Friends of
Friends of the Casa NEWSLETTER November 2016
In This Issue
Featured Casa Entity ~ St Ignatius de Loyola ~What is a Novena ~ By Grainne McEntee
The Casa Current ~ By Ewa Zubel
The Omega Event 2016 ~ by Heather Cumming
Quiet Time at the Casa ~ by Grainne McEntee
John of God, Full Trance Medium ~By Kathy South
Casa Healing Testimonials~ Story~ By Melinda Holland
The Entities at Work.~ Healing Stories from Melinda Holland
Casa Crystal Beds~ Around the World - New additions
  John of God's  Travel
Schedule 2017  
Oslo Norway
June 8th - June 11th, 2017

  Friends of the Casa
~Website and Newsletter Staff~

Deb Court
FOC Webmaster & Newsletter Publisher
FOC Recommended Casa Guide
Grainne McEntee
FOC Lead Reporter
Casa Current Room Volunteer
Casa Blessed Herbs Service

Diane Thomas 
FOC Assistant Webmaster
FOC Crystal Bed Listing Maven
FOC Guide Calendar Publisher

Cassandra Lea
FOC Dir Communications & Social Media
FOC Recommended Casa Guide
Since early July, 2010, 3271  people have linked up with The Friends of the Casa on Facebook
Join Our Mailing List

Friends of the Casa
Official Recommended Casa
Guide's Travel Schedule
It is recommended that new comers go with a Casa Guide to visit John of God. The Casa is filled to overflowing with hundreds of people from all over the world. There are many protocols, on how to take care of yourself, during your Casa treatment, what to do, and where to go, while you are there, which the Casa recommended Guides will help you to navigate. You can focus on what is important to your healing process, and you are sure to get the most support and highest benefit. The Casa Guide provides all the logistics, ie taxi, lodging, translation, individual support, Casa Protocols, including care during your healing experience etc.etc 

FOC Guide Listing Facilitator
To be Listed as a Guide
on the
Friends of the Casa Website
Peter Waugh
If you have been authorized by the Entity to bring groups to the Casa, please contact Peter Waugh at for further information on how to be listed
as a Casa Guide on
The Friends of the Casa Website.

Peter Waugh is an official Casa Guide living in
New Zealand.
For more information about Peter and his Casa Group Travel to Brazil, go to his website: 
Join Our Mailing List


Like us on Facebook  
What is New on the
Friends of the Casa Website

The Casa Guide Book has been updated
Casa Guide, Sean Durkin, made the FOC website
two new schedule pages.

Click Here to Read the
Casa Weekly Events and Functions Calendar

Join Our Mailing List
J ohn of God's 8th Event 
at Omega Institute

From Diana Rose and Bob Dinga
~Beloved Casa Guides~
Hostess and Host for 
Omega Main Tent Orientations

On September 27th,, 1,760 participants gathered in the Main Hall (enormous tent) in a huge grassy meadow on the Omega Institute campus, ready to meet John of God. For the next 3 days, 2 sessions each day, participants dressed in white, presented themselves for healing of body, mind and spirit. Some had tickets for all 3 days, some came for just one or two days, so then others came to attend day 2 and/or day 3.

It was with great joy that we again were host and hostess on the stage in the Main Tent working at the eighth Omega John of God event. The Fall weather was crisp and so comfortable with a light breeze. The leaves had just begun to turn beautiful colors. The Omega campus is gorgeous with rolling hills of green grass with small cabins for lodging throughout. 

At the beginning of each session, Heather Cumming, the event organizer, along with different members of John of God's Brazilian support team came onto the stage to lead us all in opening prayers. Each member of John of God's Brazilian team took turns addressing the crowd and giving testimonials and words of encouragement.

We did our orientation from the stage until the lines were being called. Then I (Diana) led them in a silent time of meditation with just a bit of guided visualization and prayer until the end of each session. My beloved, Bob and Omega's Carol Donahoe gave the Post-Intervention instructions in another tent behind the huge Main Tent. Every morning the people received a special blessing and in the afternoon all those people were scheduled by the Entity for an Intervention. 

Everything was organized very well for grace and ease for all attending. The Omega staff, led by CEO, Skip Backus, is expert in their kind and generous service for all.  The Omega campus is a perfect venue for this massive spiritual event.

Join Our Mailing List
Featured Book and CD 
Casa Guide  Josie  RavenWing  

"The Book of Miracles: The Healing Work of Joao de Deus - John of God"

The Book of Miracles is a first hand, inspiring account of the daily miracles of healing that have taken place at the Casa de Dom Inacio in Brazil.
 The luminous and breathtaking stories within this book will stretch the beliefs of some readers, affirm and deepen the faith of others.  All will receive empowering information of their own personal healing.  Author  Josie  RavenWing, has been a very active Casa Guide since 1998 and  takes 10 groups each year to the Casa in Brazil.
To order her book, you can contact  Josie directly at

 or go to 
CD:  "Journey to the Crystal Cave: Guided Meditation for Spiritual Transformation"

This is a powerful two-part guided meditation with a gorgeous accompanying original music track composed specifically to go with the guided meditation.  In Part One you will be  guided to discover precisely what you need emotionally, physically, mentally and spiritually to lead a more balanced life, something you can use on a daily basis should you so choose.  In Part Two you will realize the power of forgiveness with a karma and ancestor clearing.  It is designed to help you resolve any "unfinished business" between you and anyone else from this lifetime or others, whether still living on earth or in the other realms, thus freeing all parties to move forward more lightly and lovingly.
This cd can only be ordered directly from Josie by contacting her at


Like us on Facebook  
Join Our Mailing List
Distance Healing 
Through Casa Herbs
F or a List of Guides who do a service, taking Photos to the Casa and John of God for Distance healing through the Casa Herbs Click Link:
Friends of the Casa 
Guides Travel Schedule 
Note: The cost of this service should be between $65.00 and $85.00USD or equivalent, including regular postage and depending upon what country you and the Guide performing the service, are in.


Casa Guide Advice Tips: 
Listen for Special Instructions after EVERY Spiritual Intervention
         By Sean Durkin ~ 
Abadiania Local Casa Guide
     As many who have come to the Casa know, the Entities often alter the post intervention instructions, which makes it essential that 
all guides and visitors, new and returning,  check with the people doing the official Casa orientations every time they have an intervention to see what changes and supplemental instructions have been made.

     Because the current room energies and work is very powerful, it is strongly suggested that  you sit only in the first current room   - the "Mediums Current" -   for the first session after your 24 hour "keep away time" following any intervention, even if you have permission and normally sit in a different room.

For more information on Sean Durkin and his personal local Guide Services:

Like us on Facebook  
Join Our Mailing List

               Casa Soup Kitchen


FOC Casa Blessed Soup Pot 


      FOC Casa picture of Blessed Soup       

Donations of clothes for all ages,
toys, blankets etc are always welcome 
for the soup kitchen.
The Casa accepts donations for various charity projects related to the mission of John of God. Be advised that neither the Friends of the Casa nor any of the Staff or Volunteers at the Casa are allowed to accept donations in the name of the Casa.
For information on how to donate go to:



Like us on Facebook  
Join Our Mailing List

New Casa Construction


The Casa Current rooms receive new stone floors


The Intervention and Blessings room is expanded


The orientation deck is newly covered and remodeled 


Crystal Bed Photos

  FOC Crystal Bed Image 2

FOC crystal Bed Crystal Point 1


            Featured Casa Entity     
            St Ignatius de Loyola
       Dom Inacio is the Patron Saint of the Casa
"For those who believe no words are necessary. 
For those who do not believe 
no amount of words are sufficient" 
                                                  St Ignatius de Loyola  


~What is a Novena?~
By Grainne McEntee
~FOC Lead Reporter ~
~Casa Current Room Volunteer~

A novena is a series of prayers that are said for 9 straight days, usually as a prayer of petition but sometimes as a prayer of thanksgiving.
 It is a formulated prayer that uses a script to vocalize the thoughts, feelings and needs we have that perhaps we may not be  able to 
convey on our own.
  A particular Saint can be invoked to bring our intentions before 
the throne of God.
Each of the days we can reflect on the life of the Saint and 
meditate on their trails. 
A Novena can be said anytime and seems to be most effective 
when said on the specific dates designated.
 It can be a collective consciousness asking the Divine Power for help.
We unite ourselves to the will of God and by concentration on special intentions for 9 days we are placing prayer in a high place of importance. We trust in God to calm us, uplift us and provide us with 
confidence, comfort and peace.
The word novena means 9 in Latin
The number "nine" has a great symbolic richness.
 On the one hand, it is derived from the Trinity and Divine number "three" - being "three times three".
 In the Christian tradition Saint Paul enumerates nine fruits of the Spirit: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, trustfulness, gentleness, and self-control.
It's the number of the hierarchy, represented by nine 
choruses of the Angels.
Often the Entity when he is doing physical interventions often says I am working on 9 places in the body.

The Catholic Church explains the Novena in this way .....
Before Christ ascended into heaven, he commanded his Apostles to remain in the city of Jerusalem for the nine days until the feast of Pentecost, and there to await the descent of the Holy Spirit. With this, our Savior instituted the practice of the Christian Novena - nine days of prayer, especially in preparation for a solemn feast or in 
petition for  some special grace.
Christ Jesus commanded this first novena both as a period of preparation (since the feast of Pentecost was approaching) and also as an act of petition (for the Apostles, together with Mary, were pleading for the  Holy Spirit to come as their Advocate).
Whatever our beliefs we can ask the Divine power for help any time  and the Novena is a good place to start.

The Casa Current 
Beyond Words
FOC Image Festa De Dom Inacio De Loyala 3 Sept 2013

By Ewa Zubel
Casa Recommended Guides

The Casa Current is a flow of the energy from Entities, from The Divine. These Entities, as we call them, come as "agents" of God, as Rays of His Light - His Presence.
At the Casa, The Current is vital for John of God's work. We all make the Current. It is important to understand that we don't channel the energy, the Entities channel this energy from God, and we surrender to it and receive it. To understand it deeper, we can think of an electrical current in a household. The current is there, but in order to use it we need to provide a wire for it to flow and a receiver so it can be received. The wire holds specific condition for this current to flow safely and to be received with no harm. When received and processed by devices powered by electricity we can see, hear and enjoy its effects.
At The Casa, sitting in The Current room we become this wire. All we have to do is to sit with our eyes closed and arms and legs uncrossed and "plug in" to this FLOW of ENERGY.
 The Entities provide for us, we may say - a "universal adapter". Their soft, yet highly centered presence enables us to connect with Pure Divine Light flowing around. The profound connection we establish and hold steady with Them - becomes this adapter for us.
Once connected to Entities - it's easy for us to "find" Current of The Casa and "plug in" to this ever present Divine Flow - wherever we are in the world.
 The Current is like a river, we provide the "banks for this river", the wider the banks- the bigger, the stronger its flow. There is a difference between a creek and the river. Simple and easy to discern.
For - The Current of The Casa really is 
 A FLOW of the LIVING LIGHT, the River of Life. 
It is - Always - Active -and- Alive. 
And when we sit in this Divine Flow it repairs us on cellular level. We are the wire for this Current and we are the receivers. We assist one another by providing basis for this flow and we receive its benefits. The effects can be seen, can be heard and enjoyed by us and by those around us. When people gather in prayer it is very powerful, everyone knows that. Here, in the House of St Ignatius there are few hundred people who sit in quiet meditation, creating the strong Current necessary for the work to go on. We say at The Casa that "everything happens in the Current" and it is quite difficult to explain it if one never sat in Current, because Divine feeling can only be felt - it cannot be described with words.
  I can only tell you that it is beautiful and it is profound - questions are answered, all is forgiven, SO much is received. 
Experiences echo in vibration of Casa, softly felt and spoken by people -The current...
Inner-dimensional meetings with loved ones who passed on, spontaneous spiritual interventions...we are never the same... and as we the receivers - the earthly devices powered by Divine Love, go into the world -  lasting effects of The Current of Casa can be enjoyed immediately and in the days and years to come.
The Current is beyond words. 
For more information about Jan and Ewa Zubel 
and their group
travel to John of God go to:

~ The Omega Event  ~
John of God Visits the USA

By Heather Cumming
Casa Guide~  John of God's Translator
And Omega Event Coorodinator

  First of all I would like to thank all of the friends of the Casa de Dom Inácio de Loyola who participated in supporting the 8th John of God Event at The Omega Holistic Center in Rhinebeck New York. Your love, dedication and support were invaluable and absolutely profoundly assisted to power up the energy field for the Evolved Entities of Light, who work with and around John of God to perform their extraordinary work for the equilibrium, healing and well being of all who attend. Immense gratitude to 
each and everyone who participated.
 Skip Backus, CEO of Omega and his team prepared the campus and devoted their time and attention to create the perfect flow 
and compassionate assistance to all who arrived. 
Thank you and congratulations on every level.

 Medium Joao, his wife Ana and wee Mariana felt at home once again at Omega. Medium Joao felt this was the best event at Omega and was very pleased.  I felt that the depth of focus and willingness of participants to go ever deeper in the spiritual work was profound. Endless thanks and praise to Diana Rose and Bob Dinga for dedicated service, patience and clarity with the orientation on the main stage and post-intervention tent. 
 We are back in Abadiânia safe and sound and... a wee bit sleepy. Today a very full house at the Casa. The new granite floors as well as the blessing room/intervention room expansion are exquisite. So much more room and the floors throughout the current rooms are beautiful. This weekend the polishing of the granite will be complete. Big double doors make the exits so 
much smoother and swifter. 
 I very much wanted to give a gift to the Casa and the "new expansion." I have delightedly chosen new air-conditioning system as the gift which will cool all the rooms.  I feel this will be enjoyed and assist in a comfortable ambiance for all in the current and for those passing in line. No more issues with rickety fans.  The air-conditioning will be up and running by the end of the month. 
 I am attaching a few photographs taken at the 
Omega event last week.
Thank you dearest Deb Court,  your family team and for the  FOC Newsletter. We are grateful for all your wisdom and service! 
I look forward to seeing you all in Abadiânia soon. 
With love, light and appreciation always.

Heather Cumming - 
Translator to John of God and tour leader.
Author: John of God The Brazilian Healer Who Has Touched the Lives of Millions - Simon & Schuster

FOC Image John of God by Heather Cumming and Karen Leffler  
         Click here to buy this book              ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Quiet Time at the Casa
while John of God 
visited the USA

By Grainne McEntee
Casa Current Room Volunteer
& FOC Lead Reporter
Abadiania is always very tranquil when Medium is away.  
 A hugely successful Omega event, in the USA attended by John of God, was a great opportunity to do the necessary renovations at the Casa, with new floors throughout the Current rooms and a bigger Intervention room. Current was held as normal, mornings and afternoons, 
Wednesday Thursday and Friday with 
 approx 120 attending each session .
The first Current  held in the Main Hall was difficult, with lots of construction noise and the decision to hold the rest of the work on the overlook balcony was a good one .
Small numbers came for treatment not realising Medium Joao was away. Filing through the outside current 
they  all received a blessing .
There were quite a few reports of spontaneous interventions and the high energy of this work was very powerful.
We had all weathers, thunder, rain, sun, cool breezes, with plenty of singing birds, a few barking dogs; 
 a symphony of Mother Nature.
Sending as much energy as we could to Medium Joao while he was  in the USA doing the Omega Event, we gave and received in gratitude to be able to serve in this way.

   Casa Featured Guide
Maria Sawade

At a time, Maria was sick herself and had violent and frequent migraine attacks. With the help of an alternative migraine therapy and her work with John of God, she was able to recover from this disease. Her diet has changed to a natural diet. Maria's allergies - one of the causes of migraines are mostly cured, the basic energy - the milk - has been cured by John of God and so She says, "I feel healthier and more energetic today than at a young age"
Maria graduated as a nutrition consultant in 2005 and because of her illness she learned several alternative therapy approaches.  She is a Reiki lMaster and I has been trained in astrology. Maria has found many insights about the laws of life.
In 2003 an employment-related termination changed her life quite a bit and forced her again to the search 
out new ways.
This road took her to Abadiânia and the Casa de Dom Ignacio. There, in June 2009, She received official permission from John of God to be a Casa Guide. Since that time Maria has been a travel companion to the Casa in Brazil, bringing groups of 10 to 15 people every 2 months.
Maria speaks German, English, and some Brazilian Portuguese. She says," I want the people in my groups to understand the Love and compassion which we find at the Casa and I try to help each one to
feel this Love their hearts.

C ontact Maria Sawade about her group travel to the Casa and John of God at:

Casa Healing Testimonials
New Book and DVD

Story by Melinda Holland
Casa Orientations Volunteer 

There are two new projects being undertaken at the Casa using healing testimonials. These personal stories are very important for new people coming to the Casa. The first journey to Abadiania can be an extremely anxious one, many often arriving with serious health issues and the Casa is their last hope.  The Casa is unique, a place and a process like no other. Often first timers are impatient and want instant results.  Reading testimonials by other people is extremely important. Its inspiring for people to learn of others experiences 
in Abadiania. For most, the healing is a step by step
 process over extended periods of time or with many visits, 
to achieve a final healing. Sometimes a person will get their healing as an instant cure. People who have had cures can help new people 
coming to the Casa to provide inspiration and 
hope and direction for the newcomers.
In the last month , I have met people cured of cancer, HIV, MS, and I have talked with a couple of people who have 
walked out of wheelchairs.

Heather Cumming, long time Casa Guide and John of God's trusted translator, is now writing a second book on Casa Healing testimonials. Wagner is a lawyer who volunteers in the Entities current and also works in orientations. He was asked by the Entity to create a DVD. Wagner asked me to help him find testimonials from the foreigners as I work with visitors in orientation. Wagner's DVDs and Heathers book of testimonials will be available in the Casa bookstore upon completion for the people to purchase. If you have had a cure and wish to help with the testimonial projects please contact Heather, Wagner and Melinda.

Contact Heather Cumming:  

Contact Melinda Holland:

The Casa Entities at Work

Healing Stories from Melinda Holland
~Casa Orientation Volunteer~

Gabby's Story:

Gabby was walking down the waterfall road to water the garden of the green house, when a wave of energy knocked her over. It completely broke her upper arm in a very complicated break. The Dr's x-rayed it and put her in a big body cast and told her she would need a specialist specialist due to the complication of the break. On Wed she went to the Entity in line. She noticed no big effects from this. Then she went back to the hospital and they x-rayed her again to check. The Dr was astonished because it was 100% healed, no sign of a line on the bone that normally happens after a bone break. The Dr was so astounded he kept checking if she was the right patient. A real act of God.

Linda's Story:

Wagner and I were extremely privileged to get the testimonial of Linda a South African girl who was hit by a car and told she would never walk again. She came here had 
one intervention and walked. She since had another intervention and felt work on her cancer. Her story is inspiring , special and causes people to cry. I consider myself lucky to have met Linda. For most people  healing is a process, but for some it is an instant cure. 

Since this time Linda has written to share that she also had tests which proved she has no trace of cancer or Addison's disease. She received  a very special healing during her trip. I encouraged Linda to return to see if the root cause or spiritual reasons for her illness were healed. She came for a second trip, had more treatment directed by Medium Joao . Finally Linda was told her healing was complete by the Entity with Heather translating. Linda was very ill and in bed for 2 years so now she has the challenge of getting her body working again, muscles, joints and heart, and adjusting to this extraordinary work to see what is next for her in her life.. I'm so happy for her and it was a privilege for us  volunteers to see her healing  unfold. Miracles do happen at the Casa de Dom Inacio, which we cant explain or find sufficient words to describe.

After Linda's testimonial she had one wish, to get a photo with Medium Joao. I mentioned this to my colleagues, who thought it would be impossible, as it was Medium Joao's birthday and  is one of the busiest days at the Casa. I said to Linda we will try.....We waited for Medium Joao outside his office for 4 hours, and Linda almost gave up, but I insisted we should try and achieve her wish.

Finally at the end of the Casa work on Friday, all the people came out and John of God was congratulated on his birthday in current, then he appeared and there was a huge crowd around him with police and bodyguards outside the reception area. I thought how is this going to happen. After some time the crowd thinned. Medium Joao was on his cell phone in the middle of the throng. I went to the edge and waited with  Linda beside me on her crutches, the wheelchair parked behind us. Those of us who work here know frustration of crowds .  Then when Medium Joao finished his call, all of a sudden the crowd parted, like dividing of the Red Sea (ENTITY DIRECTION I AM SURE) quite miraculous in fact. 

    John of God Casa Crystal Beds  
Around the World
     Those of you who have been to the Casa will be familiar with the Crystal bed - the Entity regularly 'prescribes' sessions on the bed to help supplement the healing process. There are twelve, plus, crystal beds located in buildings adjacent to the main Casa building. Each bed has 7 quartz crystals suspended above the bed which align with and correspond to, the 7 chakras of the human body. A session consists of lying on the bed for approximately 20 minutes, or more, while listening to soothing music. The crystals radiate color to the respective chakras to cleanse them and to balance their energies. The Entity may prescribe crystal-bed therapy for you, or you may choose to have a therapeutic session on your own.
     On our website, we provide a list of individuals who were given special permission from the Entity to purchase one of these crystal beds, thereby enabling them to offer these unique treatment sessions all around the world.
     The following are new additions to the list of individuals worldwide who offer crystal bed treatments. The full listing of crystal beds around the world is available on the Friends of the Casa website, in our
Casa Crystal Bed Section 

Mariana Mohammad 
Crystal Healing Centre by Mariana
Dural NSW 2158
0401 973 932
Florence BIRENE
La Varenne
53170 Villiers Charlemagne
06 11 38 21 83

Marie Le Turdu 
"Les Mains de Lumière"
16440 CLAIX
06 11 46 31 22

Jenny Lethbridge 
Central Hong Kong
+852 2810 8694

Emanuela Angiporti 

Jenni Blaser 
Milnerton, Cape Town
+27 84 5840388

Aneta Lyszczewska 
Laguna Beach, CA  92651

Diana Donaldson QBS, RScP 
Alternative Hope SCIO
Encino, CA

Jennie Kitelinger  
Appleton, WI

John McAndrews 
Westfield, Pennsylvania

Karen Glass 
Ventura, CA 93001

Kathleen L. Dixon, Ph.D. 
Torrance, CA

Kerry Cadambi, LMT 
Portland, Oregon 97229

Pamela Sophia Rays
Nags Head Outer Banks NC Jockey Ridge

Praphula Patel
Little Rock, Arkansas

Virginia (Gini) Rebata 
Delray Beach, FL 33444

As a Friend of the Casa we invite you to contribute to the Website as follows: 
  • If you have just returned from Abadiania or are aware of any changes / updates to information and prices please let us know. Thank you.
  • Submit your story to be included in the Healing Stories section
  • On the Friends of the Casa Website Photo Gallery we will feature a selection of Casa photos submitted by our friends from all over the world. Please email any photo(s) you would like to submit for this feature
  • Submit a review of the books / DVDs / videos listed on the website
  • If you have just returned from Abadiania we invite you to update us with any news from the Casa
  • Your views and advice on how we can improve the website are always welcome