Why We do What We do:

The night before the service I struck the right side of my head opening a car door, buckling my legs. I went to work the next day but left an hour into shift due to bad headache on the right side. At the service I felt a 5 out of 10 headache. The word of knowledge was then spoken by Fr. Bearer: "right-sided head injury or brain injury." I stood up, received Christ's healing, felt a numbness on the right side of my head and no longer felt pain. In fact, the next day at work I felt excellent with only tenderness in the bump on my forehead!

Paul, Holy Angels, May 29, 2019

I was invited by a friend to attend this healing service. She said she had received a word from God to invite me. I have been to several healing services in the past. I suffer from infertility (13 years), hormone issues, low immunity, endometriosis and other reproductive issues. I have had 5 surgeries within the last 9 years. I also take various daily medications. On the way to Holy Angels, with my husband and 15 yr old daughter, I wasn't feeling well and had just discovered white pus in the back of my throat indicating I had strep. I was so upset since I had just gotten over a stomach virus the week before and a sinus infection a week before the stomach virus. Plus, I had been having pretty bad PMS for the last 2 weeks. I decided to go to the service anyway even though I wasn't feeling well but would leave early since I knew I would not feel well enough to stay the whole evening. I was frustrated with being sick again that night and as I complained to God about all my suffering I became more and more frustrated and disheartened. I thought if God wanted to heal me why hadn't He done so already? I thought God just desired to keep this suffering in my life for whatever reason that was beyond my understanding and that I just needed to accept that. As the evening went on and as we prayed, I did experience some peace from the frustrations I brought with me that evening. I was thankful for that at least. But I was feeling very tired and after being there for 2 1/2 hours and not hearing any words of knowledge for myself I thought maybe healing was not going to happen for me tonight. Maybe I was there to pray over someone else who needed healing. I told God if He did not want us to leave and had something that He wanted to give me then just send someone to stop us from leaving. As we walked into the narthex a man who we did not know, named Jim, came after us and asked if we had a chance to be prayed over yet. We said no. He looked at all three of us and then his eyes landed on me and he asked me if I would like to be prayed over and I said yes. I told him my name and that I wanted healing to end my infertility and for my reproductive organs to be healed. My husband and daughter joined in praying over me. They prayed for about a minute. Jim asked me if I felt anything and I told him just peace. They were about to continue praying over me a second time when I suddenly felt a fire-like heat over my lower abdomen. I told them so and they continued to pray. The heat then travelled up my abdomen and then I felt warmth all over. My body felt so relaxed and I felt so moved I wanted to cry. After they finished praying over me I was so extremely thankful. I knew the Holy Spirit had just worked healing in me! I wanted Jim to know of my prayer before we left the church and that he was prompted by the Holy Spirit to come after us. I told him so and he then understood why he felt the need to come after us. I then saw my husband wiping tears from his eyes. My husband never cries and he too was moved by the Holy Spirit while praying over me. He experienced the gift of tears. I do believe God had just healed me! Although, I did not have anyway to test this healing. When I came home, the friend who invited me, texted me and confirmed my experience without even knowing I was prayed over. She said that while praying in the chapel before the healing service she realized she was to pray for my healing. She had a vision of some white blobs and saw flames burning up what she took to be endometrial tissue that was out of its rightful place in my body. I texted her back and told her what I experienced before leaving the church and she said she was brought to tears. Praise God! I praised and thanked God. Before bed I usually meditate on scripture. I prayed to the Holy Spirit and asked for further confirmation since there was no way to test out my healing. And God gave me this scripture from 2 Kings 2:19-22 . . . The inhabitants of the city complained to Elisha, “The site of the city is fine indeed, as my lord can see, but the water is bad and the land unfruitful.” Elisha said, “Bring me a new bowl and put salt into it.” When they had brought it to him, he went out to the spring and threw salt into it, saying, “Thus says the Lord: I have purified this water. Never again shall death or miscarriage come from it.” And the water has stayed pure even to this day, according to the word Elisha had spoken. What a confirmation! I cannot wait to see the fruits from this healing! All thanks, praise and glory be to God! From today's Gospel reading . . . " . . . and they returned to Jerusalem with great joy, and they were continually in the temple praising God." I have been thanking God and praising God and sharing the good news and I will continue to do so. I will also keep you updated of any further progress.

Mitzi, Holy Angels, May 29, 2019

In the beginning of May I had a kidney stone attack. My urologist ordered an ultra sound and the results showed I had a large stone lodged in my left ureter and I also had large stones in the left kidney and smaller stones in right kidney. The Urologist recommended I have surgery to remove the stone in the ureter ASAP. Since the stones in the left kidney were so large, he recommended a second surgery that would be much more invasive than the first surgery and I would be in the hospital for 2 – 3 days. A CT scan was ordered for a more accurate look. On May 8th I attended the healing service at St. John of the Cross, Euclid and Father Jacob asked if anyone was experiencing kidney stone issues. I couldn’t stand up fast enough I was so humbled. Many people prayed for me that evening and continued to pray for me including a close friend who is part of Peter’s Shadow team. I had a CT scan on May 17 and the results showed that the stones in the left kidney were not as big as originally thought and that I could have them removed at the time of the removal of the large stone in my ureter. No second surgery required. I was seen by two urologist for this condition and they both said it was highly unlikely that I would pass the large stone. Surgery was scheduled for May 24 and on May 22 the stone passed on its own and the surgery was cancelled. Praise God our great physician and healer. Thank you Lord for the many blessings you continue to bestow on me.

Debbie F. May 2019

I have been cured of VERTIGO. It's been so debilitating, that for example I couldn't drive over high level bridges. I felt my heart pounding after being slain in the Spiritas four team members (and my best friend, who encouraged me to seek healing) prayed over me. Actually, falling backward should have brought on an episode, but didn't. ... When I got home, I tried various triggers, but remained "normal." I even dared to sleep on my right side... Woke up refreshed & joyful. 100% cured, thanks be to God.

Annie, May 8, 2019 - St John of the Cross

After the healing prays over me (pictured in the blue shirt in your card) my numbers for my lymphoma and cold Agglutinin Disease were perfect. Praise Jesus.

Jim, IHM June 2018, received May 2019

Healing Testimony April 8, 2019

A middle aged man, Michael, went for a check up with his doctor and they found significant amounts of blood in his urine. The doctors believed kidney stones to be the most likely cause. This made sense to Michael, because he experienced intermittent back pain over the past two years or more. The next day, Michael approached a team member of Peter’s Shadow for prayer. During that time of prayer, Michael noted that he felt a lot of heat, not warm, “his entire torso felt very hot”. During that prayer, the team member prayed a command “In the Name of Jesus Christ, ever kidney stone in this man’s body be crushed and pulverized and go.” The team member also prayed in tongues, and Michael reported that he could feel each word of that prayer language through his body. Two days later, he went back to his doctor to check his urine again and received a CAT Scan. The doctors called Michael with good news and a surprised tone of voice. They reported that they found no blood in his urine. They had tested his urine only three days prior, and it would be highly unlikely for that change with that hypothesis of kidney stones. The doctor also told Michael that they expected to find kidney stones, but instead saw what looked like “dust particles” in his system. They could not explain this and told him that the particles were so fine that he would most likely pass them without pain. The doctor told him that she discussed this with two other medical professionals, because the results of the last batch of tests did not make sense compared to the first. This was truly a gift from Jesus to Michael who believes that Jesus crushed those kidney stones to dust by the prayer of command of the team member. Jesus’ Name is powerful! Let us go forward in praise of Jesus who is risen and alive in His love for us.

April 2019

"I am so blessed to be walking tall, standing without shaking, reaching up with renewed ease. My back is healed; my arms are healed; my legs and foot and ankle are healed. The Lord is renewing my mind and transforming my life."

Louise, June 2018

“I have had pain in my shoulder with limited movement and pain in my back and Mary Beth, Mary Margaret and Bob prayed over me and shoulder was significantly healed! Praise Jesus for healing me and my mother’s back pain as well! My range of motion hasn’t been great for years!! I am so grateful for these blessings and for this wonderful group of people serving Jesus through this ministry.

Helen, March 17, 2019 at IHM after 10AM mass

Debbie, Joe's sister, was experiencing problems that had the symptoms of anywhere from indigestion to a heart attack on Sunday evening. They took her to the hospital and it was decided after a dye stress test, that they would do a stent surgery on Tuesday morning because it indicated 100% blockage in an artery near the heart. We put her on the SFO prayer tree. Yesterday about 4 PM Joe went to the hospital and prayed over her with blessed oil, and in Jesus name prayed for her to be healed. This morning when they went in, instead of 100% blockage in an artery near the heart, the catheterization showed that her arteries were as clear as that of a 20-year old. Praise His Holy Name.

Bill, October 2018

Thank you for telling me about the healing service. I wanted to tell you that I believe that God healed my neck. I have had nagging neck pain for about 30 years, that required me to constantly adjust and stretch my neck several times a day, and when I was at the service, I was healed. I wasn’t really sure at the time, but while father was talking, I felt this very subtle popping in the back of my neck. But I have been to soooo many healing services over the years, and have never experienced a physical healing. So I was not fully expecting anything to happen. After feeling the popping, I still had pain in my muscles, so that is why I didn’t really say anything. My muscles are still a little tight (heck after 30 years, I would expect them to be), but they are gradually improving. It is the bones where I am no longer feeling any pain, and I no longer have to constantly pull on my head to reduce my pain. That is the difference.

Marna J, October 2018St. Francis de Sales Night of Healing Prayer

I had a chronic headache for years and it left and then my neck was loosened and I can move it all around now.

St Bernard Night of Healing Prayer

My back pain went away

Maurice April 2019St Bernards Night of Healing Prayer

My wrist, which I broke on August 1, 2018, has never been free of pain until last night. It was one of the "words" and Father Bearer said left hand,but my husbandsaid stand up for that. I'm so glad he did because now I only feel a very slight amount of pain. Praise God for his healing mercy!

Lori, April 2019 St Bernard, Night of Healing Prayer


Hey guys, Sending a short note of encouragement as you continue your wonderful works of healing. Never in the past three years has my back pain dwindled. It has been a trying time of chronic pain and white knuckling through the pain and suffering as a way to enter more fully into the broken body of Christ physically and in the mystic sense with the work I do (church).

Since being prayed over on Sunday by all of you, my back pain has gone from 8 to 4. I’m not sure what the Lord is doing other than I believe I’m on the verge of true and healing because of the way the Spirit moved through all of you to reveal to me the work God wants me to do with my heart. I’m also hesitant to type this in fear that the decrease in back pain may not be long lasting. I know that fear is from the enemy though. Selfishly, I ask that you please keep me in daily prayer for complete restoration and healing in mind, body and spirit.

Is is normal to see healing over the course of time instead of instantly?

LF - private prayer Sunday March 10, 2019

I had a broken foot and was in a boot, and my other foot was about to break. My pain was at an 8. After prayer it was at a 2. I am amazed. Derek

2/10/19 Night of Healing Prayer, St Luke, Lakewood

Hello, Just a note to say thank you for the blessing and help with my knee on Feb 17, 2019. While you praying over and with me I could feel the warmth & energy and that feeling stayed with me throughout the day. Additionally, I noticed that this week my mood and spirit has been lifted. Thank you for sharing the blessings of the Holy Spirit and helping with needs I did not even know I had! May each of you be blessed as you bless others! Peace, Angela

I attended the healing service to stand in for my son who was too sick to attend. My focus was entirely on him that night, but a few days later I realized that Jesus had healed my TMJ.

Christine, March 2019 St Martin of Tours, Night of Healing Prayer

The word was healing of spines. I claimed the healing - my back felt warm and the pain went away. I was able to stand on both feet evenly. I felt NO PAIN. When I came to the service my back was a 7-8 level of pain. I was diagnosed with spinal stenosis and degenerative disc disease.

Elaine, March 2019Walsh University, Night of Healing Prayer

When father Jacob spoke a word of knowledge for a left hand the pain in my left hand and thumb joint went from a 6 to a 0.

Rose Ann, April 2019St Bernard, Night of Healing Prayer


Praise be Jesus Christ - now and forever!

I am going to send the Praise Report via this email - that way I can type the WHOLE event the way it happened.

My husband, Paul, has a blood cancer that was treated a number of years ago by his oncologist with a course of treatment of systematically drawing off a pint of blood. (His red blood cells make his blood too thick.) That worked for a time, but in his most recent blood check by his Primary Care physician (about five weeks ago) his “numbers” were in the very high range again. (Paul asked him if there was a possibility that chemo would be used for treatment. His PC doctor said it might be a possibility.)

So he made an appointment with his Oncologist for Thursday, March 14th.

We wanted Paul to get covered in prayer as much as possible BEFORE his oncologist’s appointment. He had the Anointing of the sick (a few weeks ago), had friends praying over him and for him, and we wanted to go to a healing service.

Peter’s Shadow was scheduled for a Healing Service at St Martin of Tours in Valley City on Wednesday, March 13th and one on Thursday, March 14th at Walsh University in N. Canton. Thursday would have been after his appointment, and although we understand there are no “time constraints” with the Lord, we had hoped he could go to the Healing service before Thursday’s doctor’s appointment. BUT, Wednesday, the 13th was out of the question for Paul to attend. He had a father’s class to teach at the pregnancy center.

However, as I thought and prayed, the Scriptures kept coming to me. There were people in the Bible who asked for healing for people who were NOT physically present with Jesus. AND THEY WERE HEALED! So, I thought since Paul & I are married - the two shall become one - why couldn’t I go to the Wednesday night Healing service in his stead! I could go and “be” Paul!

So, Paul went off to teach the Dads at the pregnancy center and I went off to pray at the Peter’s Shadow Healing service at St Martin of Tours, Valley City.

The prayer service proceeded in the usual fashion - praying, praising & worshipping - with Fr. Jacob Bearer as the leader of the service.

Then it was time for Father to give the “Words of Knowledge” - what he and the team had received in prayer from God as to what Jesus wanted to heal that night. He instructed us that if the “Word” was what we had come to be prayed for, we should stand. So, the first Word that Father gave was, and I quote, “Jesus wants to heal cancer.” I quickly stood up! Then within a few seconds Father said, “in the blood”. Then a few seconds later, he said, “And he’s a doctor”. By this time I was just about jumping up and down and ready to scream for joy, amazement, thanksgiving and praise! I knew right then that Paul had been healed!!!!!!

You see, my husband, Paul, had been told he has cancer; of the blood...but our Good Jesus wanted to make sure we understood - He was specific to say, “and he is a doctor”!!!! You see, My sweet husband IS a doctor (a retired dentist)!!!!!!!



I texted Paul before I drove home that night and told him to cancel his oncologist’s appointment!

The next day, he went to the oncologist’s appointment. The first thing Paul asked him to do was to draw blood on him again so that he could see the hemoglobin numbers. The doctor obliged. The doctor came back in and showed Paul that his numbers were down ONE WHOLE POINT - a significant lowering considering they are marked by tenths of a point. Then he said to Paul, “No treatment necessary. Have your blood checked again in a year.”


We are in AWE! We are so thankful!


PS: Paul & I attended the Peter’s Shadow Healing service the next evening, on Thursday, March 24th at Walsh University to give Praise and Thanksgiving to God!

The above Praise Report is from me, Cathy, as I witnessed on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 and what Paul told me about his doctor’s appointment on Thursday, March 14th.

The following is Paul’s addition to the Praise Report: (in his words)

ANOTHER healing that I have received and am grateful for is the major change that happened to me in my understanding that Jesus WANTS to heal us! My thought process up to this point in time was that I should “offer it up” for my family, friends, etc. After prayer with my wife, reading Dr. Healy’s book on healing and praying before the Blessed Sacrament I had a change of heart. I truly realized Jesus wants us to be healed - Spiritually, emotionally and physically.

Therefore, I understand that I can evangelize to family, friends and others about Jesus’ love for us and what he wants to do for us. The gifts He wants to give and the gifts He wants us to give to others.

Thank you, Jesus!



Dan came to the night of healing prayer with his wife. He is an older gentleman, maybe 80’s. He came to the night of healing prayer with a cataract in his right eye. He sensed that the Lord was going to heal him that night and stated, during his testimony, that he heard God speak to him that promise. He even told his wife he would be healed. He would have needed cataract surgery without the healing. "While father was praying I told my wife that the Lord spoke to my heart that He wanted to heal my right eye cataract that I had for 5 years. "

During the time of words of knowledge, without any word of knowledge for cataracts, he was healed. When the time for testimony opened, he moved to the front of the church to witness. No word was given about eyes or cataracts. No hands were laid for healing of his eye. Papa God sovereignly removed the cataract from his eye. He was able to read the words on Mike’s black polo with his right eye during his witness.

What an amazing testimony of Jesus moving the heart of his beloved in faith, and then healing through faith in the word. Amen.

Dan, April 2019(Dan read the lettering on my shirt in front of everyone ! Mike) St Bernard, Night of Healing Prayer