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What were the mystical revelations of the “Miracle of St. Joseph”?

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What can you tell me about the “Miracle of St. Joseph” that was apparently revealed to a mystic in California in the 1970s? What exactly is the “miracle” and has the Church approved the revelation?


The purported revelations, known variously as “the miracle of St. Joseph” or “The City of God-St. Joseph’s Hill of Hope” were given to Frances Marie Klug, known as “Mother Frances” to her devoted followers, in Southern California beginning in 1967. The contents of the revelations are contained in a seven-volume series of books titled Stories from Heaven.

According to her devotees, Klug acts as the spiritual medium for Christ and the saints. Her voice is said to change when the heavenly personages are supposedly speaking through her. She is referred to as the “funnel” and “instrument” of heavenly teaching.

Unlike most private revelation, the “miracle of St. Joseph” boldly claims to be the source of new doctrinal revelation. The “miracle” is the heretofore unrevealed belief that St. Joseph is the incarnation of the Holy Spirit, as fully God as Jesus Christ. Furthermore, the Blessed Virgin Mary is also “part of the Divine.” It is unclear just what Klug means by this statement but her followers maintain that the Virgin Mary is the incarnation of God the Father.

The “revelations” have been condemned in the strongest possible terms by the bishops of the dioceses of Orange and San Bernardino as well as the archbishop of Los Angeles. Their joint statement of condemnation refers to the “heretical” doctrines espoused, the “spurious” revelations received, and characterizes the organization “St. Joseph’s Hill of Hope-City of God” as “independent of the Roman Catholic Church, its jurisdiction, and its favor.”



  1. Barbara Reply

    It is sad when you have to pay for a prayer request. What if a person did not have a visa….I am now leaving this site as I had a prayer request, can afford to pay, BUT when a window comes up and says can’t submit without paying….Leaves a bad taste in my mouth. Your site should practice what it preaches….

    1. Catholic Say Staff Reply

      I do not know where you got the idea you’d have to pay to be prayed for. We DO NOT TAKE MONEY FROM THIS SITE. We do not even have a special section for the submission of prayer requests. Where did you see anything relating to that?

  2. Dolores Kern Reply

    Being a lay person, but a devoted Catholic,seeing Barbara’s post about paying for prayers really I don’t feel that I qualify for authority to correct her information, so seeing your firm answer was a welcomed relief to me.I knew she was poorly misinformed. ,CATHOLIC SAY STAFF.

  3. Isabelle Reply

    this is probably the link that Barbara followed:
    It asks for a “voluntary contribution” and does indeed sound dodgy
    It appears with an AdChoices link which appears on the web page. If it is not affiliated with your site, may I suggest you disable or disallow it’s appearance here? thank you.

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