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Miracle at Hiroshima

 

What is Fatima?  This video trailer is from the documentary, Finding Fatima, and opens on Hiroshima, August 6, 1945. The video gives an account of the miraculous survival of Father Hubert Schiffer and other Jesuit missionaries from the atomic explosion on Hiroshima, Japan.  

Released in 2011 by Major Oak Entertainment, Finding Fatima is a 90 minute film produced by Joel Fletcher and directed by Ian and Dominic Higgens. The film production focuses on the 1917 apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima to three shepherd children in Portugal with details about the Miracle of the Sun which was witnessed by approximately 70,000 people.   

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The following excerpt is from HolySouls.com

(For additional testimony from Dr. Stephen A. Rinehart and Dr. Richard F. Hubbell regarding the Rosary Miracle at Hiroshima, please visit the Holy Souls website.)

There was a home eight blocks (about 1 kilometer) from where the A-Bomb went off in Hiroshima, Japan. This home had a church attached to it which was completely destroyed, but the home survived, and so did the eight German Jesuit missionaries who prayed the rosary in that house faithfully every day.  These men were missionaries to the Japanese people, they were non-military, but because Germany and Japan were allies during WWII they were permitted to live and minister within Japan during the war.  Not only did they all survive with (at most) relatively minor injuries, but they all lived well past that awful day with no radiation sickness, no loss of hearing, or any other visible long term defects or maladies. 

Naturally, they were interviewed numerous times (Fr. Schiffer, a survivor, said over 200 times) by scientists and health care people about their remarkable experience and they say "We believe that we survived because we were living the message of Fatima.  We lived and prayed the rosary daily in that home."

Of course the secular scientists are speechless and incredulous at this explanation - and they are sure there is some "real" explanation - but at the same time over 55 years later the scientists are still absolutely bamboozled when it comes to finding a plausible scenario to explain the missionary's unique escape from the hellish power of that bomb.

 

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Fr. Paul Ruge - Photograph by Loci B. Lenar

 

Commentary by Loci B. Lenar

During my February 2010 visit to the Blue Army Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima in Washington, New Jersey, I had an opportunity to speak with Father Paul Ruge regarding various spiritual matters.  Father Ruge is a spiritual advisor and chaplain at the World Apostolate of Fatima, USA.  Father Ruge confirmed the subsequent story of his communication with Father Hubert Schiffer regarding the atomic explosion and events that followed on Hiroshima.

 

FR. HUBERT SCHIFFER OF HIROSHIMA

By Fr. Paul Ruge, O.F.M.I.

At 2:45 a.m. on August 6, 1945, a B-29 bomber took off from the island of Tinian to drop the first atomic bomb on Japan.  At 8:15 a.m.  the bomb exploded eight city blocks from the Jesuit Church of Our Lady's Assumption in Hiroshima.  However, the four Jesuit fathers stationed there survived: Fathers Hugo Lassalle, Kleinsorge, Cieslik and Schiffer.  (Note - all other accounts state clearly that there were eight Jesuits stationed in this home not four - and it is well known that all eight survived - the author of this present article apparently only had the names of four of them, for instance Fr. Arrupe is left out of the list - and at this writing, I have not been able to find the names of the other three Jesuits. end of note.) According to the experts they "ought to be dead," being within a one-mile radius of the explosion.  Nine days later on August 15, Feast of Our Lady's Assumption, U.S. forces were ordered to cease fire.

I met Fr. Schiffer (says Father Paul) in the late 70s at the Tri-City Airport in Saginaw, Michigan, as he was going to give a talk for the Blue Army Novena/Triduum.  As I chauffeured him around he told me stories of his life, especially of the atomic explosion at Hiroshima.  On the morning of August 6, 1945, he had just finished Mass, went into the rectory and sat down at the breakfast table, and had just sliced a grapefruit, and had just put his spoon into the grapefruit when there was a bright flash of light.  His first thought was that it was an explosion in the harbor (this was a major port where the Japanese refueled their submarines.)

Then, in the words of Fr. Schiffer: "Suddenly, a terrific explosion filled the air with one bursting thunderstroke.  An invisible force lifted me from the chair, hurled me through the air, shook me, battered me, whirled me 'round and 'round like a leaf in a gust of autumn wind."  The next thing he remembered, he opened his eyes and he was laying on the ground.  He looked around and there was NOTHING in any direction: the railroad station and buildings in all directions were leveled to the ground.

The only physical harm to himself was that he could feel a few pieces of glass in the back of his neck.  As far as he could tell, there was nothing else physically wrong with himself.  Many thousands were killed or maimed by the explosion.  After the conquest of the Americans, their army doctors and scientists explained to him that his body would begin to deteriorate because of the radiation.  Many of the Japanese people had blisters and sores from the radiation.  To the doctors amazement, Fr. Schiffer's body contained no radiation or ill-effects from the bomb.  Fr. Schiffer attributes this to devotion to the Blessed Mother, and his daily Fatima Rosary.  He feels that he received a protective shield from the Blessed Mother which protected him from all radiation and ill-effects.

(This coincides with the bombing of Nagasaki where St. Maximilian Kolbe had established a Franciscan Friary which was also unharmed because of special protection from the Blessed Mother, as the Brothers too prayed the daily Rosary and also had no effects from the bomb.)

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During 2017 Pray for God's Mercy and Intervention

By Loci B. Lenar

Our Lord Jesus communicated through a locution on December 31, 2015 to "pray for divine favor and mercy"  and to "believe in the power of prayer."  This locution was again affirmed by Jesus on April 25, 2017 and continues to hold true this year.

Pray for Our Lord's divine intervention to answer all your prayers. Pray for Our Lady's Intercession by reciting the Novena for Impossible Requests. Also pray for Saint Jude or Saint Rita to intercede on your behalf. Both saints are invoked for impossible causes or if you're deprived of visible help. Also consider reciting the Chaplet of Divine Mercy, it was composed by St. Faustina in response to visions she had from Jesus Christ, who revealed Himself as the Divine Mercy.  For other prayers that can be used in time of need, please click on the following link: Devotional Prayers

"What is impossible with man is possible with God."  Luke 18:27

In order for prayer to be effective, please forgive those that have sinned against you, no matter how difficult it may seem. Anger toward others creates a barrier in receiving all of God's blessings and grace. Pray to have any anger in your heart replaced with love.

"Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours. And when you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone, forgive them, so that your Father in heaven may forgive you your sins.”  Mark 11:24-25

Furthermore, many nations have lost their direction by ignoring the gospels and teachings of Christianity. Please join in prayer for God to intervene and bring change to our world. May God open the hearts of people to receive the Holy Spirit.

Pray for the course of history to be changed into a glorious era of peace!

Pray for the fulfillment of Revelation 20:1-3 in order to usher in God's reign of peace and to bring an end to wars, violence, lawlessness and persecution of the faithful. Pray to Our Lady of Fatima for an era of peace to unfold and to protect you from all adversity. Pray for God's protection in your families through the intercession of Saint Michael the Archangel. Pray for God's peace to reign on earth.

"For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him."  ( John 3:17)

Pray to God to intervene in your families and marriages for healing and reconciliation. Pray for an improvement and restoration of your finances. Pray for healing of medical conditions and recovery of health.

Finally, pray to God with an open heart to receive an answer to your prayer and expect His divine assistance. Moreover, it's important to try and be faithful in order for Our Lord to change circumstances into your favor. 

"Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need."  (Hebrews 4:16)

"Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus."  (1Thessalonians 5:18)

"May he give you the desire of your heart and make all your plans succeed."  (Psalm 20:4)

Read more on How to Pray: Prayer is the Key to God's Blessing and Gifts

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Prayers for Financial Assistance

Are you in need of a financial blessing? Pray a novena to the Infant Jesus of Prague.  Also pray to Our Lady of Perpetual Help to intercede before the throne of God for a financial blessing.

Prayers and Novenas


Click on the following link for a selection of Daily Devotional Prayers.

Are You in Need of Prayer?

Please feel free to submit your prayer request to our public ministry: PrayerRequest@Christian-Miracles.com 

All prayer requests are prayed for daily on www.Christian-Miracles.com.  In addition, Mr. Lenar prays for all requests. 

Additionally, all prayer requests are shared with Fr. Richard Tartaglia of St. Mary's Church, Myers Avenue, Denville, New Jersey, USA. (Your email address will remain confidential).


Mr. Lenar has arranged with Fr. Richard to have Prayer Requests prayed for at St. Mary's Church every Monday morning during Holy Hour Adoration, which is held between 8:30 and 9:30 AM. Requests are also prayed for every Third Thursday of each month during the evening prayer service held for peace at St. Mary's Catholic Church.

Loci B. Lenar is a parishioner at St. Mary's Parish and will hand deliver all prayer requests to Fr. Richard.

You can add your prayer request directly to our web page at the following link: Prayer Requests

Recent Prayer Requests


Read daily Prayer Requests on our website by clincking on the link.

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The Miracle Prayer

We recommend reciting The Miracle Prayer, composed by Fr. Peter M. Rookey.  The Lord has gifted the International Compassion Ministry with a grace of healing.  

Invoke the help of Angels


"Make friends with the angels, who, though invisible, are always with you. ... Often invoke them, constantly praise them, and make good use of their help and assistance in all your temporal and spiritual affairs." So encouraged St. Francis de Sales.

Read more: The Angels Are Our Invisible Friends

Message from Jesus: "Pray for Divine Protection"

Through a spiritual locution Loci B. Lenar received on September 14, 2009, Jesus called for everyone to "pray for divine protection."   The locution from Jesus was a result of Mr. Lenar's visit to the Church of Saint Michael in Netcong, New Jersey. 

In June of 2010, Jesus again reminded Mr. Lenar of the importance of the message.  After prayerful discernment, Mr. Lenar said, "The Lord's plan is to mitigate and extinguish violence throughout the world in order to usher in an era of peace." 

To read Mr. Lenar's complete testimony about the spiritual locution, please visit the following link:  A Spiritual Locution - God's Call to Pray for Divine Protection and Peace

Live Catholic Radio

Thank you very much for tuning into Radio Maria on January 24, 2011, and listening to Fr. Richard Tartaglia, Donna Ott, and Loci B. Lenar discuss miracles of faith. All three from Saint Mary's Parish, Denville, NJ, were guests on the radio program, Sacred Treasures.  The Catholic radio show is hosted by Kathie Duggan and can be heard live on Mondays between the hours of 3:00 and 4:00 PM (EST) by visiting the following link: Sacred Treasures

Fr. Richard Tartaglia and Mr. Lenar on Radio Maria!

If you missed listening to Fr. Tartaglia and Loci B. Lenar on Radio Maria, not to worry, we've posted a recording of the  program on the homepage of our website!

Fr. Tartaglia and Mr. Lenar of St. Mary's Parish (Denville, NJ) were guest speakers on the Catholic radio show, Sacred Treasures on Monday, May 7, 2012

Sacred Treasures is hosted by Kathie Duggan and is broadcasted live on Monday's by Radio Maria, US, between the hours of 2:00-3:00 PM (Central Time), and 3:00-4:00 PM (Eastern Time). Tune in by visiting the following link: http://radiomaria.us/sacred-treasures/

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Prayer to Mitigate Natural Disasters

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God the Father, we join together in prayer and petition heaven for divine intervention to mitigate earthquakes and natural disasters throughout the world.

We invoke the powerful name of Jesus to calm the storms of time and to bring forth a millennium of peace and tranquility.

We pray to the Virgin Mary to interecede on behalf of Humanity for God's hand of mercy to bless us with divine protection.

We ask this and thank thee in the name of Jesus. Amen

I wrote the prayer in 2010 as a result of the earthquake in Haiti.

The Lord inspired me to compose a prayer in order to petition God to mitigate earthquakes and disasters while I was praying for the victims and families of Haiti. 

Please join in by reciting the prayer daily. 

Thank you very much for your thoughtful prayer support.

-Loci B. Lenar

Angelic Tails: True Stories of Heavenly Canine Companions

This new book is by author Joan Wester Anderson, renown for writing books on angelic visitations and miracles.

The following excerpt is from Loyola Press: Angelic Tails is a collection of down-to-earth true stories from ordinary people who believe that God has graced their lives through heavenly canine companions. Each of the 30 stories challenges readers to reconsider their conception of angels—from the story of a former Air Force colonel whose golden retrievers served as his heavenly helpers in the Colorado wilderness to the account of St. John Bosco, who, for more than 30 years, was protected by an angelic dog as he walked the dangerous city streets. In the end, for all who see through the eyes of faith, this book is evidence that God can use even muddy paws and cold noses to fulfill his purposes in our world. 

For additional information, please visit the following link: Loyola Press

Angels, Wonders, and Miracles of Faith

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Miraculous Photo: Shield of Archangel Michael

In August of 2005, a Cross of Light appeared for the first time on Mr. Lenar's backyard fence in Mine Hill, New Jersey, USA.  The same bright cross has subsequently appeared every year from 2005 to 2013 during Lent and Holy Week. Loci Lenar says that Fr. Richard Tartaglia has confirmed this phenonmena by visiting his home several times and photographing the sign in 2012 and 2013. 

Fr. Tartaglia spoke about this sign in his Homily during a prayer service held at St. Mary's Church, Denville, NJ. For more details on this story, please visit the Homepage on this site. To view additional photographs, please visit the following links: Miraculous Signs of Angels and God's Call to Pray for World Peace

Signs of Archangel Michael

By Loci B. Lenar

While traveling through the town of Netcong, located in Morris County, NJ, I stopped into The Church of St. Michael to say some prayers and snapped photographs of the beautiful display of stained glass windows and statues.  Remarkably, the image of Archangel Michael shows a colorful rainbow that appeared while photographing the statue. To read the inspirational story and to view the photograph, please visit Miraculous Signs of Archangel Michael.  

Where Miracles Happen

Commentary by Loci B. Lenar

Joan Wester Anderson and her updated book, Where Miracles Happen, is inspiring and touched my soul with God's spiritual presence. While reading Part One: Miracles through Prayer, I was captivated in the story, A Light in Her Life. The inspiring story with added illustrations is posted on our blog at the following link: Angels Wonders, and Miracles of Faith.  Visit our Homepage  for my thoughts on Joan's new book.

Honoring the Great Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Inspirational in its artistic design, the awe-inspiring stained glass window can be seen inside of Saint Margaret Catholic Church in Morristown, New Jersey. 

Do you believe in signs and wonders?  If so, then I would suggest reading A Tribute to King.

Pray for World Peace

Please pray daily to Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ to change the course of history into an era of peace.  Also pray the Holy Rosary and request the Blessed Mother to intercede on behalf of humanity.

During her 1917 apparitions in Fatima, Portugal, Our Lady of Fatima foretold of an era of peace.  For information connecting her message to scripture, please read Revelation 20:1-3,  A Thousand-year Reign of God's Peace.

Divine Mercy Prayer

The Lord's blessing and grace flows through the recitation of The Chaplet of Divine Mercy.  Pray daily or in time of need! 

Miracle at Fatima Shrine

Visitors at the World Apostolate of Fatima (USA), witness the Miracle of the Sun on October 18, 2009 during televised service of One World Praying for Life and Peace.  To read story and to view additional photographs of the event, please visit the following link: Miracle at Fatima Shrine

Miracle of the Sun

On October 13, 2008, some visitors at the National Blue Army Shrine of the Immaculate Heart of Mary were blest to witness the Miracle of the Sun.  To read the complete story, please visit the following link: Visitors Witness Miracle

Miracle of the Sun: A Spiritual Visitation of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ

"The Spirit of the Lord was present and imparted a prophetic vision of our world blessed in peace."   -Loci B. Lenar

For additional details about the revelation and to read about Loci Lenar's spiritual encounter with the Lord, please visit the following link:  Lenar's Personal Testimony.

Miracle of the Sun: Rays of God's Light

During a visit to the National Blue Army Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima, I photographed Rays of God's Light inside the Blessed Sacrament Chapel.  Remarkably, the light is flowing through a stained glass window, which is a  depiction of the Miracle of the Sun, witnessed by 70,000 people in Fatima, Portugal on October 13, 1917.  The Catholic shrine is located on the grounds of the World Apostolate of Fatima, USA.  To view image, please visit the following link: Rays of God's Light                                      

Angel Stories

If you enjoy stories about angels, please do read Angels in the Barn on our website.  Caught by an Angel is another wonderful story and is posted on our blog.  Both pieces are written by Joan Wester Anderson.  She is renowned for writing inspirational stories connected to angelic visitations.  Her book "Where Angels Walk" was on the New York Times Bestseller List.

Loyola Press has released an updated edition of her book Where Miracles Happen.  The book contains eight new stories.

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