John of God's Travel Schedule

2017
Olso Norway
CANCELLED
http://www.johnofgod-oslo.no/en/

Omega Institute
October 3rd - 5th, 2017
Rhinebeck, New York USA
https://www.eomega.org/workshops/john-of-god-1#-workshop-description-block

Call: 800.944.1001


Newsletter sign-up

Enter your email address:

» Sitemap
» Legal
» Contact us

Friends of the Casa NEWSLETTER ARCHIVE 2012

Friends of the Casa NEWSLETTER ARCHIVE 2011

Friends of the Casa NEWSLETTER ARCHIVE 2010


FRIENDS OF THE CASA NEWSLETTER-January 2009 (Issue 1)-29 Jan 09
THANK YOU FOR REGISTERING WITH THE FRIENDS OF THE CASA. IT IS A PLEASURE TO SEND YOU THIS UPDATE ON OUR ACTIVITIES AS WELL AS NEWS FROM THE CASA AND ABADIANIA. WE INVITE YOU TO CONTACT US WITH ANY NEWS CONTRIBUTIONS.
IMPORTANT NOTICE:
Due to extensive technical difficulties experienced over recent months this newsletter is being mailed to our full list of subscribers - many of whom have unsubscribed in the past. We apologise if you do not wish to receive this newsletter and invite you to unsubscribe by selecting the link below. Thank you for your understanding.

..............................................................................................................................................

FRIENDS OF THE CASA - NEW WEBSITE

The Friends of the Casa are delighted to announce the launch of our new website and we invite you to visit the website at www.friendsofthecasa.info. User-friendly and interactive we hope that you will enjoy the websites' components including the messageboard and photo gallery. Extensive information is available with the Official Guide to the Casa (issued by the Casa in 2006), tips on travelling to Abadiania whether you choose to travel with an approved guide or travel independently, listings of Casa crystal beds around the world, lists of resources and prayers from the Casa sessions. Explore our archive of articles dating from 2002 to present and much much more.

..............................................................................................................................................

IN THIS ISSUE:
  • Heather Cumming brings us news that a film about Joao de Deus won three awards at the Angel Film Awards Ceremony in Monaco, also dates for the John of God Omega USA Event 2009
  • Joao's Birthday celebration June 2008 - by Grainne McEntee
  • Dom Ignacio Anniversary July 2008 - by Grainne McEntee
  • Casa Crystal Beds around the World

..............................................................................................................................................

Film Awards for 'Healing' and Omega USA Event 2009-by Heather Cumming

Greetings Dear Friend of the Casa,

First of all, I wish you much joy, excellent health, harmony, peace and prosperity in this year, 2009 that we have just entered and the years ahead!

Thank you Mary Kerin and your team for the wonderful work on the new site of Friends of the Casa and the many years that you have devoted your energy, time, and love to the Friends of the Casa web site. Immense gratitude for your dedicated service to John of God's mission, all those seeking information about the Casa, and keeping us all connected.

I have some exciting news to share with Friends of the Casa:

In December, Dorothy Cooke and I were honored and grateful to accept an invitation to Monaco by producers David Unterberg and Andrea Wolffer to attend the Monaco Angel Film Festival (non violent films). David's film company (David-Films Salzburg), documentary ‘Healing' honoring Dom Inacio and John of God's mission, was to be screened at the Festival. I was invited to give a brief talk immediately before the screening, as a form of introduction to John of God - his mission, his work and The Entities - preparing a very mainstream audience to the spiritual and physical interventions that would be viewed. Dorothy Cooke touched the hearts of many with her heart-warming message of love and kindness at the end of the screening.

I am thrilled and delighted to report that on the 6th December 2008 at the award ceremony, the film ‘Healing' won three awards: "Best Humanitarian Angel Film Award; "Independent Spirit Award" and director/co-producer/cinematographer David Unterberg: Best cinematographer Angel Award. http://www.monacofilmfest.com/2008program/index.htm

The DVD Healing is presently not available to purchase as David- Films Salzburg seek appropriate distribution for this film. 'Healing' has been accepted for screening at the New Zealand Film Festival and is being entered for screening at film festivals in USA and Europe. As soon as distribution or sales of the video and music are available I will ask Mary Kerin to post a message on Friends of the Casa site. (Please see below for more information on the film "Healing" and the production team members).

David Unterberg and your team, thank YOU and congratulations on bringing clarity to this subject that is often underestimated, misunderstood, misrepresented, and sometimes considered intangible or beyond words. Your insightfulness, sensitivity and integrity captures the essence of the profound work that is brought into the world through John of God's medium-ship, dedication, faith and mission. I know that Medium Joao is extremely grateful and touched by this honor that has been bestowed upon his work and service to God.

In closing, many have been asking for the dates for the John of God Event 2009 USA - Omega Institute for Holistic Studies: Dr. Augusto, and Medium Joao accepted Omega's invitation to once again present the John of God healing event on their beautiful campus - Omega Institute for Holistic Studies, 150 lake Drive, Rhinebeck, state of New York, USA - eomega.org Phone (Registration): Call toll free 877.944.2002 in US or 845.266.4444 )

The dates are: Monday September 28th, 29th, 30th and 1st October, 2009. Registration will begin mid-February and I will immediately email Mary Kerin as soon as we have a firm date for registration for the event later this month. With love and gratitude, Heather Cumming

Trip leader/Translator to John of God www.healingquests.com 'John of God: The Healer Who's Touched the Lives of Millions' by Heather Cumming and Karen Leffler - Simon and Schuster & Beyond Words Publishing, May 2007

 KURIER (Austria's premier newspaper) Translation: Monaco Film Festival: Austrian "takes off" The production firm, David-Films Salzburg, achieved excellence on Saturday at the Monaco International Film Festival receiving three Angel Film awards at the Princess Grace Theater. The 60-minute documentary film titled "HEALING" won the "Best Humanitarian Angel Film Award", the "Independent Spirit Award" and cameraman, David Unterberg, the "Best Cinematographer Angel Award". "HEALING" shows in touching images the "other worldly" abilities of the world's most famous miracle healer, John of God.

Programme insert for the Angel Film Awards

..............................................................................................................................................

Every year we celebrate John of God's birthday on June 24 and Saint Ignacio's passing on July 31. Following are reports of these celebrations in 2008. We look forward to the celebrations to come on these dates in 2009
Joao's Birthday Celebration June 2008 - by Grainne McEntee

It was that time of the year again when Abadiania delights in the prospect of a free party with fireworks, music, food, non-alcohol drinks and a giantcake. This occasion occurs every year around the 24th June, St Johns day. Medium Joao's birthday is celebrated on the Friday evening closest to this date.Joao Teixeira de Faria is 66 years old this year. Every year there is a surprise and this year was no different. Beside the large stage where the band were belting out popular Brazilian numbers,stood a giant screen displaying physical surgeries which Medium Joao performed in the recent past in the main hall of the Casa. Surreal and different, to say the least. Bizarre, perhaps to be witnessing the miraculous work of this great man while enjoying a rambunctious party. Nay, life is full of contradictions. This was a brave and bold reminder as to why we congregate here, surrounded by countless unseen forces working in this portal of light and love in the heart of Brazil.

They came from all walks of life, in cars, on buses, aeroplanes, on foot, in wheelchairs and on crutches with faith hope and love in their hearts to this sleepy little town in the middle of somewhere called Abadiania, most to pay homage to this extraordinary man, John of God. Others, including curious spiritual tourists who have little or no idea about this mans mission for the past 30 years here, delighted in the festivities which add a colourful and welcome addition to the Casa de Dom Ignacio dedicated to healing on all levels, physical, emotional, mental and especially spiritual.

The spectacular fireworks kicked the evening off. More sparse than last year they still managed tofrustrate the many wayward animals into seeking solace under tables and chairs at the local hostelries, also confounding the more security conscious among us, as to how such dangerous manoeuvres are orchestrated so close to humans without major catastrophes occurring. Most revellers gaped skyward in awesome wonder at the noisy spectacle. The coolness of the evening was warmed by awell placed,giant,expertly and impressively mounted wooden structure, (not unlike an oil derrick), which burned brightly,omitting flares of flames on the sidelines of the proceedings with harm to no one. (Except maybe mesmerised moths drawn to the bright glow...RIP) Eight smaller tents lined the site offering free food and soft drinks provided by the many pousadas in gratitude for the business Medium Joao generates in this small town in the heart of Brazil. Quickly, the ground became a sea of discarded plastic plates, cups and utensils. Oblivious to the carpet of litter many revellers shook, rattled and rolled to the heady beats, shaking their bundas (behinds) in classical Brazilian fashion.

John of Gods larger tentin the back of the open field was secured behind five meters of the now famous birthday cake.An ocean of blue and white icing and sugar was demolished in a couple of hours. (Guinness Book of Records take note) The man of the moment, Medium Joao looked relaxed and enjoyed himself surrounded by family and friends. His entourage included as always Casa volunteers, well-wishers, curious onlookers, visitors from far and near eager to press the flesh of this famous healer. He was off duty for the evening, if that is ever possible, for a man who has dedicated his life for over 40 years to healing and consoling the multitudes who travel far and wide to see him. As he often reminds us that it is always God who heals, he is just an instrument in His Divine Hands.

When all was said a done we thoroughly enjoyed another magnificent noisy evening ending promptly. At 11pm. So, as we bow our heads in gratitude for the abundance received again and ask for the continued health and strength of Medium Joao we hope to see you,same time next year letting your hair down and kicking your heels up to celebrate the life and times of Joao Teixeira de Faria ............... a phenomenon indeed...

Whoever you perceive God to be ... Go with God

Vai com Deus.
Grainne

See Grainne's photos in the Photo Gallery

..............................................................................................................................................

Dom Ignacio Anniversary July 2008 - by Grainne McEntee

Every year it is hectic in Abadiania from the 24th June, St.John's day and Medium Joao's birthday until July 31 when we celebrate the Anniversary ofDom Ignacio's passing into the spirit world.

This year we had the joy of witnessing Saint Ignatius of Loyola twice. As his feast day fell on aThursday we got to celebrate the Friday before also. This was to accommodate all the many buses travelling from all over Brazil to pay homage to the patron of the Casa. On a beautiful sunny morning, in the middle of winter, in the heart of Brazil, throngs of anxious pilgrims young and old awaited the arrival of Medium Joao in the main hall of the marvellously decorated Casa buildings. Yellow and white balloons festooned the walls and rafters acknowledging the colours of the Jesuit flag and every so often there would be a loud bang as one exploded.

The stage in the main hall of the casa was carpeted with copious flowers and rose petals in multitudes of colours.A larger than life size bronzed statue of Dom Ignacio stood beaming out at everyone on the left side. Even more flowers in yellow and white flanked both sides of the firstand second current rooms. A river of rose petals flowed from the entrance of the mediums room all the way to the Entity's chair. The aroma was intoxicating from the cut and uncut flora and fauna of Gods bounty.

Excited chatter was hard to contain outside and inside the current rooms were buzzing to capacityin electric silence, as all awaited the Patron of the Casa. Medium Joao arrived on the stage outside in the main hall to an excited crowd of white clad brothers and sisters, young and old flashing cameras and waiting with bated breath. Words were said by Medium Joao to remind us that ' It is God who heals. I am just a man. I am truly only an instrument in His Divine hands'. As always before incorporation of any Entity into John of Gods physical body,prayers are offered by those assembled to invoke the Divine power to descend to earth from the higher realms. With a gasp of breath and a rolling of his eyes Saint Ignatius of Loyola had taken over and was present in the body of Medium Joao. The highly charged energy field was so palatable to one and all. Many in the large gathering were overcome and carried off to be tended by volunteers in the recovery room. The majority were weeping tears of joy to be witnessing such a profound demonstration of the existence of a spirit world.

As Dom Ignacio was assisted slowly from the main hall through the current rooms to his chair a wave of raw, rare,radiant emotion swept his path. Nobody remained untouched by his enormous auric field. A slight limp was noticeable as in his lifetime his left leg was injured by shrapnel in battle. Indeed he takes on the characteristics of his human form while he was incarnate on the earth. As he reached his chair festooned with flowers of welcome, the colour of the sun and bright white light, he offered words of love and wisdom to all in a deep and reverent voice. His message was and is as always for humanity to ' love and serve (in our lives) for the greater glory of God'. He also reminds us 'For those who believe no words are necessary, for those who do not believe, no amount of words are sufficient'.

In an unprecedented move this year he performed a marriage ceremony, joining in matrimony Medium Joao and his wife Anna. A surprise to both of them and also to those present, as we were honoured by Saint Ignatius presence for about 40 minutes on this very special day.

Blessed bread and grape juice was offered to all as a symbol of the Eucharist to celebrate this feast day. With a rolling of his eyes and a beaming smile Dom Ignacio returned to his celestial home and Dr Augusto de Almedia another beautiful Entity continued the work in the name of God in the Casa on thisawe inspiring day.

Witnessing these miraculous events was made even more powerful by the fact that Saint Ignatius of Loyola last lived a human life from 1491 to 1556. That says it all.

Grainne McEntee

..............................................................................................................................................

CASA CRYSTAL BEDS AROUND THE WORLD

Those of you who have been to the Casa will be familiar with the Crystal bed - the Entity regularly 'prescribes' sessions on the bed to help supplement the healing process.

There are five crystal beds located in buildings adjacent to the main Casa building. Each bed has 7 quartz crystals suspended above the bed which align with and correspond to the 7 chakras of the human body. A session consists of lying on the bed for approximately 20 minutes while listening to soothing music. The crystals radiate color to the respective chakras to cleanse them and to balance their energies. The Entity may prescribe crystal-bed therapy for you, or you may choose to have a therapeutic session on your own.

In our most recent newsletters we provided a list of individuals who were given special permission from the Entity to purchase one of these crystal beds, thereby enabling them to offer these unique treatment sessions at home.

The following are new additions to the list of individuals worldwide who offer crystal bed treatment. The full listing of crystal beds around the world is available on the website,

Hayette Weidmann, Switzerland

I'm registered as guide of the Casa and since January 2006 with the permission of the entities I offer Crystal Bed sessions at home. I'm working as nurse and therapist at home too.

Hayette WEIDMANN
Ch. de Verdonnet 14
CH-1010 LAUSANNE
Switzerland

Tel/fax in Switzerland: +41.21.653.99.44
Tel in Brazil: +55.62.811.622.71
web: http://www.pontsdelumiere.ch
e-mail address: info@pontsdelumiere.ch

...........................

Marieta Papaioanou, Greece

Since the 1st of November 2007 I have a crystal bed from the Casa De dom Ignacio at my home in Athens Greece. It is an extraordinary experience for all the people who use it.

Marieta Papaioanou
Pranotherapist (crystal bed - detox foot bath - aura cleaning-massage)
Tel.0030210-6459745
Email: marieta_papaioanou@yahoo.gr

Prices for crystal bed: 15 euro for 20 min and 25 euro for 40 minutes

...............................

Maura Farrell, Ireland

Maura Farrell,
11, Marsham court,
Stillorgan,
Co.Dublin,
Ireland.

Tel : +353 1 2834097
Email : mauraefarrell@yahoo.com

.................................

Laura Davidson, Michigan, USA

Laura Davidson
Energy Practitioner, Workshop Presenter, Coach/ConsultantBeloved Spirit,
LLC Energy Health & Healing Center
Michigan, USA

Tel: 734-476 9555
Email: Laura@BelovedSpirit.com
Website: www.BelovedSpirit.com

I became a Medium and Guide of the Casa in October, 2007, and feel so very blessed and honored to have received my crystal bed in August of 2007. I use it in conjunction with the energetic healing work I offer at my center in Plymouth, Michigan called Beloved Spirit Energy Health & Healing Center.

The connection and support from the Entities of the casa through the crystal bed treatments has a powerful impact on those that experience it. Regardless of the issue or circumstance a person may be seeking support for, a deep peace and relief happens for everyone. Any length of time spent with the crystal bed energy is an opportunity to set aside burdens and receive the gift of unqualified love and support from the Entities.

I feel deep respect and gratitude for the wonderful gift of healing and support that the crystal bed brings to so many people. It is a blessing to have the opportunity to share it with others. Crystal Bed Sessions are available by appointment and are designed to be experienced both in conjunction with my hands on energy work as well as independent energy sessions.

With much Love and Blessings,
Laura Davidson

...........................................

Dodi Elizabeth Sarette, New Hampshire, USA

Dodi Elizabeth Sarette
Reiki Master/Teacher
27 Raymond Street
Nashua, NH 03064

603-765-4800
Email: dodi2@mac.com

My name is Dodi Sarette and I am a Reiki Master/Teacher who has seen John of God in both New York and Brazil. While in Brazil I was given permission by the Entity to bring home a crystal bed to use personally and in my healing practice. I have continued to use the crystal bed every other day personally, and have offered the crystal bed healings to my clients. I am located in Nashua, New Hampshire and would like people in New Hampshire to know that I am here and would love to share the energy of these crystals with them.

Blessings
Dodi Sarette

...........................................

Caroline Choi, USA

Caroline Choi
North shore Acupuncture Center
9933 Lawler Ave. Suite 227
Skokie, IL 60077

Telephone: (847) 722-1522
Email: carolineychoi25@gmail.com

..............................................................................................................................................

PHOTOS OF THE MONTH

Thanks to everyone for sending in photos for the Photo Gallery.. keep them coming! The photo gallery has been updated and extended to include all photos available to us since 2002.

Grainne sent us in photos from Joao's birthday celebrations in June and we look forward to receiving lots of photos in 2009

..............................................................................................................................................

AS A FRIEND OF THE CASA WE INVITE YOU TO CONTRIBUTE TO THIS WEBSITE

info@friendsofthecasa.info

  • If you have just returned from Abadiania or are aware of any changes / updates to information and prices please let us know. Thank you.
  • Submit your story to be included in the Healing Stories section section
  • Each month in the Casa Website Photo Gallery we will feature a selection of Casa photos submitted by our friends from all over the world. Please email any photo(s) you would like to submit for this feature
  • If you have already visited the Casa, we invite you to complete the questionnaire.
  • Submit a review of the books / DVDs / videos listed on the website
  • If you have just returned from Abadiania we invite you to update us with any news from the Casa
  • The Friends of the Casa Forum is used by individuals around the world to exchange information and advice. Your regular contributions to the messageboard are very welcome.
  • Your views and advice on how we can improve the website are always welcome