John of God, João de Teixeira de Faria was born in l942 in Goiás, Brazil. He was clairvoyant from an early age, able to predict many events and outcomes before they were reported in the press, in one incident saving the life of his mother and himself when he foresaw a devastating storm with flooding that seemed to come out of nowhere. He left school after the second grade.
When John was sixteen his life changed dramatically. He had been traveling from town to town looking for work, without much success, and was exhausted and hungry. He stopped near a stream and had a vision of a beautiful woman who told him he was needed in a nearby church in the town of Campo Grande (Matto Grosso) and to go there because people were waiting for him. He later realized the woman was the spirit of St. Rita of Cassia. He followed her directions, and as she had predicted, was welcomed at the church. That was all he remembered until hours later when he awakened and was told that King Solomon had incorporated in him and healed many people. He protested that hunger and exhaustion had made him faint, but the many witnesses to the healing miracles left no doubt that he had been the medium for extraordinary healing from the spiritual plane.
An intense period of instruction and guidance followed over the next several weeks. He was directed to dedicate his life to healing others and never to accept payment for this work, a guideline he follows to this day.
For 8 years John of God traveled the region finding work when he could in order to eat, devoting his remaining time to healing others. They came to him by the hundreds as word of his abilities spread. It was necessary not to stay in any one place for too long. Though he never profited from his mediumship, it threatened the local religious and medical authorities who set the police on him. Many times he was arrested and beaten and jailed.
The Casa de Dom Inácio
When he could no longer take this persecution he obtained a job as a tailor for the military in Brasilia. In exchange for safety he performed healings on the military personnel and their families. This nine-year period ended when the spirit entities told him that his work must be made available to many instead of just the privileged few. He was guided to Abadiânia and established a center there in a small building off the main highway. In 1978 he moved the center to its present location, creating Casa de Dom Inácio. It is a beautiful setting overlooking the nearby expanse of hills and valleys centered on a natural energy vortex formed by quartz crystal bedrock beneath the surface.
Casa de Dom Inácio is a sanctuary of love and healing. The physical layout is well designed to accommodate the hundreds each day who gather there. The buildings are painted blue and white as John of God was guided to do in a vision of St. Ignatius and are surrounded by tall trees and flower gardens. The central building is a large meeting hall. John of God works every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, finishing only after all are seen. The love and power flowing from him is felt by all who are gathered there and makes real the exact nature of the spirit Entity.
As John of God says, "It is not me who cures, God is the Healer, I am simply the vessel."
As a man, John of God possesses a commanding stature with a gentle dignity and sensitivity born out of humility. As a medium with extraordinary capabilities he is totally dedicated to the healing of others as directed by the compassionate spirits of light that work through him. For over 60 years he has served as the channel for over 30 spirits of light who perform healing for the thousands every week who visit him at his center, the Casa de Dom Inácio de Loyola in Abadiânia, Brazil.
“It is not me who cures - God is the healer. I am simply the vessel” John of God
The Spirit Entities
The healing spirit entities who work through John of God are the spirits of doctors, surgeons, masters, spiritual leaders, teachers and saints, each one, exceptional people during life on earth. As a full trance medium, the Spirit Entity incorporates into John of God's physical body so completely during the sessions, that John of God has no recall of the work performed through him. . Principal among them is St. Ignatius Loyola, the Entity for whom Casa de Dom Inácio is named. Others are Oswaldo Cruz, a famous doctor in Brazil over 100 years ago, who eradicated yellow fever and was a key figure in the founding of Brasilia, Dr. Augusto de Almeida, a surgeon and spiritual master, and Dr. Jose Valdivino, a surgeon.
It is fitting that the spirit of St Ignatius of Loyola is the guiding Entity of John of God?s healing center. St Ignatius faced hardship, persecution and incarceration during his life in Spain in the 16th century at the time of the Spanish Inquisition. He founded the Jesuit Order as directed in visions. Medium John of God similarly faced extreme difficulties in the early years of his life because of his abilities as a medium and the healing work he was directed to do.