I hope you are well and had a blessed Easter.
After the 3 missions in Tampa Florida I travelled
to Lafayette Louisiana, via Houston,Texas.
In Houston I had the grace of meeting up with
some good friends, one of which was Steve
Bollman. It was a wonderful grace to see Steve
who started "That Man Is You" Mens prayer
groups around the USA, among other great
initiatives. He is someone who tries to put God
first in his life and is a good friend,who helps
me grow spiritually and is not afraid to challenge
me. Fr Andrew Apostoli, who was my Spiritual
directer said there are 2 types of friends in life,
a buddy who tells you everything you want to
hear or a real friend who helps you grow closer
In Lafayette, I gave a parish mission over 3
days also speaking in some schools, it is a
parish where they have Adoration of the
Blessed Sacrament, and the Graces were
amazing, with a full church each night,
many people making great confessions,
and lots of deep spiritual and physical healing.
Then I went to England and gave a mission in
Tonbridge, it was a second mission leading up
to Easter, again with lots of wonderful Lenten
On Palm Sunday I was in Chester giving a talk
to young people for Bishop Mark Davis, This
was another blessed day.
I spent Easter In Dubai, and was very touched
by the workers faith, who can work up to 15
hours a day, with one day off each month.
Yet the church there is packed with these
people, worshiping Jesus, with 3 hour queue’s
for confession. On Easter Sunday there must
have been over 20,000 people at Mass, in the
Church and Church courtyard, what a
wonderful witness of Faith.
Back in Ireland I gave a mission in Cork before
traveling to Portugal for a personal retreat.
During this year of Divine Mercy I have seen so
much more Grace for the world, As if Jesus is
reaching down to each person and inviting
us to have real freedom in his forgiveness,
all we have to be is humble enough to see
how broken and weak we are, that we
cannot manage on our own, to see our
smallness and allow our loving God to take
us in his arms, and say I am with you, let me
hold you and heal you, let me carry you,
do not be afraid of making mistakes, do not
be afraid of getting it wrong, Just keep trying
and all you need I will give you, because you
belong to me and you are part of my heart,
you are fully loved by me.
How Blessed we are to have Christ in the
Eucharist, Confession, the scriptures, Our
Blessed Mother Mary, the Saints, the angels,
all we need to get to our Eternal Goal, Heaven.
How blessed we are to have Christ’s Church
and our Holy Father Pope Francis.
Know you are very much in my heart and
prayers, please pray for me as I will be giving
missions and talks in Ireland, England,
Hong Kong and Australia.
God bless you in his deep love.