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Frank Kelly Leads Shrine Healing Service

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By Felix Carroll (Oct 28, 2013)
A construction foreman, Frank Kelly climbed into a crawlspace on top of a walk-in refrigerator on Dec. 5, 1985, at a job site inside a Boston hospital. He was reaching for some pipes when his right wrist came into contact with high-voltage electrical wires protruding from a junction box.

He was practically burnt to a crisp and left for dead. But the thing was, he didn't die. Instead, he was given what he calls "a gift of piety" and — as it became increasingly clear — a gift to pass on divine messages to people he prays over. Through him, God has granted countless people physical and/or spiritual healings.

Frank led the monthly healing service at the National Shrine of The Divine Mercy on Thursday. Before the service began, he shared with us stories of growing up in Boston as one of 12 children in a devout-Catholic, working-class family; of the events surrounding his electrocution; and how he came to understand that God sought to use him to help bring His message of love and healing to the world.

His healing ministry is sanctioned by the Church. His spiritual adviser, the Rev. Ronald K. Tacelli, SJ, professor of philosophy at Boston College, says "God uses Frank, this very human man with his radiant smile and remarkable touch and words of knowledge, as a sensible sign of the eternal Love that lies at the heart of things: the Love that created us, sustains us, reaches out to us, and wants to heal us of hate and sin."

Frank goes wherever he's invited, because that's what Jesus told him to do — "to go and instruct," Frank says.

Frank individually prays over people, asking only for their first name. He says God speaks through him. He gives each person a personal message from God, sometimes involving illnesses known or unknown. He often gives people the name of a saint to pray to.

"Jesus is still the healer," he says. "I couldn't heal a bug. All of this is done for the purpose of giving glory to Jesus."

He urges people to pray and trust — particularly to ask the saints for their intercession.

"When I was a boy, my mother told me, 'Prayer is nothing but God instructing you.' That stayed with me. She said, 'Look at the lives of the saints. Look at how they started out. Look how they ended up. They're your role models."

In the following clip, he shares with us how he first came to believe in the intercessory power of the saints:



In the following clip, Frank shares with us the story of his electrocution:



After the electrocution, he says he received the "gift of piety," which led to three-and-a-half years of nearly unceasing prayer. In the following clip, Frank shares how he refused, at first, to accept God's role for him as a conduit to healing.

"You got the wrong guy, please bother someone else," he once prayed to God. But eventually, even he couldn't escape from the special task:


One hundred percent of the money Frank's ministry takes in (mostly through the sale of his book Short Circuit to God) goes to the poor through priests in Ghana and India.

To learn more about Frank, including how to arrange for him to visit your parish or prayer group, visit frankkelly.org.

POST SCRIPT—¬†Frank Kelly was involved in a serious car accident in Alabama on Nov. 14. He has asked people to pray for the intercession of St. Luke (for doctors); Bishop Sheehan (for a miracle); Gemma Galbani (for back); and Nelson Baker.

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MARIA C. - Oct 30, 2013

GOD BLESS YOUR MINISTRY ....... Hope to see and meet you someday when I visit the Shrine.

Albania - Oct 30, 2013

This is totally amazing. I have the Divine Mercy Image on my refrigerator door for years. Tonight I got it on my hand and kiss him, when I turn it around I saw this website and immediately decided look for one of the canvas, but I found is a gift of God since I was looking for someone like him for years.
God bless you Mr. Kelly and your wonderful gift.

Mary - Oct 30, 2013

God bless The Marian's and all priests.
God bless you Mr. Kelly.
I have been searching for a healer,( from God) such as you so hope to meet you in the near future.
Visiting this Marian site has brought me many blessings.
Praised be Jesus and Mary, forever. Amen

Mary - Oct 30, 2013

God bless The Marian's and all priests.
God bless you Mr. Kelly.
I have been searching for a healer,( from God) such as you so hope to meet you in the near future.
Visiting this Marian site has brought me many blessings.
Praised be Jesus and Mary, forever. Amen

MELI M , EAGLEVALE NSW, SYDNEY AUSTRALIA ,03 NOV 2013 - Nov 2, 2013

PLEASE PRAY FOR OUR " DIVINE MERCY CENACLE," HERE IN AUSTRALIA, AFTER HEARING YOUR ELECTROCUTION STORY WHICH BECAME A SPIRITUAL MINISTRY FROM GOD TO HEAL AND HELP OTHERS AND TO FOLLOW THE PATH OF HIS HOLY WILL.
GOD BLESS THE MARIANS AND ALL THE PRIESTS.
GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR MINISTRY MR KELLY AND YOUR SPECIAL GIFT.
"PRAISE TO JESUS CHRIST KING OF ENDLESS GLORY"
AND "BLESSED MOTHER MOTHER"

Carol Lyon - Nov 17, 2013

Let us all pray for Mr. Kelly, that he be healed to continue Our Lord's work if it be the holy Will of God. God is good!!

Diane - Nov 19, 2013

I don't have words to adequately say how grateful I am for Frank Kelly and his ministry. He brought me such peace of mind and heart while I was going through some extremely trying times. Little by little, thru the saints he gave me to pray to, I was healed! God speaks to us through Frank and directs us to ask for the saints intercession . This is powerful stuff! My daughters are grateful to Frank as well! He helped them so very much! Yes, yes, I know it was God thru Frank, but Frank laid down his life to do God's will so we would/could benefit by that. I want to say Thank You, Frank, for your sacrifice and your tremendously beautiful ministry! Count on my prayers, friend!!! Let us all pray hard for Frank. He's been there for us, lets now be there for him with ardent prayers to the Father and those saints he requested us to pray to. God bless Frank and heal him so very quickly and give him peace! Love you Mr Frank Kelly!! You are great!!

Norma - Nov 21, 2013

I will pray for Mr. Frank Kelly's recovery. This world needs much healing and he can help so much all in the name of the Lord. Thank you, Mr. Kelly. I will pray for the intercession of St. Luke, Bishop Sheehan, Gemma Galbani, and Nelson Baker. Get well soon!

Woman from Phoenix, AZ - Nov 23, 2013

Dear sir, I just discovered this story about you tonight. I will keep you in prayer, and ask for your requests in prayer tonight, may a God heal you, and continue to pour oceans of His Love,
Mercy and Blessings upon you and all those who you pray for healings, graces, blessings. Love and prayers!

Susan R - Nov 30, 2013

With God all things are possible including miracles such as this one. You are truly blessed Mr Kelly.

Trish Godson - Aug 20, 2015

You are such a blessing! I was blessed to have met you over 6 times in the last 6 years. The healing masses are wonderful. Thank you for coming to WNY! We all love you so much.

Rick - Jul 18, 2016

Hello Frank,

Just thinking about you. God Bless You. My family and I hope you are well. We appreciate your thoughts, words and prayers.

Your friend,
Rick

Dyann in New Mexico - Sep 22, 2016

Mr. Kelly, Immediately upon reading your request for prayers to St. Luke, Bishop Sheehan Gemma Galbani and Nelson Baker, I prayed ardently first and foremost to Our Lord Jesus Christ, and then to
each of the above. As always, I ask this be done according to the Will of Our Lord. May God bless you for the sacrifices you have given and for answering His call to serve His people as a "conduit" for healing from Him. Some day I hope to visit the Shrine of Divine Mercy and also meet you. All Glory Be to God!!