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The people speak out with the truth about Christina Gallagher, the House of Prayer Achill and her spiritual director Fr Gerard McGinnity PhD

Young Man’s Life totally changed at House of Prayer Achill – May 2013

Many hundreds give witness to gifts of conversion and testimonies of spiritual healing involving Christina Gallahger and her mission are recorded at Our Lady Queen of Peace House of Prayer Achill, in Ireland. Just some of testimonies of those who have given withness are detailed  here on this archive. Fr Gerard McGinnity PhD is spiritual director of Christina Gallagher.

Young Man’s Life totally changed after visit to the House of Prayer in Achill in May 2013


Alan gives witness of his conversion to the crowds gathered at the House of Prayer for Youth Day in October 2013

A YOUNG Dublin man (left),  who lost two of his older brothers to drugs, one from an overdose of heroin, the other from drug abuse also, and who himself was daily taking drugs and unable to kick the habit, visited Our Lady Queen of Peace House of Prayer in Achill on May 2012 after being urged by a friend to go there.

While praying the Rosary at the May 26th, Saturday night vigil, he had an extraordinary experience, which brought him to uncontrollable tears, and the realisation that some great change had taken place within him. Immediately, and inexplicably he instantly and totally lost his dependence on drugs and instead gained a total conversion. Now he prays and goes daily to Mass and Holy Communion and has joined the Legion of Mary in recent weeks.

The conversion testimony given by him on July 25th 2012 in the House of Prayer in Achill before the capacity attendance at Fraternity Day was greeted with applause by the many hundreds present, proving an inspiring and emotional occasion for many of them, helping young people faced with problems of modern living and the adverse effects of unhealthy peer pressure.

The young Dubliner explained: “May 26th, 2012 was my first visit to the House of Prayer in Achill. Up to then, I had no faith, and my only prayers were at funerals.”

“I lost my two brothers to drugs. My first brother died aged 23 years. He led a life of madness and took an overdose of heroin. He died in 2001.”

“My second brother died aged 33 years. He fell into the wrong company and started on drugs. On August 26 2006, he passed away from drug abuse.”

“It was about 2003 I started taking drugs myself. I had control of it at the start but then after years of taking drugs, it took control of me. I started to feel very sick, but I could not kick the habit, because I was hooked. I lost a lot of weight, and all I had on my mind was drugs, and this did not go away.”


“Then, this year, a good friend also from Dublin, told me about the House of Prayer in Achill, and urged me to go there. I decided to give it a go, as I was told that the strong presence of Our Lady was there.”

“I came to the House about two months ago, on Saturday May 26th 2012. I did not feel anything during the day until the Night Vigil. It was then, as I was praying the Rosary that I just closed my eyes, when some very strong and powerful sensation went through my whole body, and I was brought to tears. I cried and cried… I knew some great change had taken place within my entire being.”

“From that moment onward, over the last two months, I have had no urge to touch drugs, thank God,” he explained. “Not just that, but I have had the desire for daily Mass, Holy Communion, Prayer, the Rosary” he added, explaining how he had gone back to God and received the sacraments. “More recently I have joined the Legion of Mary.”

“I have so much to thank Our Lady Queen of Peace for and the House of Prayer. My plan is to come here on a regular basis. I also wish to thank Christina Gallagher and Fr McGinnity for their wonderful example of faith and prayer. I am eager to come and learn all I can about my faith, all praise to God and to His Blessed Mother,” he concluded.


This striking testimony of healing and conversion is just one of the latest among many hundreds involving Christina Gallagher and her apostolate, and recorded at the House of Prayer in Achill for nearly two decades. Others have been noted at the chain Houses of Prayer overseas. Some of the healings and conversion occurred years before the House of Prayer was opened at Achill Sound in July 1993. All these recorded heavenly ‘signs’ – totaling more than seven hundred – are plain proof of the authenticity of the messages received from Our Lady and Jesus since 1988.

God gives such signs – in the shape of miraculous healings, conversion and extraordinary graces – only to demonstrate that the messages received by a prophet or mystic, are authentic, and worthy of acceptance. In any apparitions or messages deemed to be genuine, nothing new is ever added to the deposit of faith or to Church doctrine, but in times of special spiritual need, a merciful God instructs, directs and warns His children, and clearly shows them the way back to Him – and Our Lady is God’s perfect instrument in all this.

Article published in Ireland’s Eye Magazine, August 2012

Official Website for Christina Gallagher  :  www.christinagallagher.org

People Respond to Obsessive Stalking of Christina Gallagher

Following their previous statement in November 2013, the people, appalled that even this had been turned against Christina Gallagher, released this follow-up statement:  (November 26th 2013)

“Our Statement is from the  Many People who Freely Attend the House of Prayer Achill”

As directors of the House of Prayer and as representatives of the many people who freely choose to attend the House of Prayer we find it very strange that Jim Gallagher and Dialogue Ireland persist not only in stalking Mrs. Gallagher but in displaying such an obsessive and hate-filled manner as they do so.

Why do they continue to lash Mrs.Gallagher when it is we, the directors and representatives of the people who responded on the internet to their false allegations? We provide what we provide because we respect Mrs. Gallagher for what we have witnessed- we have direct experience of the truth and the facts of which we speak. What we do with our own money is our choice and ours alone; just as it is Jim Gallagher’s business what he may choose to do with his.

Some of us were present at the House of Prayer, for example, when a young horse-trainer from Hartlepool was healed on the spot , coming to life before our eyes! His progressive and irreversible paralysis disappeared instantaneously and the inoperable injuries were instantly healed. His medical consultants fully verified his cure but declared there was no scientific explanation for it.

More recently, we were present at the House of Prayer when a young Dublin man was instantly healed there of drug addiction and returned to the daily practice of his faith. In his moving testimony he described how two of his brothers had actually died through such drug abuse.

Jim Gallagher’s hatred for Christina rises to the extreme and reckless pitch of endangering her life by depicting her head within a rifle-sight and placing a weapon in the caption. If he were only to apply a similar energy to ascertaining the truth and conveying the extraordinary good that is evident in the fruitfulness of the work entrusted to her…..! Over 700 such testimonies can be read in the files at the House of Prayer.

We, whom Mr. Gallagher condescends to class as “gullible” -though far from gullible we are- know what we have directly witnessed. Surely it is he who is the gullible one, as he deliberately blinds himself to the professional evidence available concerning the fruits of the House of Prayer and insists on parroting the same stale lies to the point of obsession?

We have been with Mrs.Gallagher when we witnessed nasty tactics directed towards her house in Malahide – not just stalking but stalking marked with a depth of obsessive behaviour. We cannot but ask is there any place where Mrs. Gallagher can be afforded justice in the face of relentless incitement to hatred by Jim Gallagher, Dialogue Ireland and tv3?

Mrs. Gallagher has only ever asked people to pray the Rosary daily and fast (on tea and bread) one day a week of their choice (something, incidentally, which the Holy Father,Pope Francis recently also invited everyone in the Church to do in union with him for the situation in Syria). Yet what appears in Jim Gallagher’s article and on tv3 is a total deceit -an absurd inference that Mrs. Gallagher could be thereby responsible for anyone ‘losing their body weight’ or ‘praying a hundred Rosaries per day’. This is so preposterous as not to merit comment. When Mrs. Gallagher is present at the House of Prayer,she merely prays the Rosary and does not meet people privately, personally or otherwise. The Rosary she always prays slowly so that people know what they are saying and therefore that they pray it not for any obsessive or compulsive reason.

The prayers we pray at the House of Prayer are the regular, universally used prayers of our Catholic Church known and recognised as such by any practising Catholic. One can only wonder, then, why Jim Gallagher, Dialogue Ireland and tv3 go on deceiving people by their mindless repetition of the phrase ‘cult-like behaviour’ in relation to Our Lady Queen of Peace House of Prayer.

It highlights the reckless urge to destroy Mrs.Gallagher and underlines yet again the question, what could make a person consistently deny and distort truth, repeat falsities and become obsessed with hatred in this pursuit?

We cannot but wonder in light of truth who, in fact, it is that is suffering and acting irrationally in all of this!

We would like you to understand (this time) that it is not Mrs. Gallagher who is posting this statement on the website but we, the directors of the House of Prayer and representatives of the people who come to pray the prayers of the Catholic Church.

26th November 2013

Related Links

Testimony: Major Physical Healing and Conversion of John Garbutt 
Testimony: Major Physical Healing of Kathleen O’Sullivan
Testimony: Major Physical Healing of Jed Michael
Testimony: Major Physical Healing of Rose McManus in the Womb
Testimony: Young Man’s Life Totally Changed after Visit to House of Prayer Achill

Christina Gallagher Stalked – Latest Attack

The following was released in November 2013 by the Directors of the House of Prayer, Achill & The People who go there – to yet again expose the lies published about Christina Gallagher by the Sunday World:The Latest Attack
on Christina Gallagher
by the Sunday World

Jim Gallagher, the stalker, who put Christina’s life in danger already by publishing an image of a rifle-sight on her head with the provocative pun and revealing motive in the caption as much as to say “View to… ” has resumed his stalking tactics to terrorise once again and put her life in grave danger.
On Sunday November 3rd the Sunday World resumed their scurrilous and defamatory attacks on Christina Gallagher with their so-called ‘exclusive’. Once again they seem intent on incitement to contempt and hatred towards Mrs Gallagher.
As has been the case over the past seven years, this latest article is a tissue of misleading information and lies.


Mrs Gallagher owns only one house. It is because she was forced by this kind of media harassment that she had to leave her previous residences. She was first driven from her house at Newport (which she had purchased with the royalties from her own books and tapes with her personal money.) A man from the US hired a film crew from the UK and broke into her private property to film. When confronted by the Gardai this crew lied saying they had sent their film on ahead to an address in Dublin which was a bogus address discovered by the Guards. Instead the tape is believed to have been taken back to the US by those involved.

As a result of this outrageous invasion of privacy, we, the people, felt it necessary to put in place a protection for her. We did this freely and knowingly and we legally declared so in writing. This house acquired by her in Malahide suffered similar invasions of privacy through the relentless Sunday World campaign having a photographer fly over the house as related by Jim Gallagher himself and then printing a full page picture of the property. This not only brought a further procession of tantalising stalkers to the house but also rendered Mrs Gallagher’s life and safety at great risk by suggesting falsely that she had antiques and possibly cash in the house. She has neither and, in fact, hates antiques. The campaign of hatred has been ruthless in turning Mrs Gallagher into a ready target for any gullible reader or hearer of this despicable material.

Incitement to Hatred. Endangerment of Life

The proof of this was clearly evidenced by the arrival at the House of Prayer of individuals – some of them in a disturbed state – who kicked in a panel of the door during a night vigil shouting dangerous threats, uttering obscenities against Mrs Gallagher and referring to the Sunday World and TV3. At this point she found it necessary to write to the Garda Commissioner, providing full details.
Lies even appeared in some of these articles wrongly asserting that Mrs Gallagher had requested cash for the houses of prayer in the US to be sent to her personally. This is a total falsehood. Those houses are vested in trusts in the US and have no benefit for Mrs Gallagher or anyone else and have no financial connection with Ireland.

When her protection in Malahide was destroyed by the Sunday World we, the people, decided to act.
Her intention had always been to give that house in Malahide to the House of Prayer after her death but because of the present needs of the House of Prayer in outstanding bills and maintaining its upkeep, Christina decided to sell the Malahide house now, to help the House of Prayer right away.


We, the people, horrified that such an outrage could be permitted as to depict her within a rifle-sight and thus endanger her life and also seeing for ourselves the entire wrongdoings and the campaign of falsity, we then took the initiative to put together the means to obtain a property of her choice in order to remove her from the increasing danger and give her a little peace of mind. Christina then went to a country area in the UK at the back of a little village and procured a house with the finances thus provided. But alas not for long. Her stalker, Mr Gallagher reappeared, and caused yet again danger to her life and safety by spreading his poison in the neighbourhood of that house, blackening her character.

Mrs Gallagher sold the house in the UK and returned to Malahide to be further mocked and endure the ongoing campaign. The money from the sale of the house in the UK was able to be used for the house that is most recently attacked and on November 3rd, placed on the headlines. Mrs Gallagher is not therefore the owner of “a portfolio of houses“ in Ireland or the USA nor has the ownership of her family home ever come into question because Christina has neither been separated nor divorced from her husband. This is another of the lies perpetrated by that newspaper previously and repeated again in their latest article, as is the claim about a house in the town of Ballina, which belongs to Brendan Gallagher where he lives with his wife and children.

One of the major questions about this entire campaign of harassment and intimidation we have to ask is who can be backing all of this and paying for the constant repeating – not only in the Sunday World – of lies and falsity but also on TV3, E3 and Dialogue Ireland allegedly about cults. Who is backing this campaign for seven years against an innocent person who has tried only to pass on what she has received to believers, many of whom have enormously benefited from what they have received.

Many many were ‘at death’s door‘ but were totally healed. Not only those given up to die have been brought back and healed but countless individuals have been converted with over 700 healing testimonies on record. Yet not one of these was ever related in the Sunday World or on TV3, although they are upheld by the testimony of medical consultants. The only purpose of theSunday World and TV3 appears to be to endanger or destroy.

Relentless Campaign

Another obvious question is why any television channel would find it worthwhile to keep continually repeating the same programme over and over, in an unprecedented way? In the space of one year the TV3 programme has been repeated on that channel or on E3 up to a dozen times, for no apparent reason other than to damage Mrs Gallagher and the House of Prayer. Since the most popular programmes are never repeated like this, we have to question who has been paying for this senseless repetition month after month?


We, the people who visit the House of Prayer, are highly insulted at the ineptitude of the use of the word ‘cult’ . The House of Prayer and the devotions there could never be considered a cult as only the regular prayers of the Catholic Church are prayed there by believers, and are the same as what takes place in churches everywhere. Furthermore, we the people go there freely and voluntarily, and to suggest that we are gullible or under some kind of influence is utterly false and absolutely wrong.

The book by the same Sunday World writer about Christina Gallagher was produced without his ever meeting or speaking with Christina Gallagher or with any members of her family, and the entire contents were based on falsehoods – a book of fiction and deception which is proven by a number of letters which we hold from Mrs Gallagher’s family members… they, too, are horrified by the enormous deception of lies.

Sadly, long before the sustained newspaper and media attacks began, a great deal of misunderstanding was permitted to come about following the removal of the Sacraments from the House of Prayer in Achill in 1998 and also through failure to acknowledge evidence of the supernatural at work there. We understand that thirteen years ago a full account of the most remarkable medically investigated healings reached the local archbishop but there was no change in the situation. The removal of the Sacraments provided an open door to hostile individuals to behave in this manner. Sadly, we the people see the grave injustice as we witness the failing health of Mrs Gallagher due to all this. There is a law for bullying and harassment. Why isn’t there as law for Mrs Gallagher? Even though she is cruelly setup as a marked person, as well as being bullied and harassed, there doesn’t seem to be a law for her. Where are people who are subjected to such wanton media attacks supposed to go in order to gain some protection? Can media people write what they like or say what they like without being called to account? When we last sought balance and fairness in discussions with TV3 about our participation in a programme they wouldn’t grant the conditions we requested. As of now we would not trust them. There is no other word for it than ‘trial by media’.

Related Links

Testimony: Major Physical Healing and Conversion of John Garbutt 
Testimony: Major Physical Healing of Kathleen O’Sullivan
Testimony: Major Physical Healing of Jed Michael
Testimony: Major Physical Healing of Rose McManus in the Womb

Frequently Asked Questions: Background to the Removal of the Sacraments