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Miniature Cities around the World (Video#1) Museum of Miniatures (At Gulliver’s Gate in New York, trains connect 25 cities around the world. Sites such as the Eiffel Tower, the Coliseum, and Egyptian pyramids were built by artists from their corresponding home countries.) Video 2 of Gulliver’s Gate Video 3 of Gulliver’s Gate Video #4 of Gulliver’s Gate
Ten most Beautiful Statues of Christ (Slide show)
Video – Underwater Christ Statue (“Christ of the Abyss”) Christ of the Abyss (wiki article) Italian sculptor Guido Galetti created the original underwater Christ statue in the Mediterranean. A replica was later placed in the Florida Keys.
Largest Bolivian Statue of Blessed Mother This 149-foot statue of the Lady of Socavon was unveiled in 2013 near La Paz, Bolivia. That statue is taller than the Christ statue in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and stands on a 12,000-foot mountain. Photo1 Photo2 Photo3 Photo4 Photo5 article
Photo of Cross on Matterhorn (View of Matterhorn and Dent d'Hérensfrom the summit of Tête Blanche, high point of the Haut Route ). One can walk or ski the Haute Route from Chamonix in France to Zermatt (home of the Matterhorn) in Switzerland Article on Haute Route
Saints Who Raised the Dead by Father Albert J. Hebert (True Stories of 400 Resurrection Miracles)
Pope Francis in USA (2015)
Video Footage: Pope Francis at Independence Hall (Philly 2015)
Texas woman in wheelchair healed by Jesus through Vietnamese Christian healer Paul Ai on May 4, 2014. After Pastor Ai prayed, she could walk again. Paul Ai had spent ten years in communist prisons for planting Christian churches. The woman says she felt something “strange” as her wheelchair rolled by the healer. Her pastor, Brent Williams, was present for the miracle and says that previously her body was “ravaged; she was a shell of a human being.” Her family confirms the unexpected cure. Jesus healed Texas woman Miracle in Texas Woman
This video tells the story of one-year-old Emma who would point to angels and say a person had visited her. She referred to this person as “The Man.” One day at church, the little girl pointed up at a stained-glass window image of Jesus and said, “There’s the man!”
In 2013, 69th miracle at Lourdes is officially recognized by Vatican Danila Castelli received the miracle In this video, the director of medical bureau of Lourdes explains rigorous process in decision.
Bottles of Lourdes water available here (It is customary to donate $3.50 per bottle to defray their costs of bottling and shipping. The ministry is conducted by the Marist Fathers).
Vatican Exhibit of Eucharistic Miracles (Scroll down to “Miracles by Country)
www.MiracleHunter.com - This is the most comprehensive and thorough online site on apparitions of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The site provides dates, details, the stories, and the messages from Mary. The website was created and researched by Michael O’Neill, a graduate of Stanford University in mechanical engineering, who is frequently quoted in television and newspaper pieces. O'Neill has cataloged all credible Marian apparitions of the last two millenniums and their degree of approval by the Church.
www.piusmedia.com (Catholic DVD rental club)
Largest Catholic Village in China! “A Visit to China’s Largest Catholic Village” by Anthony E. Clark, Ph.D.
www.RomeReports.com (online TV news agency)
Significance of Dreams: Most dreams are caused by the human brain and are influenced by a person’s experiences, fears, knowledge, environment, and physical sensations. But dreams can also be sent by God, angels or demons. This has been acknowledged since ancient times. The many examples in the Bible include Joseph’s dreams. In one, he was warned to take his wife and child to Egypt because King Herod was killing baby boys. In another dream, an angel told him, “Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary your wife into your home. For it is through the holy Spirit that this child has been conceived in her. because he will save his people from their sins.” As this article points out, St. Augustine acknowledged the possibility of God speaking through dreams, while St. Thomas Aquinas also acknowledged spiritual causes for some dreams (“Dreams” by Fr. Augustine).
TIDBITS FROM THE POPE
1) A mother whose dead 17-year-old son appears in dream
2) A woman named Elizabeth Reid reports Padre Pio appeared at bedside of her paralyzed 13-year-old sister saying he’d take her to “a land where she would have no pain or sickness ever again”
3) A man appeared to Pat Yanics in a dream. He later was given a holy card with picture of same man. It was Padre Pio.
4) “A Marriage Renewed” (her husband was treating her terribly and she prayed to Padre Pio. Husband shocked to hear voice say “love your wife.”
5) A nurse aid dreamed that Padre Pio was carrying the sick patient. A statue of Padre Pio was by bedside).
6) A woman with bone cancer hears voice of Padre Pio say “You are healed.” Also, man with Crohn’s disease “felt a warmth go all the way through his body” when the saint’s glove touched him.
The heartwarming story of Father Tek Raj Paudel of Nepal (2015) - He grew up a Hindu but curiosity about the Bible led him to become his village’s first Christian and Catholic. On April 25, 2015, he was ordained a Jesuit priest. All the Hindus from his village came to the ordination ceremony. As a result, they did not die in the earthquake that struck Nepal that same day (April 25, 2015). Their village was 125 miles from the earthquake’s epicenter. Everyone is calling it “the miracle of the ordination” and many of those Hindus are looking into the Catholic Church now. Article here