Images of Faith http://www.christian-miracles.com/apps/photos/ Images of Faith Sacred Heart of Jesus The eye-catching statue of Jesus is found inside Saint Mary's Church, Denville, NJ. Photo Copyright 2008 Loci B. Lenar http://www.christian-miracles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=19004820 19004820 Children of God The stained glass window was photographed inside St. Mary's Church, Denville, NJ. Photo Copyright 2008 Loci B. Lenar http://www.christian-miracles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=16050254 16050254 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The stained glass window of Dr. King was photographed inside Saint Margaret Church, Morristown, New Jersey. This is not coincidence, but a sign that I believe promotes Christian unity. At this moment in time it would be appropriate for all Christians (Catholics) to sit down and discuss what we have in common in order to resolve differences between religious denominations. Is this not God's plan? Pray for discernment! Jesus said," I am the good shepherd. I know my own and my own know me, just as the Father knows me and I know the Father. And I lay down my life for the sheep. I have other sheep that do not belong to this fold. I must bring them also, and they will listen to my voice. So there will be one flock, one shepherd." (John 10:14-16) Photograph Copyright 2008 Loci B. Lenar http://www.christian-miracles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=13769216 13769216 The Annunciation The stained glass window of Archangel Gabriel and the Virgin Mary was photographed inside the Holy House Chapel, located on the grounds of the World Apostolate of Fatima, USA. Photograph Copyright 2008 Loci B. Lenar http://www.christian-miracles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=13992175 13992175 Magnetism of Christ Magnetism of Christ is an awe-inspiring work, painted by the gifted and talented artist Stephen B. Whatley. http://www.christian-miracles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=26852207 26852207 Miracles of Faith Copyright 2008 Loci B. Lenar http://www.christian-miracles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=13992161 13992161 Revelation 21: 3-5 Revelation 21: 3-5 I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, Behold, God's dwelling is with the human race. He will dwell with them and they will be his people and God himself will always be with them as their God. He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and there shall be no more death or mourning, wailing or pain, for the old order has passed away. The one who sat on the throne said, Photo Copyright 2008 Loci B. Lenar http://www.christian-miracles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=19082222 19082222 Light of Eternity Light of Eternity is an abstract poster of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Copyright 2008 Loci B. Lenar http://www.christian-miracles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=10913649 10913649 Ascension of the Lord The photograph was taken in front of Saint Thomas the Apostle Church, Berkshire Valley Road, Oak Ridge, New Jersey. Copyright 2008 Loci B. Lenar http://www.christian-miracles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=19005011 19005011 Candle of Loreto The Candle of Loreto is lit and offered up to God for World Peace and Unity. May the blessings of our Savior Jesus Christ spread love and peace throughout the world. And, may the candlelight of peace shine into the world as a beacon of hope and never be extinguished! The reflection of light in front of the candle appears as if the top and bottom are burning. Copyright 2008 Loci B. Lenar http://www.christian-miracles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=10911780 10911780 Shield of Archangel Michael On several occasions during 2005, a luminous cross with an outline of a shield appeared on our backyard fence. Again in 2006, the same miraculous cross was visible on Palm Sunday. On September 3, 2007, the bright cross appeared on our property and then again on September 6, 2008. It has also appeared in March of 2009. Photograph Copyright 2005 Loci B. Lenar http://www.christian-miracles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=19413192 19413192 Fatima: Rays of God's Light On July 11, 2008 at 3:45 PM, I photographed Rays of God's Light in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel, located at the World Apostolate of Fatima in Washington, New Jersey, USA. Please note that after the photograph was taken, I shared the image directly as captured on the camera's digital memory card with my spiritual advisor, Father Richard Tartaglia of Saint Mary's Church, Denville, NJ. The original digital image was transfered onto a CD for church archives. Copyright 2008 Loci B. Lenar http://www.christian-miracles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=19413077 19413077 Cross Appears During Lent and Holy Week Since 2005 a cross with an outline of a shield has appeared annually on my property in Mine Hill, NJ. Once again on March 27, 2011, rays of light from the sun are shining on the fence and creating an image of a cross. This image has been showing up every morning since last week. The image appears at the top of the fence and slowly descends until it touches the ground. It then changes into a circle and disappears. The cross can be seen for about 30 minutes. My wife had her cousin Diane visit our home with her family on Saturday, March 26, 2011. Her cousin's daughter, Brooke stayed overnight. The cross appeared Sunday morning and she is standing next to the image in awe. Brooke said, "It looks like Jesus." Photograph Copyright 2011 Loci B. Lenar http://www.christian-miracles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=129822167 129822167 Miracle of the Sun On October 13, 2008, Margie Penkala of Hopatcong, NJ, photographed the sun above the Cross of Reconcilation at the National Blue Army Shrine of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Washington, New Jersey. Margie was visiting the shrine to celebrate the 91st anniversary of the Fatima apparitions. She also witnessed the Miracle of the Sun during her visit. Photo Copyright 2008 Margie Penkala http://www.christian-miracles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=19412518 19412518 Hands of Reconciliation Photograph taken on the grounds of the National Blue Army Shrine of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. The Catholic shrine is situated in Warren County on Mountain View Road, Washington, NJ. The shrine has the distinction of being known as the World Apostolate of Fatima, USA. Copyright 2008 Loci B. Lenar http://www.christian-miracles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=19342959 19342959 World Apostolate of Fatima USA The picturesque photograph is of the National Blue Army Shrine of the Immaculate Heart of Mary and the Holy House Chapel, located in Warren County, Washington, NJ. Copyright 2008 Loci B. Lenar http://www.christian-miracles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=19343272 19343272 International Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Our Lady of Fatima The photo is the famous International Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Our Lady of Fatima. The image is scanned from a photograph purchased at the World Apostolate of Fatima. The statue is known as the Weeping Madonna and has been reported to have shed tears 22 times. The information is noted on the back of the photo by the Apostolate. http://www.christian-miracles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=19460072 19460072 Dr. Martin Luther King While driving through Morristown, NJ, you might consider visiting Saint Margaret Church, located on 6 Sussex Avenue. The Catholic Church was built in 1968 with beautiful stained glass windows. Remarkably, an awe-inspiring window of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is on the right side as your enter from the front. The prominent stained glass window is certainly notable! Copyright 2008 Loci B. Lenar http://www.christian-miracles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=13893621 13893621 91st Anniversary of the Fatima Apparitions Photographed on October 13, 2008 at the National Blue Army Shrine of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Over one thousand visitors came to celebrate the 91st Anniversary of the Fatima apparitions. Copyright 2008 Loci B. Lenar http://www.christian-miracles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=19418374 19418374 Blessings Blessings is a reflection of Christian tradition designed into a contemporary and colorful art print with words of encouragement. Copyright 2008 Loci B. Lenar http://www.christian-miracles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=10913639 10913639 Holy House Chapel The Holy House Chapel is located on the grounds of the National Blue Army Shrine of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. The shrine is also known as the World Apostolate of Fatima USA, and is located in Washington, (Warren County), New Jersey. Copyright 2008 Loci B. Lenar http://www.christian-miracles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=19620417 19620417 Padre Pio "Pray, pray to the Lord with me, because the whole world needs prayer. And every day, when your heart especially feels the loneliness of life, pray. Pray to the Lord, because even God needs our prayers." (St. Pio of Pietrelcina) Prayer for the Intercession of St. Pio of Pietrelcina - Dear God, You generously blessed Your servant, St. Pio of Pietrelcina, with the gifts of the Spirit. You marked his body with the five wounds of Christ Crucified, as a powerful witness to the saving Passion and Death of Your Son. Endowed with the gift of discernment, St. Pio labored endlessly in the confessional for the salvation of souls. With reverence and intense devotion in the celebration of Mass, he invited countless men and women to a greater union with Jesus Christ in the Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist. Through the intercession of St. Pio of Pietrelcina, I confidently beseech You to grant me the grace of (here state your petition). Amen. Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen (Say three times) Photograph taken of artwork displayed at the National Blue Army Shrine of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Washington, New Jersey. Copyright 2008 Loci B. Lenar http://www.christian-miracles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=19620661 19620661 Reconciliation Jesus said, "Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do." -Luke 23:34 Photographed on the grounds of the National Blue Army Shrine of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. The Catholic shrine is situated in Warren County on Mountain View Road, Washington, NJ. The shrine has the distinction of being known as the World Apostolate of Fatima, USA. Copyright 2009 Loci B. Lenar http://www.christian-miracles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=29380022 29380022 Light of Eternity Light of Eternity is faith, love, hope, peace, and miracles of resurrection! May the Lord bless our world with peace and unity. Copyright 2006 Loci B. Lenar http://www.christian-miracles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=21493511 21493511 Light of God Miracles of Faith Photographs Copyright Loci B. Lenar Copyright 2009 Loci B. Lenar http://www.christian-miracles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=21493658 21493658 Saint Mary's Church Window The stained glass window is on the left entranceway of Saint Mary's Church, located on the corner of Route 46 and Myers Avenue, Denville, NJ. The image symbolizes the Blessed Mother as protector of America. I am also a parishioner of the church. Copyright 2009 Loci B. Lenar http://www.christian-miracles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=21958709 21958709 Genealogy of Jesus The book of the genealogy of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham. -Matthew 1 Copyright 2009 Loci B. Lenar http://www.christian-miracles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=22082647 22082647 Crucifixion of Jesus Christ For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life. For God did not send his Son (Jesus) into the world to condemn the world, but that the world might be saved through him. -John 3:16-17 In Luke 23:34, Jesus said, "Father, forgive them, they know not what they do." The stained glass window was photographed in Saint Mary's Church, located on Myers Avenue and Route 46, Denville, NJ. Copyright 2009 Loci B. Lenar http://www.christian-miracles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=22528241 22528241 National Blue Army Shrine Photograph is of the National Blue Army Shrine of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. The shrine has the distinction of being known as the World Apostolate of Fatima, USA. Photograph Copyright 2008 Loci B. Lenar http://www.christian-miracles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=24288325 24288325 Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ Jesus said, "Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls." -Matthew 11:28-29 If you travel through Morris County, please do visit Saint Mary's Church, located on the corner of Myers Avenue and Route 46, Denville, New Jersey. A fascinating statue of the Sacred Heart of Jesus is located on the right side as you enter through the glass doors. Copyright 2009 Loci B. Lenar http://www.christian-miracles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=28361030 28361030 Mary Crowned as Queen of Heaven The stained glass window is a depiction of Mary being Crowned as Queen of Heaven. The photograph was taken inside Saint Mary's Church, located at the corner of Myers Avenue and Route 46 in Denville, New Jersey. Copyright 2009 Loci B. Lenar http://www.christian-miracles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=28361267 28361267 Jesus of Nazareth The statue of Jesus is found in front of Saint Thomas the Apostle Church, located on Berkshire Valley Road, Oak Ridge, NJ. Copyright 2008 Loci B. Lenar http://www.christian-miracles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=29880262 29880262 Good Friday Reprinted from Mr. Whatley's Flickr.com website: In February 2008 Stephen B. Whatley was honoured and touched to be contacted by The Franciscan Sisters of Christian Mercy, in Wisconsin, USA, requesting to show this painting as 'Image of The Month' on their website; and the artist has been deeply moved and humbled by the overwhelming testimonials about this work from the Sisters. "These wonderful people, who are committed to God, live by the example of St. Francis and are devoted to helping others." Copyright 2008 Stephen B. Whatley http://www.christian-miracles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=31041502 31041502 Jezu Ufam Tobie - Jesus, 'I Trust in You' In 2008, Stephen B. Whatley received the moving request for permission to reproduce his painting 'Jezu Ufam Tobie' (2002) throughout the CD cover of a new musical arrangement of the Divine Mercy Chaplet. Written by Susan Hookong-Taylor; who along with her friend Ana Da Costa, perform through voices like angels. Accompanied by George Anstey (bass) and Mark Joseph (percussion/cymbal washes), this heavenly CD was recorded at Round Sound and Number 9 Studios, Toronto, Canada and produced by Shuebedoo Music; for Deepwatersound.ca. In December 2008, Susan wrote to Stephen "...Many people have said that the CD visually is a medidtation on the Divine Mercy and that your painting is a tremendous aid to prayer..." 'Jezu Ufam Tobie' is Polish for Jesus, 'I Trust in You' - and originates from the life and visions of Christ to the Polish nun, Sister Faustina, in the first half of the 20th Century - and now known as St Faustina. Copyright 2009 Stephen B. Whatley http://www.christian-miracles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=32147500 32147500 The Glory of Christ - Easter Day Jesus said, "I am the resurrection and the life; whoever believes in me, even if he dies, will live, and everyone who lives and believes in me will never die." - John 11:25 and 26 In celebration of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. Copyright 2009 Stephen B. Whatley http://www.christian-miracles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=32280563 32280563 Wedding at Cana At the Wedding of Cana, Jesus transformed drinking water into wine. "Jesus did this as the beginning of his signs in Cana in Galilee and so revealed his glory, and his disciples began to believe in him." -John 2:11 The stained glass window was photographed in Saint Mary's Church, Denville, NJ, USA. Copyright 2009 Loci B. Lenar http://www.christian-miracles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=32794481 32794481 Feast Day of Divine Mercy Commentary by the Artist: "Sunday April 19, 2009, celebrated by Christians worldwide, is the Feast Day of Divine Mercy; which is not always celebrated at the Sunday Mass in all churches here in London, UK; surprisingly as the venerated image of Jesus is one described by Christ to a 20th century Saint Faustina of Poland (1905-1938). The visions, miracles and messages she received from Christ are therefore quite recent; and therefore, I feel, maybe more accessible to contemporary society. This afternoon, however, I have been deeply moved and overwhelmed to attend a church devoted to a beautiful celebration of this Feast Day: St Ignatius Catholic Church in South Tottenham, N. London. Fr Luke who lead the 2-hour Mass passionately and sensitively reached out to all the hearts of the overflowing congregation with his message of the endless Mercy of Jesus Christ available to those who have faith...Trust in Jesus. He talked about the importance of forgiveness; including that of ourselves. I was at times throughout tearfully overwhelmed; especially as a candlelit procession, in which the Blessed Divine Mercy Image was carried, passed by. It seemed that 'the whole word' was there too- every race, every age - in peaceful union; which was very special. I was not sure that I would have the energy to make a new interpretation of the Divine Mercy of Jesus, on returning home - but felt too inspired to give in to tiredness. My art soon energizes me. This drawing, made in pastels, from my heart and soul, was created according to the wishes and instructions of Jesus, given to Saint Faustina in one of His many visitations to her. He told her to have painted an image, as He appeared to her, with his hand held up in blessing, one hand on his breast, from which flowed two rays: the pale symbolised the water, which cleanses and purifies the soul. The red represented the blood which gives new life to the soul. Jesus said " These rays will shield the soul before the justice of my Father..." Feast Day of Divine Mercy. April 19, 2009 Pastel on paper, 23 x 17in Copyright 2009 Stephen B. Whatley http://www.christian-miracles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=33781151 33781151 Madonna and Child Jesus The sculpture of the Madonna holding Child Jesus was photographed on April 25, 2009 on the grounds of the World Apostolate of Fatima, USA. The Catholic shrine is located in Washington, New Jersey. Copyright 2009 Loci B. Lenar http://www.christian-miracles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=34748697 34748697 Angelic Guardians "For God commands the angels to guard you in all your ways. Whoever clings to me I will deliver; whoever knows my name I will set on high. All who call upon me I will answer; I will be with them in distress; I will deliver them and give them honor. With length of days I will satisfy them and show them my saving power." -Psalm 91:11, 14-16 The photograph of the stained glass window was taken inside Saints Peter and Paul Church, located on Route 46 in Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA. Copyright 2009 Loci B. Lenar http://www.christian-miracles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=37790721 37790721 Our Lady of Fatima Photographed inside the Blessed Sacrament Chapel at the National Blue Army Shrine, Washington, NJ. The shrine is part of the World Apostolate of Fatima, USA. Copyright 2009 Loci B. Lenar http://www.christian-miracles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=38413257 38413257 The Blessed Mother Photographed inside St. Theodore Roman Catholic Church, located on 855 Route 57, Port Murray, New Jersey. Photo Copyright 2009 Loci B. Lenar http://www.christian-miracles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=38630794 38630794 The Cross Photographed outside St. Theodore Roman Catholic Church, located on 855 Route 57, Port Murray, New Jersey. Photo Copyright 2009 Loci B. Lenar http://www.christian-miracles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=38654620 38654620 St. Thomas More The photograph of the stained glass window is of Saint Thomas More. The photo was taken inside of Saint Margaret Church, located on 6 Sussex Avenue, Morristown, NJ, USA. Copyright 2009 Loci B. Lenar http://www.christian-miracles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=38654669 38654669 Saint Joseph Jacob the Father of Joseph, the husband of Mary. Of her was born Jesus who is called the Messiah. Thus the total number of generations from Abraham to David is fourteen generations; from David to the Babylonian exile, fourteen generations; from Babylonian exile to the Messiah, fourteen generations. -Matthew 1:16-17 Photographed at the Shrine of Saint Joseph, Long Hill Road, Stirling, NJ, USA. Copyright 2009 Loci B. Lenar http://www.christian-miracles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=39838550 39838550 Saint Anthony the Wonder Worker Photographed inside the Hall of Candles at the Shrine of Saint Joseph. The Catholic Shrine is located on Long Hill Road, Stirling, NJ, USA. Copyright 2009 Loci B. Lenar http://www.christian-miracles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=39951432 39951432 The Cross of Christ So they took Jesus, and carrying the cross himself, he went out to what is called the Place of the Skull, in Hebrew, Golgotha. There they crucified him, and with him two others, one on either side, with Jesus in the middle. -John 19:17-18 Photographed outside St. Theodore Roman Catholic Church, located on 855 Route 57, Port Murray, New Jersey, USA. Copyright 2009 Loci B. Lenar http://www.christian-miracles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=40952632 40952632 Guardian Angel What does the bible say about angels? Hebrews 13:2 states, "Do not neglect hospitality, for through it some have unknowingly entertained angels." The photograph was taken at the National Blue Army Shrine, located on the grounds of the World Apostolate of Fatima, USA. The Catholic Shrine is in beautiful Warren County, NJ. Copyright 2009 Loci B. Lenar http://www.christian-miracles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=42659057 42659057 Blue Army Shrine The photograph was taken during a recent visit to the National Blue Army Shrine, located on the grounds of the World Apostolate of Fatima, USA. The Catholic shrine is in Washington, NJ. Copyright 2009 Loci B. Lenar http://www.christian-miracles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=41947626 41947626 Praying Jesus said, "Truly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, 'Be taken up and thrown into the sea,' and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says will come to pass, it will be done for him. Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours. And whenever you stand praying, forgive, if you have anything against anyone, so that your Father also who is in heaven may forgive your trespasses." -Mark 11:23-25 The stained glass window was photographed inside St. Christopher Church, Parsippany, NJ, USA. Copyright 2009 Loci B. Lenar http://www.christian-miracles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=43251330 43251330 The Holy Spirit And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions. -Joel 2:28 Stained glass window photographed inside St. Peter the Apostle Church, Parsippany, NJ, USA. Copyright 2009 Loci B. Lenar http://www.christian-miracles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=43639082 43639082 Blessings of Jesus Christ Matthew 4:23 says, Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all kinds of sickness and all kinds of disease among the people. Luke 4:40 says, When the sun was setting, all those who had any that were sick with various diseases brought them to Him; and He laid His hands on every one of them and healed them. Luke 5:15 states, Yet the news about him spread all the more, so that crowds of people came to hear him and to be healed of their sicknesses. Luke 5:17 says, One day as he was teaching, Pharisees and teachers of the law, who had come from every village of Galilee and from Judea and Jerusalem, were sitting there. And the power of the Lord was present for him to heal the sick. In Matthew 7:7-8, Jesus said, "Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened." I John 5:14-15 states, "Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we have asked of Him." Photographed inside Saint Thomas More Church, Madison Avenue, Convent Station, NJ, USA. Copyright 2009 Loci B. Lenar http://www.christian-miracles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=47522498 47522498 Jesus and Mary at the Wedding of Cana Stained glass window photographed inside Saint Peter the Apostle Church, Parsippany, NJ, USA. Copyright 2009 Loci B. Lenar http://www.christian-miracles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=49301677 49301677 Infant Jesus of Prague The stained glass window of the Infant Jesus of Prague was photographed inside Saint Mary's Church, Myers Avenue, Denville, NJ, USA. Photograph Copyright 2009 Loci B. Lenar http://www.christian-miracles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=49301419 49301419 Jesus and Mary Stained glass window detail photographed inside Saint Peter the Apostle Church, Parsippany, NJ, USA. Photograph Copyright 2009 Loci B. Lenar http://www.christian-miracles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=49429299 49429299 Queen of Heaven Photographed in front of St. Theodore Roman Catholic Church, located on 855 Route 57, Port Murray, New Jersey. Copyright 2009 Loci B. Lenar http://www.christian-miracles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=49430095 49430095 Our Lady of Czestochowa The painting is a replica of Our Lady of Czestochowa. The picture is displayed behind the alter in Saints Peter and Paul Church, located on Route 46 in Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA. Photograph Copyright 2009 Loci B.Lenar http://www.christian-miracles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=49539522 49539522 Hall of Candles and Saints Regarding saints and their intercessory help from heaven, Sirach 46:13 and 20 states, "Beloved of his people, dear to his maker, dedicated from his mother's womb, Consecrated to the Lord as a prophet, was Samuel, the judge and priest. At God's word he established the Kingdom and anointed princes to rule the people. Even when he lay buried, his guidance was sought; he made known the King his fate, And from the grave he raised his voice as a prophet, to put an end to wickedness." Wisdom 3: 7 and 9, states, "In time of their visitation, they shall shine, and shall dart about as sparks through stubble. Those who trust in him shall understand truth, and the faithful shall abide with him in love; Because grace and mercy are with his holy ones, and his care is with the elect." Displayed from the right to the left are Saint Jude, Saint Therese, and Saint Anthony. During a recent visit to the Shrine of Saint Joseph, I made an offering for a candle to be lit for seven days on behalf of world peace and Christian Unity. The Catholic shrine is located on 1050 Long Hill Road, Stirling, NJ, USA. Copyright 2009 Loci B. Lenar http://www.christian-miracles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=49539866 49539866 Genealogy of Jesus Christ The book of the genealogy of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham. (Matthew 1:1) Photograph Copyright 2009 Loci B. Lenar http://www.christian-miracles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=49540272 49540272 Baptism of Jesus Now when all the people were baptized, and when Jesus also had been baptized and was praying, heaven was opened, and the Holy Spirit descended upon him in bodily form like a dove. And a voice came from heaven, "You are my beloved Son; with you I am well pleased." -Luke 3:21-22 The stained glass window art was photographed inside Saint Mary's Church, Denville, NJ. Copyright 2009 Loci B. Lenar http://www.christian-miracles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=50283350 50283350 Pray Before a Crucifix Photographed inside the prayer room of Sacred Heart Church, Dover, NJ, USA. Copyright 2009 Loci B. Lenar http://www.christian-miracles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=49545812 49545812 Tower of Remembrance The Tower of Remembrance has steel from the North Tower Building of the World Trade Center. The steel is combined with bells from the Missionary Servants of the Most Holy Trinity's Seminary in Monroe, Virginia. The bells are a reminder by calling all people to pray and work for world peace. The names of each innocent victim who died at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and in the field in Pennsylvania is inscribed on the memorial walls. The structure is located on the grounds of the Shrine of Saint Joseph, Stirling, NJ, USA. The memorial site is a place of healing, prayer, and peace honoring the innocent victims who died on September 11, 2001. Photograph Copyright 2009 Loci B. Lenar http://www.christian-miracles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=50680946 50680946 Transfiguration of Jesus After six days Jesus took with him Peter, James and John the brother of James, and led them up a high mountain by themselves. There he was transfigured before them. His face shone like the sun, and his clothes became as white as the light. Just then there appeared before them Moses and Elijah, talking with Jesus. Peter said to Jesus, "Lord, it is good for us to be here. If you wish, I will put up three shelters, one for you, one for Moses and one for Elijah." While he was still speaking, a bright cloud enveloped them, and a voice from the cloud said, "This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased. Listen to him!" When the disciples heard this, they fell facedown to the ground, terrified. But Jesus came and touched them. "Get up," he said. "Don't be afraid." When they looked up, they saw no one except Jesus. -Matthew 17:1-8 Stained glass window photographed inside St. Peter the Apostle Church, Parsippany, NJ, USA. Copyright 2009 Loci B. Lenar http://www.christian-miracles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=49302746 49302746 The First Disciples In Mark 1:16-20, we read about Jesus calling the first disciples. As he passed by the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and his brother Andrew casting their nets into the sea; they were fisherman. Jesus said to them, "Come after me, and I will make you fishers of men." Then they left their nets and followed him. He walked along a little farther and saw James, the son of Zebedee, and his brother John. They too were in a boat mending their nets. Then he called them. So they left their father Zebedee in the boat along with the hired men and followed him. Stained glass window photographed inside Saint Peter the Apostle Church, Parsippany, NJ, USA. Photograph Copyright 2009 Loci B. Lenar http://www.christian-miracles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=50980739 50980739 Acts of the Apostles In Acts of the Apostles we read about the Glory of God working through Peter by curing a man unable to walk. In Acts 3:1-10, God the Father inspires us to believe in the healing power of Jesus Christ with miracles of faith accomplished through the Apostles. One day Peter and John were going up to the temple at the time of prayer - at three in the afternoon. Now a man crippled from birth was being carried to the temple gate called Beautiful, where he was put every day to beg from those going into the temple courts. When he saw Peter and John about to enter, he asked them for money. Peter looked straight at him, as did John. Then Peter said, "Look at us!" So the man gave them his attention, expecting to get something from them. Then Peter said, "Silver or gold I do not have, but what I have I give you. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, rise and walk." Taking him by the right hand, he helped him up, and instantly the man's feet and ankles became strong. He jumped to his feet and began to walk. Then he went with them into the temple courts, walking and jumping, and praising God. When all the people saw him walking and praising God, they recognized him as the same man who used to sit begging at the temple gate called Beautiful, and they were filled with wonder and amazement at what had happened to him. Stained glass window art photographed inside Saint Peter the Apostle Church, Parippany, NJ, USA. Photograph Copyright 2009 Loci B. Lenar http://www.christian-miracles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=51112124 51112124 Angel of the Lord Throughout scripture we read about God sending his angelic servants to rescue those in time of need. One of the most dramatic stories of God's angelic protection is found in . About that time King Herod laid hands upon some members of the church to harm them. He had James, the brother of John, killed by the sword, and when he saw that this was pleasing to the people he proceeded to arrest Peter also. It was the feast of Unleavened Bread. He had him taken into custody and put in prison under the guard of four squads of four soldiers each. He intended to bring him before the people after Passover. Peter thus was being kept in prison, but prayers by the church was fervently made to God on his behalf. On the very night before Herod was to bring him to trial, Peter, secured by double chains, was sleeping between two soldiers, while outside the door guards kept watch on the prison. Suddenly the angel of the Lord stood by him and a light shone in the cell. He tapped Peter on the side and awakened him saying, "Get up quickly." The chains fell from his wrists. The angel said to him, "Put on your belt and your sandels" He did so. Then he said to him, "Put on your cloak and follow me." So he followed him out, not realizing that what was happening through the angel was real; he thought he was seeing a vision. They passed the first guard, then the second, and came to the iron gate leading out to the city, which opened for them by itself. They emerged and made their way down an alley, and suddenly the angel left him. Then Peter recovered his senses and said, "Now I know for certain that the Lord sent his angel and rescued me from the hand of Herod and from all that the Jewish people had been expecting." Stained glass window photographed inside Saint Peter the Apostle Church, Parsippany, NJ, USA. Photograph Copyright 2009 Loci B. Lenar http://www.christian-miracles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=50959390 50959390 Make Disciples of all Nations The Commissioning of the Disciples - Matthew 28:16-20 The eleven disciples went to Gallilee, to the mountains to which Jesus had ordered them. When they saw him, they worshiped, but they doubted. Then Jesus approached and said to them, "All power in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, until the end of the age." Stained glass window art photographed inside Saint Peter the Apostle Church, Parippany, NJ, USA. Photograph Copyright 2009 Loci B. Lenar http://www.christian-miracles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=51641417 51641417 The Canticle of Mary The Canticle of Mary - Luke 1:46-55 The Magnificat - (Also known as the Song of Mary) And Mary said, "My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord; my spirit rejoices in God my savior. For he has looked upon his handmaid's lowliness; behold, from now on will all ages call me blessed. The Mighty One has done great things for me, and holy is his name. His mercy is from age to age to those who fear him. He has shown might with his arm, dispersed the arrogant of mind and heart. He has thrown down the rulers from their thrones but lifted up the lowly. The hungry he has filled with good things; the rich he has sent away empty. He has helped Israel his servant, remembering his mercy, according to his promise to our fathers, to Abraham and to his descendents forever." The stained glass window detail photographed inside St. Christopher Church, Parsippany, NJ, USA. Photo Copyright 2009 Loci B. Lenar http://www.christian-miracles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=51792952 51792952 St. Therese's Church Window Hebrews 3:4-6 states, Every house is founded by someone, but the founder of all is God. Moses was faithful in all his house as a servant to testify to what would be spoken, but Christ was faithful as son placed over his house. We are his house, if we hold fast to our confidence and pride in our hope. The stained glass window was photographed inside St. Therese's Church, Succasunna, New Jersey, USA. Photograph Copyright 2009 Loci B. Lenar http://www.christian-miracles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=52065895 52065895 Our Lady of the Rosary The stained glass window of Our Lady of the Rosary was photographed inside The Church of Saint Michael, Netcong, NJ, USA. Photograph Copyright 2009 Loci B. Lenar http://www.christian-miracles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=52680694 52680694 Christ the King 1 Timothy 1:15-17 states, This saying is trustworthy and deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners. But for that reason I was mercifully treated, so that in me, as the foremost, Christ Jesus might display all his patience as an example for those who would come to believe in him for everlasting life. To the King of ages, incorruptible, invisible, the only God, honor and glory forever and ever. Amen. Stained glass window detail photographed inside The Church of Saint Michael, Netcong, NJ, USA. Photograph Copyright 2009 Loci B. Lenar http://www.christian-miracles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=52856291 52856291 Two Turtle Doves The beautiful Stained glass window detail was photographed inside Saint Mary's Church, Denville, NJ, USA. Photograph Copyright 2009 Loci B. Lenar http://www.christian-miracles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=53485462 53485462 Saint Anthony - Performer of Miracles Saint Anthony Prayer - Performer of Miracles Dear St. Anthony, your prayers obtained miracles during your lifetime. You still seem to move at ease in the realm of minor and major miracles. St. Anthony, Performer of Miracles, please obtain for me the blessings God holds in reserve who serve Him. Pray that I may be worthy of the promises my Lord Jesus attaches to confident prayer. (Mention your special intentions.) The above prayer is found on Catholic websites. Stained glass window was photographed inside The Church of Saint Michael, Netcong, NJ, USA. Photograph Copyright 2009 Loci B. Lenar http://www.christian-miracles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=52749182 52749182 Prayer to Saint Joseph Prayer to Saint Joseph Oh, St. Joseph, whose protection is so great, so strong, so prompt before the throne of God. I place in you all my interests and desires. Oh, St. Joseph, do assist me by your powerful intercession, and obtain for me from your devine Son all spiritual blessings, through Jesus Christ, our Lord. So that, having engaged here below your heavenly power, I may offer my thanksgiving and homage to the most loving of Fathers. Oh, St. Joseph, I never weary of contemplating you, and Jesus asleep in your arms; I dare not approach while He reposes near your heart. Press Him in my name and kiss His fine head for me and ask him to return the Kiss when I draw my dying breath. St. Joseph, Patron of departing souls - Pray for me. The prayer is a well-known and can be found on Catholic websites. The stained glass window was photographed inside The Church of Saint Michael, Netcong, New Jersey, USA. Photograph Copyright 2009 Loci B. Lenar http://www.christian-miracles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=53485655 53485655 Our Lady Stained glass window detail photographed inside St. Mary's Church, Denville, NJ, USA. Photograph Copyright 2009 Loci B. Lenar http://www.christian-miracles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=53886289 53886289 Prayers to St. Cecilia - Patron of Musicians A Prayer to St. Cecilia, for Musicians Dear Saint Cecilia, one thing we know for certain about you is that you became a heroic martyr in fidelity to your divine Bridegroom. We do not know that you were a musician, but we are told that you heard Angels sing. Inspire musicians to gladden the hearts of people by filling the air with God's gift of music and reminding them of the divine Musician who created all beauty. Amen. A Prayer to St. Cecilia, for Help to be united with Christ O glorious saint, who chose to die instead of denying your King, we pray you please to help us as His fair praise we sing. We lift our hearts in joyous song to honor Him this way. And while we sing, remembering, to sing is to doubly pray. At once in our hearts and in our tongues we offer double prayer sent heavenward on winged notes to praise God dwelling there. While in our hearts and tongues we try with song to praise God twice, we ask dear saint, to help us be united close to Christ! Amen. The above prayers can be found on Catholic websites. The stained glass window was photographed inside St. Cecilia's Catholic Church, Rockaway, NJ, USA. Photograph Copyright 2009 Loci B. Lenar http://www.christian-miracles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=53999692 53999692 The Anointing at Bethany Scripture - John 12:1-3 Six days before Passover Jesus came to Bethany, where Lazarus was, whom Jesus raised from the dead. They gave dinner for him there, and Martha served, while Lazarus was one of those reclining at table with him. Mary took a liter of costly perfumed oil made from genuine aromatic nard and anointed the feet of Jesus and dried them with her hair; the house was filled with the fragrance of the oil. The stained glass window was photographed inside Our Lady of the Lake Church. The Catholic Church is located in Sparta, NJ, USA. Photograph Copyright 2009 Loci B. Lenar http://www.christian-miracles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=54120762 54120762 Miracle at Cana Intercessory Prayer to Our Lady of Surprises O, Mary my mother and Our Lady of surprises , what a happy joy you caused the wedding guests, when you asked your Divine Son to work the miracle of water into Wine. What a happy surprise for them, since they thought the wine had run dry, I too Mary, love surprises, and as your child, may I ask you to favour me with one today. I ask this only because you are my ever caring Mother. Amen. The above prayer is published on Spirit Daily at the following link: http://www.spiritdaily.net/surprises.htm In the gospels, we read about Jesus transforming drinking water in wine; one of his first miracles, resulting from a request made by our Blessed Mother. With those words in mind, John 2:1-11 says, On the third day there was a wedding at Cana in Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there. Jesus also was invited to the wedding with his disciples. When the wine ran out, the mother of Jesus said to him, "They have no wine." And Jesus said to her, "Woman, what does this have to do with me? My hour has not yet come." His mother said to the servants, "Do whatever he tells you." Now there were six stone water jars there for the Jewish rites of purification, each holding twenty or thirty gallons. Jesus said to the servants, "Fill the jars with water." And they filled them up to the brim. And he said to them, "Now draw some out and take it to the master of the feast." So they took it. When the master of the feast tasted the water now become wine, and did not know where it came from (though the servants who had drawn the water knew), the master of the feast called the bridegroom and said to him, "Everyone serves the good wine first, and when people have drunk freely, then the poor wine. But you have kept the good wine until now." This, the first of his signs, Jesus did at Cana in Galilee, and manifested his glory. And his disciples believed in him. The stained glass window detail was photographed inside Our Lady of the Lake Church. The Catholic church is located in Sparta, NJ, USA. Photograph Copyright 2009 Loci B. Lenar http://www.christian-miracles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=54669243 54669243 The Annunciation of the Virgin Mary The Birth of Jesus Foretold Luke 1:26-38 says, In the sixth month, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. The virgin's name was Mary. The angel went to her and said, "Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you." Mary was greatly troubled at his words and wondered what kind of greeting this might be. But the angel said to her, "Do not be afraid, Mary, you have found favor with God. You will be with child and give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David, and he will reign over the house of Jacob forever; his kingdom will never end." "How will this be," Mary asked the angel, "since I am a virgin?" The angel answered, "The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the holy one to be born will be called the Son of God. Even Elizabeth your relative is going to have a child in her old age, and she who was said to be barren is in her sixth month. For nothing is impossible with God." "I am the Lord's servant," Mary answered. "May it be to me as you have said." Then the angel left her. The stained glass window detail was photographed inside St. Mary's Church, Denville, NJ, USA. Photograph Copyright 2009 Loci B. Lenar http://www.christian-miracles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=53886680 53886680 The Star of Heaven Scripture - Revelation 12:1 A great sign appeared in the sky, a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars. The stained glass window detail was photographed inside St. Virgil Church, Morris Plains, NJ, USA. Photograph Copyright 2009 Loci B. Lenar http://www.christian-miracles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=55890610 55890610 Jesus Blesses the Children Scripture - Matthew 19:14 Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these." The stained glass window detail was photographed inside St. Virgil Church, Morris Plains, NJ, USA. Photograph Copyright 2009 Loci B. Lenar http://www.christian-miracles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=57434386 57434386 Jesus - Light of the World In John 12:46-47, Jesus said, "I came into the world as light, so that everyone who believes in me might not remain in darkness. And if anyone hears my words and does not observe them, I do not condemn him, for I did not come to condemn the world but to save the world." The stained glass window detail was photographed inside St. Virgil Church, Morris Plains, NJ, USA. Photograph Copyright 2009 Loci B. Lenar http://www.christian-miracles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=57434308 57434308 The Lamb of God Scripture makes reference to Jesus Christ washing away our sins through his precious blood. John 1:29 says, "Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world." Mark 14:22-25 says, While they were eating, Jesus took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to his disciples, saying, "Take it; this is my body." Then he took the cup, gave thanks and offered it to them, and they all drank from it. "This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many," he said to them. "I tell you the truth, I will not drink again of the fruit of the vine until that day when I drink it anew in the kingdom of God." The stained glass window detail was photographed inside St. Virgil Church, Morris Plains, NJ, USA. Photograph Copyright 2009 Loci B. Lenar http://www.christian-miracles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=57434556 57434556 Love One Another Jesus said, "I give you a new commandment: love one another. As I have loved you, so you also should love another. This is how all will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another." -John 13:34-35 The stained glass window detail was photographed inside Saints Peter and Paul Church, located on Route 46 in Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA. Copyright 2009 Loci B. Lenar http://www.christian-miracles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=57435436 57435436 Jesus Calms the Storm Scripture - Matthew 8:23-27 And when he got into the boat, his disciples followed him. And behold, there arose a great storm on the sea, so that the boat was being swamped by the waves; but he was asleep. And they went and woke him, saying, “Save us, Lord; we are perishing.” And he said to them, “Why are you afraid, O you of little faith?” Then he rose and rebuked the winds and the sea, and there was a great calm. And the men marveled, saying, “What sort of man is this, that even winds and sea obey him?” The stained glass window detail was photographed inside St. Virgil Church, Morris Plains, NJ, USA. Photograph Copyright 2009 Loci B. Lenar http://www.christian-miracles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=57435112 57435112 The Blessed Mother The stained glass window detail was photographed inside St. Cecilia's Church. The Catholic church is located in Rockaway, NJ, USA. Photograph Copyright 2009 Loci B. Lenar http://www.christian-miracles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=55889884 55889884 Solemnity of All Saints The Solemnity of All Saints is celebrated by the Roman Catholic Church on November 1st in honor of all saints. It's a day of reflection on those who have lived a life of Christian Holiness. Regarding saints, Revelation 8:3-4 says, Another angel, who had a golden censer, came and stood at the altar. He was given much incense to offer, with the prayers of all the saints, on the golden altar before the throne. The smoke of the incense, together with the prayers of the saints, went up before God from the angel's hand. The stained glass window detail was photographed inside St. Virgil Church, Morris Plains, NJ, USA. Photograph Copyright 2009 Loci B. Lenar http://www.christian-miracles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=57615753 57615753 The Sermon on the Mount: The Beautitudes The Beautitudes - Matthew 5:3-12 "Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth. Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be satisfied. Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy. Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God. Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God. Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you." The stained glass window detail was photographed inside St. Virgil Church, Morris Plains, NJ, USA. Photograph Copyright 2009 Loci B. Lenar http://www.christian-miracles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=57690565 57690565 The Lord's Supper Scripture - Matthew 26:26-28 While they were eating, Jesus took bread, said the blessing, broke it, and giving it to his disciples said, "Take and eat; this is my body." Then he took a cup, gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, "Drink from it, all of you, for this is my blood of the covenant, which will be shed on behalf of many for the forgiveness of sins." The stained glass window detail was photographed inside St. Virgil Church, Morris Plains, NJ, USA. Photograph Copyright 2009 Loci B. Lenar http://www.christian-miracles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=57435644 57435644 Our Lady of Fatima Intercessory Hymn to Our Lady of Fatima Dear Lady of Fatima, We come on bended knee, To beg Your intercession, For peace and unity. Dear Mary, won't You show us, The right and shining way, We pledge our love and offer You, A Rosary each day. You promised at Fatima, Each time that You appeared, To help us if we pray to You, To banish war and fear. Dear Lady, on First Saturdays, We ask Your guiding hand, For grace and guidance here on earth, And protection for our land. Amen For information on Devotion of the Five First Saturdays, please visit the following link: http://www.rosary-center.org/firstsat.htm Intercessory Prayer to Our Lady of Fatima O Most Holy Virgin Mary, Queen of the most holy Rosary, you were pleased to appear to the children of Fatima and reveal a glorious message. We implore you, inspire in our hearts a fervent love for the recitation of the Rosary. By meditating on the mysteries of the redemption that are recalled therein, may we obtain the graces and virtues that we ask, through the merits of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Redeemer. Amen Prayer to Our Lady of Fatima Most Holy Virgin who hast deigned to come to Fatima, to reveal the treasures of graces hidden in the recitation of the Rosary, inspire our hearts with a sincere love of this devotion that meditating on the Mysteries of our Redemption recalled therein, we may obtain the conversion of sinners and the favors we ask you now, for the greater glory of God, for your own honor, and for the good of souls. Amen. Our Lady of the Rosary of Fatima, pray for us! The intercessory prayers to Our Lady of Fatima are found on Catholic websites. The stained glass window was photographed inside Our Lady Star of the Sea Church, Lake Hopatcong, NJ, USA. Photograph Copyright 2009 Loci B. Lenar http://www.christian-miracles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=58837762 58837762 The Samaritan Woman Scripture - John 4:4-15 Now he had to go through Samaria. So he came to a town in Samaria called Sychar, near the plot of ground Jacob had given to his son Joseph. Jacob's well was there, and Jesus, tired as he was from the journey, sat down by the well. It was about the sixth hour. When a Samaritan woman came to draw water, Jesus said to her, "Will you give me a drink?" (His disciples had gone into the town to buy food.) The Samaritan woman said to him, "You are a Jew. I am a Samaritan woman. How can you ask me for a drink?" (For Jews use nothing in common with Samaritans.) Jesus answered her, "If you knew the gift of God and who it is that asks you for a drink, you would have asked him and he would have given you living water." "Sir," the woman said, "you have nothing to draw with and the well is deep. Where can you get this living water? Are you greater than our father Jacob, who gave us the well and drank from it himself, as did also his sons and his flocks and herds?" Jesus answered, "Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give him will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life." The woman said to him, "Sir, give me this water so that I won't get thirsty and have to keep coming here to draw water." The stained glass window detail was photographed inside St. Virgil Church, Morris Plains, NJ. Photograph Copyright 2009 Loci B. Lenar http://www.christian-miracles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=58180915 58180915 Holy Communion Scripture - 1 Corinthians 11:23-26 For I received from the Lord what I also passed on to you: The Lord Jesus, on the night he was betrayed, took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and said, "This is my body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of me." In the same way, after supper he took the cup, saying, "This cup is the new covenant in my blood; do this, whenever you drink it, in remembrance of me." For whenever you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord's death until he comes. The stained glass window was photographed inside St. Virgil Church, Morris Plains, NJ, USA. Copyright 2009 Loci B. Lenar http://www.christian-miracles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=59067315 59067315 Our Lady Star of the Sea Ave Maris Stella - (Hail Star of the Sea) Hail, thou Star of ocean, Portal of the sky ! Ever Virgin Mother Of the Lord most high ! Oh ! by Gabriel's Ave, Uttered long ago, Eva's name reversing, Stablish peace below. Break the captive's fetters ; Light on blindness pour ; All our ills expelling, Every bliss implore. Show thyself a Mother ; Offer Him our sighs, Who for us Incarnate Did not thee despise. Virgin of all virgins ! To thy shelter take us : Gentlest of the gentle ! Chaste and gentle make us. Still, as on we journey, Help our weak endeavor ; Till with thee and Jesus We rejoice forever. Through the highest heaven, To the Almighty Three, Father, Son, and Spirit, One same glory be. Amen The intercessory prayer can be found on Catholic websites. The stained glass window detail was photographed inside Our Lady Star of the Sea Church. The Catholic church is located in Lake Hopatcong, NJ, USA. Photograph Copyright 2009 Loci B. Lenar http://www.christian-miracles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=59069722 59069722 The Baptism of Jesus Scripture - Matthew 3:1-6, 11-17 John the Baptist Prepares the Way In those days John the Baptist came, preaching in the Desert of Judea and saying, "Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is near." This is he who was spoken of through the prophet Isaiah: "A voice of one calling in the desert, 'Prepare the way for the Lord, make straight paths for him.' " John's clothes were made of camel's hair, and he had a leather belt around his waist. His food was locusts and wild honey. People went out to him from Jerusalem and all Judea and the whole region of the Jordan. Confessing their sins, they were baptized by him in the Jordan River. "I baptize you with water for repentance. But after me will come one who is more powerful than I, whose sandals I am not fit to carry. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire. His winnowing fork is in his hand, and he will clear his threshing floor, gathering his wheat into the barn and burning up the chaff with unquenchable fire." The Baptism of Jesus Then Jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan to be baptized by John. But John tried to deter him, saying, "I need to be baptized by you, and do you come to me?" Jesus replied, "Let it be so now; it is proper for us to do this to fulfill all righteousness." Then John consented. As soon as Jesus was baptized, he went up out of the water. At that moment heaven was opened, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and lighting on him. And a voice from heaven said, "This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased." The stained glass window was photographed inside St. Rose of Lima Church, East Hanover, NJ, USA. Copyright 2009 Loci B. Lenar http://www.christian-miracles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=59438600 59438600 St. Rose of Lima St. Rose of Lima Feast Day: August 30 Patron of Latin America and Phillipines Born at Lima, Peru on April 20, 1586; died on August 30, 1617. Intercessory Prayer to Saint Rose of Lima God our Father, for love of Thee St. Rose gave up everything to devote herself to a life of penance. By the help of her prayers may we imitate her selfless way of life on earth and enjoy the fullness of Thy blessings in Heaven. Grant this through Our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, who lives and reigns with Thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. The above prayer can be found on Catholic websites. The stained glass window detail was photographed inside St. Rose of Lima Church, East Hanover, NJ, USA. Copyright 2009 Loci B. Lenar http://www.christian-miracles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=59439748 59439748 Mary and Infant Jesus Scripture - Matthew 2:1-12 The Visit of the Magi After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi from the east came to Jerusalem and asked, "Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star in the east and have come to worship him." When King Herod heard this he was disturbed, and all Jerusalem with him. When he had called together all the people's chief priests and teachers of the law, he asked them where the Christ was to be born. "In Bethlehem in Judea," they replied, "for this is what the prophet has written: " 'But you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, are by no means least among the rulers of Judah; for out of you will come a ruler who will be the shepherd of my people Israel.' " Then Herod called the Magi secretly and found out from them the exact time the star had appeared. He sent them to Bethlehem and said, "Go and make a careful search for the child. As soon as you find him, report to me, so that I too may go and worship him." After they had heard the king, they went on their way, and the star they had seen in the east went ahead of them until it stopped over the place where the child was. When they saw the star, they were overjoyed. On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold and of incense and of myrrh. And having been warned in a dream not to go back to Herod, they returned to their country by another route. The stained glass window detail was photographed inside St. Rose of Lima Church, East Hanover, NJ, USA. Copyright 2009 Loci B. Lenar http://www.christian-miracles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=59597201 59597201 Our Lady of Guadalupe Intercessory Prayers to Our Lady of Guadalupe (Patroness of the Americas) Feast Day in the USA - December 12th Our Lady of Guadalupe, Mystical Rose, make intercession for holy Church, protect the sovereign Pontiff, help all those who invoke you in their necessities, and since you are the ever Virgin Mary and Mother of the true God, obtain for us from your most holy Son the grace of keeping our faith, of sweet hope in the midst of the bitterness of life, of burning charity, and the precious gift of final perseverance. Amen. Prayer to Our Lady of Guadalupe Remember, O most gracious Virgin of Guadalupe, that in your apparitions on Mount Tepeyac you promised to show pity and compassion to all who, loving and trusting you, seek your help and protection. Accordingly, listen now to our supplications and grant us consolation and relief. We are full of hope that, relying on your help, nothing can trouble or affect us. As you have remained with us through your admirable image, so now obtain for us the graces we need. Amen. The prayers are found on Catholic websites. The stained glass window was photographed inside Our Lady Star of the Sea Church, Lake Hopatcong, NJ, USA. Photograph Copyright 2009 Loci B. Lenar http://www.christian-miracles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=58838436 58838436 The Responsory in Honor of St. Anthony The Responsory in Honor of St. Anthony If you ask for miracles, Death, error, all calamities, The leprosy and demons fly, And health succeeds infirmities. The sea obeys and fetters break, And lifeless limbs thou dost restore; Whilst treasures lost are found again When young or old thine aid implore. All dangers vanish at thy prayer, And direst need doth quickly flee. Let those who know thy power proclaim- Let Paduans say- these are of thee. The sea obeys and fetters break, And lifeless limbs thou dost restore; Whilst treasures lost are found again When young or old thine aid implore. To Father, Son, may glory be, And Holy Ghost eternally. The sea obeys and fetters break, And lifeless limbs thou dost restore; Whilst treasures lost are found again When young or old thine aid implore. V. Pray for us, blessed Anthony: R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ. Intercessory Prayer: Almighty God, you have given St. Anthony to your people as an outstanding preacher and a ready helper in time of need. With his assistance may we follow the Gospel of Christ and know the help of your grace in every difficulty. Grant this through Christ our Lord. Amen. The above prayers are found on Catholic websites. The statue of St. Anthony with infant Jesus was photographed inside St. Rose of Lima Church, East Hanover, NJ, USA. Photograph Copyright 2009 Loci B. Lenar http://www.christian-miracles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=59597412 59597412 Joan of Arc The following excerpt regarding Joan of Arc is from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: Saint Joan of Arc (French: Jeanne d'Arc; ca. 1412 – 30 May 1431) is a national heroine of France and a Catholic saint. A peasant girl born in eastern France, she led the French army to several important victories during the Hundred Years' War, claiming divine guidance, and was indirectly responsible for the coronation of Charles VII. She was captured by the Burgundians, sold to the English, tried by an ecclesiastical court, and burned at the stake when she was nineteen years old. Twenty-four years later, on the initiative of Charles VII, who could not afford being seen as having been brought to power with the aid of a condemned heretic, Pope Callixtus III reviewed the decision of the ecclesiastical court, found her innocent, and declared her a martyr. She was beatified in 1909 and canonized in 1920. She is, along with St. Denis, St. Martin of Tours, St. Louis IX, and St. Theresa of Lisieux, one of the patron saints of France. Joan asserted that she had visions from God that told her to recover her homeland from English domination late in the Hundred Years' War. The uncrowned King Charles VII sent her to the siege at Orléans as part of a relief mission. She gained prominence when she overcame the dismissive attitude of veteran commanders and lifted the siege in only nine days. Several more swift victories led to Charles VII's coronation at Reims and settled the disputed succession to the throne. The stained glass window detail was photographed inside the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Dover, NJ, USA. Photograph Copyright 2009 Loci B. Lenar http://www.christian-miracles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=59843842 59843842 Saint Patrick The following history on St. Patrick is from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: Saint Patrick (Latin: Patricius) (Irish: Naomh Pádraig) was a Romano-Briton and Christian missionary, who is the most generally recognised patron saint of Ireland (although Brigid of Kildare and Columba are also formally patron saints). Two authentic letters from him survive, from which come the only universally accepted details of his life. When he was about 14 he was captured from Britain by Irish raiders and taken as a slave to Ireland, where he lived for six years before escaping and returning to his family. After entering the Church, he returned to Ireland as an ordained bishop in the north and west of the island, but little is known about the places where he worked and there is no contemporary evidence for any link between Patrick and any known church building. By the eighth century he had come to be revered as the patron saint of Ireland. The Irish monastery system evolved after the time of Patrick and the Irish church did not develop the diocesan model that Patrick and the other early missionaries had tried to establish. Most available details of his life are from later hagiographies from the seventh century onwards, and these are not now accepted without detailed criticism. Uncritical acceptance of the Annals of Ulster would imply that he lived from 340 to 440, and ministered in what is modern day northern Ireland from 428 onwards. The dates of Patrick's life cannot be fixed with certainty, but on a widespread interpretation he was active as a missionary in Ireland during the second half of the fifth century. Saint Patrick's Day (17 March) is celebrated both in and outside of Ireland, as both a liturgical and non-liturgical holiday. In the dioceses of Ireland it is a both a solemnity and a holy day of obligation and outside of Ireland, it can be a celebration of Ireland itself. The stained glass window detail was photographed inside the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Dover, NJ, USA. Photograph Copyright 2009 Loci B. Lenar http://www.christian-miracles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=59844176 59844176 Queen of Heaven Scripture - Revelation 12:1, 5 A great sign appeared in the sky, a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars. She gave birth to a son, a male child, destined to rule all the nations with an iron rod. Her child was caught up to God and his throne. The stained glass window detail was photographed inside St. Rose of Lima Church, East Hanover, NJ, USA. Photograph Copyright 2009 Loci B. Lenar http://www.christian-miracles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=59598070 59598070 Sacred Heart Catholic Church The Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Dover, NJ, has a beautiful interior with a magnificent display of statues and stained glass windows. Photograph Copyright 2009 Loci B. Lenar http://www.christian-miracles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=60222338 60222338 St. Virgil Catholic Church As you enter into St. Virgil Church, your eyes are attracted to the Cross of Jesus by the alter. The Catholic church also has beautiful stained glass windows. St. Virgil Church is located in Morris Plains, NJ, USA. Copyright 2009 Loci B. Lenar http://www.christian-miracles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=60222606 60222606 Jesus Prays on the Mount of Olives Scripture - Luke 22:39-46 Jesus went out as usual to the Mount of Olives, and his disciples followed him. On reaching the place, he said to them, "Pray that you will not fall into temptation." He withdrew about a stone's throw beyond them, knelt down and prayed, "Father, if you are willing, take this cup from me; yet not my will, but yours be done." An angel from heaven appeared to him and strengthened him. And being in anguish, he prayed more earnestly, and his sweat was like drops of blood falling to the ground. When he rose from prayer and went back to the disciples, he found them asleep, exhausted from sorrow. "Why are you sleeping?" he asked them. "Get up and pray so that you will not fall into temptation." If you examine the photograph closely, sunlight is creating a colorful and interesting silhouette of Jesus on the right side of the window. The stained glass window was photographed inside Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church. The Catholic church is located in Boonton, NJ, USA. Photograph Copyright 2009 Loci B. Lenar http://www.christian-miracles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=60317679 60317679 The Escape to Egypt Scripture - Matthew 2:13-23 The Escape to Egypt When they had gone, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream. "Get up," he said, "take the child (Jesus) and his mother and escape to Egypt. Stay there until I tell you, for Herod is going to search for the child to kill him." So he got up, took the child and his mother during the night and left for Egypt, where he stayed until the death of Herod. And so was fulfilled what the Lord had said through the prophet: "Out of Egypt I called my son." When Herod realized that he had been outwitted by the Magi, he was furious, and he gave orders to kill all the boys in Bethlehem and its vicinity who were two years old and under, in accordance with the time he had learned from the Magi. Then what was said through the prophet Jeremiah was fulfilled: "A voice is heard in Ramah, weeping and great mourning, Rachel weeping for her children and refusing to be comforted, because they are no more." The Return to Nazareth After Herod died, an angel of the Lord appeared in a dream to Joseph in Egypt and said, "Get up, take the child and his mother and go to the land of Israel, for those who were trying to take the child's life are dead." So he got up, took the child and his mother and went to the land of Israel. But when he heard that Archelaus was reigning in Judea in place of his father Herod, he was afraid to go there. Having been warned in a dream, he withdrew to the district of Galilee, and he went and lived in a town called Nazareth. So was fulfilled what was said through the prophets: "He will be called a Nazarene." The stained glass window detail was photographed inside St. Rose of Lima Church, East Hanover, NJ, USA. Photograph Copyright 2009 Loci B. Lenar http://www.christian-miracles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=60757108 60757108 A Prayer of Thanksgiving Psalm 95:1-6 Come, let us sing for joy to the LORD; let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation. Let us come before him with thanksgiving and extol him with music and song. For the LORD is the great God, the great King above all gods. In his hand are the depths of the earth, and the mountain peaks belong to him. The sea is his, for he made it, and his hands formed the dry land. Come, let us bow down in worship, let us kneel before the LORD our Maker. The stained glass window detail was photographed inside St. Virgil Catholic Church, Morris Plains, NJ, USA. Photograph Copyright 2009 Loci B. Lenar http://www.christian-miracles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=60758909 60758909 Infant Jesus of Prague Novena Prayer INFANT JESUS OF PRAGUE NOVENA PRAYER O Miraculous Infant Jesus, we prostrate before Your Image and beseech You to cast your merciful look on our troubled hearts. Let Your tender Heart, so inclined to pity, be softened by our prayers and grant us that grace for which we ardently implore You. [Mention your request] Take from us all despair, all trials and misfortunes with which we are laden. For Your Sacred Infancy's sake, hear our prayers and send us consolation and aid that we may praise You, with the Father and the Holy Spirit, for ever and ever. Amen. The prayer is found on Catholic websites. The stained glass window detail was photographed inside St. Rose of Lima Church, East Hanover, NJ, USA. Photograph Copyright 2009 Loci B. Lenar http://www.christian-miracles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=60831167 60831167 Our Lady of the Saints The Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Dover, NJ, has a beautiful display of statues. Starting on the left is St. Anthony with the infant Jesus, followed by a portrait of Our Lady of Guadalupe, and St. Therese of Lisieux. Photograph Copyright 2009 Loci B. Lenar http://www.christian-miracles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=59849566 59849566 Peter at the Tomb of Jesus Scripture - Luke 24:1-12 The Resurrection On the first day of the week, very early in the morning, the women took the spices they had prepared and went to the tomb. They found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they entered, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. While they were wondering about this, suddenly two men in clothes that gleamed like lightning stood beside them. In their fright the women bowed down with their faces to the ground, but the men said to them, "Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here; he has risen! Remember how he told you, while he was still with you in Galilee: 'The Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, be crucified and on the third day be raised again.' " Then they remembered his words. When they came back from the tomb, they told all these things to the Eleven and to all the others. It was Mary Magdalene, Joanna, Mary the mother of James, and the others with them who told this to the apostles. But they did not believe the women, because their words seemed to them like nonsense. Peter, however, got up and ran to the tomb. Bending over, he saw the strips of linen lying by themselves, and he went away, wondering to himself what had happened. The stained glass window was photographed inside Saint Peter the Apostle Church, Parsippany, NJ, USA. Photograph Copyright 2009 Loci B. Lenar http://www.christian-miracles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=61220381 61220381 Saint Pio of Pietrelcina The sculpture of Padre Pio was photographed at the National Blue Army Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima. The shrine is located in Washington, NJ, on the grounds of the World Apostolate of Fatima, USA. Photograph Copyright 2009 Loci B. Lenar http://www.christian-miracles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=61268213 61268213 Our Lady of Guadalupe - Feast Day of December 12th The following excerpt on Our Lady of Guadalupe is from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: Our Lady of Guadalupe is a celebrated 16th-century icon of the Virgin Mary, mother of Jesus Christ. The image, also known as the Virgin of Guadalupe (Spanish: Virgen de Guadalupe) represents a famous Marian apparition. According to the traditional account, the image appeared miraculously on the front of a simple peasant's cloak. The image still exists; it is on display in the Basilica of Guadalupe in Mexico City. It is perhaps Mexico's most popular religious and cultural image, and the focus of an extensive pilgrimage. The feast day of Our Lady of Guadalupe is December 12. She is said to have appeared to Saint Juan Diego on the hill of Tepeyac near Mexico City between December 9 and December 12, 1531. The Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Dover, NJ, has a replica painting on display of Our Lady of Guadalupe. I photographed the picture during a visit to the church. Photograph Copyright 2009 Loci B. Lenar http://www.christian-miracles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=61373121 61373121 Prayer Room of the Cross The cross is the hope of Christians The cross is the resurrection of the dead The cross is the way of the lost The cross is the savior of the lost The cross is the staff of the lame The cross is the guide of the blind The cross is the strength of the weak The cross is the doctor of the sick The cross is the aim of the priests The cross is the hope of the hopeless The cross is the freedom of the slaves The cross is the power of the kings The cross is the water of the seeds The cross is the consolation of the bondsmen The cross is the source of those who seek water The cross is the cloth of the naked. We thank you, Father, for the cross. The prayer is found on Catholic websites. The photograph was taken inside the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, located in Dover, NJ, USA. Photograph Copyright 2009 Loci B. Lenar http://www.christian-miracles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=61271960 61271960 Angel of Heaven Scripture - Revelation 8:4 The smoke of the incense, together with the prayers of the saints, went up before God from the angel's hand. I added scripture to the upper right hand corner of the photograph. The stained glass window detail was photographed inside St. Virgil Church, Morris Plains, NJ, USA. Photograph Copyright 2009 Loci B. Lenar http://www.christian-miracles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=61391871 61391871 Litany of Saint Anthony Litany of Saint Anthony (For Private Use) Lord, have mercy on us. Christ, have mercy on us. Lord, have mercy on us. Christ, hear us. Christ, graciously hear us. God, the Father of Heaven, have mercy on us. God, the Son, Redeemer of the world, have mercy on us. God, the Holy Spirit, have mercy on us. Holy Trinity, one God, have mercy on us. Holy Mary, St. Anthony of Padua, St. Anthony, glory of the Friars Minor, St. Anthony, ark of the testament, St. Anthony, sanctuary of heavenly wisdom, St. Anthony, destroyer of worldly vanity, St. Anthony, conqueror of impurity, St. Anthony, example of humility, St. Anthony, lover of the Cross, St. Anthony, martyr of desire, St. Anthony, generator of charity, St. Anthony, zealous for justice, St. Anthony, terror of infidels, St. Anthony, model of perfection, St. Anthony, consoler of the afflicted, St. Anthony, restorer of lost things, St. Anthony, defender of innocence, St. Anthony, liberator of prisoners, St. Anthony, guide of pilgrims, St. Anthony, restorer of health. St. Anthony, performer of miracles, St. Anthony, restorer of speech to the mute, St. Anthony, restorer of hearing to the deaf, St. Anthony, restorer of sight to the blind, St. Anthony, disperser of devils, St. Anthony, reviver of the dead. St. Anthony, tamer of tyrants, From the snares of the devil, St. Anthony deliver us. From thunder, lightning and storms, St. Anthony deliver us. From all evil of body and soul, St. Anthony deliver us. Through your intercession, St. Anthony protect us. Throughout the course of life, St. Anthony protect us. Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, spare us, O Lord. Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, graciously hear us, O Lord. Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, have mercy on us. V. St. Anthony, pray for us. R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ. Let Us Pray O my God, may the pious commemoration of St. Anthony, your Confessor and Proctor, give joy to your Church, that she may ever be strengthened with your spiritual assistance and merit to attain everlasting joy. Through Christ our Lord. Amen. (The prayer can be found on Catholic websites.) The statue of St. Anthony holding the infant Jesus was photographed inside the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, located in Dover, NJ, USA. Photograph Copyright 2009 Loci B. Lenar http://www.christian-miracles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=60832532 60832532 The Last Supper The photograph is a tile painting of The Last Supper. The tile painting is part of the front alter that is located in the Sacred Heart Church, Dover, NJ. Copyright 2009 Loci B. Lenar http://www.christian-miracles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=62453532 62453532 Mother Mary The statue of Mary and Child Jesus was photographed at the World Apostolate of Fatima, Washington, NJ, USA. The National Blue Army Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima is located on the grounds of the World Apostolate of Fatima. Copyright 2009 Loci B. Lenar http://www.christian-miracles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=61392205 61392205 Our Lady of Guadalupe - Queen of the Americas The painting is by the talented artist Stephen B. Whatley. To view more of his Christian artistry, please visit the following link: http://www.flickr.com/photos/stephenbwhatley/sets/72157612822008409/ Painting Copyright 2008 Stephen B. Whatley http://www.christian-miracles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=62971354 62971354 The Birth of Jesus The stained glass window detail was photographed inside Our Lady Star of the Sea Church, Lake Hopatcong, NJ, USA. Photograph Copyright 2009 Loci B. Lenar http://www.christian-miracles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=62972031 62972031 The Nativity The stained glass window detail was photographed inside St. Rose of Lima Church. The Catholic Church is located in East Hanover, NJ, USA. Photograph Copyright 2009 Loci B. Lenar http://www.christian-miracles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=62972460 62972460 The Annunciation The stained glass window was photographed inside Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church. The Catholic church is located in Boonton, NJ, USA. Photograph Copyright 2009 Loci B. Lenar http://www.christian-miracles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=62972852 62972852 Saint Alphonsus Liguori The stained glass window detail was photographed inside the Sacred Heart Church. The Catholic church is located in Dover, NJ, USA. Photograph Copyright 2009 Loci B. Lenar http://www.christian-miracles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=64143639 64143639 The Sacred Heart of Jesus The stained glass window detail was photographed inside the Sacred Heart Church. The Catholic church is located in Dover, NJ, USA. Copyright 2009 Loci B. Lenar http://www.christian-miracles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=62456111 62456111 The Crucifixion of Jesus The stained glass window was photographed inside Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church. The Catholic church is located in Boonton, NJ, USA. Photograph Copyright 2010 Loci B. Lenar http://www.christian-miracles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=65346791 65346791 Moses and the Burning Bush The stained glass detail is on the right side of the glass double doors leading into the entranceway of the Church of St. Joseph. The Catholic church is located on New Street in Mendham, NJ, USA. Photograph Copyright 2010 Loci B. Lenar http://www.christian-miracles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=66730558 66730558 The Crucifixion The stained glass window was photographed inside St. Rose of Lima Church, East Hanover, NJ, USA. Photograph Copyright 2009 Loci B. Lenar http://www.christian-miracles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=65347899 65347899 Heart of Jesus The stained glass window detail was photographed inside the Church of St. Joseph, Mendham, NJ, USA. Photograph Copyright 2010 Loci B. Lenar http://www.christian-miracles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=67612105 67612105 Love in Christ Jesus The photograph of the stained glass window detail was taken inside Saint Peter the Apostle Church, Parsippany, NJ, USA. Photograph Copyright 2010 Loci B. Lenar http://www.christian-miracles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=68404089 68404089 Saint Paul The stained glass window detail was photographed inside the Church of Saint Michael in Netcong, NJ, USA. Photograph Copyright 2010 Loci B. Lenar http://www.christian-miracles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=68404090 68404090 Saint Jude The stained glass window detail of St. Jude was photographed inside Our Lady of Victories Church, Paterson, NJ, USA. Photograph Copyright 2010 Loci B. Lenar http://www.christian-miracles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=69587819 69587819 Heavenly Father The stained glass window detail was photographed inside of St. Virgil Catholic Church, Morris Plains, NJ, USA. Photograph Copyright 2010 Loci B. Lenar http://www.christian-miracles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=69588251 69588251 Remarkable Eyes of Our Lady The statue of Our Lady was photographed outside of Our Lady of Victories Church. However, what I found to be remarkable is the beautiful blue eyes of the statue, which I payed no attention to while photographing the icon. It wasn't until I arrived at home and examined the photos that I recognized the beauty of the artwork. The statue does show some signs of aging with paint beginning to peel off in areas.The Catholic church is located on 100 Fair Street in Paterson, NJ, USA. Photograph Copyright 2010 Loci B. Lenar http://www.christian-miracles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=70365948 70365948 The Holy Spirit at Pentecost The stained glass window detail was photographed inside of Our Lady of Victories Church. The Catholic church is located on 100 Fair Street in Paterson, NJ, USA. Photograph Copyright 2010 Loci B. Lenar http://www.christian-miracles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=70365949 70365949 Saint Christopher The stained glass window detail can be seen inside the church of St. Catherine of Siena in Mountain Lakes, NJ, USA. Photograph Copyright 2010 Loci B. Lenar http://www.christian-miracles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=72189467 72189467 Jesus Christ at Calvary The Cross of Christ can be seen inside the church of St. Catherine of Siena in Mountain Lakes, NJ, USA. Photograph Copyright 2010 Loci B. Lenar http://www.christian-miracles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=72189783 72189783 St. Catherine of Siena St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church is located in Mountain Lakes, NJ, USA. Photograph Copyright 2010 Loci B. Lenar http://www.christian-miracles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=72190160 72190160 The Ascension of Jesus Christ The stained glass window detail was photographed inside of Our Lady of Victories Church, Paterson, NJ, USA. Photograph Copyright 2010 Loci B. Lenar http://www.christian-miracles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=73553848 73553848 The Kingdom of God Photographs Copyright 2010 Loci B. Lenar http://www.christian-miracles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=73554075 73554075 Saint Rita The stained glass window of Saint Rita can be seen inside of the St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, located on 1360 Pleasant Valley Way in West Orange, New Jersey, USA. Photograph Copyright 2010 Loci B. Lenar http://www.christian-miracles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=75674371 75674371 Jesus is Baptized by John The beautiful minature stained glass window can be seen inside of Saint Jude's Church, located on 40 Maxim Drive in Hopatcong, NJ, USA. Photograph Copyright 2010 Loci B. Lenar http://www.christian-miracles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=75674600 75674600 The Great Commission The beautiful minature stained glass window can be seen inside of Saint Jude's Church, located on 40 Maxim Drive in Hopatcong, NJ, USA. The picture makes reference to Matthew 28:16-20. Photograph Copyright 2010 Loci B. Lenar http://www.christian-miracles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=78442560 78442560 The Holy Name of Jesus Church While traveling through Essex County on March 23rd, I stopped at the Holy Name of Jesus. The Catholic Church is in East Orange, New Jersey. The beautiful church is located on the corner of Dodd Street and Midland Avenue. The exterior architecture caught my attention with its beauty. To highlight the exquisite artistic design, I photographed one of the front entranceways to the church. Photograph Copyright 2010 Loci B. Lenar http://www.christian-miracles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=78443374 78443374 Saint Isaac Jogues The miniature stained glass window of St. Isaac Jogues can be seen inside of Saint Jude's Catholic Church which is located on 40 Maxim Drive in Hopatcong, NJ, USA. Photograph Copyright 2010 Loci B. Lenar http://www.christian-miracles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=81414885 81414885 Our Heavenly Mother The statue of the Blessed Mother can be seen inside Saint Jude's Catholic Church in Hopatcong, NJ, USA. Photograph Copyright 2010 Loci B. Lenar http://www.christian-miracles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=81934840 81934840 The Holy Eucharist The stained glass window detail can be seen inside of The Church of St. Michael in Netcong, New Jersey, USA. Photograph Copyright 2010 Loci B. Lenar http://www.christian-miracles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=81936222 81936222 Saint Peter Holding Keys of Heaven The stained glass window of Saint Peter can be seen inside the church of Saint Anthony of Padua. The Catholic church is located on 1360 Pleasant Valley Way in West Orange, New Jersey, USA. Photograph Copyright 2010 Loci B. Lenar http://www.christian-miracles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=81936544 81936544 Jesus Christ the Good Shepherd The stained glass window of Jesus can be seen inside of the Saint Anthony of Padua Church. The Catholic church is located on 1360 Pleasant Valley Way in West Orange, New Jersey, USA. Photograph Copyright 2010 Loci B. Lenar http://www.christian-miracles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=81936848 81936848 Saint Ann The stained glass window detail can be seen inside of The Church of Saint Michael in Netcong, NJ, USA. Photograph Copyright 2010 Loci B. Lenar http://www.christian-miracles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=81937477 81937477 Saint Patrick of Ireland The stained glass window of Saint Patrick can be seen inside of the St. Anthony of Padua Church. The Catholic church is located on 1360 Pleasant Valley Way in West Orange, New Jersey, USA. Photograph Copyright 2010 Loci B. Lenar http://www.christian-miracles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=81937853 81937853 The Sacred Heart of Jesus The photograph of the stained glass window detail can be seen inside Our Lady of the Lake Church. The Catholic church is located in Sparta, NJ, USA. Photograph Copyright 2010 Loci B. Lenar http://www.christian-miracles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=87377432 87377432 Saint Teresa of Avila The stained glass window detail was photographed in Summit, New Jersey. Photograph Copyright 2010 Loci B. Lenar http://www.christian-miracles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=87378870 87378870 Pope John Paul II and Our Lady of the Rosary The mosaic of Pope John Paul II is displayed inside Our Lady of the Rosary Chapel in East Hanover, NJ. Photograph Copyright 2010 Loci B. Lenar http://www.christian-miracles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=87379000 87379000 Sacred Heart of Jesus The beautiful stained glass window detail of Jesus can be seen inside the Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The Catholic church is located on High Street in Hackettstown, NJ, USA. Photograph Copyright 2010 Loci B. Lenar http://www.christian-miracles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=100865998 100865998 Jesus The beautiful stained glass window detail of Jesus can be seen inside the Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The Catholic church is located on High Street in Hackettstown, NJ, USA. Photograph Copyright 2010 Loci B. Lenar http://www.christian-miracles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=100866706 100866706 Saint Felix of Cantalice The stained glass window of St. Felix can be seen inside the Church of St. Ann, Hoboken, New Jersey. I photographed the window while attending St. Ann's Italian Festival on July 25, 2010. Photograph Copyright 2010 Loci B. Lenar http://www.christian-miracles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=100866600 100866600 Our Lady of Mt. Carmel The statue of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel is displayed inside the Church of Saint Ann in Hoboken, NJ. I photographed the statue while attending the St. Ann's Italian Festival on July 25, 2010. Photograph Copyright 2010 Loci B. Lenar http://www.christian-miracles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=100866977 100866977 Our Lady of the Rosary The statue of Our Lady is displayed outside the Church of Saint Ann in Hoboken, NJ. I photographed the statue while attending the St. Ann's Italian Festival on July 25, 2010. Photograph Copyright 2010 Loci B. Lenar http://www.christian-miracles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=100867085 100867085 Corpus Christi - 2 Corpus Christi Catholic church is located on 234 Southern Boulevard in Chatham, NJ. The town is located in Morris County. Copyright 2010 Loci B. Lenar http://www.christian-miracles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=115204382 115204382 Corpus Christi -10 Corpus Christi Catholic church is located on 234 Southern Boulevard in Chatham, NJ. The town is located in Morris County. Copyright 2010 Loci B. Lenar http://www.christian-miracles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=115204738 115204738 Our Lady in Prayer The statue of the Virgin Mary can be seen inside of Our Lady of Victories Church. The Catholic Church is located on Fair Street in Paterson, NJ, USA. Photograph Copyright 2010 Loci B. Lenar http://www.christian-miracles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=120237835 120237835 Our Lady of Guadalupe The statue can be seen inside of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, 243 Abington Avenue, Newark, NJ. Photograph Copyright 2011 Loci B. Lenar http://www.christian-miracles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=120238089 120238089 The Crucifixion The cross and statue of Jesus is located at the Shrine of Saint Joseph, Long Hill Road, Stirling, New Jersey. Photograph Copyright 2010 Loci B. Lenar http://www.christian-miracles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=120238270 120238270 Fr. Paul Ruge Father Paul Ruge is a spiritual advisor and chaplain at the Blue Army Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima in Washington, NJ. The shrine is part of the World Apostolate of Fatima, USA. Back in the 1970's, Father Paul Ruge interviewed Fr. Hubert Schiffer, whom miraculously survived the atomic explosion on August 6, 1945 in Hiroshima, Japan. To read the interview and to view a documentary trailer of the miracle, please visit the following link: http://www.christian-miracles.com/arosarymiracle.htm. Photograph Copyright 2011 Loci B. Lenar http://www.christian-miracles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=120238724 120238724 Blessed Sacrament Chapel The Blessed Sacrament Chapel is located at the National Blue Army Shrine of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. The Catholic shrine is situated in Warren County on Mountain View Road, Washington, NJ. The shrine has the distinction of being known as the World Apostolate of Fatima, USA. Photograph Copyright 2011 Loci B. Lenar http://www.christian-miracles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=120239049 120239049 Saint Patrick The stained glass window detail of St. Patrick can be seen inside the Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The Catholic church is located on High Street in Hackettstown, NJ, USA. Photograph Copyright 2010 Loci B. Lenar http://www.christian-miracles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=120239710 120239710 Reborn in Christ Message on church wall regarding Babtism: "Through Water and the Holy Spirit we are reborn to everlasting life in Christ." Photographed inside St. Virgil's Catholic Church, 250 Speedwell Avenue, Morris Plains, New Jersey. Photograph Copyright 2011 Loci B. Lenar http://www.christian-miracles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=129739056 129739056 Our Lady Photograph taken outdoors at St. Virgil's Catholic Church, 250 Speedwell Avenue, Morris Plains, New Jersey. Photograph Copyright 2011 Loci B. Lenar http://www.christian-miracles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=129739456 129739456 The Ten Commandments Moses was given the Ten Commandments by God on Mount Sinai in order for people to live a life of integrity and peace. "He declared to you his covenant, the Ten Commandments, which he commanded you to follow and then wrote them on two stone tablets." (Deuteronomy 4:13) The Ten Commandments is displayed outside of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, 243 Abington Avenue, Newark, NJ. Photograph Copyright 2011 Loci B. Lenar http://www.christian-miracles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=133058564 133058564