Category Archives: Uncategorized

Revised editions of  “Catholics Awake” and “From Darkness into the Light”

Catholics Awake – Buy on Amazon 
In this book, Marino Restrepo travels as deeply as he can into the heart of today’s real Catholic Church. He explores the spiritual state of the Church in her relationship with God and with her God-given responsibilities.

The picture Marino paints is not necessarily a pretty one, but is rather a stark portrayal of the difficult times through which the universal Church is journeying.

The challenges to be faced are not simple and cannot just be left to resolve themselves over time. On the contrary, every single Catholic needs to become actively involved in healing the many wounds inflicted by serious sins in the Church that have hurt millions of the faithful around the world.

Times are difficult and the very heart of the Catholic Church has been contaminated at many levels since the great cultural and sociological shift of the 60’s.

The author invites you to accompany him along his missionary path and to discover the true state of the spiritual warfare confronting all Christians today.

From Darkness into the Light – Buy Kindle edition Amazon Kindle 

This book is a result of a human life full of drama and experiences that may seem certainly contradictory for those who are far away from God. In these pages you will find a human life intertwined in the most serious errors and dangers resulting from an existence that lacked spiritual awareness and was flooded with the mundane ambitions of a heart that always wanted to do good and was able do so only after great effort. You will also find the fruit of the author’s encounter with his Creator; in it, God’s mercy and forgiveness rescued a wasted life from the ashes of sin and transformed it into bread of evangelization for the whole world.


Prayer from our Holy Father

O Mary, you shine continuously on our journey as a sign of salvation and hope.

We entrust ourselves to you, Health of the Sick.

At the foot of the Cross you participated in Jesus’ pain,

with steadfast faith.

You, Salvation of the Roman People, know what we need.

We are certain that you will provide, so that,

as you did at Cana of Galilee,

joy and feasting might return after this moment of trial.

Help us, Mother of Divine Love,

to conform ourselves to the Father’s will

and to do what Jesus tells us:

He who took our sufferings upon Himself, and bore our sorrows to bring us,

through the Cross, to the joy of the Resurrection. Amen.

We seek refuge under your protection, O Holy Mother of God.

Do not despise our pleas – we who are put to the test – and deliver us from every danger, O glorious and blessed Virgin.

Feast of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel

July 16 marks the Feast of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel.  The novena continues through Sunday, July 21.

O, most beautiful flower of Mount Carmel, Fruitful Vine, Splendor of Heaven, Blessed Mother of the Son of God, Immaculate Virgin, assist me in this my necessity. O, Star of the Sea, help me and show me herein you are my mother. O, Holy Mary, Mother of God, Queen of heaven and earth, I humbly beseech you from the bottom of my heart to succor me in this my necessity. There are none that can withstand your power. O, show me herein you are my mother. O, Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to you. Sweet Mother, I place this cause in your hands. Amen

For more information please visit:



CONFERENCE: SATURDAY JUNE 24TH 2017 9:00 AM- 4:00 PM – RVSP: By June 17th,

LOCATION: The Lodge, 1050 Des Peres Road, Des Peres, Missouri 63130

Sponsored by the Blessed Anne Catherine Emmerich Foundation – Please register here.

The conference is free to attend, seating is limited. No food or drink is allowed to be brought onto the premises. Coffee, tea, water, and soda will be provided. The reserved lunch from Daily Bread and a drink will be $10.  Reserve a lunch if you choose however the lunch break will allow enough time to go off site.


Father Godwin Olugbami

John Labiola International Author and Speaker

About the Speakers:

John LaBriola is a Catholic author, international speaker, radio host and the founder of the Catholic Family Foundation, an organization committed to healing and strengthening Catholic families.

He is a dynamic speaker who passionately communicates the truth of Catholicism in a loving and accessible manner. He is the author of three books: Onward Catholic Soldier: Spiritual Warfare According to Scripture, the Church & the Saints; Christ Centered Selling; and Catholic Truth for Catholic Teens.

Fr. Godwin Olugbami, a Nigerian priest from the diocese of Ilorin in Western Nigeria, has worked in the USA for the past 10 years, currently serving in the St. Louis Archdiocese, as a chaplain at St. Luke’s Hospital. Fr. Godwin is a board certified clinical therapist as well as a certified chaplain. He comes to us with many years of practice and experience. He has dealt with several types of addictions in a variety of populations. As a chaplain, he caters to the spiritual needs and crises of patients, families and staff who contend with a range of issues.

Members of the Cenocola Ministry

Recovering addicts speak and share their addiction stories of hope and healing.

Downloadable PDF Brochure


Oh great holy follower of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Blessed Anne Catherine Emmerich, who was endowed with extraordinary gifts from God including seeing  the Past, Present and Future History of the Catholic Church, reading the troubled hearts of souls, prophesying future events of the Catholic Church and  enduring great suffering including the Holy Stigmata, so that many souls could be drawn toward the Holy Presence of God and enter into Heaven for all eternity, we sinners beseech you to listen to our prayer requests today (make your prayer request).  We know that Almighty God hears your voice.

Blessed Anne Catherine Emmerich, intercede with God today for this prayer petition in the Name of Our Precious Lord Jesus Christ and through the intercession of His Blessed Mother Mary.  Amen!

Merry Christmas & a Blessed New Year!

Nativity SceneWe wish everyone a Merry Christmas and  a Blessed New  Year  from the Blessed Anne Catherine Emmerich foundation.

“‘And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.  And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, Fear not; for, behold, I bring you tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you: Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace and goodwill towards men.'”

Christmas Novena to the Baby Jesus

Divine Infant
Once again our Spiritual Director calls us to share in a Christmas Novena to the Baby Jesus lead by one of our speakers, Marino Restrepo.  Marino Restrepo’s website,  will provide each day a reflection and the prayers of the novena.  Here’s a link directly to the eBook and the Christmas Novena.

O Jesus, Who has said, “Ask and you shall receive, seek and you shall find, knock and it shall be opened,” through the intercession of Mary, Your Most Holy Mother, I knock, I seek, I ask that my prayer be granted.

(Make your request)
O Jesus, Who has said, “All that you ask of the Father in My Name, He will grant you,” through the intercession of Mary Your Most Holy Mother, I humbly and urgently ask your Father in your name that my prayer will be granted.

(Make your request) Continue reading

Invitation to Hear Fr. Noah Waldman Sharing His Conversion Story! – Oct 28th

Fr. Noah Waldman

Sharing his conversion story

Catholic priest in St. Louis, Dantist, Composer, Scripture Scholar, Son of Princeton, Notre Dame, and Holy Mother Church


 Friday October 28th, 2016


St. James Parish

1107 Summit Drive

Catawissa, MO  63015

Bill McClellan received from the archdiocese a copy of Fr. Waldman’s sermon: It was about the Archbishop of Munich who challenged Hitler and National Socialism…..

Fr. Waldman is Jewish as well as Catholic, so it’s understandable he would be inspired by this Archbishop of Munich.

 Please Join Us!                        Free Will Offering

Sponsored by the Blessed Anne Catherine Emmerich Foundation

Click Here for a downloadable brochure

The Feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

BVM-Visitation-webThe feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary celebrates the visit of the Mother of God, with the child Jesus in her womb, to her cousin Elizabeth, who was herself six months’ pregnant with the forerunner of Christ, Saint John the Baptist. At the Annunciation, the angel Gabriel, in response to Mary’s question “How shall this be done, because I know not man?” (Luke 1:34 ), had told her that “thy cousin Elizabeth, she also hath conceived a son in her old age; and this is the sixth month with her that is called barren: Because no word shall be impossible with God” (Luke 1:36-27). The evidence of Elizabeth’s own near-miraculous conception had called forth Mary’s fiat: “Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it done to me according to thy word.” It is thus appropriate that the very next action that Saint Luke the Evangelist records is the Blessed Virgin “making haste” to visit her cousin.

Quick Facts

  • Other Names for the Feast:The Visitation

The Significance of the Visitation

Arriving at the house of Zachary (or Zacharias) and Elizabeth, Mary greets her cousin, and something wonderful happens: John the Baptist leaps in Elizabeth’s womb Luke 1:41). As the Catholic Encyclopedia of 1913 puts it in its entry on the Visitation, Mary’s “presence Continue reading


madonna_of_the_magnificatThe Magnificat, taken from Luke’s Gospel (1:46-55), is the Blessed Virgin Mary’s hymn of praise to the Lord. It is also known as the Canticle of Mary in the Liturgy of the Hours, a special collection of scripture readings, psalms, and hymns that constitute what is known as the prayer of the church. (Priests and other religious are required to pray sections from the Liturgy of the Hours each day.)

Although the Magnificat has had numerous musical settings from such composers as Palestrina, Bach and Mozart, it can be recited as well as sung. Its name comes from the Continue reading