Photo Gallery

Photography by Merri Lu Park
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Angel in the Sky picture.
Angel in the Sky


Images of John of God, the Casa and Abadiania

John of God praying

John of God

John of God

John of God

A few of the crutches, canes and body braces discarded after healings

Casa garden with statue of Dom Inacio (St. Ignatius), patron saint of the Casa

Large benches are scattered throughout the Casa garden

Meditation pavilion in the Casa gardens

People walking to the Casa for a morning session

People relaxing while they wait to see John of God

Inside the assembly hall

Speaking with John of God at the Casa

Enjoying a bowl of nutritious blessed soup after morning sessions. It's offered free and considered part of the healing protocol

John of God and Merri Lu

Countryside beyond the Casa and the road to the sacred waterfall

Gently rolling hills of surrounding countryside in the springtime

Gourds used for water containers on saddle

Annual parade with ox carts and cowboys

Village children riding in ox-cart during parade

Rick on donkey

Boy riding a mechanical bull during Childrenís Day

Girl enjoying long slide during Children's Day

'Rick face painting during a Children's Day Celebration

Inside Ribeiroís, a local corner store that has everything, owned by Zazinho, a long time medium of the Casa

Man with fresh fruit and vegetable cart

Local horses wander through the village

Horse-drawn freight cart

Three troubadours


Cowboys of all ages

A burrowing owl

Burrowing owls

Local farm

Two tiled roofs

Peaceful hills with palm trees

Surrounding countryside during dry season, with its gold and brown shades

Many types of parrots and macaws reside in the area

Century Plants blooming

Gently rolling hills of surrounding countryside in the springtime

Halo around the sun, with orbs and unknown colored object in photo

Approaching storm

Full moon

Rainbow near the Casa

Spring rains make everything green

Cashew fruits and nuts

Jaboticaba, a grape-like fruit that grows directly on the branches and trunk of the tree

Juicy Pomegranates

Edible nasturtiums

Jackfruit is the largest known fruit, and grows on tree trunks."

Delicious mangoes grow wild around town

Huge watermelon papayas

Butterfly on cosmos flower

Mystical early morning mist in the valleys

: Praying at the prayer triangle at the front of the assembly hall

Following a stroke, in 1988, one side of John of Godís body was partially paralyzed. While incorporated, he operated on himself. He received complete healing from the surgery and has remained healthy since.
(photographer unknown)