A BIG CATCH
June 13, 2006
There are no words to express the
gratitude I have for being called to Bayside. Our family has received an
abundance of graces.
My sister, Mary Arrieta, was not a
practicing Catholic for 41 years. I no longer believed in the saints or
our Blessed Mother and I stopped practicing my faith.
I was called to the holy grounds in
1989 for the feast of St. Theresa. It was as if a veil was removed from my
eyes. I returned to the Church after 29 years. I began to seek Our Lord
with all my heart and soul. Every year that God allowed me to come to the
holy grounds, I asked for the conversion of my family, especially my four
On September 28, 2002, the feast of
St. Michael, Michael Mangan handed me a rose and jokingly said, “Martha,
do you have a sister Mary?” I said, “Yes.” I instantly knew that Mary
would be called to Bayside. However, I had no idea what would happen to
bring this about.
Five months later Mary was told she
had breast cancer. It was also discovered later that she had tumors on her
brain. Nonetheless, Mary joined me in pilgrimage to Bayside for Our Lady’s
33rd Anniversary in 2003.
Throughout her illness our families
would meet every Saturday to pray the Rosary for our sister.
Finally, after 41 years, Mary
received the sacrament of reconciliation in the fall of 2005, and then the
last rites. She passed away quietly and serenely on March 29th.
Los Angeles, CA
June 8, 2006
Dear Lay Order of St. Michael,
A very big congratulations to you in
your extremely hard work in protesting that fraud, “The Da Vinci Code.”
Shame on that rogue, Dan Brown.
Belgaum, Karnataka, India
A CURE OF THE SOUL
August 18, 2006
When I got married, I moved to North
Carolina. I had a next door neighbor named Lydia. She was wonderful and
lots of fun. She was older, like my Mom away from home. She taught me how
to cook and we did things together.
Eventually we moved and bought a
house in another neighborhood, but I still kept in touch with her. A few
years later, Lydia developed cancer and was sent to the North Carolina
Cancer Institute in Lumberton. I would go to visit her on occasions.
I knew she wasn’t Catholic. She said
she was never baptized and that her Mom was a Baptist but had never taught
her or practiced the religion.
I had a strong urge to give her a
pair of Rosaries, the brown Scapular and a rose petal. I told her the rose
petal was blessed by Jesus and Mary for cures and conversions. She
accepted the sacramentals and rose petal.
I believed in my heart that she would
A few weeks after giving her the rose
petal, I told Fr. Rogan about her and he offered to visit her. Another few
weeks passed and He asked me to ask her if she wanted to be received into
the Church. He would baptize and confirm her, etc. She said she would like
that. I was there when he gave her the sacraments. A few days later she
I was so sad and cried and called Fr.
Rogan. I told him my prayers were not answered and she wasn’t cured. Fr.
Rogan gently explained to me that she was cured. A conversion took place
and there was a cure of the soul. I then cried tears of joy when he told
me that she went straight to Heaven.
Leann Domico Vasquez
Fair Lawn, NJ
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June 10, 2006
A couple in our Jesus youth
fellowship, Lovely and Martin, were praying for a second child for a few
years. Even their gynecologist couldn’t find out why Lovely was not
Last year when my husband and I went
to their home, I felt the Lord urging me to take the mystical rose petal
from my bible. We prayed with them, especially for a baby. Lovely was
slightly upset and told me that her faith was shaken.
Then I told her about the mystical
rose petal and that the Lord wants her to keep it under her pillow. I
asked her to return it to me after the miracle because I had only one.
That same week she became pregnant.
Lovely gave birth to a beautiful girl
on April 4th. She was baptized, Lydia, on May 27th. My husband, Shimmy
Charles, and I were her godparents.
WEAPONS FOR MILITARY
July 28, 2006
I just wanted to thank you for your
prayers and support for the men and women working hard to protect
everyone. I received a box of brown Scapulars, Rosaries, and medals today.
I hope that we can get more St. Michael and Joan of Arc medals.
God bless everyone.
MSgt Frank Guido
APO AE 09855