The following email exchanges took place in June 2002. Vassula asked that the exchanges be copied in their original form to tell the story of a soul's request for prayer. The exchanges took place over a two day
I am trying to trace down an old English friend of mine whom I knew 32
years ago in the Sudan! We briefly met once again in a pub in
England, back in 1987 where I told her of my experience. I never
corresponded with her because of lack of time. Today I tried to phone
the number she had given me but it does not work. You will do me a
great favour if you will be able to trace her down for me. I will
give you what I have:
(Vassula gave address and phone details of the lady here)
She has all of a sudden strongly in my mind today, and I don't know
why; maybe she needs prayers.
The phone number is correct, but needs the 0 removing when phoning
from outside the UK. So the number to phone is .........
But, so far, all I have got is an answerphone response by Mr..... I
have left a message for them to phone me and will continue to try to
make contact unless you tell me otherwise.
Great! This Mr..... on the answering maching is probably her son.
Please keep trying. I tried last night with exactly the numbers you
indicated dropping the 0 out, and I got information of "il numero non
e existensia" and the last time I gave up was a lady's voice who
answered telling me that I dialled the wrong number, in asking her her
number she told me a completely different one although I dialled the
I spoke to J...... this morning. I think you are confusing her to
some degree with someone else, yet she is most certainly the person
Jesus wanted to be contacted.
As soon as I had explained the message you had sent me, J.... began
crying. When she recovered herself she told me she knew it was
connected with her father who had recently died. She believed it was
effectively her father speaking to her and also to her mother who she
said had taken the death very hard. The mother apparently had started
talking to her about going to a spiritualist to try to make some
contact with her lost husband. The father died over 2 months ago and
it is clear J.... and her mother have not been able to cope with what
was an unexpected death.
J.... first met you in 1998 on Rhodes where she was on holiday but
where she was also having her granddaughter baptised. Fr Rossi had
gone to you to act as godmother!
I talked to J.... quite a bit and told her how to find the website
which she hadn't tried to find although she is on the internet. I
told her also about the pilgrimage. I think one specific fruit of
all this is that the mother will not now attempt to go to a
spiritualist. J.... herself knew that was never going to be a good
thing to do but her mother was inconsolable. So maybe this will give
her peace. I'm sure it will make (has already made!) a great impact
on J..... herself.
What can I say, wow. Yes, I knew of a J.... in Rhodes but I never
thought of her, but David, only now that I am answering you I remember
the old friend's full name: J.... T.... of course!!! If I had then
realized it when I saw J....'s name that it was not J... T..... I
would not have tried to call her!!! So, Jesus "confused" my mind to
believe I had the one I wanted to call so that we are obliged to call
the other one who needed the help. What a winding way to lead me
So I will pray for her and the mother. I think the father who died
"reached" me somehow in this way to pray for his soul and on Sunday if
I find the booth open outside the Church that collects names to give
to priests for departed souls so that they include them in their Mass,
reassure them that I will give his name in but I must know it; What's
his name?? Let them do the same thing for him: Masses..
But here is the juiciest part of it all. Are you sitting? Yesterday
morning I was out watering the plants and washing the veranda in the
garden and while I was washing, I heard (locution) a voice of a soul,
asking me to pray for it; (I remembered another similar incident in
England); then on the other hand it was such a long time I was not
approached by souls, so I doubted. I said; "are you real or is it my
imagination?" "No, I'm real and I need prayers" the soul said.
"Alright", I said, and blessed the soul and said I will pray later on.
Then I thought, souls cannot wait, for every minute is like years for
them. So I gave a short prayer and thought that I will also pray the
St. Gertrude's prayer that guarantees the deliverance of souls. Then,
just after lunch I went upstairs and started to sort out papers (which
are endless in this house and in every hole and corner you will find
papers. Then, I found this paper with J... R.... address. That is
where my mind from thereon for the rest of the day was fixed on this
Can you imagine now the whole scenario? This is what I say to people
sometimes: if you really have given your will to God to lead you as He
wants (and not the way you want), He does. I sometimes compare myself
to this remote control cars. I am the car and the holder of the
remote control is God. He pushes the button to lead me where He wants
and when He wants.
You can tell them what I wrote if you wish. They must not go to these
charlatans (spiritualists). Tell them that his soul simply needs
prayers and Masses. He will be alright. Tell the mother not to
grieve so much and shed so many tears. The soul of her husband would
tell her, "Stop crying, shedding so many tears for me, what I really
need are not tears but prayers, pray for my soul instead." So she
should be happy for he is ALIVE!
J... has just told me something else! She was particularly 'blown
away' when she heard the recorded message I had left her, mentioning
your name. The reason was because she had been specifically asking
YOU, in her prayer, to try to find out if her dad was ok!
Her father's name is T.... K..... C....., although known as Ken.
I asked her if I could 'write up' this story and send it to the
mailing list if her name was left out. She was very happy that this
should be done and so I would like to do this, including your letter
below (minus names), providing you have no objections.
She has asked me if I could ask you when you would be in Rhodes this
summer. She says she doesn't want to 'stalk' you or anything but
feels she would surely see you in Fr Rossi's church if she was there
when you were there. She says she feels she needs to 'do' something
to show her gratitude. I mentioned the pilgrimage and she said she
would think about it but feels she is so 'unholy' that it doesn't seem
right for her to go on something like that. I made it quite clear
that we are a very unholy bunch!
But now I need a stiff whisky after all this!
This afternoon I was called to write and so it was the Father who was
giving me a lengthy message about repentance and its advantages etc.
Just before He asked me to "stop", He said to me, "all I want from you
Vassula is love. Hear Me, lean on Me. I Am." Immediately I took
advantage and asked for the departed soul of the M..... family that
his sins be forgiven by Him. God replied: "Depend on My Mercy", I
will forgive his sins, come."
Well, I think now this episode came to its end.
P.S. Would you please pass on to them this message? Thank you.
I've actually just come off the phone after speaking to J.... again. I
asked her when she had thought of asking for you to try to find out
about her father. She said last weekend! She said she only prayed a
couple of days like this and has no idea where the 'idea' came from
but is quite ready now to accept that it could have been the father
himself who had put it into her mind. The father had been present at
She believes that the family does not have much faith and this will
help them a great deal.
My own immediate reaction to this, immediately after speaking to J....
the first time yesterday was, how unbelievably considerate (such an
inadequate word!) God is that He goes to all this trouble over one
Alright, this is something!
Have you received my latest? About A MESSAGE FROM THE FATHER IN
HEAVEN REGARDING KEN? When I was sending it to you to send it to the
M....'s your mail came in at the same time. Even I am flabbergasted!!
Yes, I think it is after all a wonderful story to put out in the
Web-site. The best is to put all our correspondence in a consecutive
order so that people will understand the whole thing, without cutting
anything with the exception of not putting in their names out. This
is a lesson to all of us. It shows us:
* Our prayers and pleads are heard in heaven and that through the Holy
Spirit that envelopes us all, divine action is taken.
* That we must pray for the departed souls, they need prayers
* That we must "depend on God's Mercy"
* That He forgives our sins
* That we must, on no occasion, visit spiritualists who invoke the
In God's Merciful Love,
See also the messages:
SOULS IN PURGATORY (July 22, 1987)
WAITING IS SLEEPING (August 19, 1988)