Father and all of Heaven wants him there too…but not just yet thanks….

  66. My love and prayers will continue for you, dear friend of Medjugorje, to have a speedy recovery. May our dear Blessed Mother wrap you in her mantle of love and protection and continue to guide us to Truth through your teachings and love for others.  God bless you!  

  67. May God continue to bless our Friend of Medjugorje abundantly.  Thanks for sharing with us this beautiful account of what has happened with him.  He and his family are in my prayers.  

  68. Michael J. Hebert

    Dear Friend of Medjugorje and Caritas community,  My prayers go out to the Holy Spirit, to be joined to Our Holy Mother, in anticipation of your quick recovery and the coming, many new years of service, for which you will provide to Our Lady, in Love. May God Bless and prepare all of the Community of Caritas, for each of your own personal services, of Love & Hope, Amen. Your Friend Bear

  69. Thank the Good Lord and Our Lady that he is home and recovering. Keeping you, your family, and your community in our prayers. 

  70. I will storm the heavens for A Friend of Medjugorje and the entire community.  Fused in the Holy and Divine Will of God, I pray that life-giving grace to fill him and bring him to a full recovery.  Holy Angels watch over everyone in the community, protect them from all harm.  Jesus, embrace A Friend of Medjugorje, his family and all community members with Your constant love and healing presence. Blessings & Peace, Pat H.

  71. God has a plan!!!! Obviously it’s in his timing and his way The country is such a mess But so many people are praying and trusting We need the hand of God to be upon us and his glory to surround us Wishing Terry a complete And expedient recovery Praying for the completion of Our Lady plan for Caritas and for all of us God bless Diana Roda

  72. I was greatly touched by this writing. I have not closely followed the Friend of Medjugorje since I discovered Medjugorje in 2013 but I do love Medjugorje. He has done so much to bring light to Our Lady’s messages. I will pray for him and his family and the Community.

  73. May our Lady cover you with her mantle and shield you from darkness and you be blessed to follow through with your calling. I’m praying for you God Bless You.

  74. I feel so sad that I had no awareness of what has transpired in the life of Caritas these last several days!!!! I couldn’t help but weep as I was reading all these words and yet praise God for the beauty of this spiritual bridge to Heaven! What a witness for the world that the Community IMMEDIATELY turned to and is ALWAYS in prayer! All you dear Community members remain in my daily rosary and of course our poor church that continues to struggle with “spiritual cancer.” HIS PEACE AND LOVE THROUGH OUR QUEEN OF PEACE, Linda Priest

  75. This story was truly amazing.  Our Lady sends help in so many different ways.  May God bless all if you and keep your mission alive and well. Blessings. Cheryl

  76. I only found out about Medjugorje a year ago thru Caritas and the Friend of Medjugorje’s broadcasts and writing. It has been awe inspiring seeing Our Lady use the Friend of Medjugorje to promote her words and teachings. My life has been blessed thru the Caritas community’s dedication to our Lady and her son.  Caritas will continue to receive my prayers for your blessings, and for the complete healing of the Friend of Medjugorje. 

  77. I pray for the continued health of your founder. I also wish to apologize for being upset with him for suggesting that Obama is the antichrist. If your founder thinks so, he may well be. I wrote your founder an email that was not very pleasant and I deeply apologize for calling him a “so-called friend of Medjugorje” in that email. I also apologize to your entire community and beg your forgiveness. Sincerely, Dereck Mejias

  78. Rosemary A Dacko

    Caritas has been the location of some of my deepest spiritual encounters since my first pilgrimage to Alabama in July 2008. The Community provides  examples of so much grace and guidance for such a time as this! Our Lady’s Motherly Blessing is extended to all through your work. May the bells ring in gratitude for such a witness! My prayers are with you as you rejoice and recover !

  79. Will be keeping Friend of Medjugorje, his family, The Community and the mission in prayer United to Blessed Mother, all the Saints, the Angels And the souls in purgatory!!!  God is Love ?❤️ 

  80. My heart was so touched when reading your story. Praise be to Jesus and Our Mother Mary.  Speedy recovery to you my brother in Christ. 

  81. Praying for your prompt recovery. God knows that we still need your wisdom and guidance to see what He desires from us through Our Lady’s messages. In these times there aren’t too many places that we can trust to receive open eyes true. May God and Our Lady bless you and protect you always. We love you!

  82. So nice to hear our friend of medjugorjie is recovering thanks be to God and Our Lady Queen of peace. I pray for his total recovery. 

  83. Praying for you and enrolling you healing Masses with The Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate, Belleville, IL 

  84. I thank Our Lord and Blessed Mother Mary for looking after your community.  This is such a beautiful story of Faith, courage and love.  Thank you for sharing.  I especially hope that the Founder is healing well.

  85. Thank you Friend of Medjugorje for all you have taught us and for all you do to lead us closer to Jesus through Our Lady and her messages. I am so thankful that your work here on earth is not done. We still need you! I will be praying for a speedy and complete recovery for you. God bless you and your family, your ministry,  and all the people of Caritas.

  86. Richard & Joanne

    Our thoughts when hearing about A Friend of Medjugorje’s were that he is the most courageous and dedicated servant of Our Lady and Her Apostles. We can only imagine how Our Lady was ready to welcome him but it was “a minute too soon” in Heaven’s time. We join the Caritas community worldwide in prayer for his complete recovery and in thanksgiving for the doctors and medical staff who helped him. As he willingly accepts this tremendous pain and offers it to Jesus, we are confident that he will continue to lead us to help Our Lady to realize Her great plan.

  87. Dear Friend of Medjugorje, so glad to hear you are recovering from your heart surgery.  Prayers of the Rosary will be for your quick and best recovery from this day forward.  Blessed Mother Mary has her hand on you and will keep you going.  You are in very good hands and I am sure many more prayers from people who hear your story will be praying for you.  Best wishes my friend.

  88. My thoughts and prayers are with you!  Thank you Lord and Our Blessed Mother for being by this man’s bedside throughout this whole ordeal

  89. Dear Friend of Medjugorje, my prayers are with you and I know they will be heard. God still has great plans for you and in the midst of your trial, something good and strong will come of it. Our Lady was there helping you to get through it all. May God give you peace and quick healing.

  90. Praying for a good health for your founder, and that, -as Our Lady said- we all can take Her messages with responsibility.

  91. Prayers for a speedy & complete recovery, so that he may continue to assist Our Lady in her work to save our fallen world.

  92. I am so grateful that you are still with us. Thank you Jesus, Our Lady, and St. Joseph. Will pray for your strength and healing. I personally thank you for the positive impact you have had on me through your books, podcasts, and world reports. Know that we are listening and learning. We appreciate all that you do. 

  93. I also, send my prayers for your complete recovery. May St. Michael and his waring angles surround Caritas and beat back all the evil spirits trying to stop what Our Lady has built there. God bless you and protect you all. The world needs your voice.

  94. I am sending so many prayers to you FOM, and the entire community.  What an incredible story, life and mission you have!  I look forward to the writings and broadcasts.  I pray that we will all be alive to see the secrets unfold.  Thank you for your many years of service to Our Lady and to us.  I pray for many more! I know that Our Lady has your heart in her hands!  

  95. V. Marlene Gillis

    My eyes puddled up through the first part as I fondly remembered my weeks at Caritas in 2008, 2009 and 2011 listening to a Friend of Medjugorje speak, working in the bookstore, praying in the field with 5,000 people, climbing the  mountain to the Grotto, but most especially being present for Our Lady’s Apparitions in the field and also in the Bedroom of Apparitions.  Friend of Medjugorje is an amazing man, Our Blessed Mother definitely has him wrapped up in her motherly arms. Then, as the story progressed, my eyes were puddling with joy as I realized Friend of Medjugorje was going to survive.  Our Lady wasn’t ready to take him home yet, he hasn’t finished the tasks he was sent here to do. God Bless you all.  Field-Angel Marlene 

  96. Philip & Aline Bushey

    Thank you for the beautiful update on Terry’s recovery. It is so evident that Our Lady and her Son, Jesus were with him throughout the whole ordeal, healing him to carry on the very vital work Our Lady has selected him to spread to the whole world through the mission of Caritas. Our prayers are with him, his family, and the whole community in these trying times. We also include the mountain and the Cross within those prayers. Our love to you all. Philip & Aline Bushey

  97.  What a Precious Life we are so blessed to know and love!! Just reading this brought tears, laughter and peace to my heart .  Thank you for this  beautiful, perfectly detailed update, you answered every question  that a worried friend would ask.  I selfishly pray to Our  Blessed Mother to make sure FOM is with us at least 68 more  beautiful years because we need him.  Wow, satan doesn’t stand a chance around  this super charged ,super heart , super renewed,  FOM!!  We all love you, need you and thank God for you,  your family and Caritas. Keeping you all in our prayers for peace and perfect recovery.  Love and God Bless Always

  98. Dear friend of Medjugorje! Wishing you a speedy recovery. God Bless you and all you do for the community and for the whole World! You are an inspiration! May Our Lord and our Blessed Mother keep you safe and healthy! All my love and heartfelt prayers now and forever to you and your family!???????

  99. Janie A. Oakville, WA

    My heart was hurting to hear of FOM  heart attack ! My husband suffered a “Widowmaker” attack and subsequent open heart surgery/bypass in 2005. The Gospa is such a loving Mother who is watching over him ! My prayers and love are with him and all of his family and community as he recovers.  

  100. Praying for you, and the community of Caritas, who has been keeping us in their daily prayers. Speedy and healthy recovery. 

  101. We are praying for you FOM and for your family and community and all of us who listen to Our Lady Messages through you. This reminds me “nothing is by chance” your mission is still going and because of your surgery,many lifes will be touched and Our Blessed Mother be known.

  102. Dear Son Beautiful One of the Blessed Mother..please know we all walk with you on your journey and will be still and listening in prayer as our Blessed Mother so informs you..I will be doing my part in PRAYER, DAILY MASS, Rosary and visits to Adoration.  We all are united as one Family with our Heavenly Mother leading US as we all surround YOU Dear Son of Mary our Heavenly Queen.  Thank you for being the example for so long on your journey and continue as you know all of us your Family are gathering in prayer with YOU.  Mother Mary has done great Blessings for me – Grace and my 5 children and my 10 grandchildren, 1 great grand daughter and one on the way.  I will be 82 on May 12th but thank you for standing tall for our Holy Catholic Faith and holding the hand of our Blessed Mother AS WE ALL FOLLOW DEVOUTLY. FAITH IS SO STRONG AND OUR HEAVENLY MOTHER HAS US ALL SURROUNDING HER UNITED BY A WREATH OF FLOWERS. SENDING YOU PROFOUND LOVE AND PRAYERS-grace dant

  103. I was on mej.com looking for Our Lady’s message to read and then saw this story. I just happened to be in front of Blessed Sacrament at Adoration. Praying for you, your family and Community. God Bless you.

  104. Francisco Hernández

    Dear Friend of Medjugorje, Earlier this month I climbed three times the Krizevac and for some reason you were at the core of my intentions, on my heart actually, just below our heavenly Mother’s intention.  1.st Jesus will for all of US. 2.nd Our celestial Mother’s intentions  3.rd. Terry Colafrancesco’s intentions Thank you Jesus! Francisco  

  105. Sending prayers for your healing quickly!  Thanking Our Lady for watching over you and your family and the Caritas Community, and the world??  Someday hope to visit Caritas, I love Our Heavenly Mother so much!  God Bless you!

  106. Praying for you to have a speedy recovery with complete healing  I know Our Lady is holding your heart in her hands. Heartfelt gratitude for all that you do.

  107. Praying for you, your family and community. Praying for supernatural energy, strength, stamina, wisdom and clarity to accomplish Our Lady’s work in the years to come. Praying that your physically renewed heart experience a spiritual renewal; that you may fall more deeply in love with Jesus and His Mother! Welcome back, faithful Friend of Medjugorje. Love in Christ, to you all. Rachel and family

  108. When your e-mail arrived in my box, I was in tears because I was worried, angry and  many other emotions were running thru my veins. I was reading about the secondary effect of a medication that my husband is taking. I finished and closed what I was reading and now my e-mail page was visible. The very top e-mail was “critical information about our founder” I opened it quickly and started reading it.  Every message from Our Lady was taking to me too. I cried throughout the whole reading. Little by little, what I was feeling before reading the e-mail about our founder, vanished. Our Mother has a very special place in my heart since I was a little girl. My grandmother taught me. Thank you. I will keep you in my prayers.

  109. Praying for a quick and full recovery, Our lady still has a huge list of tasks waiting for Tony. God bless Tony and all the Caritas community

  110. Thank you for all you do and responding to Our Lady’s call.  You are an inspiration.  Thank you for not hiding your God-given bravery.  I pray your recovery may be swift.  God Bless and keep you close to Him and Our Lady.

  111. Whilst on pilgrimage in Medjugorje back in 2011 our friend was very kind to me, a lone Brit amongst my American cousins. He spontaneously hugged me goodbye at the end, which I needed and he somehow knew that. I should like to hug him now. God bless! 

  112. Wishing you blessings Mr. Terry FOM! We love you and are waiting to hear that recovered healthy raspy southern voice down here in Miami! God Bless U all!

  113. Please know that we are praying for Terry, Annette and the community. Our Lady certainly keeps you under Her mantle of protection and has great plans for you helping her spread Her messages and saving souls. God bless you all! ??❤️??

  114. I was shocked when I read what happened to “Our Friend of Medjugorje”. Please be assured of my prayers for him & your whole community.  Please let him know how thankful we all are for the work that he does in getting out Our Ladys  Messages. He is a blessing to all of us! With Much Love, Barbara 

  115. Wow! I received the blue postcard today so knew he had had a heart attack. Very weird because yesterday we heard that a friend’s husband had a heart attack (and now sadly, a stroke and cerebral hemorrhage) and another man, a friend of a friend, had a heart attack, and I was thinking to myself, we will hear of a third…….much, much love to him and his family and to the community. Absolutely, he still has much work to complete and satan is furious to prevent that from happening! But as Our Lord reminds us, “Take courage; I have overcome the world”. I will be praying hard for a swift, yet strong recovery for your founder!

  116. Dear friend as i read this story tonight what struck me was to similarity which would happen if one of my family members where in hospital my own father suffered a heart attack and because of our ladys intervention and st joseph he did not die until 10 years later from the moment i met your community members and yourslef i know you live for the truth and i am grateful to God for your witness i will have holy mass offered for your intentions you cannot go yet my people need to go to alabama with love and prayers for your fiat ??? and me too if God wills it Ave Maria 

  117. Your work here is eternal. Just like the love God has for us.Thank you for all you do.We are with you in prayer always.

  118. We thank you Blessed Mother for always being present to help us and guide us. We thank God that we still have A Friend of Medjugorje here with us to help us to hear and understand Our Lady’s messages more clearly and to live the way of life more prayerfully than we ever can on our own. The countless working hours, prayers, pains, and sufferings offered out of selfless love for being Our Lady extended hands and feet has effectively sown a seed in hearts and manifest all around the world the fruits of it all. THANK YOU for your continuous love & service A Friend of Medjugorje. We continue to stay vigilant in prayers, fasting, and loving one another to bring Our Lady’s heart in all of mankind that the world would change soon and putting God first in our lives and peace to reign worldwide. Always in love and prayers to a Friend of Medjugorje, the Visionaries, Caritas and for the world. In Jesus name through Our Lady Queen of Peace. Amen. 

  119. I visited the community in 2011 – pilgrimage to Medjugorje in 2004.  Will pray for him and those of the community.  I take this opportunity to thank him for all that he does.   Grateful Our Lady has kept him here where we all need him.  May God continue to bless him and his family.

  120. Many prayers of gratefulness for our Friend’s improved health!  This is an amazing story written by Our Lady that gives witness to Her Apostles’ good work and courage.  

  121. O, the Savior and his mother are always by our side!!Praise God !!!Holy is his name. Thanks you Lord for sparing his life at this time. God bless those who were so fervent in prayer for Gods Will Be Done !

  122. Kimberly Beideman

    The first word that came to my mind after reading this was “LOVE”. You are in my prayers and thoughts always while your recovering.       GOD is so good. Bless you and all the work that you do. Please keep me informed of your recovery. I’m sure it won’t take long with our Mother by your side. Bless you and all that you do.

  123. Praying for you and the whole Community. God be with you and restore you to health. May our Lady’s Cloak of protection surround you. 

  124. Mother Mary,u who r health  of the sick,I ask you please,bless FOM,with health.Grace him so he may continue to b a source for your children.Help him to continue to build up an army of Apostles  to save souls.We thank you.Mother Mary and Jesus,for those who cared for him.I ask blessings for them.God is merciful,k and nd and loving.This is awake up call for all of us,for we know not the hour we will b called home God bless,Mary from.California

  125. Friend of Medjugorje, count on us to pray for your continued healing! You have been a patriarch for your family, community, and a world community dedicated to Our Lady of Medjugorje but following your leadership in an effort to be the best apostles we can possibly be! Thank you for sharing the events of your heart attack and please never hesitate to share events like this when we can pray for you and give back some of the love you have given us! We love you and look forward to your future endeavors in the name of Our Beautiful Mother!!!

  126. May God  bless you and strengthen you for a full recovery so you can continue doing the work of Our Lady.  You are in our prayers!

  127. Praying for you and your family friend of Medjugorje.  God is a great Healer and will get you through this time of trials and tribulations.  I am a stroke survivor and had my fair share of dramas which has only strengthened my belief and love for Jesus and his adoring mother. I have been a firm believer in the messages and miracles of Medjugorje since the age of 17 when missionairies who had met the 6 visionaries visited my school to spread the message and devotion to Our Lady.  May she deliver this world from the clutches of evil and unite us all spiritually with her Son Jesus.  May she place her mantle of protection upon you and upon us all so you can continue spreading her word and continuing your good work for the salvation of others. God bless keeping you in my prayers as i too continue to pray for the world.

  128. I WILL KEEP YOU ALL IN MY PRAYERS..THE FOUNDER AND HIS FAMILY AND THE PEOPLE IN THE COMMUNITY AND MOST OF ALL FOR OUR LADY’S REQUESTS. LOVE AND PRAYERS TO ALL THROUGH JESUS, MARY AND JOSEPH. LYDIA

  129. Dear Terry, Thank you, thank you,  thank you,  for all your sufferings for all of us!!!! We have always prayed for you, and now, even more so! I have to say, You had a heart attack, for many of us…, through your HEART ATTACK in the physical realm, we experienced ours, in the spiritual realm. Our Lady working both sides to teach us how to:….”LOVE ONE ANOTHER”..! On behalf of my husband, Marc Antone, I send you a special: THANK YOU! GOD BLESS YOU, YOUR FAMILY AND THE ENTIRE COMMUNITY!!  Dilayla Antone.

  130. Terry, I called Caritas Tuesday after your heart Attack, and have offered many prayers, sacrifices for a full recovery. I have followed everything and have been amazed of all that has transpired.  I can’t imagine a force of evil that left you paralyzed. While I have felt the need to buckle down more knowing the secrets are on their way, this was like a wake up call like no other.  Prayer and Our Lady’s words have new meanings… This writing of everything that transpired was tremendous, I could feel myself standing among the community.  I have felt close to the community in many writings before, but this was different. I can’t really describe the heartfelt presence that took place the first time I read the full account of what took place. We are so Blessed you are still with us…  I will continue to pray and sacrifice for you, the Community, your family and the Visionaries. Thank you, God Bless, Camilla

  131. May God be with Terry and the whole community as you move forward in his love and healing graces. Thanks for all you do to bring the light and love of Our Lady and our Lord Jesus Christ to the world!

  132. Glenn M. Villanueva

    Dear Carritas,    I/We are shocked for the news. I know the Blessed Mother is watching him and let us put our trust on her. Love, Glenn and Family 

  133. It will interesting to see, in the fullness of time, what this has all meant in Our Lady’s plan. Remember, “nothing is by chance”. God bless and keep you all.

  134. I am shocked to read what has happened to Friend of Mejugoje. I will be offering my Mass for him tonight, and praying for his recovery, and his family and all of you at Caritas. As I read you account of what had happened to him, I remembered him saying some time ago that he did not want to live one minute more or less than God had allowed. I agree that God and Our Blessed Mother has more work for him to do, and he will not be taken by Our Lady until he has achieved this. May God and His Blessed Mother grant him a full recovery, comfort his family and all of you at Caritas.Sending you love from a follower of Our Lady in the UK.

  135. I will pray every day for your full recovery Terry and hope that you and your family will be given the strength by GOD and Our Lady to continue to  Lead us through Caritas back home to her and her Beloved son Jesus.  You and your family and the Community of Caritas are an inspiration to the whole world.  God Bless you all..

  136. May Our Lady wrap you under her mantle and May her motherly love be your healing and your strength to get back quickly on your feet and continue your journey on earth doing what she asks of you for the salvation of the world.  Amen.

  137. Praised be Jesus forever! Thank you for all your sacrifices, works and love. Be united in prayer and may God’s Loving Will be completed done  unto each one of us~ God bless 

  138. What shocking news to hear about Caritas’ leader/ founder. Thank God that he is on the mend! Prayers and love are being sent your way for him and the whole Caritas community. God bless all of you. Margaret

  139. Thank you for posting the information about Terry’s Widowmaker. heart problem.  I lived through this illness with my sister who too is a survivor. God has truly blessed you with a successful surgery and a quick recovery. Thank you for your many years of dedication and love to Our Lady of Medjourge and for bringing Caritas into our daily lives. May God Continue to Pour out His Blessings on You,  Your Family, and the Caritas Mission.

  140. Prayers for you all and for the complete recovery of your founder, Friend of Medjugorje. Will offer Holy Hour for this intention today. There remains so much to be done for God’s kingdom and the call for workers to the harvest is crucial. Grace abounds through Our Blessed Mother the Queen of Peace and the work of Caritas of Birmingham. Thank you for this mission which gives courage to our family in these times of great trouble in our country and the world.

  141. God has blessed our FoM, and God has blessed us with him. I continue to pray for our Friend and the entire Caritas and Medjugorje community. Thank you Blessed Mother for protecting our Friend and allowing him to continue your message. We love you. 

  142. Thank you Terry and Annette, and all of the Caritas Community, for all of your great love for all of us sinners. Thank you for giving your lives to God for us. Please continue to intercede for us that we may not be lost in these unique times, both troubled and grace filled. Pray that God will grant us the gift of love. May every breath and heartbeat from now, until the moment of death, be for the glory of God. May the Peace of Mama Mary, the Peace of the Kingdom of Heaven reign in your hearts now and for all eternity. May the strength of faith carry you every day and may the Great Love of God’s most Holy and Divine Will be your joy, now and forever. Peace and love be with you from New Mexico. 

  143. Thank you for writing this amazing story of a Friend of Medjugorje and his family’s experience.  My continuous prayers for the complete and timely recovery of the founder, and for the wonderful prayerful community of Caritas.  Thank you dear Blessed Mother for being with the founder throughout all the events.  We still need him and all of the community.  God bless you all.  It’s been a while and I hope all is well.  God Bless.

  144. Wow !!! I will be praying for a friend of medjugorje and his whole family. My grandfather also had to have open heart surgery. Crazy enough his name was a friend of medjugorje too. Wow soooo many similarities!!!!!!!!!!!

  145. What a fantastic recovery our beloved founder,a Friend of Medjugorje. We will continue to ascend our prayers to our Trinity God & our Heavenly Mother for your speedy recovery & un completed mission to bring the messages of Peace & salvation of this troubled Earth. Have a restful break & let your Guardian Angel & loving & dedicated team at Caritas accomplish your divine mission to reveal the truth of God to humanity.

  146. Peace to you all. I am praying for your continuing recovery dear friend and founder of Caritas Birmingham. Please also include me in your family prayers for safety and perseverance for my priestly formation.

  147. Hi there! This is the third time I read your letter. Heart warming. Inspirational. Hopefulness. Peaceful. Fear. Painful. Tears. Relief. Joyful. Grateful. Love. Spiritual  Medication and much prayer. What an amazing individual. Although I wasn’t there I’m able to imagine that were through your words. I hope you are feeling better. I admire your drive, determination, and dedication. I could never thank you enough in a life time for spiritual impact you have made in my life. It has taken a regretful long time to turn my life around and give my life to Jesus Christ but I did. So much thanks to you and the whole community you have founded. May God Bless You All. I LOVE YOU GUYS!!!!!!

  148. Patrick T Cassidy

    Amazing testimony, thank you very much. Glad our founder weathered the crisis well with our Mother Mary’s intercession.

  149. God bless Friend of Medjugorje, what an amazing man.  I’m so happy to have met him and some of the members of Caritas back in 2016.  I pray for y’all, may Our Lady protect each one of you.  Please keep up the good work.  Ya’ll are turning many hearts towards God.  Thank you!!

  150. Paulline Gillis

    Dear Friend of Medjugorje, I am offering prayers for a quick recovery from the surgery so that you can continue this important work.  I just want to say thank you for getting Our Ladys messages out to us, and for sharing your wisdom .  You have been an inspiration and a beacon of hope for us in these troubling times.  May God continue to pour out His blessings upon you, your family and community. 

  151. Thank you for sharing this whole story with us all! We love you, Friend of Medjugorje, and the whole community! We are so thankful Our Lady has protected you. We need you still- we need you during the time of the secrets. God bless you with grace, protection and the Flame of Love! Brenda

  152. Pauline Langley

    Dear “Friend” and Caritas,   I could almost see and feel the presence of multiple angels and Our Lady hovering over every step and action, activity and sound of prayer without missing a beat! How Awesome!  It was like an unscripted movie realized to perfection, as each personality was in the right place at the right time, all fulfilling its part flawlessly. How Good God Is!   May I suggest if this is how The Father, my Jesus, The Holy Ghost and Our Lady and her angels and saints plan to help us as we realize the coming events, then, I say, Thank you, My Jesus.  We pray moment to moment and daily, do our best to appease the Eternal Father and hopefully ease His justice against our horrible sins, and desire to please Him as Our Lady presents Him, each Hail Mary in our Rosaries, as abundant, huge, beautiful red roses in brilliant light surrounded by more brilliant gold, multiplied in Her flowing Mantle covering our Earth.   Thank you, Friend of Medjugorge and family, and Caritas family doing God’s Will in every way possible.   We hope and we know how much Our Lady helps you be you, to help us know how quickly that today was many years ago, and now, it is today again.   Abundant Blessings.   Please continue to pray for Our Lady’s healing of my husband, Steve, who had major back surgery after severe bout of osteomyelitis, which actually almost destroyed the bones of his back; obvious unforgiving pains, loss of some muscle use, etc. Prayer warrior as well.   Do pray for my five children(two awesome daughters and three talented sons(Sullivans), all in need of closer walk with God, i.e., conversion and salvation); my three diverse brothers(one left us in 2011), three lovely sisters(two with cancer); I am the eldest little one(Pauline-prayer warrior).   Nonetheless, thank you for the opportunity to Thank God for you, and the opportunity for me to speak to you via your circumstance, and Our Lady’s Smile!   Praying and Trusting in all that is from God, Mother Mary, Dearest St. Joseph, and all our favorite angels and saints. One with each of you.  So much to say, so much to do and so little time!    Pauline Langley

  153. Dear My Friend of Medjugorje, we are praying for you and the community. I’m happy to hear your surgery went well. I think that might, our Lady had me up praying at 3:00 AM. Listen to the doctor and take care of yourself!!! We all need eachother!! God be with us all. Peace, joy and love. Your sister in Christ and in the Immaculate heart of our Blessed Mama, Lisa Kerrigan xox

  154. Josephine Mejia

    Just read your entire story about your founder, a friend of Medjugorje. My heart and prayers go out to Him and his family and the entire community. May God continue to bless him and grant him His Divine Mercy and Divine Healings of his heart and of his body mind and spirit.  God bless you and everyone in Jesus and Mary and Joseph. Amen. 

  155. I will pray for your Founder and your Community, in deep gratitude for his surgery and recovery. I have been blessed to go to Medjugorje twice with your group and was hoping to go again as soon as possible, none of this would have happened without your Founder and your wonderful community. Thank you, many prayers and may God and Our Lady continue to bless your work.

  156. Thank you for sharing with us about what happened to our Friend of Medjugorje, my prayers for him, his family and the entire community. God bless all of you. 

  157. Bob and Maureen Ott

    We were with Terry in the1986 Center for Peace, Gathering of all the key people who were sharing” How They were Called to Share Our Lady’s Messages of Medjugore”  When Fr.Pervan flew in to hear each person speak on their calling. At the end of the Conference.  I remember Terry sharing the Name of Caritas. I believe this was the beginning of This Wonderful Ministry of Our Lady. We are forever praying.and grateful Your Dear Founder. Love The Ott Family.

  158. So many prayers for a Friends of Medjugorje!!  We are not ready to lose him either! I am so thankful for all he and the community does to enliven our faith and give hope and vision during troubling times.  May Mother Mary watch over us all.  May She in Her grace, make us all Apostles of Love, Apostles of Her Immaculate [u]Heart[/u]!!

  159. Libbie Brundick

    I have prayed and will continue to pray for the healing of the Founder and all of the Community. I cried when I first heard about this, but I know Our Lady has things in her sacred hands and I believe strongly that  he will be completely healed. God Bless all of you and the Funder’s family.

  160. What a beautiful testimony, one that we can relate to very closely.  I have just read this on the day my husband was taken into hospital 5 years ago and told he had only 2 days to live.  He had sepsis, double pneumonia and a heart wall that had collapsed with a large thrombosis in the centre!  Three months later, with much prayer and Our Lady’s helping hand, he came home known to the doctors as ‘The Miracle Man’.  A book about this journey, including his experiences in Medugorje is due to be printed soon.  We join wholeheartedly in prayer for you, dear ‘Friend’, your family and the community.  We love you and you have helped us so much to comprehend so many important things for our times.  God bless you and we hold you ongoing in our hearts.  All will be well.

  161. Thanks to put lady for the gift og a Friend og medjugirje . As i am in a Deep depression i cant pray ad much as  i want to .forgive me. and God bless out Friend og medjugirje and hus family .and everybody ego ud havong a heary attack right now. 

  162. A beautiful story of hope and love that Our Lady is writing! Thank you for sharing these words from the heart, that draws us all into the drama. Our Lady Queen of Peace, pray for us!

  163. Salvina Antoinette Bartholomeu

    At this moment all I can do is cry with what I have read, the joy.  Thank you Mother, Founder, Visionaries, Caritas … I need order in the busyness of my life and will pray for it.  May you continue to improve in health dear Founder and may I start to follow.  God bless you and your faithful and caring family and community.  x

  164. Deacon Andre Bourget p.d.

    What is so shocked to hear about his health. We love him writing messages what Our Mother, Mary announced for the world that we actually need him staying with us, we will remember him in our daily prayer. .. Prayers, Thanks Heaven to keep him alive for us the nations he transfers.  Prayers, Andre and Gertrude

  165.  Will be praying for a Friend of Medjugorje and the community to continue carrying out your important mission??

  166. As I opened up my emails I saw critical information, my heart sank, as I started reading I cried as I had just spent 2 weeks with my dad who has many health issues ( it’s so hard mentally on my dad , in just 5 months he went from completely independent to being dependent on everyone for everything). Friend of Medjugorje is like a Father to us all , wanting the very best for his children, working so hard getting the information to us!! My immediate thought was this is no coincidence that this is happening just before the 40th Anniversary! Our Lady needed A Friend of Medjugorje in tip top shape for what is coming so Our Heavenly Father allowed this to happen and the thousands upon thousands of prayers are just going to make him even stronger , which he probably wouldn’t have received otherwise! Not saying people didn’t already pray for FOM but now they are upping them even more! The evil one will stop at nothing and he knows whats  going down and what is at stake here! We love you Friend of Medjugorje! We are all praying for you , your family and your beautiful community! Love from Canada! Our Lady Queen of Peace pray for us! 

  167. Donna J Cunningham

    Hi All  Sent a year of masses healing card from Association of Marion Helpers in Stockbridge, Mass. I will continue to keep you in prayer God Bless all of you   OH!  I will get some of that pepper tomorrow   I’ve had one stent so need it to be around Thank you !!!!!!!!!!!Donna

  168. Prayers surrounding A Friend of Medjugorje and family and community for healing and in thanksgiving for the spiritual wealth of grace provided to our ailing world through your constant and unfailing witness, faith and support. Thank you for the updated Words from Heaven. A precious treasure whilst a pilgrim on this earth ? Like St John Vianney when harassed by the devil, he knew a big fish must be on the road to conversion and a Friend of Medjugorje is a Fisherman of many men snd women, so a BIG thank you ?

  169. Dear A Friend of Medjugorje and Community, I pray for you and your Community every day. I pray for your direction for the community as you asked of me a number of years ago so I do. I also pray for yours and the Community’s protection from satan and unity among all of you but lately just in the last month or two I was prompted by the Holy Spirit to pray for your Health.  This is not a coincidence by any means. I will continue to pray for your quick and smooth recovery. Carol Frey Manteca California

  170. We all are praying for him. Everyday we look for his writings and reading his books. Terry is an inspiration for a lot of our friends. God Bless him! Our Lady will help him! 

  171. Through the intercession of St. Joseph,whose feast we celebrate today we pray for your speedy recovery. May God bless you and your family.

  172. Blessing to ya all for doibg this and posting whst happened.  I was wondering mysrlf cause I keep an eye on this site and two others for Luz de Maria de Bonilla, sinve Marie Julie Jahnneys is an older, briton france, one and same Cathrine Emmrich.  I found it a bit odd and shocking that there was nothing new posted on all that was occuring in the world and what Francis said to the german bishops and to all lately. Amazing story and amazing how it was set up and published, just perfectly done to get the messages and points across. Ya all are doing epic work.  But on the note of his heart bypass, which many from crona and age are showing signs of heart and veins issues like vericose veins like my mum and needing surgeries, I see a ton and dealing with such and much more lately, but been finding out and get a lot revealed/shown to me as of late.  Remeber how the jews ate bitter herbs in times of greif and hard times and sweets during good and joyous?  There is more to it then just feelings/emotions, praise and prayer.  Bitter herbs and those fruits with a tart taste have antioxidants and anti-inflimatory effects like black berries.  Also when Geo gases are high, bad bacteria, funguses and viruses propegate rapidly, and cause inflammation.  It will be too long to say everything, but for recovery and for all incoming look up, learn their medicinal properties and how to prepare them for such, and grow those foods, (fruit,veggies, raise yhe appropriate livestock) and herbs that have anti- bacterial, fungual, microbial, virus, and inflammitory properties.  And there is reasons why chicken soup and sarbourogh fair herbs are used used used in it.  Just wanted to point that out. God bless and prayers.

  173. This is truly an awe inspiring story.  I want to read it over & over.  I was praying for Terry the whole time and for the family and community who were in such distress.  I love you all.  Will continue to pray.  Hope to see you in June! God bless you Terry!

  174. How incredibly beautiful, I was in tears reading this, FOM writings have had a profound impact on my life, as well as the entire community and brought me back from the brink of spiritual death to Our Lady’s arms.   This is someone whom just makes one feel they can be a better person by his life’s witness.    Praying for his speedy recovery, God bless you!  

  175. I was so blessed to be able to visit Medjugorje from India in 2010. Back in the US in 2015 I started reading on my computer all the messages from A Friend of Medjugorje in Caritas. I would so love to visit there, but am now 90 years of age and can no longer travel. I am an old Registered Nurse, who worked all her years in the Operating Room. My specialty was chest surgery, so I know somewhat of the pain and recovery A Friend of Medjugorje is going through.  I was shocked to read the story and I will keep him in my prayers. May God continue to bless you, Friend of Medjugorje.

  176. A simple test called a cardiac calcification score can show whether the anterior cardiac artery is calcified or developing a blockage.  Insurance does not always cover it, but it only costs $75.  Some doctors do not think the test is useful, but others think that every man over 50 and every woman after menopause should get the test at least once.  My husband requested it and paid for it out-of-pocket.  It showed his cardiac arteries were fine, but that he had an asymptomatic idiopathic aneurysm of the ascending aorta.  If this area ruptures, survival long enough to make it to surgery is only 5% and of those who survive surgery, fewer than 10% fully recover.  My family went through the experience of ‘elective’ open heart surgery 18 months ago.  I do not need to give you any spiritual advice, because I think you are well covered.  I can tell you that my husband found cardiac rehabilitation frustratingly useless because it is designed for sick people with heart failure, not the relatively healthy with strong hearts who have been through major surgery.  He also had an issue with small blood clots migrating to his retina and causing vision problems.  He has also had to question some of the drugs various ‘experts’ want to put him on that are designed for people who cannot handle the rigors of diet and exercise solutions. I can say that Our Lady’s messages from Medjugorje helped me face our trial with patience and hope.  My husband was raised Catholic but considers himself a Baptist because it was a Baptist family that showed him the Love of Christ rather than his own Catholic family.  For my sake, he accepted Anointing of the Sick before surgery.  He recently began attending Mass with me.  He still has issues with the Catholic Church and considers the Church Leadership’s response during the pandemic and the Progressive onslaught cowardly.  He does not consider himself reunited with the Church yet.  I pray that the leadership will move the policies of the Church closer to him.

  177. Peace be with you all, especially with the recovering “anew” heart of Terry, a friend of Medjugorje! Even though I was on the mailing list of Medjugorje.com for years, I never truly understood the story behind this wonderful Mother Mary’s mission.  I was so touched by how Mother Mary leads the life of Terry and guiding him to holiness.  I thank God and Mother Mary to save him and gave him a new heart. I pray that one day me and my whole family can go to Caritas of Birmingham to visit him and the holy site.

  178. Sending prayers for a continued speedy recovery for A Friend of Medjugorje!  I am so grateful for having found Caritas of Birmingham in the early 90’s and to have found it again just recently.  Thank You so much!  I hope to visit soon!

  179. I am so sorry to hear of this and will pray for a complete recovery.  I know the Blessed Mother will continue to protect you as your mission here on earth is not a small one but so large as it means helping all of us in the world get to heaven.  May God bless all your work – all your suffering during this time – and keep you here for as long as is necessary to complete His task in helping us to save our souls.

  180. I had 2 stents put in …it will be 2 years ago in Aug.  Always been healthy, 2 days of some arm and shoulder pain, some serious indegestion.  I’ve been perfectly fine since, it makes those 2 days seem so unreal.  It has changed my view of life.  It can be gone in a flash, be ready. The Lord won’t take you until He is ready.  I do look forward to heaven, I do see life as more of a time to get ready for judgement and it makes my life more meaningful, peaceful, and prayerful.  Yours was a good story, never knew about the pepper. God bless you and may the community grow in faith and love and trust.  God Bless and fill you up with love

  181. Just so touched and enlightening  to read about my beloved Mama Mary How I pray to her Immaculate heart of refuge foe conversions of souls specially for sick and dying  Dear Friend of Medjugorge Founder of Caritas you wi always be in my prayers May Our Lady give you grace strength to compete her mission on earth Amen Sister Kashmira 

  182. Praying for Terry his family and all the community. Our Lady connects all of us when we least expect it. She touches all of our hearts when we open up to Her and Her giving messages to bring us closer to the Heart of Her Son. Terry is an instrument of great Love and has given his heart to being souls closer to the Heart of Mary as She brings us closer to the Heart of Jesus. Praying and thanking God for giving us our Lady in this time and for Terry’s “yes” to responding to Her call. ??Della

  183. May God Bless a friend of Medjugorje and all of a Caritas. My prayers are with you all! You have no idea how much Caritas and Medjugorje has meant to me. Jim Orsi

  184. As I began to read this story , I could hardly see the words for holding back the tears of the thought of something happening to Terry. As I continued to read with anticipation of the outcome I too was saying , no , no. I was so relieved to finally get to the end and was so thankful to read he had came thru the ordeal. I look forward to hearing his voice every week on the weekly broadcast , the thought of not being able to hear one of the few voices of reason especially in the times we are in would be a devastating blow to me, but most of all to the mission of spreading Our Ladys messages to the world . Thanks be to God , Our Lady and Thank you to the Community of Caritas for all you do and Thank you Friend of medjugorje.  

  185. Elizabeth P Barrow

    A friend of Medjugorje and Caritas is always in my prayers and will continue to be. I will pray for a quick recovery for him and strength for his family and community members. Thank you for everything you mean in my life! May God bless you all!

  186. To the most inspirational man I have ever met, a FOM. My God continue to bless you and heal you. Thank you for your service to Our Lady of Medjugorje, and humanity.

  187. George Willingham

    Our journey in this world is determined by our Loving GOD. A Friend of Medjugorje truly knows this. Following our Path to Heaven requires constant prayer and attentiveness to Our Most Loving Mother. My wife and I were able to make our pilgrimage to Medjugorje because of the kindness and mission of A Friend of Medjugorje. We send our prayers for him and all of you at Caritas. GOD BLESS you all.

  188. Having on an open heart has been in the messages I have been reading. It makes a little more sense especially since I do not feel my heart is open enough. So I have been adding my to prayers to have a more open heart. I will add even more prayers for a FOM open heart recovery and for the community. Our Lady Queen of Peace , pray for us and especially the Friend of Medjugorje and the community of Caritas!!

  189. Dear FOM, my prayers will include you. I’ve been following quietly and praying over you and Medjugorje for some time. I feel compelled to say to you and I pray you see it, that my background included exposure to and participation in the occult and I have seen the mark of demons. I lived for 9 years with a woman who was quite probably more exposed than I was and and I witnessed her death from a massive heart attack just 3 weeks after she visited the hospital and was told she had a perfectly healthy heart. I have always felt unsettled by what I saw and felt that day and in the days after I experienced what could only be described as demonic attacks that I could do little against but call for Jesus even when I could not speak. I was instantly reminded of this when I got to you have chest pain and I feel such an increase in evil at this time. I knew instantly you were under attack when you got those pains. I can’t explain it. I have always been highly sensitive. 3 days before my friend died she said that because of me she could believe in Jesus and while I have never had the honor to me recollection of seeing Our Lady I have had comforts and graces I know I do not deserve. I am now Catholic and healing. I love Our Lady and I love My Lord and my Savior. I will pray for you. Please pray for me, my family, and my friend. And get well soon!!! Ave Maria!!! Peace of Christ be with you!

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