A brain tumour healed through prayer and the use of Lourdes Water

Joseph had a brain tumour which was due to be operated on. He stopped off on his way to the hospital where he was due to have a pre-op, to be prayed for by a group of people, who also put Lourdes water on him.  When he was examined at hospital, the brain tumour was gone.

This is one of the stories in my book:  Help from heaven (Answers to prayer)

A big compliment for the Sydney Opera House!

EWTN’s programe: Life on the Rock’s opening segment has music and images.  In this segment it has a picture of the Sydney Opera House with the word Heaven underneath it.  As an Australian and a Sydney resident, I accept the compliment although I know that heaven will be much better than the Sydney Opera House.

A prayer to Mary Undoer of Knots (poem)

I have learnt about two special devotions, which people use in order to pray to Mary for help. The first is to pray to her as: Mary Undoer of Knots.  (This devotion is based on an old painting of Mary undoing knots in a rope, which represents our messed up lives) and the second devotion is based on a prayer that asks Mary to take over and help solve difficulties and problems. I have written the following prayer (poem) which ties together these two devotions.

A prayer to Mary Undoer of Knots (poem)

Mary undo the knots
That fill up each day,
Untangle the troubles
That come our way.

Mary take over
And help your child.
Wipe away the tears
And bring back a smile.

More of my poems

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Novena to St Philomena the Wonder Worker for the healing of autism

The powerful intercession of the Holy Souls in Purgatory and ways to help them

The web page has accounts of the intercession of The Holy Souls in Purgatory, for their benefactors in cases of illness, addictions, cars that won’t start, infertility problems, protection in accidents, conversion, chronic insomnia, their help for people who are experiencing major trouble with city councils, success with projects, employment, real estate, finding lost property and trouble with relations, etc. and prayers and ideas on how to help The Holy Souls in Purgatory.

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Have you received any favours through the Devotion to The Divine Mercy or from St Faustina ?

Have you received any favours through the Devotion to The Divine Mercy?  Please share them with us here.  Please tell if this was through the Chaplet of the Divine Mercy, the Three O’Clock prayer for the hour of great Mercy etc.  Also did you receive any favours through St Faustina the apostle of Divine Mercy.  I would like to hear about that also. Telling your story will encourage others to turn to the Divine Mercy.

Share your household hints and recipes


Please share your household hints and recipes so that everyone can learn from them. I will start by sharing some of mine.  Last night (Monday), I saved myself from having to make a meal.  I had been out most of the day due to a medical appointment and had a mountain of washing to hang out when I got home.  A dig through the fridge turned up left-over roast chicken and cooked potatoes which were in their jackets. (They were the left-overs from Saturday’s meal). I had cooked extra potatotes and the chicken was reasonally big as well, so there was some left.  They were put into the fridge in the closed pot that I cooked them in the oven.  I took that out and popped it in the oven at 200 degrees C.  and then I also found the left-overs from Sunday’s meal.  Some mince meat (or as Americans call it ground beef), that had been cooked with the spices and the sauce (from a shop brought pack) for Mexican Tacos.  I heated up the meat sauce for a little while in the microwave and put it into tacos.  There were no complaints.  The family seemed to enjoy this “left-over” meal and I felt very pleased with the outcome, especially because I was sqeezed for time and felt tired after hanging out all that washing.  I think that there is even some left over roast chicken that I can have cold today, with a made up salad that we can have in the backyard in the sun, or down at the park for a picnic.

St Anne’s Patronage

What kind of miracles has St Anne done over the centuries?  She has healed cripples, restored sight to the blind, healed the deaf and dumb, helped improve the disposition of spouses, aided those in poverty and helped childless couples to have children. In short she has granted all kinds of favours. If you pray to her she will show herself to be a marvelous intercessor both for your spiritual and for your temporal needs. I can personally testify to her powerful intercession.  St Anne is the mother of Mary, The Mother of God and the grandmother of Our Lord Jesus Christ.

One of our family members (a daughter)  has Anne for a first name and myself and another daughter has Ann as a second name.  My mother-in-law also had her name in the Lithuanian version of Anne which is  Ona, unfortunately my other daughter does not have this as one of her names.

Sorting clothes for the washing machine

I just put a load of clothes that were coloured black into the washing machine, so that they were separate from clothes of other colours and so that there would not be problems.  One paper tissue in the pocket of one of the track pants brought me down.  Every items is covered in white fluff.  I have been shaking the wet clothing to get it out, but it has not been totally successful. It is a disaster! Learn from my mistake. I will buy a brush to try and remove the remaing white fluff.

Remember to check the pockets for tissues before putting the item into the washing machine!

Does anyone have a clever solution to my problem?