Photos and reports of the preaching ministry of Fr. James 
in the year 2005 (April - June)

January - March   |  April - June  |   July - September   |  October - December

Hartberg  - Austria. June 29

Radentheim - Austria. June 28

Bad Pirawarth - Austria. June 26

Wies - Austria. June 25

Maria Saal - Austria. June 24

Ebendorf - Austria. June 23

Odessa - Ukraine. June 10 - 12

The Cathedral Church of "Our Lady of Asumption"
at Odessa where Fr. James preached 

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On Monday, the 13th of June 2005, Fr. James baptized a young man named Vitalij Zasint Marto in St. Joseph's Church, Nikolaiev, Ukraine.

St. Joseph's Church in the town Nikolaev, Ukraine

Fr. James preaching to the people

He prayed over all


Published on "Religious Information Service of Ukraine" Sep. 20. 2005  - Click here for the original text in the News Agency

Noted Roman Catholic Preacher from India Visits Southern Ukraine

Otac James: Kršćanin treba biti u Kristu i rasti u njemu, jer samo tada prima snagu i energiju za životOdesa -- Fr. James Manjackal, a noted Roman Catholic preacher from India, at the invitation of the Odesa and Simferopol diocese of the Roman Catholic Church visited southern Ukrainian Odesa and Mykolaiv from 9 to 14 June 2005. Fr. Manjackal held a three-day retreat in the Assumption Cathedral in Odesa where he met with pilgrims from many regions of Ukraine as well as from neighboring Moldova.

“Undoubtedly, Fr. James has a flair for preaching,” said Roman Catholic Bishop Bronislaw Bernacki of the Odesa and Simferopol diocese. “Many people attended the retreat to listen to the word of God, pray and worship the Lord. I do hope that the fire of prayer which sparked in the hearts of our faithful thanks to this passionate preacher will be supported by our priests. The power of prayer does miracles, and I believe in a change for our people and communities.” 

Biographical note: Fr. James Manjackal was born on 18 April 1946 at Cheruvally, Kottayam, Kerala in South India, and was ordained a priest on 23 April 1973 in the Congregation of the Missionaries of St. Francis de Sales (M.S.F.S) of the South West Province of India. In 1989 he founded Charis Bhavan, a Charismatic retreat centre in Kerala, where he remained as its director and superior for six years. The Congregation of the Missionaries of Saint Francis de Sales has made his ministry available for the universal church. Now he resides at Mermier Bhavan, Bangalore, continuing the ministry of evangelization among Christians and non-Christians alike both in and outside the country. 

Sources: press service of the Roman Catholic diocese of Odesa and Simferopol.

Vienna - Austria.  Marianneum. June 5 - 8
From 5th June to the 8th Fr. James conducted a retreat of the family tree healing for 140 people gathered in Marianneum. All the participants had attended a charismatic retreat previously. Fr. James spoke about the curses that comes from generations and during the healing prayer, he prayed for the breaking of the curses and bondages. The participants were divided into small groups of 4 to 5 people, where they could share their life experiences and pray together. All the partipants really enjoyed and experienced a real growth in the Holy Spirit. Here are some photos

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Fr. James conducts one day Charismatic programs in various Churches in Viena from the 31st. of May to 3rd. of June and from the 4th. of August to 7th. of August. It is an "outreach" program in order to reach out to many people who do not know about the renewal. It is arranged by Fr. Wolfgang Fürtinger along with Monika and Elisabeth with the help of the charismatic prayer group at Neusimmering.

Vienna - Austria.  Pfarrkirche Maria Lanzendorf. June 3
On Friday, 3rd of June 2005, Fr. James preached at the parish Church of Maria Lanzendorf to a crowd of more of 500 persons. After the preaching and Holy Mass, he prayed over each one and everybody was very happy. Here are some photos

Vienna - Austria.  Pfarrkirche Auferstehung Christi . June 2

Vienna - Austria. Filialkirche St. Michael . June 1
About 300 people have gathered in Groß Jedlersdorf St. Michael in Wien to hear the Word of God and to renew their Christian lives through the Holy Spirit. As yesterday the program began with the rosary and Adoration. Fr. James spoke on the neccessity of being born again by the Holy Spirit explaining the Bible passage "Amen, amen, I say to you, noone can enter the Kingdom of God without being born of water and Spirit" (Jn 3: 5). At 7:00 p.m. he concelebrated the mass with other three priests and prayed over the people. While praying over many rested in the Holy Spirit. Many claimed inner healing and physical healing.

Vienna - Austria. Pfarrkirche St. Claret. May 31
More than 200 people gathered in the parish church of St. Claret Ziegelhof, Wien, Quadenstr. 53. The program began at 2:00 p.m. with the rosary and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament followed by two talks on the Holy Spirit by Fr. James. At 7:00 p.m. Fr. James celebrated the Holy Mass on the theme "Holy Eucharist". After the Mass, he prayed for healing and laid hands on each participant. There were priests to hear confessions and all the participants were very happy to have received many blessings of the Lord. There were many who have never heard about the Cahrismatic Renewal. Many of them decided to come on the following days.

Göttingen - Germany. 26 to 29 of May

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Schlierbach -Austria. 20 to 22 of May

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"Fest für Jesus" Graz -Austria. 14 to 17 of May
This year also the Pentecost feast named "Fest für Jesus" was conducted by Fr. James Manjackal from 14th to 17th of May at Mariengasse, Graz, Austrian.

It was attended by 2000 people in four days. It was organized by Fr. Florian Parth CM together with the St. Thomas charismatic prayer group.  It is for the third time that this program takes place in Graz. The aim of this gathering is to get together all those who participated in the retreats conducted by Fr. james in Austria to boost them for a greater renewal in the country and to bring "Austria für Jesus".

The large number of youth participants made the event powerful.

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On the first day, Fr. Florian released the recent book of Fr. James on Eucharist titled "Er berührte mich und heilte mich" (He touched me and healed me)

Fr. Florian who wrote the preface of the book 
"He touched me and healed me" in German 
speaks a few words in appreciation of the book

Fr. Florian Parth CM by giving a copy of 
"Er berührte mich und heilte mich" to one of 
the youth participants releases the book oficially

On the second day, especial programs were conducted for the children and the youth. The photos of the children are here below. There were many testimonies of healings, conversions, etc.

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Retreat at Basel, Switzerland, 5 to 8 of May
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Retreat at Pollanten, Germany, 27 to 30 of April

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Retreat at Möderbrugg, Austria. 22 to 24 of April

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Visit to Rome -Italy. April 2 - 4.

ORF interviews Fr. James soon after 
the death of the Pope at St. Peter's square

Fr. James offering Mass for the Pope
in St. Peter's Basilica

The Holy Mass for the Pope on Sunday morning 
in St. Peter' Square celebrated by Card. Angelo
Sodano with all other cardinals
Fr. James Manjackal had a unique opportunity to be in St. Peter Square with his secretary Gaby on Saturday 2nd. of April at the time when John Paul the Great, our beloved Pope went to heaven at the end of a rosary which he was recitng on his death bed along with the thousands of people gathered at the square, and giving a blessings by lifting his right hand and saying "Amen". On the following day, the both had the chance to be in the Requiem Mass offered for the Pope with a crowd of 130.000 or even more. On Monday Fr. James had the chance to offer a Holy Mass for the Pope in St. Peter's Basilica with Gaby and his nephew Jino. Here are some photos where you can see the big crowd which gathered for the Mass, and later in long queues standing and waiting up to 14 to 15 hours to see the holy remains of the Pope.

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