Hollywood Actor Converted While Playing The Part of Padre Pio

"In prayer you shall perceive ... the way out of every situation that has no exit." 
Medjugorje March 28, 1985

"Do novenas of fasting and renunciation so that satan be far from you and grace be around you"                                                                                                             -  Medjugorje July 25, 2005


We are so glad you are onboard and fasting together with us, because there is so much work to be done. The devil and his minions never take a break, and neither should we! Our fasting breaks the power of evil more decisively than we know or can even imagine.


That’s why the practice of fasting has endured from the earliest days of the church. Jesus said that His disciples would begin fasting after He left, and they did, of course. For two millennia, Christians have considered prayer, fasting, and almsgiving part of being followers of Christ. We have examples of spiritual giants up and down the centuries who knew that fasting was a "power tool" against the devil:  St Paul in the first century, Fr Vianney post French Revolution, and Padre Pio in the last century to name just three. The last two physically wrestled with the evil one!


GK Chesterton said, “One of the most brilliant things that the devil has ever done was to get people not to believe in him. It was brilliant. Can you see?? Just take the first letter off of the word “devil" and you see the “evil.” It's in plain sight! If there is no devil, then really there is no need to combat evil- we just need more legislation, more social justice.


No wonder fasting has been in such decline!! Nearly everyone one of us on this list, when introduced to the practice, had only a small recognition of fasting as being "something that some people did somewhere” when we first heard about it. The clever deception of the devil is on full display when our pastors don’t preach about it, and most people only know about intermittent fasting for health. Tomorrow let’s include in our prayers that more and more and more people, including those in our own families, will recognize how important fasting is to renew the world. It’s akin to beefing up our military!


Lastly, we want to encourage everyone to keep an eye out for the movie Padre Pio coming out in September. The renowned actor Shia LeBeouf was suicidal with depression when he was asked to take the role portraying the 20th century evangelist. All of the trappings of success LeBeouf had earned were just that, trappings,  and he saw little hope for his future.    LeBeouf decided to take the role however and he began spending time with Pio’s brotherhood when his life took a dramatic turn. The catalyst proved to be the exhortation from the friars that if LeBeouf really wanted to do a thorough job in researching Pio there was one thing the actor had to do: Read the gospels.  What began simply as professional immersion to know Padre Pio, became life changing. Coupled with the kind acceptance and gentle teaching of the Capuchin monks, he has now become Catholic, praise God!  We encourage you to watch the 1:20 minute interview with Bishop Barron (may be watched over a couple of days) along with any other documentaries or resources on Padre Pio, an extraordinary priest who said he would not enter heaven until all of his spiritual children were safely there. You will be immensely blessed.


Never stop adding spiritual firepower to the forces of good as you hamstring the forces of evil. Every quiet, meditative scripture reading, every rosary, every meal fasted, every dollar given charitably helps the battle in the spiritual realm. You have more power than you can imagine. Just you.  


God bless your prayers and your fast tomorrow as you store up your treasure in heaven.



Why We Fast – Our Core Fasting Intentions

1) For the Holy Spirit to reign down upon America renewing our land as the Christian, capitalist meritocracy we were founded to be.

2) For the protection of our police, firefighters, military and their families from harm and that the Lord bless their courageous generosity on our behalf one hundredfold.

3) For the protection of the families who fast with us, and for God’s blessings of abundance upon them and that true to His word, we will be able to witness that He prospered us in famine.

Would you like to learn more about fasting?

We maintain a repository of ideas and information we have learned over the last decade while fasting weekly for America. From scientific studies on the benefits of fasting, to the differences between intermittent dieting vs intermittent fasting, to scriptural references regarding the power of fasting to the history of first century Christians who stated believers are obligated to fast weekly, we hope you will find numerous insights with our free resource located here.

Together let us also implore Heaven while fasting for intentions you have highlighted:

4) For Mike Lindell who is putting himself on the front lines suing over the election fraud that has taken place and for all of the warriors who are stepping up around the nation to fight for the gospel – May The Father cover them in the blood of our savior,  protect them and their families from evil and bring victory to their endeavors.

5) For priests, ministers and all who aspire to lead others to the Lord, that the Holy Spirit will reign down upon them as at Pentecost filling them to overflowing with an understanding of what the Lord wants, courage and the desire to preach what He would have them preach and protection and strength from all evil that comes against them. 

6) For the Americans jailed after January 6th who were admitted to the Capitol building by the police, and who were not found to have destroyed any property at the capitol yet who have been held captive ever since on our own soil - That God's Spirit will move quickly to bring justice back to this land by freeing them while enlightening Americans how to bring God's justice back to our nation.

7) For young Megan who has an incurable liver condition @ Duke Hospital - Asking the Divine Physician for a complete healing.

Who We Are

St. Joseph Partners is a for-profit business that has funded Fast for America for over ten years. To the extent you support our work to renew America and if you understand why gold and silver protect believers' wealth in this world, please consider us or recommend us when you or someone you know buys or sells gold and silver. From our website www.StJosephPartners.com you can buy and sell dozens of types of precious metals. We close on Sundays to honor the Sabbath. Click here for a link where you can view a brief video about our firm and a brief video about why all investors and families should have some gold and silver in their portfolios.

All order up to $20,000 may be placed thru our website. For personalized assistance or to Place orders over $20,000 please contact our customer service team at 610.326.2000