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“Christine Watkins has done a tremendous work…invaluable and timely” says Mark Mallet. Bishop Gavin Ashenden, Chaplain to the Queen of England (2008-2017) comments in his foreword to the book, “I devoured it, unable to put it down.”…“Inspirational…I highly recommend it,” says Fr. John Struzzo. Monsignor Ralph J. Chieffo urges, “Read this prophetic book and believe,” and Fr. Bernardin Mugabo makes the heartfelt appeal, “I wish everyone would read this!”
Bishop Ashenden, begins his foreword with, “Every so often a book falls into one’s hands that is particularly powerful in unveiling the mystery and power of God’s purpose for his Church today, and this is one such. If you are wondering whether or not you should take the time to read it, let me strongly encourage you to do so.”
The prophecies of the Warning, as outlined and illustrated in this book, have come to us through saints and mystics, including St. Pope Pius IX, St. Pope Paul VI, St. Faustina Kowalska, Blessed Anna Maria Taigi, and Servant of God, Maria Esperanza. Some of these spiritual luminaries are still alive, such as exorcist, mystic, and Superior General, Fr. Michel Rodrigue; stigmatist and mystic, Janie Garza; and founder of the Dynamic Catholic Institute, Matthew Kelly.
Not only does THE WARNING substantiate an event of monumental importance, which appears to be on the horizon of time, but also carries the reader through compelling testimonies of those who have already experienced it personally and against their will. The book culminates in the spell-binding story of Marino Restrepo, hailed as a St. Paul for our century. Formerly a well-to-do Hollywood music producer who sank into serious sin and the New Age movement, he endured a torturous kidnapping by Colombian guerilla rebels for over half a year, during which he experienced an illumination of conscience. In addition, he received a unique gift of infused knowledge of divine matters, which he has been sharing with the world since 1999 in his world-wide, bishop-approved apostolate. And his is only one of the stories. . .
The prophecies and testimonies of the Illumination of Conscience promise to astound, entertain, challenge, and prepare those who read this book and who believe.
This is a Marian consecration that people don’t want to see end. Healing miracles, reunited families, and Catholic conversions are resulting from this self-guided retreat. Mary’s Mantle Consecration, endorsed by Archbishop Cordileone and Bishop Cotta, offers an outpouring of grace upon your life and loved ones. St. Pope John Paul II said that his consecration to Mary was “a decisive turning point in my life.” It can be the same for you.
Mary’s Mantle Consecration comes to us in tumultuous times. Today it is important that we consecrate ourselves to the Mother of God—entrusting our lives to her protection, guidance, and care, and inviting her to conform us to the likeness of her Son. There is so much need and brokenness in the world, in the Church, in our families, and in our hearts. By preparing for consecration through the power of the Rosary, a little fasting, and a two-minute reading of a beautiful daily meditation on a virtue or gift of the Holy Spirit (people’s favorite part), we can expect heaven’s help.
This retreat is perfect for individuals, couples, families, groups and parishes. To dive even deeper into God’s graces, a companion workbook, Mary’s Mantle Consecration Prayer Journal, also offers quotes from saints, passages of Scripture, and insightful questions for reflection. Are you willing to do your part and give God a chance?
Sample meditation from the 14th Chapter—The Virtue of Meekness:
"Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am meek and humble of heart; and you will find rest for yourselves” (Matthew 11:29). Meekness is a virtue that Jesus alone inculcated, and which no ancient philosopher seems to have understood or recommended. Even our modern usage of “meek” can be dominated by a sense of weakness, cowardice, or people-pleasing. In Jesus’ mouth, it is not that. To be meek is to be a spiritual rock. In the evangelical sense, meekness is humility, resignation, submission to the Divine Will without murmuring or peevishness. It is mildness of temper, softness in dealing with others, and forbearance under difficulties, setbacks, and injuries. One who is meek is not easily provoked or irritated.
By reason of being born into the world, we naturally create an illusion in our minds of who we are, a treasured lie for which we long, fight, and suffer. Depending upon our wounds and whether or not our self-image is praised or rejected, our moods travel from elation to depression and back again; this can be the source of great emotional instability and pain. The meek person has fought to tame the roaring lion of the human ego, the source of his childish reactions and unreasonable attitudes—the beast that seeks to glorify and defend itself at all costs.
Our greatest human example of meekness is Our Lady. For her, the artifice of ego was never erected. It never claimed anything for itself, for it was dead. If Mary was praised, she gave all glory to God; if she was calumniated, it meant nothing; if she received food, she thanked God; if she went hungry, she blamed no one, least of all her Lord. What could offend a woman who felt like she had no rights? For her, all was gift and grace. Her ego was like fallen timber. If a log receives a devastating blow from an axe, it does not feel anything. It does not react. It is dead. Detached from the world. Attached to God.
Fr. Donald Calloway, MIC, calls this book, “Anointed!”, Exorcist Fr. Gary Thomas, subject of the movie, “The Rite,” says, “OF MEN AND MARY is superb. The six life testimonies contained within it are miraculous, heroic, and truly inspiring.” Certain books as this come along that have the power “to transform lives, to free people from darkness,” claims Br. Daniel Maria Klimek, T.O.R. “I plan to share this tremendous work with many through the years.”
Powerful in the spirit, OF MEN AND MARY also delivers tasty doses of pure entertainment. You will find yourself inspired by a murderer, a sweet lamb who lost it all, and a man who literally died—and then came back to life. You will suddenly root for a football player tackled by the Blessed Mother, a man caught up in illicit sexual liaisons, and a man whose marriage was as good as dead.
While OF MEN AND MARY may be about six males, it is for everyone, because it is also a book about a woman. In the heat of the fiercest of spiritual battles, when all seemed lost and these men were left with nothing to stand on but stormy seas, they were given a lifeboat. That lifeboat—that woman—is the Blessed Virgin Mary. She is the boat of safety for all of us, the surest and safest passage to the heart of her Son. She is our victory and sweet reassurance that God's plan is infinitely better than our own; and she is our challenge to follow her Son, no matter the cost, no matter how fierce the battle. Read the stories of these brave men, and you will inevitably come away with a desire to climb in the boat with them and sail safely home.
To watch the trailer for OF MEN AND MARY and see the faces of the six men whose stories grace its pages, go to QueenofPeaceMedia(dot)com/men.
Why would Fr. Donald Calloway, MIC, say that the world, especially Catholics, need to read this story of redemption? Why would he claim that Transfigured is one of the most powerful conversion stories ever written?
Because Patricia Sandoval’s life story is an unusually gripping, hard-to-put-down ride along a journey that leads to an extraordinary triumph of God’s mercy—the mercy that waits patiently for all of us. Patricia came from a broken home, good and bad boyfriends, three abortions, a job at Planned Parenthood (where she was told never to reveal what she saw), followed by methamphetamine addiction and homelessness. The way that Jesus came to her in the streets will leave you breathless, as will the heights to which God has since carried her.
If you know of someone who believes they cannot be forgiven, or return to Church, this is the book to give them. (Watch the video of reader comments below.) Read Transfigured. Be Transfigured.
Patricia now travels the world as a pro life speaker, sharing her story with millions in packed stadiums and on radio and television shows, such as EWTN’s Bookmark, Life on the Rock, Women of Grace, At Home with Jim and Joy; and in Spanish, on EWTN’s Cara a Cara, Nuestro Fe en Vivo, Ellas lo Dicen—and now on her own show with Fr. Víctor Salomón: De Dos en Dos.
Transfigured, endorsed by Fr. Donald Calloway, MIC, Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone, and Bishop Michael C. Barber, has been translated into Spanish (Transfigurada) and French (Transfigurée). Patricia Sandoval's story is available, as well, on a critically acclaimed, life-changing DVD, as seen on EWTN. See PatriciaSandoval dot com.
In Full of Grace, Watkins tells her own dramatic story of miraculous healing and conversion to Catholicism, along with the stories of five others, including a homeless drug addict, a stripper, and a modern-day hero. Each story is accompanied by scripture, prayer, and discussion exercises designed to remind readers of Mary of Medjugorje's intercession on their behalf and God's personal love for them.
Ideal for personal reading or use in parish faith-sharing groups, addiction recovery support groups, and for parish retreats.
Imprimátur - Arzobispo Ramón C. Argüelles
¿Por qué el Padre Víctor Salomón, Amada Rosa Pérez y Astrid Bennett Gutiérrez -de EWTN Español- dicen que este libro ha cambiado vidas de una manera poderosa? ¿Por qué el Padre Donald Calloway MIC, afirma que el mundo, especialmente los Católicos, deben leer esta historia de redención? ¿Por qué afirmaría que "Transfigurada" es una de las historias de conversión más poderosas que se hayan escrito?
Porque la historia de Patricia Sandoval es cautivadora -de una manera inusual-; muy difícil de ignorar una vez que se ha comenzado a transitar es camino de triunfo extraordinario de la misericordia de Dios, esa misericordia que espera pacientemente por todos nosotros. Patricia viene de un hogar destrozado; de haber tenido novios buenos y malos; de haber experimentado tres abortos y trabajado en Planned Parenthood (donde se le dijo que no contara aquello que había visto ahí); y de haber experimentado drogadicción con las metanfetaminas para terminar en la calle y sin hogar. La manera en que Jesús se le acercó en la calle le dejara sin aliento, ...así como las alturas a las cuales Dios la ha llevado desde ese momento.
Si usted conoce a alguien que no cree que puede ser perdonado o regresar a la Iglesia, este es el libro que necesita. Lea "Transfigurada". Déjese Transfigurar.
Hoy en día Patricia viaja alrededor del mundo como Conferencista Pro-Vida. Ha compartido su historia con millones de personas en estadios llenos de gente, así como en programas de radio y televisión. Ha participado en programas en EWTN Español como "Cara a Cara", "Nuestra Fe en Vivo", "Ellas lo Dicen". Además conduce una serie con el Padre Víctor Salomón: "De Dos en Dos". En la señal de inglés de EWTN ha participado en "Bookmark", "Life On The Rock", "Women of Grace" y en "At Home with Jim and Joy".
"Transfigurada", avalada por el Padre Donald Calloway MIC, el Arzobispo Salvatore Cordileone, el Obispo Michael C. Barber, también se encuentra disponible en inglés ("Transfigured") y francés ("Transfigurée). La historia de Patricia también se encuentra disponible en video (que ha sido transmitido en EWTN). Puede verlo en PatriciaSandoval.com