We have just begun the process of obtaining more recent comments from priests who have expressed highly positive responses to the Divine Inspirations venues and materials. To protect these priests from invasion of their privacy, through calls, e-mails, etc., no names will be revealed.
Here are some comments received several weeks ago from a very spirit-filled priest:
"I met Geraldine back in 2002. Immediately I was impressed by her humility and holiness. Since 2002, I have met yearly with Geraldine and have found that all that she tells people is in union with Church teaching. After she gives a general talk, she meets and prays iwth all who wish to do so. Her counsels to me have been invaluable and right on target. My Spiritual Director has corroborated this for me."
A priest placed the books in his church's Adoration Chapel, with a note asking that they not be removed even for a day.
"I was very impressed by Geraldine's testimony, coming from a humble, sincere, self-effacing and rooted person. It reflected very genuine spiritual experience, consistent with Catholic theology. She has extraordinary sensitivity to the Supernatural and to the Love and Mercy of God...."
- Msgr. Kevin O'Brien For many years Spiritual Director of St. Joseph's Seminary, Yonkers, NY
"Private revelations always have their place in the life of the Church. Some inspired illuminations and experiences are well-known. Those judged to be well-founded find favour in the Church and pass into her spiritual patrimony. Others are best treated with caution and, in that category, exaggerations should be avoided and rejected. But here, in this volume, we find something that is credible in its very simplicity, something faithful to the Church.
These deeply spiritual inspirations have come to a privileged soul, a woman not known beyond a small circle. Geraldine, for her part, prefers to keep it that way, to maintain a humble place in the living Church. She seeks to follow the path chosen by Our Divine Lord and His Blessed Mother, acting under the guidance of her Director.
In most ways, Geraldine is a person just like you or me, a pilgrim in the Pilgrim Church. She has received special insights and graces, but she struggles, as we all struggle. Moreover, her journey of faith is our journey, made not without many sufferings, physical and spiritual. We thus find it easy to identify with her and that makes her unassuming mission all the more credible.
Therefore, I invite the reader to reflect on her "Divine Inspirations". Do not expect to find marvels and wonders or some barrage of warnings and demands, although she does pass on some timely reminders for these uncertain times. Nor is there anything novel or extraordinary here, only the inspiring spiritual diary of a hidden soul. Yet, in God's plan, that is always extraordinary, for that reflects the drama of Grace, the power of the Holy Spirit working in us. In her own way, by following the will of God, Geraldine encourages us all."
Rev. Msgr. Peter J. Elliott Episcopal Vicar for Religious Education (Now Auxiliary Bishop of Melbourne) Archdiocese of Melbourne, Australia
"In the course of a telephone conversation, Geraldine, the recipient of these messages, first told me of the experience of God which had changed her life. Geraldine is a wife and mother of a young family. Her surname is being withheld so that her homelife may be protected. Through the experience just mentioned Geraldine had resumed the practice of her Catholic faith and has become as close to a daily communicant as she can manage.
At the time when she first spoke to me of her experiences her Spiritual Director was a Jesuit trained in giving Retreats and Spiritual Direction. She also had a previous Spiritual Director, Fr. Richard Masin, who had gone overseas.
I observed that the signs of genuineness seemed to be present. The messages and the life Geraldine was trying to lead were good and in harmony with the teaching of the Church. There was no personal advantage involved for her, rather a deal of suffering. She appeared to me to be a balanced person.
The fruits of the experiences and messages in Geraldine's life were prayer, frequent reception of the Sacraments, Eucharistic Adoration, greater harmony in the family, zeal to spread prayer groups, and prayer and care for individuals who were generally greatly helped by them. Also, Geraldine is a very caring and charitable person. The fruits for others were that people were encouraged to pray more, to pray in groups, to persevere in Christian ideals, challenged to live better lives and to find joy and consolation in the love of God, Mary and the Saints.
In the course of the messages, Jesus and Mary requested that the messages be compiled into a book and that this would be published to help as many as possible.
The best way to read the messages that follow is to read a message, then pause and reflect. May everyone, who reads these messages prayerfully, come closer through them to God, to Our Blessed Lady, to the Saints, Angels and the Holy Souls.
- Father Szondi (Spiritual Director)
The message contained in these private revelations is deserving of prayerful reflection and meditation. I can see no reason why they should not be published.
May this publication help all readers to truly appreciate the infinite love of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary for every human being.
Divine Mercy is always available to those who, with true repentance and humility, turn to the loving Father.
- Bishop Geoffrey S. Mayne, A.M, D.D.
This little book is a great treasure from above. It could be your ladder to Heaven. It is not only for Christians who believe in the one and triune true God, but for every creature on earth; believer or non-believer. It is a call to all from the very heart of God the Father, from His Son, and from His Holy Mother: to put aside whatever hinders you the creature from returning to your Creator - with all your mind, with all your heart, with all your soul and with all your strength.
When Jonah of the Old Testament was called by God to preach repentance to the city of Ninevah, he at first went in the opposite direction: away from God, as so many do today.
The call to conversion is simple: good will, prayer, penance, and leading a Sacremental life that is pleasing to God.
A journey of a thousand miles starts with a step. May this little book be your help and your guide to that first, small, but oh, so important step.
To the greater glory of God, in the most Holy Trinity.
- Father Richard H. Masin (deceased) Parish Priest, Tver (formerly Kalinin) Russia
A TAIWANESE LADY'S TESTIMONY
Divine Inspirations from Jesus and Mary is an inspirational book which Jesus and Mary gave to one of us. When we pray,this book can be used as the ingredients for our meditation. It is translated from English to Chinese.
It took three years to translate it. The translation is done very well and accurately with the permitting of the Taiwan Bishop. When you buy this book, a medal will be given to you. This book will improve your knowledge on some aspects of the Catholic faith.
My dear friends:
Every one of my friends have put extra diligence to promote this book and I am very grateful for your great effort. God will bless each of your works for Him.
For all these years my life has not been easy, and I have found safe haven in the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary. They have given comfort and peace. Every time I have difficulties in my life I shall pray in front of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and Immaculate Heart. The book has been an inspiration to me. I have always felt that the Sacred Heart of Jesus and Immaculate Heart of Mary have been talking to me face to face, telling me how to solve my problems. I felt that I was brought into their Hearts. So every time when I have difficulties firstly I pray, and then open the books contents to find answers to my questions. After finding the answers, I meditate on it. Finally, I pray to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary for guidance.
On the 12 December 2001, I had a heart problem. Before my surgery, a priest had given me a medal for protection in my illness. The medal has two faces. One of the faces is Divine Mercy and the other side is the two hearts (Sacred Heart of Jesus and Immaculate Heart of Mary). I told the priest that the medal is really a good design. I was wondering, where did the medal come from? The priest gave me the book that explains where the medal came from. I started to read the book and after reading it found the book very good and then decided to translate it to Chinese. One day, I looked in the contents and at the number 148 with the title, "Prepare Now." In this chapter, our Heavenly Father said to do everything for Him with our own free will. Willingly from our heart, and then I decide to translate this book.
From the book I realized that many people have offended our Lord. This has brought a lot of hurt to our Lord and our Mother Mary. Our Lady has continuously requested us to pray for the conversion of sinners, to bring the sinners back to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Our Lady, from Her Heart, has guaranteed that if we follow Jesus, He will never forsake us.
TESTIMONY FROM A LADY IN NEW ZEALAND
Hi there, my name is (name withheld for privacy) and I went with my mother
and father to see Geraldine speak at my parish. Ever since that time, I would
like to think my faith has grown and I long to be closer to God more than I
ever have before. When I was told about Geraldine and the messages that she
received, It was a time I was almost at my lowest. Even though I had my family
all around me I still felt alone. I had lost the vision in my left eye and my
poor mother took me everywhere. I didn't feel normal and lost my confidence. I
heard Geraldine speak about the suffering that she faced and I somehow felt
connected to her. I cried when she was telling us the first message she
received from Jesus. I didn't know where my tears were coming from but I felt
so much of my stress was being released. Like Jesus was right there beside me
letting me know that he was there.
Anyway, long story short. I went on the website and couldn't find an address
for Geraldine. But I wanted to thank her for praying for me and my family. I
was told that my operation for a new cornea would take 9 months and I knew that
I wouldn't be able to do the normal things in life until then. But after I wore
the medal and started praying again and doing my rosary every night, I was told
the next day that my operation had been pushed forward to this past Monday 9th
May. My family and I were so pleased and we honestly believe that it was a true
blessing. I am still in shock even though the operation is all done. My eye is healing
beautifully and I have my sight back again. I pray for Geraldine, and the work
that she is doing. God bless you Geraldine. I am so glad that I came that night
to listen to you speak. I am so humbled by your messages and just pray that I
have the chance to meet you again. I will continue to pray the rosary every day
and offer all to God!