He is the Resurrection!



Message to Nancy Fowler of Conyers, Ga, April 13, 1993 from Mary:

“My dear children of America and children of the whole world, rejoice in the Risen Lord!  Believe in the Resurrection whole heartedly!

You are called to be BELIEVING people of God.  Pray every day to have the grace of greater faith.  Please children, my son Jesus is LIVING and you fail to see His Living Presence everywhere.

Come to Him and receive new Life.  He is the Way, the Truth, and the Life. HE IS THE RESURRECTION!

My Easter message to each of you is to come to my Son and stay close to Him.  Pray more dear children.  Only in Him do you receive your strength that will sustain you in troubled times.”

Easter has not ended….it has just begun!

Happy Easter Season!

C’est Bon




The Cross is Love

cross st bernadetteMy grandchildren attend St. Bernadette’s Catholic School.  My granddaughter is in first grade and I was very pleased to hear the first graders were doing a passion play.

If you think children are too young to understand the passion and its meaning, think again.

This past weekend, the grandkids spent a night with their Grams and Pop.  Of course we watched “Frozen”.  They had seen the movie several times already and really were not paying much attention to it.  I lost interest as well.  But on Saturday night, we were able to watch “Mary, the Mother of Jesus”, a movie none of us had seen before.

Both the seven-year-old and the four-year-old were very captivated by the movie.  When Herod ordered the infants killed, my grandson became very upset.  Jesus was just a Baby and he wanted to know why they wanted to kill Him.  I watched as his sister explained that Mary and Joseph fled and kept Jesus safe.  After she thought about it, my granddaughter continued to explain to her little brother that eventually the people do kill Jesus and He dies on a cross.

Her little brother was still very upset.  He asked the big question, “Why did Jesus have to die on a cross?”.

My mind was racing…How do you explain this big question to a four-year-old?

But, the Holy Spirit was at work.  His big sister smiled a huge smile, and simple said, “JESUS HAD TO DIE SO THAT WE COULD LIVE!”

Words so simple and so true.  He died because He loves us.

Jesus gave this message to Nancy Fowler in Conyers, Georgia in December of 1990: “I give you the love of My Heart.  When you walk in My light you know the way.  Then you have My Peace because you are walking with Me.  When you have My Peace, you know of My Love.  I was brutally struck everywhere.  If you start to count My wounds do you not miss the point?  See not My wounds, but My Love for you and all of mankind.  See My love first, then My suffering.  The Cross is Life.  The Cross is Love.  I am the Cross.”

Philippians 2:7 : “He became like a human being and appeared in human likeness.  He was humble and walked the path of obedience all the way to death – His death on the cross.  For this reason, God raised Him to the highest place above and gave Him the name that is greater than any other name.  And so, in honor of the name of Jesus, all beings in heaven, on earth and in the world below, will fall on their knees and all will openly proclaim that Jesus Christ is Lord to the glory of God the Father.”


C’est Bon,




Power of Prayer

immaculee retreatMy daughter and I recently attended a Lenten retreat given by Immacule’e Ilibagiza in Thibodaux, Louisiana.  Immacule’e is the author of Left to Tell, Our Lady of Kibeyo, and If We Had Only Listened.  She is a survivor of the Rwanda genocide of 1994 and tells an amazing story about her journey of faith and forgiveness.

If ever you have the opportunity to hear her speak, I encourage you to do so.  It is a moving and very spiritual experience.

Immacule’e shared something with us that was so unbelievable, I want to share it with everyone!  It involves her book, Left to Tell and Hollywood.

Once Left to Tell was released and became popular, Immacule’e said that she began to have people ask her if she would make a movie out of her story.  She thought that would be impossible because her faith, the Bible and the rosary were so important to her survival; she did not feel that Hollywood would truthfully expose her faith in a movie.  The more she traveled and met people, the more she heard them say that there should be a movie made of her story.

One day after hearing this same request for a movie and after giving the same answer that Hollywood would not depict her spiritual journey, Immacule’e was given the name Steve McEveety.  McEveety was the producer of “The Passion of the Christ”.  This was a favorite movie of Immacule’e, but she had no clue how to reach McEveety and no idea about the workings of Hollywood.  So, she did what she knew.  She prayed the rosary. Immacule’e started a 54 day rosary novena.  She asked her friends to pray the novena with her, and together they prayed for Mary’s intercession that if this movie was to be made, Immacule’e would meet Mr. Steve McEveety.

Around the 50th day of the novena, Immacule’e was a speaker in California at the Rosary Bowl.  There was an audience of tens of thousands of people and she was one of several speakers.  The speakers were lined up.  Immacule’e said she turned around and faced the speaker after her and saw Jesus!  Acutally she saw Jim Caviezel, who played Jesus in “The Passion of  The Christ.”  She said she was star struck and surprised when Jim Caviezel hugged her and told her that his wife read her book and they were such fans of her!  Even better, Jim invited Immacule’e over to his home after the engagement to have dinner and meet his wife!  She could not believe it!  She said, “I was thinking, Oh my goodness, Jesus is taking me to his house!”

She went on to say that Jim’s wife was a lovely woman and they were enjoying the visit when there was a knock at the front door.  Who was at the front door?  None other than Steve McEveety and his wife!  She was in shock.  She said she had to stay calm, but every part of her wanted to shout out, “Thank you Mother!”.  The five of them sat around a kitchen table and they asked Immacule’e many questions about her ordeal in Rwanda.  At one point, Steve’s wife nudged him and told him, “You need to make this movie.”  He replied there was no way he could do this.  Immacule’e said she said nothing, but inside she thought, “If our mother wants you to make this movie, you WILL make this movie!”.

Returning home, still marveling at the coincidences that had occurred; Immacule’e received an email from Steve McEveety exactly on the last day of her 54 day novena.  McEveety told Immacule’e that whatever it took, he WOULD make her movie!

Praise be the Lord!

Immacule’e is living proof of our Lord’s love for us and His mother and the power of prayer!

I cannot wait for this movie – ordained by our Lord – for all of us.

C’est Bon!