As long as there are people dying, there will be people left behind who long to maintain that connection with a loved one who has passed. For grieving Roman Catholics, however, it is more difficult because the church prohibits the faithful from practicing spirit communication, also known as “spiritualism.”
At the same time, the church encourages its members to pray and talk to the saints for guidance, favors, and for intercessions. This contradiction in church teachings results in a huge dilemma for the average Catholic, resulting in fear and confusion: If we can talk to God and the saints in heaven, why can't we talk to Grandma in heaven? You can! After reading this book, you will understand why and how.
Following an after-death visitation from her mother and her own near-death experience, Mary Grace was spiritually transformed. Her reality radically shifted and gave her the ability to communicate with the spirit world. As a result, her religion no longer made sense to her. Join the author on her spiritual journey and follow the struggles she faced integrating her supernatural experiences and Catholic faith.
With the complete understanding of the communion of saints, the fear and stigma attached to psychic phenomena and the supernatural will be dispelled. Contacting our dearly departed and participating in the spiritual realms will no longer be taboo. First-century thinking about the paranormal will be forever changed in light of twenty-first century knowledge.
By incorporating the science of parapsychology with Christian Theology, Mysticism, and modern-day Spiritualism, we will come to truly comprehend what we mean when we profess, “I believe in the communion of saints.” We will then realize what it means to be a truly universal and all-inclusive church; as a result, a new age of Catholicism will dawn.
The Communion of Saints / Talking to God and Grandma
THE “COMMUNION OF SAINTS” IS BASICALLY THE COSMOLOGY OF THE CHURCH. THIS CATHOLIC DOCTRINE ACKNOWLEDGES THE ETERNAL RELATIONSHIPS THAT EXIST BETWEEN MEMBERS OF THE CHURCH WHO LIVE IN BOTH HEAVEN
AND ON EARTH.
IT IS THROUGH THIS TEACHING THAT THE CHURCH RECOGNIZES AND ENCOURAGES RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN THOSE IN THE PHYSICAL AND NON-PHYSICAL WORLDS, OR BETWEEN THE LIVING AND THE “DEAD.” FOR EXAMPLE, THE ON-GOING INTERACTION THAT MANY ON EARTH SHARE WITH ST. ANTHONY (FINDER OF LOST ARTICLES), OR
MARY, THE BLESSED MOTHER OF JESUS.
“I am grateful for the years of extensive research Mary Grace put in to prepare this enlightening and encouraging book. I am glad she trusted God’s guiding Spirit within her, despite external reprimands from the larger church. And what a bonus it is for me that she is part of our own faith community.”
Father James B. Callan, Associate Pastor, Spiritus Christi Church,
Rochester, NY. Author of The Studentbaker Corporation
“From near-death experience to that silent moment in nature, God speaks to us in mysterious ways. In this important book, Mary Grace engages the Catholic Faith in a long overdue dialogue about the many experiences of a living God that exists outside church doctrine. I highly recommend this book to anyone who would like to investigate the omni-presence of God and the many manifestations of Spirit as the Word.”
Rene Jorgensen, Founder of NDE Light and author of The Light
Behind God; What Religion Can Learn From Near Death Experiences
“Talking to God and Grandma is a very powerful book. The author presents a compelling case for the Catholic Church and other institutions to accept the reality of after-death communication (ADC) experiences and their healing ability as a normal and natural part of human life.”
Bill Guggenheim, Coauthor of the international bestseller,
Hello From Heaven!
"I wanted to research the doctrine of "The Communion of Saints" in the Catholic Church and give Catholics "permission" to connect with their dead loved ones. Then I discovered and read Mary Grace's book...a veritable treasure! The Communion of Saints is a modern spiritual classic. Mary Grace presents a "user friendly" approach to what needs to be an integral part of any modern person's spirituality or religious practice. Although we don't need "permission" to connect with our deceased loved ones...an experience that is open to everyone...it will help Catholics to know that they are not "playing with evil" when they open their hearts to such un-conditional love."
Father Jack McGinnis, Roman Catholic Priest, Retired.
Palm Desert, California
“Mary Grace had a firsthand afterlife communication causing her to question her church and her place in society. After having a second spiritually transformative experience, her reality changed and so did the course of her life. In this book she tells of the disenfranchised people that are seeking a way to have a relationship with God and their deceased loved ones. Through her extensive research she displays in simple to understand terms the history, science and religious history of afterlife communication; thus, giving us a road-map toward a more progressive church model.”
David Bennett, Former Upstate New York IANDS Director and
author of Voyage of Purpose:Spiritual Wisdom from
Near-Death Back to Life.
“Many works of intuition are not based on scholarship. Academic books often lack the spirit of mysticism. Mary Grace has given us a lively tweener. While supplemented by the guidance of inspiration, her study of the supernatural and paranormal in Catholic tradition capably blends insights from important sources and gives something useful to readers of any perspective.”
Mason Winfield, author of ten books on the paranormal, including
A Ghosthunters Journal: Tales of the Supernatural and the
Strange in Upstate New York.
“Although I found the information to be fascinating, especially her response as to how she got involved with the spirit world in childhood, I was most impressed with Mary Grace’s in-depth revealing of her journey and her soul. I appreciate the clarity, simplicity and honesty with which she shares her experiences in talking with God.”
Dennis Cole, Transpersonal Astrologer and author of
Metaphysics of Love:The Journey to Meet Self
The Communion of Saints is an inspirational book that delves into a topic that has interested me for years because of personal experiences. Mary Grace writes about communicating with our loved ones who have passed on to another life. Years of research have brought a new perspective to this controversial subject. If you have ever had a "spiritual experience" then this is worth reading. This book has validated many of my ideas and comforted my soul.
Kathy Farrak, Reiki Healer, Avon, NY
The Communion of Saints, Talking to God and Grandma was a validating reading experience for me because it authenticated events I've experienced but had not fully acknowledged through-out my life. This held true for me especially when my beautiful 16 year-old grandson, Matthew died.
Reading this book encouraged me to trust in myself, trust the process of how communications happen for me, and that feelings, sensations, and fuzzy visions I experienced were real events. I am confident now that these happenings were not and are not wishful or magical thinking. Yes--it is a different relationship than when they were earthbound, but it is comforting to realize that when we lose a loved one to death, there is no need to sever ties with them because we remain connected by invisible cords. Love never dies.
Shirley Barcase, Member of Maryland Chapter of IANDS