I was carrying out my usual duties at work, collecting confidential papers for shredding and little did I know that when going to aparticular bin, I would be taken on a most amazing journey that involved catching two separate flights and a trip that would take me 24 hours travelling to reach my destination. As I was emptying the paper contents into my large clear bag, an A4 sheet of paper containing the testimony of Fr Jose Maniyangat just dropped into my hand. As I was about to throw it back into the bag, the headline ‘Priest who experiences death is shown a vision of heaven, hell and purgatory’ caught my eye. Without any hesitation I folded the paper and placed it inside my pocket. After leaving the receptionist’s office, I went into a nearby toilet, locked the door and started to read my precious find. What was interesting was that this same sheet of paper was taken from Ireland’s Eye magazine dated August 2009 which was five years previously.
The nature and timing of this find amazed me. It proved how God was working His miracles and leading me to the text and material He wanted me to find as my spiritual journey was progressing. When I got home from work, I went online and entered Fr Jose Maniyangat into the Google search engine and was pleased when I discovered Fr Jose was alive and well and now based as Pastor of ‘St Catherine of Siena’ church, Jacksonville, Florida. This same link also gave an e-mail address and once again I was overwhelmed when Fr Jose replied to my e-mail. Like me, Fr Jose was amazed how this came about.
We exchanged several e-mails and phone calls and two months later I arrived in Jacksonville, Florida to meet in person this remarkable man of God.