Testimony of Gisèle Bonal
On this feast of Saint Francis de Sales, I am pleased to let you know of the important changes in my spiritual and apostolic life since my consecration to the Heart of Jesus.
Quiet frankly, I feel like shouting to all women worldwide who do not
have husbands or who do not have them anymore, to devote their life to
the Lord according to the rules of your Foundation “Charis Marian”. This
is precisely what they need to do, in continuity to familial, professional,
and aware of being consecrated to God, living a holy life and united to a very large and consecrated family.
For a lone woman in my position, living fully a spiritual, professional and apostolic life I consider your foundation to be providential.
I speak out of personal experience as I had a relatively comfortable, half worldly life, with my architect husband, it was wonderful…
While appreciating and honouring all the good and the beautiful that my married, familial and professional life brought to me, I can say that nothing is comparable to this simple and humble life with Jesus and all of Heaven.
May this testimony, dear Father, tells you how I believe your Foundation to be wholly inspired by the Lord in this period where families, couples are divided, resulting for many in the lost of the true values and who are themselves more or less lost. And there are so many women who are alone.
Dear Father James, I am very grateful to you when on that day at Piding you suggested that I consecrate myself to your Foundation.
May God bless you abundantly for all that you are offering HIM for the
salvation of souls, for all your courageous acts accomplished at the cost
of so much pain.
January 24th, 2015/Gisèle Bonal
Testimony of Maria Pastorkova
My dear papa James,
I´m sending you my best regards .
Many beautiful memories connected to the moment of my consecration fill up my heart – this day, a month ago, it was the day of it – 14th June. I would like to write you about this day - what it meant to me. I wanted to write to you earlier but I had no computer for a few weeks. And there is another thing – every time I write to you, I have to have somebody to interpret for me.
It is just now when I start to understand what the community is. I have been by myself so far – but after that moment – especially during my praying – I feel (perceive) you, father, and other members of our community; I really have the feeling of your and their presence with me. During the holy mass, in all my prayers, in everything I do during the day – I am always in connection with you and our brothers and sisters from our community.
My consecration drives me forward. I was afraid of entering the community because of the fact that I might not be able to follow the rules. But if I waited until I was perfect, I would never do this step. I realize that I didn´t come in to the community as the saint – but because I want to become saint. I didn´t enter the community because I am sure I can live the rules – but because I do want to learn how to live them.
Before the moment of my consecration I had often given up or got discouraged when some obstacles had come. After it I am driven to fight them. The act of my consecration was a very precious moment for me although I was really shy because of such amount of people around.
I thank you from all my heart for your father-like love and welcome. These days I perceive you more as my father – spiritual father. I left my personal contact infos in the envelope with Richie – you must have got it because you wrote an e-mail to me. Though I think that you didn´t know who I was – the email was just to thank for the donation.
I sent you an sms to you, too - you might not have had and that´s why I´m sending my contact infos to you again:
tel. number: 00421944300319
Thank you for all your kindness. May our loving God give you a lot of
health and strength so that you will be able to fulfil the mission you
got. May the Living Lord Jesus be always
with you with His richest blessings, too. :-)
Maria, CHMCC, Slovakia
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