Novena to Our Lady of Lourdes for Joey Cronin: Day Three

(I have been without internet service most of the day. I am posting this from a McDonald’s. Hopefully it will be resolved tomorrow, as I have several things to cover.)


Jesus summoned the Twelve and began to send them out two by two and gave them authority over unclean spirits. He instructed them to take nothing for the journey but a walking stick –no food, no sack, no money in their belts. They were, however, to wear sandals but not a second tunic. He said to them, “Wherever you enter a house, stay there until you leave from there. Whatever place does not welcome you or listen to you, leave there and shake the dust off your feet in testimony against them.” So they went off and preached repentance. The Twelve drove out many demons, and they anointed with oil many who were sick and cured them. –-Today’s Gospel Reading; Mark 6:7-13

Holy Mother, Immaculate Conception, you came to Lourdes at a time when the world thought itself too wise to trust your Holy Son, a world wracked with division and sorrows as it relied less on Him who saves and more on its own knowledge. You came to a young girl, Bernadette, who was considered ignorant by her schoolmates, but who was consumed with a great love for God and for those around her. Through her, you confounded the wisdom of the wise, showing that there is only one wisdom that gives life, the wisdom that rises from your Holy Son. By your intercession, may Our Lord heal young Joey Cronin, inspiring us all to go forth, armed with faith and cloaked with the love of Christ, to spread that healing power to all ends of the earth.


About charliej373

Charlie Johnston is a former newspaper editor, radio talk show host and political consultant. From Feb. 11, 2011 to Aug. 21, 2012, he walked 3,200 miles across the country, sleeping in the woods, meeting people and praying as he went. He has received prophetic visitation all his life, which he has vetted through a trio of priests over the last 20 years, and now speaks publicly about on this site. Yet he emphasizes that we find God most surely through the ordinary, doing the little things we should with faith and fidelity. Hence the name, The Next Right Step. The visitations inform his work, but are not the focus of it. He lives in the Archdiocese of Denver in the United States.
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14 Responses to Novena to Our Lady of Lourdes for Joey Cronin: Day Three

  1. Joseph Johnson says:

    Well, along with the free internet service I hope that you also got a “Big Mac” while you were there at McDonalds!


  2. Alex ireton says:

    I love this novens! Thank you Mary. Thank you Charlie.


  3. Barbara Maclellan says:

    Praying thank you for the novena.


  4. Alex Ireton says:

    Will do:))

    Sent from my iPhone


  5. Marki says:

    I am praying with you and everyone else, Charlie and I love how your work goes on totally in the middle of a McDonald’s. God works everywhere and He wants us to know He is there with us even at McDonald’s. I forget that sometimes. ..


  6. Nancy D says:

    Reverend Joseph Esper has been a guest on Women of Grace this week, talking about two of his books, “Spiritual Dangers of the 21st Century” and “On the Brink – America and the Coming Divine Judgment”. In his interview, he confirmed the truths you have been so faithfully imparting to us day after day in this blog. The host, Jonette Bencovic, added insights and commentary that was of great help to me in further understanding all these things. Charlie, I am moved once again to thank you sincerely for your obedience to God in sharing with all of us the warnings, guidance and encouragement He has entrusted to you.
    One of Jonette’s comments made me think of this little community that has formed here, and it also lifted my heart and filled it with gratitude for all that God is providing for us here. She said that Mary is forming and raising up a holy army, preparing us to help her carry out her plans to bring her children into the safety of her Immaculate Heart, and warning them of the dangers all around us and the times we are in. One of the ways she is doing this is through “holy networking” (that’s us!). That’s what this website allows us to do! Here in this place we are helping each other to move through the stages of military training, teaching us to recognize the enemy and to remain at our post ’til the battle for souls is won. Trust . . Do . . Love. Be steadfast and immovable so that “having done everything, [you will] hold your ground.” (Eph. 6:13). Let us pray for each other, that we will be faithful to the very end.

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  7. donna269 says:


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  8. vicardwm says:

    In other words, it looks like King Abdullah of Jordan has stepped up and is now the true leader of the free world, after Obama and others in Europe abdicated their responsibility. What a strange world we live in…

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