Tag: Sr. Emmanuel of Medjugorje

Malaysia is Waking Up!

Sr Emmanual in Malaysia2
Photo courtesy of Sr. Emmanuel Maillard.

The following account first appeared in Sr. Emmanuel Maillard’s December 2016 newsletter from Medjugorje. It also was reprinted in Renewal Ministries’ March 2017 newsletter. Ralph Martin said of it, “What an amazing account of God’s action, written by our good friend! Read it and be inspired, be very inspired!”

In November, I went to Malaysia for a wonderful mission in the Kota Kinabalu region. In the town of Ranau, there is a parish, and its priest, Father Nick, is crazy about Baby Jesus. This sparked a movement among the families, who wanted to receive the statue of the Baby Jesus for twenty-four hours and honor Him. As a result of the many miracles and conversions happening in people’s homes, Father Nick had to reduce the amount of time each family could keep the statue to one hour, so as to satisfy all the requests.  It was so successful! And because the requests kept flowing in, he decided to build a little Sanctuary to shelter Baby Jesus. That way, everyone could come and worship the Baby. Because he knew about our connection with the Child Jesus and the presence in our garden of a life-size manger, Father Nick waited for me to come, before he consecrated this Sanctuary.

And that’s not all. A week before the closing of the Holy Door in his church, a woman arrived in a wheelchair to pass through the Door and obtain the grace of the Jubilee. For a long time, she was paralyzed and hemiplegic, not to mention all the other illnesses that caused her much suffering. As she left the church through this blessed Door, she began to walk! She still does! The news of the miracle spread like wildfire. The very next day, thousands of pilgrims showed up to pass through the Holy Door. Providence permitted me to arrive at that precise moment! When I addressed this crowd to share the messages of Mary, there were about 20,000 people from all over the country.

After I spoke, they bombarded me with questions about the messages, so we spent several hours together. Interestingly about eighty percent of these people were young. I told them that in Europe, such a meeting such would probably consist of eighty percent of elderly people. They laughed, but it’s not funny! At Easter, Father Nick baptized 234 adults, and that is not counting the children. In Europe, we might have as many as three or four . . . Lord, have mercy!

As if that’s not enough . . . Father Nick, anxious to give his flock a good Catholic formation, decided to have them renew their baptismal promises.  He knew that, for these simple people, a hands-on experience is more important than words, so he built a one-foot deep pool, with three steps down; he filled it with water and made them walk across it while repeating their Baptismal Promises. The Lord confirmed that the idea came from Him, because miracles occurred immediately. One man had a hand that was completely paralyzed, but as he stepped out of the water, he was waving his hand around with amazement. “He has healed me!” he cried. Another was almost completely blind. As he was coming out of the water, he started shouting: “I can see clearly, I can see!” I willingly went to renew my own promises, knowing that, according to exorcists like Don Amorth, this prayer is an excellent way of casting out demons. And we have too many of those in our world! May this idea be looked at!

I thank each of you for your support through prayer, worship, fasting, and sacrifices offered for these missions. When you get to heaven, you’ll see what you have obtained and you will not be disappointed!

Praising God from Spain

Powerful worship music

We recently requested prayers for Ralph Martin’s trip to Spain to speak at the National Catholic Charismatic Conference and a five-day priests’ retreat, and are thankful for your response. Ralph has been experiencing the fruit of your prayers during his time in Spain (he returns home tomorrow). Below are some of Ralph’s reflections after he finished speaking at the conference and was about to begin the priests’ retreat.

By Ralph Martin, written on July 3, 2016

This national conference was very inspiring. They had 2,000 people come last year and this year there were 3,000 participants. The leadership seemed impressive and the priests appointed seem very gifted and very charismatic. There were about sixty priests at the conference and the new archbishop of Madrid celebrated a liturgy.

The highpoint for me was the music ministry. I think it was the best I’ve ever experienced. The level of instrumental talent, vocal talent, sound mixing, and arrangements, combined with amazing spiritual fervor and sensitivity to the Lord, was really amazing. All the musicians seemed capable of fervent leadership in prayer, in prophecy, and selecting just the right song and playing it for just the right amount of time, sometimes—no kidding—ten to fifteen times in a row, and it was perfect. Think about a combination of Mannheim Steamroller, Tijuana Brass, and Miami Sound Machine, completely transfigured and glorified, and that was the sound. It moved from time to time to a cappella or soloists—some of the male and female soloists were like Andre Bocelli and Sarah Brightman plus. It was not at all a performance, not at all theatrical, but truly in the service of glorifying God and lifting all 3,000 participants to heights of encounter with God. Thanks be to God!

I was the only speaker and gave four hour-long-plus talks with interpretation. Before I gave my first talk, I was wondering what approach I should take with things. When falling asleep the night before, the last sentences I read in Maryam of Bethlehem, a little biography of a Lebanese holy woman, written by Sr. Emmanuel of Medugorje, encouraged me in a direction. In speaking about various approved Marian apparitions in which Mary warned of the consequences of sin, she wrote: “The world is without hope for those who do not know Jesus.”

Sr. Emmanuel notes how Maryam was very direct in asking people to repent in light of the shortness of life and the reality of the final judgment. Sr. Emmanuel then commented: “But these things, so important to all, are rarely ever preached about! May they be preached about again, because without this perspective of eternity, where is man headed today?”

The next morning, I received an email before my first talk. It was from a close friend of Fr. Peter Ryan, SJ, who is joining the Sacred Heart Major Seminary faculty this Fall. She wrote,

“When I was reading a reflection today that Dr. Scott Hahn sent out about this Sunday’s Gospel (Lk 10:1-12, 17-20), an image immediately came to me of you preaching to the Charismatic conference and to the priests in Spain. The words that struck me were:

‘Jesus has a vision in this week’s Gospel—Satan falling like lightning from the sky, the enemy vanquished by the missionary preaching of His Church.’

May your missionary preaching in Spain be powerfully guided by the Holy Spirit so that you will inspire your listeners, especially the priests, to courageously speak the truth about the reality of God’s judgement and our need for repentance!  In that way, we can again look forward to Satan falling like lightning from the sky!! You will be in my prayers this weekend and next week.”

I experienced these two things as the Lord giving me special encouragement to “go for it” with the message He has entrusted me with, and I must say, the Lord worked powerfully. At the end of my last talk, I clearly felt the Lord was inviting me to lead the people in a solemn request to God the Father to allow the angels assigned to Spain and the great litany of Spanish saints—Ignatius, Francis Xavier, Dominic, John of the Cross, Teresa of Avila, John of Avila, Peter Alcantara, Isidore and his wife, and so many others—to descend with the Holy Spirit in a new Pentecost, for the Holy Spirit is the communion of the communion of saints, and to let them help Spain “more than normally” and to start acting more directly by the special dispensation of the Father in this very critical time for Spain.

Also, there were many testimonies of conversions, healings, and deliverances. Many ministry teams were praying for people and priests were hearing confessions. It seemed as if you could pick any Spaniard at random, whether a teenager, or even younger or much older, and put a microphone in their hands and they would start testifying/preaching with great passion and freedom.

Thank you for your prayers! I’m glad to be united with you all in the service of GOD!