Photo Gallery
Photography by Merri Lu Park


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

Mystical early morning mist hand in the valleys


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

Speaking with John of God at the Casa


Autumn rains make everything green

Rick on donkey



Village children riding in ox-cart during parade


Gently rolling hills of surrounding countryside in the springtime

Annual parade with ox carts and cowboys



People walking to the Casa for a morning session



Countryside beyond the Casa and the road to the sacred waterfall

Man with fresh fruit and vegetable cart


Troubadour

Cowboys of all ages

A burrowing owl

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




Three troubadours


Two tiled roofs


Cashew fruits and nuts


Local horses wander through the village

Horse-drawn freight cart

Inside the assembly hall


Many types of parrots and macaws reside in the area

Century Plants blooming


Boy riding a mechanical bull during Childrenís Day



Rainbow near the Casa


People relaxing while they wait to see John of God

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

John of God and Merri Lu

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


Peaceful hills with palm trees




'Rick face painting during a Children's Day Celebration

Local farm

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

Gently rolling hills of surrounding countryside in the springtime

Burrowing owls



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

Approaching storm

Full moon

Girl enjoying long slide during Children's Day


Gourds used for water containers on saddle

Juicy Pomegranates


Large benches are scattered throughout the Casa garden

Delicious mangoes grow wild around town

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


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)

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

Huge watermelon papayas