On July 1, 2007, Rosa Zenel, of Melbourne, Australia, planned to end her life. “Ever since I can remember — when I was 3 — I had the wish to help God. I prayed often and wished more than anything to be a tool of God to help others.”
But as a child, Rosa endured ongoing trauma. “My life was physical, emotional abuse, and then from age 9, sexual abuse. At school I was bullied.” Her family, she says, “…drank a lot of alcohol. There were drugs involved, so I was surrounded by this.”
Following two failed suicide attempts, she sought the help of psychiatrists, was in and out of hospitals and went to healers and naturopaths. She was put on strong anti-depressant, anti-psychotic and anti-anxiety drugs, to which she eventually became addicted. Her body began to fail, she said, and in May 2007, she was re-admitted into a psychiatric facility under suicide watch.
“My doctor told me my health problems were very serious, and my mental health condition was hereditary and this would be my life. So, against his orders, I left the facility and…planned my suicide.”
She recalled, “On the afternoon of June 27, 2007, in the city of Melbourne, on a crowded bridge — it was lunchtime — I dropped to my knees. I begged. I was in tears crying and I begged to God to help me and that if I had not failed them, and if they still loved me, to show me a sign that I should not end my life.” Just as she got up on one knee, she said, her cell phone rang. “A friend, who didn’t really know what was going on in my life, invited me for coffee. I felt that was my sign.”
When the two met, the friend told Rosa about Bruno Groening, inviting her to an upcoming documentary film about his life.
Bruno Groening became well-known in 1950s post-war Germany after multitudes of sick and injured people were healed when Groening spoke to them, urging them to let go of their suffering and proclaiming that “God is the greatest physician.”
At the film, Rosa felt the healing stream run through her body and left that evening “feeling wonderful and full of energy.” She regularly attended meetings of the Circle of Friends, to take in the healing stream and learn about Groening’s teachings and “day by day, got better.”
By the end of the year, she was free from all her lifelong burdens. She took up sports and could work normally again and began living a very happy and active life.
“What I feel is really important is the gift of forgiveness,” she said. “I was able to forgive from my heart all those who harmed me but also forgive myself. All the fear has gone.” And, Rosa’s lifelong dream became reality: she feels she can now help God help others through her involvement in the Bruno Groening Circle of Friends. “I had to wait 42 years from when I was 3 years old, but the wait was worth it. No words can really express what I’m allowed to have here.”
Today Circle of Friends communities are active in over 130 countries. Healings are recorded and medically verified by physicians in the organization.
This September, the Twin Cities will have the chance to directly experience Bruno Groening’s teachings. Brigitte Schneider, a Licensed Healing Practitioner from Frankfurt, Germany, will give lectures, presenting medically verified healings and simple instructions on how to absorb the healing stream to attain health, help in life and a greater sense of inner peace and happiness. Many experience this healing stream during the lecture.
All lectures will be held from 7-8:30 p.m.:
• September 23 — Room 101, Carondelet Center, 1890 Randolph Ave., St. Paul
• September 24 — Meeting Room 1, Plymouth Creek Center, 14800 34th Ave. N., Plymouth
• October 2 — SpringHouse Ministry Center, 610 W. 28th St., Minneapolis
Admission is free, donations appreciated. Contact Kelly at 651.206.0276 with questions. For more information and to view the full documentary on Youtube, visit www.bruno-groening.org.