Testimonies from the Laity
All the testimonies copied here are extracts from the originals.
The books of TLIG were instrumental since my deepening conversion, since 1998, and I believe the writings through Vassula in TLIG are true, as they have borne much fruit in my life. Now I'm closer to God. I have found everything I need via the Sacraments. I have recently been tested in my faith in the area of obedience to the Church, but Truth Triumphant in the end, and Vassula's messages were in agreement with Scripture, and Church doctrine.
(R. V., Australia, 1998)
Eu era espírita, nascida e criada em uma família espírita. No volume I, as lágrimas escorriam de meus olhos pois tive a certeza que era Deus Quem nos falava. Depois disso, já fui batizada na Igreja Católica Apostólica Romana dia 20.06.1998, fiz primeira comunhão e crismei no mesmo dia (14.05.1999). Hoje rezo o terço todos os dias, vou à Missa todos os dias, participo do Sacramento da Confissão, a minha irmã caçula já participa ardentemente da Igreja e a minha mãe também. Eu estava morta e o Senhor veio pela sua misericórdia através dessas mensagens ressucitar-me!!!
(A. L. B., Brazil, January 1998)
Au début de 1997, j'avais assisté à une réunion à Bâle et, après ce beau moment de prière tellement profond, je vous avais demandé comment ‘faire’ pour avoir cette grâce d'avoir un enfant, car mon époux et moi désirions un enfant depuis longtemps. Vous m'avez alors vivement conseillé de prier la Très Sainte Vierge Marie pour que cette grande faveur nous soit accordée. Bien sûr, j'ai suivi votre précieux conseil. Quelques mois plus tard, quelle joie ! j'étais enceinte. J'avais presque perdu espoir mais rien n'est impossible à Dieu. Encore merci pour votre bénédiction !
(M. B., France, January 1998)
While Vassula was talking I began to see the face of Jesus Christ on her. I couldn't believe what I was seeing because I'm near-sighted and I thought, was my sight playing tricks on me? But an hour and a half later I told my girlfriend what I was seeing. She answered me that one of Vassula's miracles was some people could see a feature of Jesus Christ. I said to her "you didn't tell me anything about that!"
(M. P. C., Peru, February 1998)
Nous sommes tellement sevrés sur le plan spirituel que les messages du Seigneur nous permettent de ne pas sombrer. Pour ma part, l'appel du Seigneur, dans la Vraie Vie en Dieu, a transformé ma vie. J'ai pu assister en novembre dernier à la conférence de Vassula à Toulouse. Le Seigneur m'a donné la grande grâce de contempler son Saint Visage (celui du Saint Suaire, légèrement coloré, les yeux fermés) à la place de Vassula. Pour nous encourager, je pense qu'Il accorde cette grâce à beaucoup d'entre nous parfois accablés par nos problèmes personnels et le monde "déchiré" auquel nous sommes chaque jour confrontés.
(M. Th. L., France, February 1998)
Le 25 novembre 1994 à Bordeaux, lorsque Vassula nous a lu le message qu'elle avait reçu l'après-midi, j'ai vu en elle le visage de Jésus et là, j'ai pu m'apercevoir que c'est un vrai prophète que Dieu nous envoie. A Toulouse, le 15 novembre 1997, quand Vassula a levé la Croix de Jésus, la même image s'est reproduite sur son visage et c'est là que je peux témoigner de l'authenticité de ses messages. Magré mes problèmes, depuis le passage de Vassula à Toulouse, je vis en paix dans l'intimité du Seigneur.
(D. P., Podensac, France, February 1998)
J'ai assiste à la conférence de Vassula, en novembre 1997 à Toulouse. Suite à cette réunion, j'ai apporté mon témoignage à Mme Girard de Toulouse car j'ai eu une révélation et j'ai subi une purification: à 24 ans, très éloignée de Jésus, je m'étais créé ma propre religion. Après la réunion de Vassula, je me suis confessée à un prêtre, je suis allée communier, et je prie sans cesse. Tout ce que je fais, c'est par amour pour Jésus.
(N. S., France, February 1998)
By reading our books; God's Hymn I completely changed my life. I started praying the rosary and novenas etc. I confessed for the first time in my life. While reading I had several experiences. The Holy Spirit blew `new life' into me. I felt the attacks of the devil especially one day when I thought I was going to die. I started fasting and I even didn't smoke on Good Friday last year. I was asked by an inner voice not to smoke on the day before. I am addicted to smoking.
(M.A. K., The Netherlands, February 1998)
With the spotlight beaming on Vassula, she came down the stage to pray over the first person on the line. While doing so, Vassula’s face changed and became Jesus' face. Since that time, I tried hard to change my life to conform to God's ways. I know that with God's love and mercy, I will the THE WAY.
(L. A., Thailand, March 1998)
Whilst reading TLIG Vol. 1-2 books, after March 1998 Sydney convention, I truly felt Our Lord speaking to me personally, He seemed to know me. A word or sentence addressed situations that were relative in my life at the time, and it really threw me! I got to know Our Lord at a closer level, what you might call a deeper conversion. He taught me not to depend on material things, rather spiritual. My love for Him grew when I realised how unworthy I was, and how I keep on offending Him. Because of TLIG messages, I joined a prayer group, giving me a stronger faith.
(I. C., Australia, March 1998)
Ma belle-fille qui était ‘allergique’ à tout ce qui touchait la religion, s'est tournée entièrement vers Dieu. Elle s'est confessée, elle communie, elle va à la Messe ; elle jeûne, elle prie, elle ne se complait que dans les lectures pieuses et ce, après avoir lu le tome 2 de la Vraie Vie en Dieu. Voici deux ans (quoique pratiquante), j'ai été transformée moi-même par la lecture de la Vraie Vie en Dieu. Ensemble (elle et moi), nous en avons parlé à sa maman qui, depuis de très nombreuses années n'avait ni pratiqué, ni ne s'était confessée ; prise par la même spirale que sa fille, en un mois, elle s'est confessée, a communié, et retourne à la Messe. Comme sa fille, elle s'est convertie à Dieu et se plonge, avec délices, dans la Vraie Vie en Dieu. La Vraie Vie en Dieu porte des fruits. Jésus parle au coeur de celui qui lit les messages comme dans l'Evangile mais, dans les écrits que Jésus donne à Vassula, les données sont actualisées et la lecture devient un dialogue, une conversation, quelque chose de direct. Grâce à la Vraie Vie en Dieu, je l'atteste sur ma vie, l'Eglise catholique a deux fidèles de plus dans son Corps mystique.
(P. F., France, March 1998)
It may seem that God is so far away, but He is always manifesting Himself, showing His earness and the reality of His existence through real miracles; from the first public miracle at Cana to the multiplication of the fishes and loaves, right up to the miracles in our own times. He is at our door just waiting for us to let Him in. This to me is the meaning of the small book that Jesus brings out and shows to Vassula. It may be that TLIG is this special book for the end of times to help us get through it by filling our hearts with the Treasures of His Sacred Heart.
(T. B., USA, April 1998)
After the meeting with Mrs Vassula I had to follow an inner urge to go to confession in December 1992, although I did not now how to confess my sins after such a long time. I pushed my way through the Christmas market and after a long time of searching I found the entrance to the presbytery. For the first time after decades, my husband and I could experience Christmas in the Catholic Church again. After 23 years we received through God's grace on the 10th of February the readmission back into the Roman Catholic Church. The Lord has given us so much through his grace and has brought us so close to Him through Mary, His Holy Mother and our mother. We learned to pray the rosary again and pray it with much joy until today.
(R. H., Germany, April 1998)
My spirit, my soul, has literally soared at times with this new, wonderful gift, this great peace, this closeness to Jesus Christ in my life. TLIG has brought me back to the pure and simple beliefs of my childhood, a consummate belief in and soul-penetrating love for Jesus Christ. Now I truly seek to discern his real and immediate presence at all times in my life, my constant "holy companion". TLIG has the inspiration for and the fire, which has sparked my renewed love for God.
(F. C.. USA, May 1998)
Avec la plus absolue certitude, je peux dire que le Seigneur S'est servi de vous pour ma conversion, il y a 4 ans. La Vraie Vie en Dieu m'a transformée, j'y ai trouvé Celui que j'avais cherché toute ma vie.
(Anne-T. D.y, Switzerland, May 1998)
These books have brought me to an intimacy with Jesus that I thought would never be possible on Earth. Praise be to God!
(R. C., USA, July 1998)
My name is Daniel and I have been reading the TLIG books that Jesus and Vassula have been writing. A friend of my mom's down the road lets me borrow them. I find them beautiful beyond words. I have a better understanding of the Bible thanks to these books. They are truly a treasure.
(D. P., Canada, July 1998)
Deseo manifestar que ne la charla que la Sra. Vassula Ryden nos dio días pasados en Buenos Aires me pareció ver en su rostro el rostro de Cristo. Como estaba a unos 15 metros de distancia quería convencerme de esta rara realidad. De modo que traté de fijarme bien cuando se ponía de perfil. Siempre resultó la misma impresión.
(P. D. B., Argentina, August 1998)
Some time before I saw Vassula talk on the television, I came across an article in the newspaper about her and her mission. A few days later, while I was changing channels on the TV, accidentally I stopped on an interview with her and I heard the name: 'Vassula'. Suddenly, while I was watching the interview, her face started to change and the face of Jesus appeared right there in front of my very eyes. My soul recognised Jesus and I really felt His Presence so strongly there. It was a beautiful thing to see and it lasted one or two minutes. I immediately believed that God is talking through this woman. From that moment on I started reading the messages, I returned to church and it's sacraments and I am trying sincerely to live a True Life in God.
(D. F., Greek Orthodox, August 1998)
De repente, mientras ella (Vassula) predicaba mi cuerpo se posesiona de un descanso tranquilo y reposado (me sentía sobre los brazos de Jesús)... cuando ella dio la bendición a los enfermos, había mucha gente, ella se acercó amí y de dio la bendición y un beso en las manos y no me soltaba y yo me puse a llorar y se me presentó el rostro de Jesús que me decía: ya todo va a pasar y vas a ser salvada; ella me agarraba las manos y me tocaba la cabeza; y yo a pesar de mi depresión tengo mucha fe en que la tempestad va a pasar en toda mi familia.
(M. G., Argentina, August 1998)
Another old priest, who is suffering from weak health, spoke of being a priest at Christmas only, when he was busy preparing the choir of liturgical chants. Thanks to the reading of the True Life in God Messages, he has re-found all his missionary zeal to the point where it exceeds that of new missionary vocations. With ardor he propagates books and video cassettes of True Life in God. A young seminarian, discouraged because of the superficiality of his seminary, has resumed the discernment of his vocation with a new hope since he has met the prayer group. A father and a mother, while their son was in great jeopardy while covering the Silk Road on bicycle all alone, have learnt to pray with more depth and ardor in the intimacy of the Holy Trinity thanks to meditations on the True Life in God Messages and regular encounters of the prayer group. The very same son, after returning from his trip, enriched by his experiences, prays now with the ardor and the generosity of "first love" and is currently testing his vocation at the Trappists.
(B. K., Japan, August 1998)
Por un período de quince años tuve gran dificultad para caminar, aunque lo hacía, pero era un verdadero suplicio caminar más de cuatro cuadras. Cuando asistí a una conferencia y posterior Bendición que impartía la Sra. Vassula Ryden, el día 5 de agosto de 1998, salí de dicha conferencia caminando normalmente y sin ninguna molestia y experimenté una gran Paz en mi alma y un deseo de alabar y bendecir a Nuestro Señor,; aunque a veces me cuesta un poco caminar, hago caminatas de hasta veinticinco cuadras.
(J. R. V., Argentina, August 1998)
On one other occasion I was going through a difficult time, and went into a church to pray in front of the tabernacle. I prayed using the words 'Jesus, I feel like my cross in crushing me..." , and I say that knowing the crosses I have are very small compared to many others. Later that day I went home and opened a "True Life in God Book" in a random fashion, and my eyes fell on these words "and you , who came to me today, saying your cross was crushing you..." I knew it was Jesus speaking directly to me, and felt much consoled.
(M. Z., USA, August 1998)
As I was coming through our living room from our hall to our kitchen passing the television on my way, I looked quickly at it as I passed by, without stopping. What I saw was, an image of Our Lord as it appears on the front of the book "True Life in God", but with His eyes closed and framed like a picture in an art gallery. I looked away quickly as I was walking through, but looked back immediately as I became aware of the image of Jesus; when I looked the second time, the picture, frame etc. was the same, but Jesus had His eyes open this time. ... As I was still walking I had to look away to see where I was going and looked back again, only to discover the whole thing had gone and what was on the screen was nothing to relate to what I saw.
(Margaret McK., County Offaly, Eire, September, 1998)
C'était au mois d'août 1993, mon meilleur ami m'avait prêté un livre de la Vraie Vie en Dieu, ouvrage que je n'aurais sans doute même pas feuilleté s'il ne m'avait été donné par quelqu'un en qui j'avais confiance. Je savais qu'il était question d'une femme, Vassula, grecque-orthodoxe, recevant des locutions intérieures de Jésus-Christ Lui-même ; agaçante présentation pour un esprit sceptique comme le mien. Je décidais d'en faire l'impasse et de courir directement au dialogue. C'est, il me semble, à cet instant que la ‘chose’ se produisit. J'ai encore du mal aujourd'hui à saisir le laps de temps qui s'écoula entre ‘Dieu n'existe pas’ et ‘Dieu EST’, mais ce dont je me rappelle, ce fut la violence de la Révélation, sa soudaineté indicible. Je lus un peu - quelques lignes - une page ou deux ? Je relevais les yeux en m'écriant intérieurement quelque chose comme : ‘c'est pas vrai’ ou ‘c'est Lui !’ Le ‘hasard’ voulut que quelques jours après cet événement, je me retrouve à Medjugorje. En une semaine à peine, j'étais invité et par Jésus, via Vassula, et par Marie, via Medjugorje. Je n'ai jamais pu les séparer.. .
(N. B., France, Octobre 1998)
He was inspired by the videos and the audiotapes as well as the books. He passed some books to other priests and they also came [to hear Vassula]for they had read her books and listened to the tapes. And still people are hungry and even the priests come to me and ask for books and tapes of Vassula, longing to listen. Kindly please do send it. If you can send some more books and audio and video tapes to pass on to discouraged and frightened people and to all the priests who are longing to listen, seek, hear and read her books who are worrying and asking me very often, especially the young priests who are touched by her meetings and tapes.
(F. D., India, October 1998)
Vassula commence sa conférence, je me sens très mal à l'aise avec ce qu'elle dit ; j'ai du mal à croire à ses écrits et à tout le reste. J'ai envie de repartir mais je ne sais pas ce qui me retient ; je reste clouée dans mon fauteuil. Un moment passe puis je vois Vassula autrement, c'est comme si ses cheveux faisaient un voile devant son visage et j'aperçois un visage d'homme. Je ne comprends plus rien. Les personnes autour de moi paraissent très intéressées par ce que dit Vassula. Mon regard revient à Vassula et là, un instant, je vois la Tête du Christ à la place de celle de Vassula. A plusieurs reprises, je me frotte les yeux, mais c'est toujours Jésus qui est là. J'ai très envie de m'avancer et de me mettre à genoux et dire : "mon Seigneur et mon Dieu". Mon coeur est en paix ; je suis remplie de joie : Jésus est vraiment là, présent. Vassula parle au nom et avec les mots de Jésus. Je ne vois plus le temps passer ; je suis prise de tout mon coeur par ce que dit Vassula.
(B. G., France, October 1998)
I have tears in my heart thinking the kindness I received from Jesus and Vassula, and I feel out of speech. Dearest Vassula, I do not know how to let you know how I do appreciate your books. I feel as if I have wings.
(T. M., South Africa, October 1998)
I don't remember if it was during the reading of the second or third book when a flashing understanding came to me. I was reading the real Truth, the Truth I had been looking for so long. The Jesus I had always ill-treated, despised and avoided, was all that I have wanted ever since. My conversion was so rapid that it took me only two days, after 35 years of separation, to go back to the Church and to look, first of all, for a confessor, whom I found in St.Peter's.
(D. P., Italy, October 1998)
At the 1998 San Francisco conference, I saw a bright, intense light come from Vassula. It was a spiritual light, but so bright, I had to close my eyes. The light was strongest in her head area but seemed to come form her upper body, especially the heart area. The picture of Jesus on the podium also seemed to acquire some life and began to enlarge and glow. I thought "This is too much!" so decided not to look at the picture. I kept my attention on Vassula, then saw her face change to what appeared to be the face of Jesus. Then she was no longer standing there. Jesus was standing there.
(J. B., San Fransisco. November 1998)
I attended Vassula’s first talk in San Francisco in 1996, and now this second one in 1998. On stage in front of the podium was a large photo of Jesus. To the side was a banner of the Virgin Mary mounted on a tripod stand. I sat in the second row and could see a large mass of white light at a distance behind Vassula during most of the presentation. At some point, a small golden light appeared above Vassula’s head very briefly.
(G. L., U.S.A., November 1998)
Several years ago I had a fall which resulted in torn muscles, leaving me with a large lump on my left thigh. It restricted my walking. On October 26, 1998, I woke up at 3 a.m. While praying the rosary to get back to sleep, a severe pain gripped my left thigh. When the pain subsided I discovered that the large lump had disappeared. The swelling and stiffness also disappeared. My walking is restored to normal. I believe what happened…less than 48 hours after I attended "An evening with Vassula Ryden" at Hempstead, NY and was prayed over, was a healing, the result of that evening. I thank god for the powerful manifestation of His love for "a less than nothing" sinner.
(W. S., USA, November 1998)
C'est en mai 1993 que j'ai reçu le premier livre de la Vraie Vie en Dieu. Dès les premières pages du tome I, j'ai été fascinée. J'ai poursuivi la lecture de la Vraie Vie en Dieu et cette lecture Divine m'a apporté je crois "un coeur nouveau et un esprit nouveau"... Depuis, ma vie c'est l'Eucharistie, la prière, la confession régulière dans la mesure du possible. Que vite la Vraie Vie en Dieu se répande partout dans le monde et que la puissance de l'Esprit trois fois saint guide tous ceux qui oeuvrent pour sa diffusion. Merci Seigneur.
(C.B., Bourg-en-Bresse, France, December, 1998)
Un jour, je me suis trouvée face au livre Mon ange Daniel ; il a fallu beaucoup de temps avant de me décider à le lire. J'ai immédiatement été très touchée, interpellée, bouleversée, de réaliser que Jésus Christ Trine, Lui-même, nous parle, qu'Il descend si bas dans notre misère pour nous supplier de L'aimer, de retourner à la Communion et aux autres Sacrements. Première réaction : retour instantané à l'église après 12-13 ans de non-pratique. Je n'allais même pas à la Messe de Noël, je ne trouvais plus le temps pour cela. Je me suis mise à lire tous les livres de "La Vraie Vie en Dieu". Moi qui lisais beaucoup de livres ésotériques, je n'ai plus eu aucun intérêt pour eux. Mon seul désir était de me nourrir des paroles données à Vassula, pour chacun de nous. Sans réaliser ce qui se passait en moi, une douce tempête a soufflé dans mon coeur ; au bout de quelques semaines, j'étais une autre personne. Tout à coup, je me sentais vraiment comme une ressuscitée. A travers les lectures de "La Vraie Vie en Dieu", j'ai rencontré le Christ vivant et c'est la plus grande expérience de ma vie. Je remercie Vassula du don de sa vie pour nous éclairer en ces temps de ténèbres. Gloire à Dieu, à Son Fils Jésus Christ, à l'Esprit Saint et à la Vierge Marie. Que la seule vraie Paix descende sur la terre.
(C. O'C., Switzerland, December 1998)
Lorsque le moment est arrivé pour la bénédiction et que Vassula est venue vers moi faire le signe de croix sur mon front, j'ai pris sa main et je l'ai embrassée. Quelques minutes plus tard, j'ai ressenti une forte chaleur et des fourmillements sur mes lèvres. Cette chaleur était si forte que je me suis demandée ce qui m'arrivait ; cela a duré heures.
(V. K., France, December 1998)
A la lecture de la Vraie Vie en Dieu, j'ai tout de suite compris que c'était Jésus, Dieu, la Très Sainte Trinité qui se révélait à moi. Jésus se penche jusqu'à moi et dans son incommensurable amour, il me fait pénétrer dans les trésors de son Divin Amour et m'élève, m'éduque ; sa pédagogie est quotidienne et quel bonheur de se sentir tant aimée par Jésus et comment rester insensible à son appel. J'ai ressenti un grand désir de vivre en état de pureté et de chasteté. J'ai pris conscience que j'étais en plein état de péché puisque je vivais avec un homme marié.
(B. R., France, December 1998)
... Reading my medical history, the gynecologist was not very sympathetic with me despite my high blood pressure. In fact, he accused me of trying to commit suicide because he thought I did not seriously take previous medical advice (to have another child). He warned me never, never, ever to conceive again as that was to result in my ultimate death. He gave me a file and walked away. I rushed to the out-patient department where a female doctor friend worked and announced my fate. She immediately recommended the termination of the pregnancy to save my life. It was on a Friday and I was to go back to the hospital on Monday with my husband to sign the forms for the operation in the theatre. ... I made up my mind to go ahead after all I thought, I had not seen the conceived thing inside me. Why should I risk my previous life, I told myself. The following Sunday, my husband and I went to our usual Catholic small Christian Community meeting which did not take place. Instead, we watched a video-tape about a lady who was receiving messages from God. ... The messages touched me very much especially about God loving us all regardless of religion, race, etc. and that we are all made in God's image ... and I was convinced from that time that I was carrying God's image in my womb that minute. I decided that I'll let God's Will be done even if it meant dying of hypertension in pregnancy. ... On 11th April, 1994, I was admitted to Kabwe General Hospital again with high blood pressure and a puffed face. As usual I went through the same mockery of being told to terminate the pregnancy, but I rejected the idea. The doctors confirmed that the pregnancy was due and advised me that I be operated upon. I still refused to succumb to the suggestion.. ... On 18th April, 1994 Mr. Chroma came to the hospital and prayed with me. We discussed the love of God with reference to Vassula's video-tape. Miraculously, my blood pressure returned to normal and everybody including the nurses were surprised at the turn of events. The medical personnel thought their equipment was not functioning well. They tried three other machines to examine my blood pressure. It showed normal. ... The following day, I gave birth normally to a very healthy beautiful baby girl. My wish was fulfilled. I was to name the baby `Vassula' even it were a boy. I said after all it was her who inspired me.
(Mrs. Androfina Banda Lombe, Zambia, Central Africa, January 1999)
I attended your (Vassula's) presentation in London (Ontario) on November 1, 1998. I contracted shingles in 1992, causing weakness in my muscles and especially in my legs. I could not stand or walk around for more than 2 hours at a time. During the blessing with the crucifix, I asked the Lord to give me strength in my legs and to cure my diabetes. When I got home to Mississauga (approximately 100 miles from London (Ontario) I felt so strong and not at all tired after the long evening in London and the bus trip. I knew then that the Lord had healed me. I am now full of energy and not tired any more. I even could cook and bake for several hours without sitting and am still able to walk. On November 20, I went for tests at the local hospital. The doctor was surprised at the results and told me that my blood sugar was normal and that my health was very good. I thank Jesus and our Blessed Mother for hearing her prayers through you.
(S. S., Mississauga, Canada, January 1999)
... Nesta época eu estava começando a descobrir a Obra A Verdadeira Vida em Deus. Eu tenho uma formação católica porém a vários anos atrás comecei a me identificar fortemente com conceitos de esoterismo e da nova era. No final de 98 comprei o livro chamado "A Segunda Vinda de Jesus" do Pe. Léo Persch. Este livro, graças a Deus, me fez questionar muito sobre o caminho que andava, e com isso despertou-me o interesse forte sobre as mensagens de Vassula comentada no livro. Atualmente estou iniciando o terceiro volume. Nunca estive tão seguro no caminho espiritual. Lendo mensagem após mensagem passamos por um processo de transformação contínua.
(A. B., Brazil, March 1999)
Je suis Catholique romain et, dès que j'ai commencé à lire la Vraie Vie en Dieu, j'ai été complètement bouleversé et secoué par ces Messages. Je crois, je suis convaincu que Jésus est bien l'Auteur de ces Messages et qu'Il fait des Merveilles pour Ses créatures indignes que nous sommes. Pour moi, désormais, rien ne sera plus comme avant. J'ai compris brusquement que Dieu doit être la Priorité absolue dans notre vie et que j'ai perdu beaucoup de temps. La Priorité à Dieu veut dire aussi à tous mes frères. Je suis bien heureux de lire aussi les Messages concernant l'Unité de l'Eglise.
(L. de Calignon, France, March 1999)
Reading TLIG books have made me a better person. I have learned to turn to Jesus every time I fall down. I used to be a very disturbed and nervous person. Not that I do not have problems, its tough everyday but the Lord Jesus has taught me to be peaceful. I can handle big and small problems without getting depressed.
(S. A., Caranzalem, March 1999)
... Estou lhe passando este e-mail para dizer que a nossa 'home page' em Português, com a ajuda de Jesus, nunca mais será a mesma, estou comemorando junto com este seu e-mail e outros do mesmo lote, a marca superior a 5000 e-mail passados, e ainda estou engajando algumas pessoas como cantoras católicas: pedi a elas e outras 'home page's católicas que no cantinho de suas respectivas 'home page's deixe um link para a 'home page' de Jesus/Vassula, aí cada vez mais a corrente será maior.
(J. C. C., Brazil, March 1999)
Whoever hears the messages is convinced and wants to hear more. I have shared many of the messages with our Archbishop, Bishop and Priests. Our Prayer Group at church has Volumes 1-7 which the members borrow.
(L. L., Tobago, West Indies, February 1999)
I'm an inmate in D. C. I. I have been in prison for about two and a half years. Since being here I have worked hard at devoting my life to Christ and his church. The writings of Vassula were introduced to me by a friend in Missouri, T.M. and deeply moved and inspired me. I believe these writings will help our prayer group and bring us closer to Christ.
(N. L., USA, August 1999)
No Ginásio da Brigada Militar, durante a conferência dada por Vassula, havia à minha direita um telão. Do lugar onde eu estava podia ver Vassula à minha frente/esquerda, quando súbita e inesperadamente Jesus apareceu no telão, como se estivesse falando e gesticulando como um pregador, mas um pregador que ensina, incrivelmente amoroso; concomitantemente Vassula seguia dando a sua palestra. Jesus estava vestido com uma túnica vermelha, seus cabelos são castanho-claro com um ralo cavanhaque. É difícil descrevê-Lo, pois é um 'homem' incrivelmente carismático.
(L. A. S., Brazil, March 1999)
... Ao começar a pregar, Vassula sumiu, e ficou Jesus em seu lugar. Jesus parecia-me alguém muito associável, maduro, inteligente, simples de coração. Via tudo, barba, bigode, seu corpo masculino, e parecia-me dizer, a mim : "Vê, eu sou gente também. Peço-te ficar muito tranquilo, e não inquietar-te com nada.". Parecia-me alguém muito espirituoso e amigo, e ao mesmo tempo responsável e um filósofo. Ele pregando era muito simples, mas tudo estava envolto pelo seu poder naquele ambiente. Toda a palestra ouvi poucas coisas, estava extasiado olhando Jesus e ouvindo-o sem um som externo, mas um eflúvio de graça falava-me sem sons.
(S. S. C. V., Brazil, March 1999)
Dès la première page du livre (la Vraie Vie en Dieu), j'ai senti au plus profond de mon âme que le Message venait de Dieu. J'ai longuement pleuré et me suis sentie si petite, si indigne de lire la parole de Jésus que je suis allée me confesser après 37 ans de silence, en précisant au prêtre que je devais ma conversion aux dictées de Jésus à Vassula. A 61 ans, j'ai appris à prier le chapelet grâce à l'indulgence et à l'amour du groupe de prière de la Vraie Vie en Dieu de Pau qui m'a accueillie avec beaucoup de gentillesse et d'amitié. La Messe dominicale et en semaine est devenue une joie, et l'Esprit Saint est si présent en moi que parfois, dans la nuit, je me réveille et me surprends en train de prier ou de faire le signe de croix. Dieu m'a donné l'immense bonheur de voir Son Visage se superposer sur celui de Vassula.
(M. C., Gelos, April 1999)
I, Georges Habre, Civil Aviation Engineer, was present at Hamea, at the convent of St. Francis during a presentation given by Vassula. I saw, by the grace of God, her face transformed into the face of God the Father (a very old man with long white hair and a long white beard). This happened whilst she was talking about Him. Glory to God!
G. H., April 1999
Ever since that time, strange things have been happening in my life such as strong, bright lights coming out of my room. Another time, when I put a bottle of water near the book `True Life in God', I saw a kind of electric discharge going through the bottle. All these experiences became instruments to turn my life back to the Faith. Whereas in the past 30 years, I admit, I did not go to Church, I did not go to Mass, or go to Confession and communion for I have lost my faith in the Priests, these spiritual signs have brought my way back to God.
(J. S. T., The Netherlands, April 1999)
The True Life In God messages were just what my soul was craving for and I thank God for drawing me closer to him and allowing me to love and serve him and Our Blessed Mother. I will do anything and everything I can to spread these messages. I now trust God completely and put my life in his hands to do with as he pleases.
(N. M., Ireland, July 1999)
Reading the messages was like a dream come true, they gave me such a good understanding of everything Jesus was saying to us and teaching us. To know how much I am loved and cared for made all the difference for me and to know He is always with me and always has been loving me. I was also surrounded with the scent of incense and myrrh for a long period of time as well. When I would pray I really felt like I was praying for the first time in my life, I could really open hy heart - He helped me to see things that perhaps offended Him and gave me the graces to change that behaviour. ... I believe it has enabled me to confess my sins and to really watch my behaviour (not to mention I quit smoking an and drinking and a lot of the other bad habits I had for such a long time) and of course it is on going and I still have many bad habits but now I am working on them and I know Jesus wants the best for me.
(R. Arcoleo, USA, August 1999)
A obra da Vassula, a 'A Verdadeira Vida em Deus', nos mostra o amor de Deus de forma inequívoca, a Sua grandeza - humanamente impossível de entender - , e sua Justiça - no respeito ao nosso livre arbítrio - , fortalecendo a presença de Cristo vivo no meio de nós. É também um alerta ao fim dos Tempos.
(J. F. B. B.., Brazil, August 1999)
I was inspired to read True Life in God by a woman in my RCIA prayer group who was a convert through reading TLIG. I am a cradle catholic and I thought that I was close to Jesus all along especially through a recent illness. But Jesus's messages in the book made me realise His true presence in my life. I was so excited as I read His messages I wanted to tell everyone about Jesus' words and that he was taling to someone just like me. ...I realized through the messages that Jesus suffers so much for the division of our churches and that some don't honor his true Eucharistic Sacrifice. I 've always loved and prayed to our Blessed Mother, but through TLIG, I realized how much our Lord wants everyone to honor her.
(J. B., USA, August 1999)
I missed all of those books in between 3 and 9, and I do not get to read much other than the Bible because of work and kids, but when I do read TLIG I immediately have that "close" feeling to the Lord. I know that feelings are not everything, but it is so nice to be brought to that feeling when I am reading. I truly believe that the Lord works through Vassula. I can only prove that by the fruits in my family and in my life that have come through these messages.
(M. C., USA, August 1999)
Obra especialíssima, que veio nos revigorar a fé, numa esperança das promessas de um mundo melhor, revitalizando o Evangelho em nosso mundo atual.
(C. C. C., Brazil, August 1999)
The strong love that once engulfed me, when I first opened these blessed pages, remained. This was, I feel obliged to say, the only difference between before and after my conversion. But slowly and relentlessly God purified me. Along the way I began to understand, through the messages, that there was a reason why I had lived a life "caught in between". Deep down in my soul evil inclinations had rooted themselves and, fed by the world, they were nurtured in my selfishness. But through the love He had sown in me, which encouraged me to try to live the messages every day with him, He began to turn my attention away from the world. For me it has not been an easy road, and I've only taken the first steps. But at least I know that I'm on safe ground, united with Him in the sacraments of the church. Just think: this is due to some hand-written messages in a note-book!
(S. C., Sweden, August 1999)
From someone who didn't understand prayer, the True Catholic Faith, the Triune God, or real love from God and intimacy with Him, I have become someone who knows God better and who enjoys Him, His presence, His guidance and His Fatherly, Brotherly, caring love. The blessings of this have helped in life in every way, giving direction and purpose and fostering the practice of forgiveness and love to all.
(L. C., New Zealand, August 1999)
I learned about the Eucharist, Mary, the Church, the Pope etc. and I try to go to Mass everyday. I draw all my strength from the Eucharist and the tlig volumes. I cannot explain in words how there is a sun burning in my heart - consuming all rivals. It seems as if Jesus and I are no longer two but rather one, as Jesus tells Vasssula that they are one, "we us". When Vassula said our Lord asked her to tell the reader to take her name out and put my name in I accepted it wholeheartedly like a child.
(R. C., USA, August 1999)
I began to read True Life in God. The messages reveal the role of the Blessed Virgin Mary most profoundly and accompanied with Scripture passages too. (This was very exciting for me since I was a Protestant.) I was drawn to these writings as though I was a magnet. I read and read, night and day, and I shared it with whoever would give me a hearing. As the messages unfolded, I understood who our Pope is and why Jesus desires him to lead us into unity.
(Jen-Mel D., USA, August 1999)
Reading True Life in God messages has brought me closer to the Heart of Jesus. Somehow, when we read His words my heart "sings" and I'm able to pray in a deeper way . . . The grace must be in His words because I can't attain the same level of intensity when I pray without the messages to read and contemplate.
(R. E., USA, August 1999)
Quel bonheur d'avoir des nouvelles récentes de Jésus! Un Jésus qui a besoin de nous et de notre amour. Quelle humilité de la part d'un Dieu qui est né pauvrement dans notre monde et quel rafraîchissement pour l'âme que de le lire. Dans notre monde actuel, ces messages revêtent la forme de l'espérance plutôt que celle du châtiment. C'est pourquoi j'y crois parce que Dieu infiniment bon ne peut qu'être qu'infiniment patient et doux et ces messages le révèlent comme un Dieu d'amour. Ma conversion s'est faite très simplement, en lisant les messages. Ceux-ci me procurent un bien-être intérieur et ouvrent un chemin de lumière. Je suis retournée plus souvent à l'église avec la certitude de la présence réelle de Jésus.
(C. F., Québec, Canada, August 1999)
Listening from my heart to the Trinity speak to humanity and to me personally has changed all my relationships with God's Oneness in Love. I have become more sensitive to my sins and the gift of confession. I actually go to talk with Jesus and end up surprised every time at my crying. I am learning that the gift of tears during confession wash me clean even though not fifteen minutes later I find myself sinning again, sometimes before I even leave the church. When I read Vassula telling God she is nothing, I find myself saying, "Yes, Vassula, we are both nothings. And isn't God wonderful. We are so loved, so taken care of, so spoilt by God's attention and mercy." I love being a spoilt child.
(R. F., Seattle, USA, August 1999)