On Pentecost Sunday Bill Roderique became a novice of the Consecrated Lay branch of MDM taking the name Peter of the Heart of Jesus and Mary. He is our first consecrated lay man. We will post more about this branch soon. Below is a little biography that Fr. John Mary asked Peter to write.
I am the 5th child of 10 children born to Deacon Ray and Kathleen Roderique. My parents remained married for over 50 years and are both now deceased. My early childhood was typical for a child in a large Catholic family; never enough food or Christmas presents.
Somewhere back about 1970:
My Parents started a Charismatic prayer group that met in our home once a week. I was just 10 years old and attended more because of the pot luck treats that were available after the meetings. Still, the Holy Spirit worked His Love and before I knew it I was a fully participating member of the prayer ministry (gift of tongues and all).
Below is an account written by Brandon Hand (now Br. Daniel) about a healing that he experienced at a recent Encounter With Jesus retreat.
Journal Entry 2/13/2016
Tonight on the Encounter with Jesus retreat, my life was completely changed. This evening we spent time in Eucharistic adoration. Then something I’ve never been a part of took place. Fr. John Mary read out of the Gospel of Mark about the woman who touched His cloak, and she was immediately healed. As Fr. John Mary read this, the Lord said to me, “This is for you,” referring to the Bible verse. I told the Lord that if it be His Will, I would like to be healed. The Lord told me, “No, you will be healed tonight”. I told the Lord whatever He wanted to heal according to His Will He could, and that I believed He could do it. The Lord instead told me that tonight I would be healed. At first I was taken aback by this, but I agreed with the Lord and I told Him that if that was His Will then I believed it would be done.
When Fr. John Mary invited people to come forward to be blessed with the Monstrance holding the Most Blessed Sacrament, the Lord told me to go last, and to pray for everyone else that they have the Faith to be healed. So as everyone was getting blessed, I went last. In the meantime, as the Lord told me, I prayed for the others that they may be healed.