As Founder and Director of Mary’s Way Worldwide Apostolate, I, Francis Slinsky, confirm that I have witnessed many wonderful occurrences through Father David's Prayers. Through the Grace of God and through "Our Lady Mediatrix of All Graces", Father David has become my Personal Spiritual Director. The following account of his life and ministry has come to us directly from Father David. When quotation marks appear, they are the exact words of Father David!
Father David’s Early Life
As an infant, Father David was a very sickly child in Italy. His uncle, who was a priest working in Rome near the Vatican, heard about Padre Pio in the early 1950's. He brought his nephew, young David, to Padre Pio hoping for a miraculous healing of his very severe brain problem.
After several surgeries, the doctors didn’t give much hope for young David to live.
Father David later recounted “…half of the brain was okay and the other half was like no good, like detached, and very soft. Part of my skull bone on the back of my head was missing!” The condition stunted his growth and was very painful. He was three and a half years old then - in the 1950’s. He was very small for his age because his growth was stunted due to his severe brain disease.
This photograph of 3½ year old David, which was taken at the time, shows Padre Pio lovingly talking to him. Father David later recounted: “Padre Pio was praying for me.” Padre Pio loved this little boy very much.
Padre Pio, upon seeing David, cried and cried over the severe condition of little David. Padre Pio knew of the very great suffering little David had to endure continuously because of his condition. David recalls what Padre Pio had said of him, “Why my child, you were suffering like that, for a long time.”
"After much prayer over me" Father David said, "Padre Pio brought me, along with the Capuchin brothers and my uncle, closed the whole church, and prayed many hours of prayers over me, and a special Mass. After the Mass, Padre Pio came down to me, I was sitting down in the middle of the church … and he was praying with Jesus Christ! He scared me. I remember he was touching all around my head with the hands … I started feeling … burning. Like blood coming out from my head. It was very painful. I started healing little by little …”
After young David was "miraculously" healed by Jesus through Padre Pio’s intercession, young David was invited by Padre Pio’s family to live with them near San Giovanni Rotondo. David visited the Monastery many times. After his cure, and after his hair started growing, David recounts how to told the Brothers in Padre Pio's Capuchin Monastery that he was "wanting to have his hair cut, like Padre Pio!” The Brother in the Monastery did as young David asked. But after David's hair was cut, they discovered many bumps that circled around young David's head! The surprised Brothers asked, “Why do you have so much bumps on your head?” It was in reference to the now seen, many small bumps "miraculously" encircled around David's then shaven head. This happened when Jesus miraculously cured him through the prayers of Padre Pio!
The Brothers counted the bumps and found as many bumps on his head as there are beads on the Rosary! You could imagine young David's shock and surprise when he heard them telling him: “PADRE PIO PUT ROSARY BEADS ALL AROUND YOUR HEAD!!!" The Priests told me: "…that it meant, you are completely healed!" Young David immediately ran as fast as he could to Padre Pio to thank him. Padre Pio smiled and said of David’s haircut “Now you look just like me!” TO THIS DAY, MORE THAN 50 YEARS LATER, FATHER DAVID STILL HAS THE ROSARY BEADS AROUND HIS HEAD AS SHOWN IN THIS RECENT PHOTO taken by Francis Slinsky. Father David who is Francis Slinsky's Spiritual Director told Francis that he (Father David) prays many rosaries every day!
Padre Pio’s favorite prayer was the rosary. He prayed unceasingly many rosaries all day and night long for over 50 years. He was never without rosary beads in his hands. Padre Pio had the gift of reading souls! He was so very fond of David. He knew young David so very well.
WHEN JESUS "MIRACULOUSLY" CURED YOUNG DAVID THROUGH PADRE PIO'S INTERCESSION, JESUS PERMANENTLY PLACED "A CROWN OF ROSARIES, A HALO OF ROSARIES" AROUND YOUNG DAVID'S HEAD - WHO IS NOW FATHER DAVID! This can still be seen nearly 60 years later.
During this time and for the next 15 years, Padre Pio’s two sisters and nieces took care of little David. Little David lived with Padre Pio’s family. They were so very poor that they all slept on the floor, Father David reports.
Young David was often with Padre Pio. Padre Pio was very fond of young David. Padre Pio fondly asked young David to call him “Nono” which means “Grandfather” in Italian. So young David always called Padre Pio “Grandfather!” Even now, when Saint Padre Pio appears in apparitions to now Father David, Father David always calls Saint Padre Pio "Grandfather"! ("Nono").
David made his First Holy Communion with Padre Pio at the age of seven. Padre Pio is shown in this photo descending the steps of the original Our Lady of Grace Church in San Giovanni Rotondo to meet with the children receiving their First Holy Communion from Padre Pio! Here, Padre Pio is handing young David (in the lower right corner) a Holy Card for his First Holy Communion!
Young David made his Confirmation with Padre Pio. Padre Pio was David’s personal Godfather and Sponsor! It was at this time that Padre Pio told David: “YOU ARE GOING TO BE JUST LIKE ME!"
Young David remembers asking Padre Pio: “In which way?!!!” to which Padre Pio responded, “IN EVERY WAY!!”
Years later, David became a priest years just like Padre Pio.
David sometimes gets the Stigmata that Padre Pio told him he would be getting, which started one year after Padre Pio died in 1969. When Father gets the Stigmata, which rarely occurs, it is on his hands and it has the sweet fragrance of roses, lilies, and violets, the so called “Odor of Sanctity” which means "holiness in life and character" and "the quality or state of being holy". Padre Pio always had had the Stigmata wounds! Father David’s Stigmata becomes more intense during the seasons of Advent, Christmas, and Lent and especially throughout Holy Week when he has the full Stigmata. At these times, Father David spends whole days in prayer and seven hours of intense prayer in the Chapel. During Holy Week and especially on Good Friday, Father David often has to stay in bed due to his very weak condition and the great lose of blood.
The above Photograph was taken several years ago of Father David's stigmata during Holy Week.
The above Photographs were taken November 2013 of Father David’s left hand. It was exuding the sweet fragrance of Roses, Lilies, and Violets (the so called "Odor of Sanctity")
Father David rarely sees future events; Padre Pio very often saw the future.
Father David very rarely spiritually bilocates. Padre Pio very often physically bilocated!
The photograph below shows Father David very intensely praying for the people he says Masses for on Apparition Hill in Medjugorje at the 3 o'clock Divine Mercy Hour - where 4 wonderful "miracles" are shown to have taken place!
The First “Miracle”: JESUS "MIRACULOUSLY " APPEARED ABOVE FATHER DAVID and can be seen in the red "Divine Mercy Rays"!
The Second “Miracle”: The most brilliant light over Father David is not the sun because it is on this side of the mountain! Also, the sun does not set low at 3 o'clock which can be detected by the rays of the sunlight! This is not the sun! IT IS MOST LIKELY, GOD THE FATHER AND GOD THE HOLY SPIRIT ABOVE JESUS descending down over Father David!
The Third “Miracle”: A "MIRACULOUS" BURST OF WHITE LIGHT COVERED ALMOST ALL OF THE CLEAR BLUE SKY! Only the small, jagged edged, blue sky in the upper left corner was not covered by the brilliant white light.
The Fourth “Miracle”: RED AND PALE "DIVINE MERCY RAYS" "miraculously" poured down onto Father David and angled out all around him. This can be seen on Father, in all the shadows, on the base and pedestal of the Statue, and on all 4 sides of the 10 foot statue in Medjugorje!
In 1999, Father David made a holy pilgrimage with several religious brothers and priests to Medjugorje. As Father began to pray before the Statue of the Blessed Mother on "Apparition Hill" where our Lady has appeared many times and where over 30 million pilgrims have visited, his fellow priests were overwhelmed by the sweet fragrance of roses, lilies and lilacs that filled the air! They became curious as to where this very sweet aroma came from since there were no roses, lilies or lilacs anywhere. They even knelt down trying to smell the odorless flowers and imitation flowers that were planted there.
Father David then moved away in humility, so that the brothers would not discovered that he was the source of the very sweet fragrance. The aroma was coming from the "stigmata-like wounds" on Father David’s hands! When Father was content with the fact that his companions would not discover the origin of this heavenly fragrance, he knelt before the statue of the Blessed Mother.
It was now "The Hour of Divine Mercy", 3:00 PM. As Father David knelt and prayed before the statue of Mary, The Mother of God, he told me he began to feel very great warmth! He felt that something was happening! Father later told Francis, the Founder and Director of Mary's Way to Jesus Apostolate, who asked Father David all about this, upon seeing the above photograph: “It was a beautiful feeling when The Divine Mercy rays were on my body. I felt a lot of joy! I was very happy to be there.” Father further explained: “When I pray, I pray so hard – so intense – I feel the presence of Our Blessed Mother! It’s such a good feeling!”
The brothers with Father David saw that the sky had suddenly burst into a pure white sky – that covered almost all of the clear blue sky! Only a small, jagged edged patch of blue sky remained as seen in the upper left corner behind the statue. Because of this, one of the brothers felt inspired to then take this photograph when he saw the sky instantly turn white, and stay nearly all white! That brother gave the photograph to Father David and said: "Father, I have a surprise for you!" That photograph is shown here above.
When the photograph was developed, it shows what could be considered "an Apparition of 'Jesus' ", in radiant red light, over Father David! The deeper red in the center of the "Apparition of Jesus" could be interpreted as "The Sacred Heart of Jesus"!
The most brilliant light over what appears to be Jesus is not the sun because it is on this side of the mountain! It is also not high up in the sky where it should be! The sun does not set low at 3 o'clock! This is not the sun - it could be considered to represent "God the Father" above "Jesus Christ" both descending down over Father David!
Seemingly "miraculous" streams of red and pale blue "Divine Mercy Rays" go straight down, directly onto Father David, directly from "Jesus"! The "Divine Mercy Rays" are going straight down to Father! Notice that the red and pale blue "Divine Mercy Rays" on the statue are all angled to the left side of Father! The "Divine Mercy Rays” even extend up to the top of the statue! The Rays are in all the shadows, on the base, and on the pedestal of the statue, on the flower bed, and on all sides of the 10 foot statue! We understand that Father David was in ecstasy, in rapture, very intensely praying for the people he says Masses for.
Father David sometimes sees our Blessed Mother and sometimes receives messages from her.
Many wonderful things have happened when Father David prays to the Blessed Mother through images of her like our Icon of "Our Lady Mediatrix of All Graces" WHICH IS MIRACULOUSLY EXUDING OIL FROM HIS ICON OF HER IN HIS CHAPEL WHERE HE SAYS MASSES THROUGH "OUR LADY MEDIATRIX OF ALL GRACES" FOR THE INTENTIONS OF PEOPLE REQUESTING THEM.
This photograph of Our Lady Mediatrix of All Graces in The Miraculous Icon® (this Title and this Icon are International Registered Trademarks) was taken by Father David in his chapel. The Icon is next to his altar where he offers his Masses and prayers for people’s intentions. These are several signs that Blessed Mother in her role as Our Lady Mediatrix of All Graces is answering Father David's prayers. They are: (1) the Icon is miraculously exuding oil, (2) also, a red serum is sometimes coming out of the Icon through the canvas pours, (3) and both have very sweet fragrances! This would seem to indicate that the Blessed Mother is also answering Father David’s and your prayers!
Father David sees and receives information from Saint Padre Pio! This is a "miraculous" picture of Saint Padre Pio recently appeared to Father alongside Father David’s altar, where he daily offers his Masses for the people’s intentions. Saint Padre Pio is praying to Jesus on the Crucifix he is holding!
These ten photographs of Padre Pio were taken during the last two months of Padre Pio's life!
Photo 4 shows Padre Pio saying Mass holding the Eucharist! Photographs 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, and 9 of Padre Pio taken 2 weeks before he died. Photographs 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, and 8 are available for purchase to help Father David’s orphanages with over 500 very sick, debilitated children. Call 1-732-892-7400 to purchase any of these photographs without watermarks on them. (NOTE: ALL 40 PHOTOGRAPHS SHOWN HERE ON THESE PAGES AND ALL 430 PHOTOGRAPHS THROUGHOUT OUR WEBSITE ARE COPYRIGHTED BY US AND HAVE DIGITALLY EMBEDDED WATERMARKS IN THEM BY DIGIMARC AND CANNOT BE USED WITHOUT OUR WRITTEN PERMISSION.)
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Father David's vitally important mission is among the abandoned, orphan children, many of whom are sickly. He helps provides food, shelter, medical care, and the love these children desperately need – and for this reason Father David’s association with Mary’s Way Apostolate is so vital. Your donation for Father’s 365 Masses, Saint Benedict Medals, Miraculous Images, and groceries go to fund these orphanages. Click here for 365 Masses said for your intentions in Father David's Monestary! And 365 Masses said by Fransiscans in the Holy Land! Click here for Saint Benedict Medals most powerfully blessed by Father David!
Father David works with orphanages with the help of religious brothers who assist him.
Father David had Private Audiences with Pope John Paul II.
FATHER DAVID AND MARY'S WAY WORLDWIDE APOSTOLATE
It was August 5th, 2010, Our Lady’s birthday, “The Feast Day of Our Lady of Snows”, after 10 years of searching, I, Francis Slinsky, Founder and Director of Mary’s Way Apostolate, finally found two companies that could make our exquisite “12-Way, All Protecting, Double Brown Scapulars”. Our Lady guided me to find not one but two companies that would make the scapulars for us with all its intricate details of The Miraculous Icon® now seen on the on 2,000 threads of the most lustrous satin weave damask Scapulars! That same day, after the Scapulars were finally finished in Korea, and after 4 months of great difficulty (read testimony of woman who saw a rocket launched and land close to the factory where the scapulars were), we, at Mary’s Way received a phone call from a lady in Hawaii who wanted 75, 12-Way All Protecting Double Scapulars. I found out two weeks later from her that Father David had told her to order the scapulars. I had assumed that she was someone else to whom I had mentioned the production of the scapulars. Of the 75 scapulars – a small part was to go to Father David along with our Prayer Cards of Our Lady Mediatrix of All Graces.
How did Father David know about the scapulars? It turns out that Father David had called this lady in Hawaii to tell her about how Our Blessed Mother appeared to him in a dream holding the Scapulars in her hand.
Father David reported to her that in the dream he had said to himself, “My God, what is this?!” Father had never seen the image of Our Lady Mediatrix of All Graces
I, Francis, had commissioned Josyp Terelya, a world renown mystic and Marian Visionary, to paint the unique Saint Michael the Archangel image especially for the Scapulars, 10 years earlier.
Father had never seen the image of Our Lady Mediatrix of All Graces, and in fact the image of Our Lady Mediatrix at Mary’s Way was the first such image of her in the world.
From the reports given by the lady in Hawaii, Father David described the image from his dream to his Spiritual Director, Father Amort, the Chief Exorcist for the Vatican. Father David’s Spiritual Director reminded him about the document about Francis Slinsky and the Icon Our Lady Mediatrix of All Graces by a monsignor for Cardinal Casaroli (1914-1998) had written it as then Retired Secretary of State and Foreign Minister to Pope John Paul II. Francis Slinsky had been invited in May 1997 and May 1998 to bring the original Miraculous Icon "Our Lady Mediatrix of All Graces" to Rome as the invited guest of Vox Populi Maria Mediatrici International Conference for which over 200 bishops, archbishops, cardinals, and priests and international Marian leaders were in attendance.
Father David called his contact in Hawaii who in turn called Francis Slinsky.
The document his Spiritual Director spoke about which led him to Mary’s Way Apostolate, appeared on Father David’s credence table next to his altar the next morning, while celebrating mass in his humble chapel (see image below item 1 above).
The telephone number for Mary’s Way in that document was the old original number, from 13 years previously, which mysteriously somehow worked.
After 4 months of speaking to Francis, the lady in Hawaii knew that Father David and Francis should speak directly, to which Father David gave permission and Francis got Father David’s private telephone number.
Francis Slinsky called Father David and during this first time conversation, Father David said: “FRANCIS, THERE ARE GOING TO BE MANY MIRACLES COMING THROUGH YOUR 12-WAY ALL PROTECTING DOUBLE SCAPULARS!"
Father David turned out to be the protégé of Padre Pio.
Father David donated to Mary’s Way Apostolate the most precious First Class Relic of Padre Pio – a pair of gloves of Padre Pio to help all the patrons of Mary’s Way Apostolate.
Padre Pio gave his personal possessions back to his family before he died. The Family of Padre Pio over time gave Padre Pio’s personal possessions to Father David. Father David recently donated to Mary's Way Worldwide Apostolate Padre Pio's Gloves and PADRE PIO'S FAVORITE STOLE which all his family made a part of, and then gave it to Padre Pio as his 65th. Birthday present! PADRE PIO USED THIS STOLE THROUGHOUT THE LAST 15 YEARS OF HIS LIFE DURING HIS MANY HOURS EACH DAY OF HEARING CONFESSIONS! NOTICE THAT PADRE PIO'S SWEAT AND BLOOD IS STILL ON THE NECK BAND OF HIS STOLE! Father David donated it to Mary’s Way Apostolate so that Francis can very reverently touch Padre Pio's Stole to all the religious items you purchase from Mary’s Way Apostolate.
Father David donated to Mary’s Way Apostolate a 12 inch life like STATUE of Padre Pio to Mary’s Way. A short time after Father David blessed the statue, the Statue exuded blood serum with the sweet fragrance of Roses, Lilies, and violets, from the Stigmata wounds of Padre Pio - the “Odor of Sanctity” associated withPadre Pio during his life.
Below is the healing of a very sick child which I photographed and witnessed.
There are also rainbows-like appearance, as testified in one instance by a very startled cleaning woman at a hotel in a foreign country were Father David was briefly staying. When Father David was out of his hotel room, the cleaning woman went in to clean his room and was very shocked to find multicolor that was fading away, that stretched across the inside of his room!
Several different times, Father David told me about how the orphan children in his orphanages told him that after receiving a prayer card of "Our Lady Mediatrix of All Graces" that he had just blessed for them, the children reported that the hand of Jesus become very hot and moved giving the children a blessing!
I, Francis Slinsky, testify that after Father David had just blessed one of our Prayer Cards of "Our Lady Mediatrix of All Graces" for me and handed it to me, that "Our Lady Mediatrix Icon" on our Prayer Card became extremely hot!
At Mary’s Way we have witnessed many wondrous occurrences: first, THE 60 YEAR OLD DRIED BLOOD OF PADRE PIO ON HIS BLESSING HAND GLOVE MIRACULOUSLY LIQUIFIED AND A VERY HOT DROP OF PADRE PIO'S BLOOD PENETRATED THROUGH 3 THICK PAGES THAT THE GLOVES WERE ON AND BENT, WARPED, CURLED UP ALL 3 PAGES! Click here to see more about Padre Pio's blood serum
Soon after, 51 more very tiny drops of blood-like serum appeared under Padre Pio's gloves! Now there are 52 drops of blood serum from the 60 year old gloves surrounding the first tiny drop of blood which we very reverently touch to the religious items you purchase from Mary's Way at no cost to you. Padre Pio has given us this sign that every week of the year, all 52 weeks, he will help you through your prayers to him.
Most surprising, a scab of blood from Padre Pio’s hands "miraculously" went through 60 years of time and space and appeared under the gloves of Padre Pio at Mary’s Way. Padre Pio's Scab of blood was never on or in or under Padre Pio's Most Miraculous Gloves! See the greatly enlarged blood scab.
This is a greatly enlarged view of the scab of blood
Father David and his priests offered to say a Mass every day for a year along with a Mass said by the Priests in the Holy Land for a total of 760 Masses for you and your family for a donation of $195 to help him in his work with the children in the orphanages he works with. We receive reports from those having masses said by Father David of peace and healing in their families.
Father David asked to meet in person with the Francis and Joyce Slinsky the Directors of Mary's Way Worldwide Apostolate this past summer. FRANCIS IS NOW A "CONSECRATED-LIKE" SPIRITUAL SON OF SAINT PADRE PIO! JOYCE IS NOW A "CONSECRATED-LIKE" SPIRITUAL DAUGHTER OF SAINT PADRE PIO! Father David is also Francis Slinsky’s "Spiritual Director".
Father David brought to this meeting with Francis and Joyce, a 12 inch life like Statue of Saint Benedict, and a second 12 inch life like Statue of Saint Padre Pio which both started to ooze a blood-like substance and Oil the day after Father David had blessed them - even though they were completely locked up in a conference room away from Father David! The left hand of Saint Benedict on his Miraculous Statue also became life like! The veins on Saint Benedict's left hand which is holding his spear with his Saint Benedict Cross on it to chase away evil - bulged out on his left hand. They were not there before! Tears also appeared in Padre Pio's eyes in his statue. The day before when Father David blessed them, they were left in the hotel Conference Room which was locked by the Manager who alone had the key to the room! The next morning when the Hotel Manager unlocked the locked Conference Room with his personal key (he alone had the key), we all found the Miraculous Bleeding and Oiling and tearing Statues! I interpret this to be signs of dire times ahead for the world!
After a second personal meeting with Francis a year later, Father David offered, for those who would like to contribute through donations for Father's mission – Saint Benedict Medals, Photos of Padre Pio, and Second Class Relics of Padre Pio, in addition to the Masses already mentioned.
Father David offered a select group of Second Class Relics of Saint Padre Pio and Saint Thérèse Liseux. The relics are in very unique, custom-made reliquaries!
Father David gave Mary’s Way the powerfully blessed Saint Benedict Medals with the “Liberating and exorcising Blessings” for the soon, very likely 3 days of darkness and possible chastisement.
Custom made gold plated reliquary medallions from Italy. They come with a gold plated chain so you can wear them around your neck and near your heart. The relics encased in the back are their vestment habits. They are all in very limited supply. Click here to purchase relics.
Francis gave Father David a framed Icon of Our Lady Mediatrix of All Graces that is now oozing a great deal of Oil and blood-like Serum from it, with the sweet fragrance of roses, lilies and violets coming from it. Father David reported: “…so much oil is coming from Our Lady Mediatrix of All Graces Icon that I had to put a silver container to capture it.” Father David gave the Oil to Francis at Mary’s Way Worldwide Apostolate. We touch all of our religious articles to this oil and serum which is coming or of the Icon at no cost.
ALL OF OUR RELIGIOUS ARTICLES AND SACRAMENTALS ARE OFFER AT SUGGESTED DONATION. WE DO NOT CHARGE TO TOUCH ANY OF OUR ITEMS TO OUR 75 SACRED FIRST RELICS FROM ROME. OUR RELICS ARE NOT FOR SALE AND WILL NEVER BE SOLD.
Father David reported that many wondrous things are happening through “The Mediatrix Icon” including most recently, "…when a Seminarian who was expelled from the Seminary took the Miraculous Icon from the Chapel in his anger to destroy it, The Icon and its frame became so hot that it burned his hands! The expelled Seminarian in great fear brought back the image back to the Seminary saying, “I’m sorry, I took the Icon to destroy it but it burned my hands! …” See our YOU-TUBE.