Thursday, July 31, 2008

Letter From Bishop Blair of Toledo

This letter was issued on December 11, 2007. On December 17, 2007, Bishop Blair issued a revision to his position that withdrew his support, at this time, for the formation of a public association, sponsored by either the Fostoria or Indianapolis organizations, to promote the devotion to OLA.

We have found no evidence to support the 'anonymous' claims being made by Fostoria supporters that Bishop Blair's position on the status of Patricia Fuller (aka "Sister" Joseph Therese), as stated in his letter of 12/11/07, has changed.

We ask for your continued prayers for Bishop Blair to take a strong position endorsing the formation of a public apostolate to support the devotion to Our Lady of America.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Guardian of The Devotion to OLA

We have received many damning comments from supporters of Patricia Fuller stating she was made the "Guardian" of the OLA devotion in Sr. Millie's Last Will and Testament. We kept getting this particular claim without any supporting documentation or without any of the commenter's real identities being revealed so we could verify the credibility of the claims.

After going through Sr. Millie's entire Will, we have been unable to find any mention that appoints Patricia Fuller (aka Sr. Joseph Therese) as "Guardian" of anything. It does, however, name her as "Executor". Her duties as Executor ended when the estate was settled.

In the opinion of OLTIV, if we are looking for the person who is to be considered the "Guardian" of this devotion, we will find them looking at us in the mirror.

"Bring Me My Children. Bring Me all of My Children."

For all those interested in reading the Will of Sr. Millie themselves, click here:Probate%20documents.pdf

Friday, July 25, 2008

Stay Close To The Sacraments

"Bring Me My Children. Bring Me all of My Children!"

Please join in praying the rosary with us at 6:30 pm tonight (and every Friday) at Sylvan Springs in Rome City, IN.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Comments Deleted

A couple of terribly hate-filled comments from 'Anonymous' were posted yesterday. These comments, from a man who has, apparently, been given access to the private documents of Patricia Fuller (aka Sr. Mary Joseph Therese), are only a small example of the nearly 40 comments he has made in the past week...each one more explicit and foul than the last. We apologize for this unfortunate event and are taking steps to keep this type of commentary from entering into this serious and necessary examination of the facts.

In OLTIV's opinion, if this particular "gentleman" is working for the benefit of Patricia Fuller's claims, he is doing a very poor job of representing her case to the public.

In support of the Our Lady of America devotion, it would be good for Patricia Fuller to immediately distance herself from this person and publicly condemn his profanity-laced attacks.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Alan Kershaw Roman Rota Letter

This is "the letter" from Alan Kershaw that is mentioned in the previous post.


Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Issues and Answers Re: OLA Devotion

In light of the recent storm of allegations being made against those who are claiming to be the "sole source" and "official" websites of the Our Lady of America devotion, OLTIV has spent countless hours doing fact-checking of claims being presented by both parties. We have even investigated bogus claims made by "Anonymous" comments on this blog.

After speaking with the Toledo Chancery and independent attorneys, our findings concur with the following letter sent by the gentlemen from the Indianapolis group who have been working diligently, at the behest of American Bishops, to clear up all the misconceptions and baseless assumptions being promoted by those in the Fostoria group.

It was our sincere hope and desire that somebody, ANYBODY, with the honesty and integrity to help shed light on the facts would avail themselves from the Fostoria supporters. So far, we have only received anonymous comments and threats from people claiming to be supporters of the Fostoria group. It is impossible to even consider that Sr. Millie would have ever condoned behavior, like that we have recently witnessed, coming out of "advocates" for Our Lady of America.

Please understand that this investigation and report is not designed to destroy anybody's personal faith in Our Lady of America. It is intended to shed light on an otherwise gray area that must be made clear (at the direction of Bishop Leonard Blair) before this devotion can be carried forward by the American Bishops as Our Lady asked. She said "Bring Me My children. Bring Me ALL of My children!" It is time for all of us to take responsibility for Her request. It is time for a public apostolate.

The following response was submitted by Kevin McCarthy and Al Langsenkamp in regards to certain claims made by the Fostoria supporters. Copies of the actual letters will be made available soon on this website.

Patricia Ann Fuller, without ever disclosing that she had been dismissed from the religious life, attended a meeting in The Vatican arranged by a private canon lawyer who has never worked directly as an attorney, employee or officer of The Roman Curia. He is properly identified as an "Advocate before the Roman Rota," a professional distinction which has nothing to do with the status of supposed religious in the Catholic Church. This is how such a private canon law advisor may describe himself. This is no different than an American secular lawyer who identifies himself as "admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of Ohio."

When the Rotal Advocate or the Ohio Lawyer sends out a document so identifying themselves this does not mean that the Rotal Advocate speaks as an official representative of the Tribunal of the Roman Rota or any other Vatican office any more than it means that the Ohio Lawyer speaks as a judge or other official of the Ohio Supreme Court. Patrica Fuller received a letter from such a legal advisor which mentioned his admission before the Roman Rota in the letterhead. That's it!

It is an obvious abuse and distortion to make any more out of the private letter of a private canon lawyer.

Likewise, Fuller, the "Anonymous" Accuser, and her other cohorts, so abuse and distort the significance of the Last Will and Testament of Sister Mildred Mary Neuzil executed 31 January A.D. 1994. As with all such wills, she passed only what she owned at death, in this case specific "items" of property; Fuller was her executor whose duties ended once the estate was closed in the Probate Court of Seneca
County, Ohio.

Fuller was never appointed a "guardian," and to use that specific legal term about Fuller's duties under the extremely short and simple will of Sister Mildred Mary
Neuzil is just a ball-faced lie. The $1,000,000.00 in bank stock which Patrica Fuller has owned never went through probate, and there is no evidence that the will of Sister Millie was ever properly approved under the "pious wills" provisions of the Catholic Church Code of Canon Law.

The abuse of each of these documents, the letterhead of the Rotal Advocate, and the Will of Sister Millie, each constitutes fraudulent distortion and exaggeration. Her
own private canon lawyer writes her a letter and she treats it as an official document of a Vatican Court which has no jurisdiction over questions of the religious life.

Sister Millie writes a less than two-page will which is never properly approved by the Catholic Church, and never even pretends to give Fuller any permanent say over anything, and she says it makes her "guardian" over the Our Lady of America devotion, superior even to her own Bishop.

No woman may call herself "Sister" after having been dismissed from formal religious life like Patricia Fuller.

Finally, sometimes lay people call themselves, "Sister," even though they have not taken formal vows, as with an association which is preliminary to forming a true religious order.

Fuller never got her association approved by the Bishop of Toledo, or any other proper authority.

Even when she went to The Vatican on August 31, 2006, and her Rotal Advocate introduced her as "Sister," she was kindly and repeatedly told that she must have the
approval of her local bishop. She never even attempted to contact him until after she joined with her cohorts in a criminal calumny program in late 2007.

This is a woman dismissed from a Poor Clares Convent years before she entered into the Precious Blood Cloister at New Riegel, Ohio.

This is a relatively uneducated woman who talked about founding a worldwide system
of religious women's convents with hundreds of millions of dollars from a mysterious Filipino woman.

Her cohorts are enablers, at best, and co-conspirators, at worse, and each of them has much for which to answer.

Kevin McCarthy
Al Langsenkamp

Monday, July 21, 2008

Letter From Cardinal Francis George of Chicago to Bishop Ricken Re: OLA

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Our Lady of America Newsletter, July 16, 2008

Patricia Fuller
Ex-Nun makes bogus claims: The former "Sister" Joseph Therese (Patricia Fuller) is not a religious Sister; does not live in a convent; does not control devotion to Our Lady of America!

July 16, 2008 - Carmel, IN:
I became involved in the Our Lady of America devotion after two (2) Catholic bishops asked Kevin McCarthy, a Catholic layman associated with the BVM Foundation, Inc., (an Indiana not-for-profit corporation) with regard to the Our Lady of America devotion, "to get it going." Kevin did this, and he succeeded only and always as his own personal apostolate, even if he did it at the behest of a number of bishops. Kevin specifically asked me to join the effort, and I gladly did so, including in conversations and meetings with a number of United States Catholic bishops who obviously respect Kevin, and who also looked favorably on our efforts to promote Our Lady of America.

In late 2005 I was given the domain and website. In discussion with Patricia Fuller a.k.a Sister Joseph Therese C.I.T this web site and domain were irrevocably given to me to promote this devotion. At considerable expense and effort on our part a new web site was launched in early 2006. Fuller often, and in writing, thanked me for taking on the internet site. She understood and agreed, in a telephone conversation with "Sister " that I was accepting this internet site only on a permanent basis. This labor of love has been an essential element upon which this devotion has been spread. Tens of thousands have visited this internet site to learn of Our Lady of America. At this site, we offered free devotionals and those interested were kept informed of the news surrounding this devotion. Nearly one million holy cards have been distributed by the visitors to this site, helping to make this devotion known throughout the land and bringing Her graces to many.

Without any warning, consultation, or explanation, this web address was redirected on July 3rd, 2008 to a site authorized by the former religious sister Patricia Fuller residing in a private home at Fostoria OH to promote the production of a different and unapproved devotional statue of Our Lady of America. The statue of Our Lady of America featured on our site was commissioned in 2006 by the B.V.M. Foundation. She was first taken and displayed to the U.S. Bishops Conference (2006) where the statue was blessed by Archbishop Burke. Later she was hosted by Archbishops and a Cardinal, and is currently on display at the Pope John Paul II Cultural Center in Washington D.C. near the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. This statue is by all measure "the" image of Our Lady of America. To suggest any other statue creates confusion and disruption of the legitimate efforts to fulfill the requests of Our Lady of America.

While the indications to us are that the vast majority of people do not take seriously the recent indication that Fuller is making a different statue, nonetheless, her obviously misguided action will confuse some of the faithful interested in Our Lady of America. A perfect example of this confusion is that as of the date of this email-newsletter her site has portrayed an image of the Blessed Virgin Mary as Our Lady of Fatima not as Our Lady of America

Please be aware that the internet site and any email addresses ending in are for the time being not affiliated with the BVM Foundation effort initiated and recognized by interested Catholic Bishops.

Fortunately, over a year ago we set up which seems to be safely out of the reach of Patricia Fuller and her confederates. If you have any links on websites or blogs please update them to point to

The Vicar General of the Diocese of Toledo-in-America on September 29, 2006, privately and personally warned Patricia Fuller about her actions and conduct in asserting that she was a religious sister and lived in a convent. Staff of Bishop Blair, in response to telephone inquiries made (since the beginning of 2008) to His Excellency at his office in the Diocese of Toledo-in-America, have openly and repeatedly stated that Patricia Fuller is no longer a nun or religious sister and does not live in a convent. His Excellency, the Most Reverend Leonard P. Blair, Bishop Toledo-in-America informed us this past December 12, 2007 (Read Letter)of what was then shocking news to us that this woman Patricia Anne Fuller, who calls herself "Sister M. Joseph Therese" was "dismissed" from Religious life several years ago. Therefore, the home where she resides is not a convent and she cannot claim the religious title of a Catholic "Sister".

After filing a complaint against Fuller and others (for defamation, wiretap, breach of contract and commercial disparagement) in the Federal Court at Indianapolis, and in light of encouragement by the Diocese of Toledo to try to settle the matter, we withdrew that litigation, during the Solemn Novena to Divine Mercy immediately after Easter, solely for reasons of Christian charity and mercy, and for no other possible reason. Miss Patricia Fuller has refused even to entertain any settlement discussion. She is under the impression that because she was the unsupervised estate administrator for Sister Mary Ephrem (Mildred Neuzil) it gives her authority over the devotion derived from the private revelations of that holy nun which is to claim such authority is superior to the Catholic Church or to anyone else. Sister Mary Ephrem (Mildred Neuzil) gave freely to the public those of her messages approved during the lifetime of her original spiritual director, Bishop Paul Francis Leibold, such wise that neither she nor any of her heirs could ever legally claim any copyright over them. (See story on copyright)

Neither I nor the BVM. Foundation make any claim of control over this devotion. In fact we encourage and support with information and devotionals all the lay faithful, many parishes and religious who in good faith promote this devotion for the glory of God. It is my opinion that Patricia Fuller and others working with her are not acting in good faith.

This statue of Our Lady of America is now very near the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington D.C. In the last 30 days many positive developments have occurred with this devotion which will be the subject of my next newsletter. I believe the fulfillment of Our Lady's request is near!

Please pray that Heaven will grant us mercy and rectify these errant ways.
Our Lady of America, pray for us.

-Al Langsenkamp

Anonymous Comments

In light of recent negative and defamatory comments directed at members of the Langsenkamp Family Apostolate by an anonymous person on this blog, any further comments that make accusations without the full name of the author will be summarily deleted.

If anyone would like to submit factually documented items for inclusion on this space, you are welcome to send them, along with your full name and contact info, to

No matter what you may personally feel, remember that it is neither anyone from Fostoria, OH nor Indianapolis, IN that "owns" Our Lady of America. Our Lady came for Her children. ALL of her children.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

7 Years Ago Today..."Bring Me My Children"

This story has been run here before, but on this special anniversary, it seems only fitting to remind readers of what Our Lady is asking and how natural Her love for us truly is. She is waiting for you. Please heed Her call to "Bring Me My Children..."

A nephew of Archbishop Paul F. Leibold has informed us of an extraordinary visit to the site where Sister Mildred Mary Ephrem Neuzil, the American seer, had her first apparitions.

The nephew, whose name is also Paul Leibold, and who was especially close to the now-deceased archbishop, says that during a spur-of-the moment visit on July 14 to a spot called Sylvan Springs near Rome City, Indiana, he and a small group experienced the "miracle of the sun" and that he spotted a beautifully strange blue butterfly that brings to mind phenomena reported at another apparition site in Venezuela called Betania (which he had not heard about previous to the experience).

According to Paul (who we will call by his first name to differentiate him from the archbishop), he made the trip after reading articles about the situation on this internet site and was surprised by what he found. He and 11 others piled a recreational vehicle and headed five hours up the highway that recent Saturday.

There they found the current manager of the land, Larry Young.
"We took off to the mound where the third apparition was," says Paul, who now owns a pharmacy in the Cincinnati area. "We said we were going to pray a family rosary, and there was another couple that had arrived just after we did, Angel and his wife Maria and their son Angel Junior.

We were getting ready to start the rosary and Larry looked at the sun and we began to see the miracle of the sun. When I was at Medjugorje we did not see the miracle of the sun. Someone with me had, and he said it was absolutely identical to what he saw on that mound.

"The next 15 to 20 minutes we sat or stood in prayer, some were kneeling and some were singing. Maria began praying over my son, who has epilepsy. I was as touched as I ever have been in prayer. As another man, Tom breaks into the song Ave Maria, a little blue butterfly lands on an altar and it was just, oh!- There was no doubt the Blessed Mother was with us, blessing us. It was solid pale blue, and absolutely beautiful.

It was a wonderful experience. It just stopped my heart. I was the only one to see it. The others were watching the sun. It just hovered over the altar area. Apparently this altar once had a gold cross and two angels facing it. There had been these black and orange butterflies in the area with no logical reason for them to be there. It's not a flowered area. It's on a mound with mulch on the ground and trees up around it and benches. These little butterflies became more and more prominent as we began talking and sharing, and then Tom broke into Ave Maria. When we got back to the parking lot Angel had some holy cards and it was the Blessed Sacrament and a gold cross with an angel on either side. There was confirmation after confirmation."

Paul had been to Medjugorje, where his experience in prayer on Apparition Hill had been so profound he never thought he would feel that way again -- knowing God was so present. "Well when I went to Rome City I had that same feeling," said Paul, "and I had had no expectations."

It was also during this same episode that Our Lady of America asked for the first time "Bring Me My Children. Bring Me ALL of My Children."

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Of Buzzards, Bats, Bumblebees and People

If you put a buzzard in a pen that is 6 feet by 8 feet and is entirely open at the top, the bird, in spite of its ability to fly, will be an absolute prisoner. The reason is that a buzzard always begins a flight from the ground with a run of 10 to 12 feet.
Without space to run, as is its habit, it will not even attempt to fly, but will remain a prisoner for life in a small jail with no top.

The ordinary bat that flies around at night, a remarkable nimble creature in the air, cannot take off from a level place. If it is placed on the floor or flat ground, all it can do is shuffle about helplessly and, no doubt, painfully, until it reaches some slight elevation from which it can throw itself into the air. Then, at once, it takes off like a flash.

A bumblebee, if dropped into an open tumbler, will be there until it dies, unless it is tak en out. It never sees the means of escape at the top, but persists in trying to find some way out through the sides near the bottom. It will seek a way where none exists, until it completely destroys itself.

In many ways, we are like the buzzard, the bat, and the bumblebee. We struggle about with all our problems and frustrations, never realizing that all we have to do is look up!

Sorrow looks back, Worry looks around, But faith looks up! Live simply, love generously, care deeply, speak kindly and trust in our Creator who loves us.

"Bring Me My Children. Bring Me ALL of My Children!"