Video – Variety #227: “The Farm” Jim and Ruth Ann Wade’s Testimony 1997

By February 14, 2013Bloomington, IN, Prayer, Variety

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Ave Maria!

"The Farm" is a Haven of Peace and Prayer for many. Mother of the Redeemer Retreat Center, located a few miles west of Bloomington in the beautiful hills of south central Indiana, offers visitors a quiet haven of peace and prayer in a world filled with increasing distractions and struggles.

Deeply moved and guided by messages Ruth Ann Wade began receiving from our Lord Jesus and His Blessed Mother in the early 1990's, Ruth Ann and Jim Wade, both educators in the Bloomington public school system, gave up their home, their farm, and the future they had planned, dedicating the land to the Mother of Jesus.

Staffed by dedicated volunteers, Mother of the Redeemer Retreat Center also houses a friary for the Franciscans of the Immaculate.

Ave Maria!

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  • apostolate says:

    Ave Maria!

    Ruth Ann is not a visionary, etc., but a lady who receives locutions. This is a fairly common phenomenon. Like all other phenomena pertaining to the spiritual order, these claims must be discerned, as St. Paul says, as to the authenticity. In the case of Ruth Ann her locutions were the occasion of founding Mother of the Redeemer Retreat Center and a chapel of devotion to Our Lady under the title of the Sorrowful Mother or Coredemptrix. The former Archbishop Buechlein of Indianapolis approved the Center and celebrated Mass there publicly. This is an implicit approval of the locutions which occasioned the establishment of this Center and Shrine.

    As to Medjugorje: the Church has not approved, but neither has she disapproved or forbidden Catholics and others to visit the place of the claimed apparitions, provided they do not use the occasion to make it appear the apparitions and messages are approved. Very large numbers of pilgrims have found their faith again there and are living good Christian lives as a consequence. Ruth Ann mentioned in passing that she received many graces there. This was simply the mention of a fact, not promotion of the authenticity of the apparitions, still under study by the Church. Much less is it promotion of a not yet approved apparition by the friars.

    Ave Maria!

  • cathie Poullath says:

    My sisters and I want to visit, but just the mention of Medjugorje makes me uncomfortable, please reply by assuring me this is a safe authentic Catholic place to visit.

    • Fra Roderic says:

      Ave Maria! Thank you for the comment. Yes, there is a Medjugorje connection early in the establishment of the retreat center but this is not emphasized. The Franciscan friars who staff the center are very focused on Mary and embrace the many apparitions that have been approved by the Church, but tend to avoid emphasizing the many unapproved apparitions even if they have been very helpful in the spiritual journeys of many souls. Rather, we preferr to wait until their status is more clear. Let me know if you have any further questions and we look forward to seeing you here if you can come.

      Friar Roderic

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