A few months ago I posted a request Asking for Prayers and you responded very generously. I owe you an update on the situation. There is no better time to do it than this Christmas afternoon. The city seems quiet enough to invite reflection.

First the good news. The lawyer representing the crooks has abandoned the case. I do not blame him. The preventive lien on the property was lifted and that is a very good sign. There are a few things left to do but I am confident that justice will be served.

Through other means I have learned that those who seek my ruin since the day I was baptized a Catholic are about to receive their comeuppance. I can’t comment much on that, as you can imagine. The ramifications of that legal action are many. The battle may last many months. Here we are about to enter a whole month when the Judicial System shuts down. Perhaps we will have some news in February or March.

I want to give you my heartfelt thanks for your prayers and Holy Masses in my behalf. Please continue to pray for the just resolution of this intention and in particular for the conversion of those persecuting me. Evil is a mystery and there is certainly a wicked impulse behind all these actions. The times we live in require that we remain united in prayer. One thing you have achieved through your prayers and the grace of God: I did not lose my temper through this ordeal so far. I consider that a miracle. When these troubles began some ten years ago, I was ready to solve the whole thing cannons blazing. Since then I have learned that God’s cannons never fail and do a much better job than I can ever do.

May God bless all of you always.






Oh, St. Joseph, whose protection is so great, so strong, so prompt before the throne of God. I place in you all my interests and desires. Oh, St. Joseph, do assist me by your powerful intercession, and obtain for me from your divine Son all spiritual blessings, through Jesus Christ, our Lord. So that, having engaged here below your heavenly power, I may offer my thanksgiving and homage to the most loving of Fathers.

Oh, St. Joseph, I never weary of contemplating you, and Jesus asleep in your arms; I dare not approach while He reposes near your heart. Press Him in my name and kiss His fine head for me and ask him to return the Kiss when I draw my dying breath. St. Joseph, Patron of departing souls — Pray for me.

This prayer was found in the fifteenth year of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. In 1505 it was sent from the Pope to Emperor Charles when he was going into battle. Whoever shall read this prayer or hear it or keep it about themselves, shall never die a sudden death, or be drowned, not shall poison take effect of them; neither shall they fall into the hands of the enemy; or shall be burned in any fire, or shall be overpowered in battle. Say for nine mornings for anything you may desire. It has never been known to fail, so be sure you really want what you ask.