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Virgin Mary appearing to Chaldean Woman in Southeastern Michigan

Yes, this title has the sound of a bad tabloid article, doesn’t it? But today I spoke to a man named William who has been in her house and believes this is true. William told me at a retreat at the Manresa Retreat Center in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan that he saw oil oozing from a crucifix, a painting of the Suffering Christ, a painting of the Virgin Mother, and from other Christian artifacts in this woman’s home. It is this phenomenon Oil dripping from painting of Suffering ChristOil dripping from painting of Suffering Christthat first draws people's interest to this story, so I'll say a bit about that, before talking about…

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During job search, God showed Himself in a totally unexpected way

In December, 1986 I was out of a job, and I prayed intently that God would help me find just the right job. I felt confident that He would, because surely He’d have to agree this was my most pressing need. As it turned out, He must have thought there was another need more pressing: letting me know He really exists.

Here is one of several coincidences that occurred during the several months I was unemployed:

I wanted to find out if any Human Resources positions existed at the large corporate offices of Perry Drugs in Pontiac, MI. Perry was getting good business reviews at the time.…

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Armada in the clouds going homeward tell Peter Hritiu that WWII was over

"A full armada going in the opposite direction of the enemy. In my mind that meant they were all going home."


Aug. 14, 1945,
World War II
In the U.S. Navy
On board CVE 58 Aircraft carrier Corregidor
Operating from Pearl Harbor.

It was evening. Operations for pilot training had ceased for the day. The weather was fair, the water was calm and the sky heavy with the mountains and puff of billowy clouds. I was on the flight deck enjoying the quiet and having yet another look at what nature had to offer. At first glance at the sea, there were no seagulls, no dolphins, nothing to see…

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Turned to just the right hymn

Not long after the posting of Oct. 23, 2012, in which I felt led to “Take [more] care of the needs of others”, I was attending church at St. Columban in Birmingham, Michigan. Our church music director Bob Mervak asked us to turn to page 628 in our Gather hymnal. I grabbed the book and opened to a random page, and was surprised to find that it was page 628.

When something that unlikely happens, especially in church, I tend to pay attention.

I feel that the Holy Spirit may be trying to get me to notice something. The hymn was “No Greater Love” by Michael Joncas. The lyrics…

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Virgin Mary appearing to Chaldean Woman in Southeastern Michigan, part 2

This is a wound from among the wounds of my Son which He gives you, to bear and to share with me in my sufferings.   - The Virgin Mary to the Visionary


This is a follow-up to the posting of January 20, 2013, titled “Virgin Mary appearing to Chaldean Woman in Southeastern Michigan”. I was invited to visit the home of the woman by one of the priests supporting her. The priest gave a Mass at this woman’s home on Wednesday, March 6, 2013. There were about 30 people present, all seated on the family’s furniture and folding chairs. The priest stood in front of the several…

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