John of God
John of God/Joao de Deus was a young teenager when he became a spiritual healer via trance mediumship. Born to a family who rarely had enough to eat, he was clairvoyant as a boy. One day in his early teens, he went to a river to bathe and the spirit of a radiant woman—who later turned into a ball of light—told him to go to a nearby spiritual center. This spirit later became known to be St. Rita of Cassia – Brazil’s patron saint of miracles. John followed her instructions, found the center, walked up the stairs, and knocked on the door—and that was the last thing he remembered till he came to, three hours later, to find a circle of people standing over him.
John of God is a full trance medium of healing, and a very powerful one. There are very few mediums that are able to incorporate as many entities as he does, and his work has touched many millions of people over the course of his life.
An often-cited quote from John of God, he says frequently and with great humility, “I have never healed anyone. It is God who heals.”