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From the time he was eight to the day he died, John followed every impulse of his heart. The challenge for him was to rush to follow the promptings of the Holy Spirit gave him, not his own human temptations. But unlike many who act impulsively, when John made a decision, no matter how quickly, he stuck with it, no matter what the hardship. At eight years old, John heard a visiting priest speak of adventures that were waiting in the age of ... Continue Reading

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  1. emmanuel
    2 years ago

    Oh St. Johnf of God, pray for me the impulsive thougths on my mind to follow let me be your voice instead of the devil just like the voice of the devil on my left or the pride of thougth be will ur voice and the right shoulder the angel voice? oh St John give the courage strengt to follow ur voice especialy Gods will? stJ ohn pray for me

  2. Ruebenstuben
    2 years ago

    Ruebenesque-I will pray for you as you seem upset. Your ramblings about your realtives seem rather unkind-but truly you must climb mountains and cross rivers to firgure out what life is truly about.I shall pray that you meet a redeeming relative who will make you happy-an honest person who is fearless and will help you always. Peace to you and yours.

  3. Joseph Mathew
    2 years ago

    Dear St. John of God, As you transcended your impulsive nature by dedicating yourselves to God, help us to do the same by using 'viveka'; the ability to discriminae between good and evil.

  4. Ruebenesque
    2 years ago

    I think of this saint-John and am amazed by his sheer desire to serve.

    I know many people who stroll about in their fine, Brooks Brothers suits - dressing to impress their friends, acquaintences and family. Sometimes they would cast pearls to the swine-a political and public gesure.

    If only these intelligent, politically connected folk would tilt their face to keavin and understand that shady deals and family ties often lead to their own destrution. To appear so upright and noble on the exterior only to be hiding behind their worsted wools and glenplaidsdads.

    Look behing the facade and you will find someone hiding from their past and their incrediblky disfuctional family-still hanging onto threads of what once was and shall never again be due to corruption did not even invite us to his wedding......

  5. Jan
    2 years ago

    St. John of God, please intercede for my son, Chase, that he experiences a spiritual converson of heart and receives God's mercy. He is lost in an ocean of sin and addiction.

  6. Steve
    2 years ago

    St. John of God, please pray for me.

  7. Thomas Ashu
    2 years ago

    I am imspired reading about this saint, may God help me in my urge too.Amen.

  8. Laurie
    2 years ago

    To Maureen, Your family is in my prayers. May the healing strength of the Holy Spirit be with your baby....for nothing is impossible with God. Remember that God loves his children even more than we do and he is all loving and all GOOD. We are caretakers of his children. May you put your baby in the loving arms of his/her Creator. Jesus we Trust in YOU! St. John of God, may your intercessory prayers be laid at the cross of Jesus. Amen

  9. Barbara
    2 years ago

    Saint John of God, I honor you as the Patron of the Sick, especially of those who are afflicted by heart disease. I choose you to be my patron and protector in my present illness. To you I entrust my soul, my body, all my spiritual and temporal interests, as well as those of the sick throughout the world. To you I consecrate my mind, that in all things it may be enlightened by faith above all in accepting my cross as a blessing from God; my heart, that you may keep it pure and fill it with the love for Jesus and Mary that burned in yours; my will, that like yours, it may always be one with the Will of God.

    Good Saint John, I honor you as the model of penitents, for you received the grace to give up a sinful life and to atone for your sins by untiring labors in behalf of the poor and sick. Obtain for me the grace from God to be truly sorry for my sins, to make atonement for them and never again offend God. Aid me in mastering my evil inclinations and temptations, and in avoiding all occasions of sin. Through your intercession may I obtain the grace from Jesus and Mary to fulfill faithfully all the duties of my state of life and to practice those virtues which are needful for my salvation. Help me to belong to God and Our Lady in life and in death through perfect love. May my life, like yours, be spent in the untiring service of God and my neighbor.

    Since Holy Mother Church also invokes you in her prayers for the dying, I beg you to be with me in my last hour and pray for me. As you died kneeling before a crucifix, may I find strength, consolation and salvation in the cross of my Redeemer, and through His tender mercy and the prayers of Our Lady, and through your intercession, attain to eternal life. Amen

  10. Christie
    2 years ago

    St. John of God, your impulsive response to the promptings of the Holy Spirit brought you much sufferings and great tests of endurance. Much is the price you paid.You endured being beaten and "imprisoned" with lunatics. You were laughed and scorned at. Amazingly, your journey with Christ brought you to become the founder of the Order of the Hospitallers. Pray for us, poor sinners on our pilgrimage on this earth. Help us to be repentant, humble and truly work for the poor. Bless all our family members to be true to Christ always. Amen.

  11. Gayle
    2 years ago

    To Maureen, I don't know your location, but Dr. Vaughn Starnes is one of the best pediatric cardiothoracic surgeons in the world. He is at Children's Hospital, Los Angeles, California. I pray for your unborn baby, your family and your medical team.

  12. Maureen
    2 years ago

    Saint John of God, My husband and i are expecting our 4th child and we were told on that he has hypoplastic left heart. Please heal our baby's little heart and make the left side grow please save our baby. Our kids are our life, all i ever wanted are my kids and my husband, please pray for us and our baby boy I put my trust in you. xxxxxx

  13. Susan
    2 years ago

    St. John of God, please watch over my son and keep him safe. He is a volunteer fireman.

  14. Liliana
    2 years ago

    For anyone who reads this, may St. John of God watch over you and answer your prayers. If you are being compared to him, don't worry it's a compliment. Be strong and always have faith, for the Lord watches over us and loves us always. No matter what happens, always know he is there. Amen.

  15. Barb
    2 years ago

    Our son is an alcoholic who went to rehab for 37 days and stayed sober 60 days then picked up a drink. HE does not have a job due to leaving to go to rehab. His girlfriend cannot take any more he is mean when drinking. She is planning onb leaving him for good but he is not bone to be alone and is talking suicide. With no job or money he wilolo have no place to live and Iam afraid he will commit suicide. Please keep him in your prayers that he goes back to sobriety and his girlfriend stays with him.

  16. caroline
    2 years ago

    Oh St. John of God - Please help my mother to recover successfully from heart surgery with no complications and not have had or have a stroke. I believe you can help her. I believe.

  17. Someone
    2 years ago

    How old was Saint John of God when he received the stigmata?

  18. colleen
    2 years ago

    Dear St John of God I beg you to pray for me and my family especially M and I and M.
    Thank you

  19. mellie-mellie
    2 years ago

    I luv St. John of god because, he he is nice to people and he helped everyone out. it was very sad but of course true.

  20. Billy
    2 years ago

    Saint John of God, together with all the Saints in heaven, please pray for Kitty that he biopsy results would be a good report. You prayers are coveted to our our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ for healing this day.

    This I pray in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.
    Amen


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