Photos and reports of the
preaching ministry of Fr. James
in the year 2010 (September
February - April | May
- August | September - October
The Bishops whom Fr.James met in December 2010 in Kerala, India"
With Cardinal Major Arch Bishop Varkey Vithayathil of
With Arch Bishop Cornelius (retired) of Varapuzha
with Arch Bishop Andrews Thazhath, of Trichur
With Bishop Sebastian Thekkumcheril, of Vijayapuram,Kottayam
With Bishop Peter Thuruthikonam (retired) of Vijayapuram
With Bp.George Njaralakatt, Bishop of Mandya
Prague - Czech Republic. November 23th. 2010
- With Mgr. Dominik Jaroslav Duka OP. Archbishop of Prague
On 23rd November Fr. James and Gaby visited His grace Rt. Rev. Dr. Dominik
Duka.OP, the Arch Bishop of Prague of Czech-Republic along with the team
members Fr. Powel, Hanna and Dusan. His grace thanked Fr.James for his
works of evangelisation in the Arch Diocese, and encouraged and blessed
him for his works of evangelisation around the world. This meeting was
very important as Fr. James is going to conduct several retreats in his
arch diocese in the coming year. There are some Photos
Marienfried. Pfaffenhofen - Germany. November
19 - 21. 2010
Fr. James conducted a "married couples retreat at Marienfried, Germany
from 19th to 21st. Some 80 couples attended the retreat. Richie and family
was there to translate and to sing.
The couples were very happy to have such a retreat where they could
again renew their vows and commitments in married life and begin a new
life correcting the past mistakes. There were exchange of rings and pronouncement
of vows to each other. At the end Gaby gave to each couple a large photo
of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and a prayer of consecration and Fr. James
instructed them to keep the picture in the middle of the house and to say
the prayers everyday.
Lyon - France. November 11 - 14. 2010
Fr. James conducted a renewal retreat for more than 600 people at St. Pauls
Hall of "Eglise de la Ste.Trinité" in Lyon, France from 11th to
14th of November. The theme of the retreat was "I have come to bring fire
on earth-Lk 12:49". It was organised by Maryvonne Lavalloir & Patricia
Paulhiac. It was well organised and the participants were very happy with
the programme although the hall was packed with the people and the facilities
were minimum. On the second day of the retreat The Cardinal of Lyon Most
Rt. Rev Philippe Barbarin met Fr. James in his Arch Bishops house and encouraged
and blessed him& his works of evangelisation in his Archdiocese and
in France (photo attached). It is Vincent who traslated all his talks into
Franch. At the end of the retreat there were many good testimonies of healings
With Card. Philippe Barbarin - Archibishop of Lyon
Christeen - Retreat for children. Fatima -
Portugal. November 6 - 7. 2010
Photos and Panoramics
Fatima - Portugal. November 6 - 7. 2010
On 6&7th of November Fr. James preached a convention for over 3000
people at the Paul VI auditorium in Fatima, Portugal. On 5th as a preparation
for the convention, he had been to the Cript of St.Antony (The famous St.
Antony of Padua was born and brought up in Lisbon, Portugal!) near the
Cathedral at Lisbon to celebrate Holy Mass and to pray with the team. Fr.
Joshy who came from Germany to help the retreat for the Christeen also
concelebrated the Mass in the Cript of Antony. (see in the photos) The
Auditorium was over packed with people, so many could not get entrance
on the last day.Fr.James prayed over each on on Sunday after a prayer of
inner-healing. Always the programme at Fatima is geace-filled, surely the
powerful prayer of the Bl Mother is there. Professor Joao and his team
were very happy to have this great retreat. Dr. Richie gave his testimony
of conversion in the retreat.He& his wife, Jenine were helping the
Simultanously in a nearby auditorium,there was a children' s retreat
conducted by Sr.Marykutty. P. V. who came all the way from Kerala for this
programme. She is known for conducting childrens programme all over the
world. she had travelled some 17 countries to preach retreats to children
& teen-agers. Over 250 children attended the programme at Fatima.The
group was divided into two according to the age. Fr.Joshy, a Carmelite
priest, now working in Germany but was a co-worker with Marykutty in the
past, also helped the retreats for children. The children went home happy
and spirit filled after the two days programme.
Prison in Czarne - Poland. October 29 - 31.
Fr. James preached a retreat to the prisoners at Czarne, in the province
of Romera Noa in Poland from 29th to 31st October 2010. The prison is situated
in the diocese of Pila. It is one of the largest prison in the country
with 1500 prisoners. In Poland there are over 80 000 prisoners and some
200 priests are serving them as chaplains. It is the conversion of two
prisoners after reading the Book "Behold I knock" by Fr.James that led
the Superintent of the Prison Mr. Tadeus& the chaplain Fr. Marcin to
ask Fr. James for a retreat for their prisoners. Over 250 prisoners, on
their own accord attended the 3 days retreat in two batches. The retreat
was not forced on any one, only those who volunteered to attend came to
the retreat. The prisoners were escorted by the guards at every conference
and programmes, and they were guarding them on gun-point. It is amazing
that some of the prison guards got coversion after listening to the talks
of Fr. James and they came as families to be prayed over outside the prison!!
Fr.James with Mgr. Edward, Bishop of Pila
Fr.James with Tadeus, the Prison Superitent.
Fr. Marcin arranged the programme so well with priests for confessions
and team for singing. Jagwiga and Agnieszka translated the talks of Fr.
James. All those who attended the retreat made confessions, some even after
35 or 40 years !! One man testified that he hated the church for 40 years
and for such a long time he never went to any church programme. There were
many beautiful stories of conversions and new life. On the 2nd day of the
retreat Bishop of Pila, Rt Rev. Edward came to the prison to celebrate
Mass with the prisoners. He had been to this prison a few weeks ago to
give confirmations to those needed. He is a bishop who loves Fr.James personally.
He told him, "please don't forget my diocese in your international programme
of continous preaching, but come and preach in my diocese as often as you
can". In his homily he publically made his appreciation of his preaching.
He said that he was surprised that Fr. James who attratcts thousands in
various parts of the world, came to a small group of prisoners. At the
end of the retreat, the prisoners gave gifts to Fr.James (see in the photos),
one a replica of a prison and another an icon of the Bl. Virgin of Chestahowa
with the favorite words of Pope John Paul "Totus Tuus". On the first day
at Lunch, the Superintent of the prison, Mr.Tadeus met Fr. James personally
to thank him (see the photo).
At the end ,representatives of each group expressed words of thanks.
Also they wrote a beatiful letter (you can see that too here). The prisoners
unanimously asked Fr. James to come agin next year to preach to them .
It was a new experience for Fr. James, Gaby and team to preach to the prisoners
in Poland, although he had preached to prisoners in India, Sri.Lanka, Croatia,&
else where. Fr.James and Gaby stayed in the rooms in the prison itself
with very minimum convenience. Fr.James gave each prisoner a gift of his
book " Behold He Knocks" and Dr.Richie (Gaby's son) gave them each a copy
of the complete Bible in Polish. On the last day at noon, along with
other priests, Fr. James visited some prisoners who were not allowed by
the law to go out of thier rooms although they wanted to come to the retreat.!!I
It is with great satisfaction that Fr. James left the prison after preaching,
agreeing to Fr. Marcin to go there again next year. There are some photos
here. As they are prisoners, we dont show their identity in the photos.
Photos and Panoramics
Letter from the Prisoners
at Czarne to Fr. James Manjackal
TO LOVING FATHER JAMES
Beloved Father James,
I thank You on behalf of the other prisoners and my humble person that
You wanted to come to our prison to pray for us. These days will always
be something very special to us. We are God’s children. Dear Father, you
gave us a deeper faith and a greater hope that we could have eternal life
with our Creator. We wish You a long life and we hope that you will be
canonized in Rome - thus become a saint, so that the whole world may learn
about you, beloved Father James. We thank You, dear Father, as well as
all the persons who accompany you.
We love you, Father!
Prisoners from the Prison at Czarne, Poland
Click here for the original letter in Polish
Three days in prison
World famous priest from India has conducted a retreat at the Correctional
Facility in Czarne.
Photo by Daniel Frymark
Father James Manjackal is a world famous charismatic priest. He has
been preaching the Word of God for almost 35 years, having visited over
His retreats are usually combined with prayers for healing. In total,
he spent three days with the prisoners.
Fr.James Manjackal says, “It’s very important
to preach in such places because a lot of prisoners live without forgiveness,
sometimes in sin which they had committed in the past. So we, Christians,
have a duty to preach the Word of God and bring the peace of Christ to
them. I preach God’s love.”
“I have been preparing the prisoners for this retreat for two months”,
says the Prison Chaplain, Fr. Marcin Górski, who invited Fr. James
to the prison.
“Well, he is a world famous priest with regard
to the charismatic ministry. If he agreed to come, one had to seize the
opportunity and simply extend the invitation. I believe that after each
such meeting they come out spiritually enriched. If they search, that is,
as all depends on the individual. If one opens up and wants to benefit,
then the Word brings some results, bears some fruits in the lives of these
“I have been waiting for this meeting for a long time”, says one of
the prisoners, Kazimierz.
“I have been in this prison for quite some time.
Actually, I awaited this meeting very eagerly. It has had a very positive
effect on the listeners who participated in this retreat. That is why when
I first heard about it from our Chaplain, I was very eager to attend
the retreat. Well, I wanted to experience it.”
In total, the retreat was attended by over 200 convicts.
Published on Weekend FM - Click
here for the original page and audios in Polish
Christeen. Kottayam - India. October 21 - 24.
After a very long gap, Fr. James conducted a Generational healing (family
tree) retreat at Christeen, Kalathipady, Kottayam, Kerala for some
selected group of about 200 people. As it is a new subject, the participants
were very enthusiastic in hearing more and more about it and Fr. James
did not get any rest at all from 21st to 24th.To avoid personal counselling,
he asked each participant to write all their problems in a paper and when
each one knelt before him, he prayed over them for their needs. The resting
in the Holy Spirit was a new experience for the participants.In the past
they had only heard about it, but did not have the experience. Many gave
testimonies of healing and experiences of transformation and they requested
him to come often to preach in Kerala. On 24th morning after the Holy Mass,
Fr. James left to Cochin to fly back to Munich via Bombay.
Photos and Panoramics
Bragança - Portugal. October 5th.
From Viseu Fr.James proceeded to Bargança which is about 40 Kms
from the border of Spain to conduct a One Day programme on the 5th October,
the Republic day of Portugal at the Cathedral Church of Nossa Senhora
Rainha. On the Previous evening Fr. James visited the local Bishop Antonio
Moreira at the Bishops' house along with Gaby, Joao&Teresa. He was
very happy to receive us and to have the programme in the newly built Cathedral.
As Fr.James is not well known in the area, the organisers expected only
a few people to come, but contrary to their expectation hundreds began
to rush to the Cathedral from the early hours. The Cathedral was filled
and many could not get seats. Over 2000 people attended the programme.
Later the organisers reported that the people who could not come regretted
for not coming to such a marvellous programme.
With bishop of Bragança
Mgr. António Moreira Montes
Photos and Panoramics
Viseu - Portugal. October 2- 3. 2010
Fr. James conducted a retreat of two days at Viseu, Portugal on 2nd and
3rd of October. It was arranged at Pavilhao Multiusos de Viseu that belongs
to the local Muncipality. About 1500 people attended the programme. Most
of the people who attended were from Viseu. Those priests who came to the
programme said that there were marvellous conversions in the confessions!.
At the end of the programme, many came forward to give testimonies of healings
and conversions. Many people at the end of the retreat asked Fr.James to
return again to Viseu.
Photos and Panoramics
Porto - Portugal. September 18 - 19. 2010
For the first time Fr. James preached a renewal retreat at Porto, Portugal
from 18th to 19th Sept in the auditorium Da Casa de Vilar which was
the former seminary of the diocese. It was attended by more than 1300 people
from all over the country. But half the audience were from Porto itself.
As the sound system in the auditorium was very good, the singing and preaching
and all other programme went ahead well. All who attended the retreat
went away joyful with the experience of the outpouring of the Holy Spirit.
Photos and Panoramics
Elblag - Poland. September 9 - 12. 2010
It is for the second time that Fr.James preached a renewal retreat in the
diocese of Elblag which was attended by more than 1500 people. It was in
a sports hall in the city from 9th September Thursday to 12th Sunday. Dr.
Richy came all the way from Germany to give his testimony of conversion.
His testimony brought many conversion to the youth.As usual in all retreats
of Fr. James many conversions and healings were reported and witnessed.
On the last day, thousands of people from many places of Poland gathered
in the hall to attend the Mass of Fr.James and to hear his preaching.Many
of them brought their children too for blessings. On the second day Bishop
Jan Styrna of the Diocese of Elblag gave a a private audience to Fr: James
where he appreciated his preaching in his diocese. He encouraged and blessed
his works of Evangelisation around the world especially in Poland. Here
are the photos.
Bishop Jan Styrna and Fr. Stanislavw Krysztopa,
the Parish Priest on either sides of Fr. James.
Photos and Panoramics
Linz - Austria. September 3 -5. 2010
This year also Fr. James conducted a retreat at Linz Austria from 3rd Septembet
to 5th. It was an innitiation retreat for the beginners. As usual
it was organised by Brigit Kaar and Erwin with the support of the local
prayer group. About 300 people attended the retreat. Dr. Richy gave his
inspiring testimony which brought conversions to many youth. He was the
translator also. There were good testimonies of conversions and healings.
Photos and Panoramics
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