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


God created man in his image;
in the divine image he created him;
male and female he created them.

God blessed them, saying:
“Be fertile and multiply;
fill the earth and subdue it.
Have dominion over the fish of the sea, the birds of the air,
and all the living things that move on the earth.”

-Today’s Reading, Genesis 1:27, 28

Sweet and holy Mary, Immaculate Conception, at Lourdes you came and reminded us that we were formed in the Divine Image of God, Himself. Throughout your life on earth, you conformed yourself to the Divine Image, not only in your person, but in your will. Since ascending into heaven, you have prayed for and comforted us, your children on earth, endlessly – again living the Divine Will and conforming yourself to the Divine Image. Young Joey Cronin now reflects the Divine Image of your Holy Son in His passion. We ask you to join us in praying that your Holy Son will raise Joey up again in this life and lead him to be a sign of hope to all he encounters. Let him and all of us exercise the dominion God has given us over all things on earth with the Lord’s same tender mercy and care, that we may all be raised up to Him in the fullness of time.


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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4 Responses to Novena to Our Lady of Lourdes for Joey Cronin: Day Eight

  1. audiemarie2014 says:



  2. Frances says:

    Amen. Fiat!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Mary W. says:

    Beautiful prayers and photos, lovely Novena inspired by the Holy Spirit, beloved spouse of the Immaculate Conception, giving all glory to God; ever mindful of our needs and dependence on Our Creator.
    Thank you brother Charlie. Be embraced and know you are loved.
    Our Lady of Lourdes, pray for Joe Cronin, and all of us.


  4. Kris says:

    I would add that the whole family is suffering with Joey in his passion. Like the apostle John and Mary who stood with Jesus as he hung on the cross.


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