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The Phenomenon of Healing Documentary

Bruno Groening

All are welcome to attend the free showing of the documentary film, The Phenomenon of Healing, from 1 to 7 p.m., on April 22, at the Carondelet Center, in St. Paul.

The possibilities for healing come to life in this newly released film highlighting healing testimonies. People of every background and nationality—Hindu, Muslim, Christian and Jew—share their healing from cancer, arthritis, serious depression and addictions by following the teachings of Groening.

In May 2013, the Bruno Groening Circle of Friends, a nonprofit organization, was awarded the Peace Pole by the World Peace Prayer Society, at the United Nations Tilman Chapel, for their contribution to world peace. Physicians, psychologists and psychiatrists who are part of the medical scientific group of the Circle of Friends provide medical commentary and talk about their work documenting healings. The healing stream can be experienced during the film.

The film traces the dramatic events in 1950’s Germany where tens-of-thousands of people, beaten down by the war and given up by doctors, thronged to Groening and countless were healed by listening to his words: "There is no incurable, God is the greatest physician." Groening, a simple German man, took no money for the healings, saying it was not he, but God, who healed. He made headlines in Germany and around the world and stirred controversy.

Now, the full story is contained in this impressive documentary which includes original film and sound documents, archive material and over 50 eyewitness interviews as well as elaborate reenactment scenes. The film is extraordinary in another sense: Many viewers reported that as they watched the film, they suddenly felt a power, a current in their body or a deep sense of peace. Some even reported the disappearance of pain, disability, addiction and other ailments. Groening died in 1959 but the healings go on and continue to be confirmed by medical doctors.

The Bruno Groening Circle of Friends is an informal gathering of people who recognize the value of Groening's teachings, passed on through hundreds of groups that meet around the world. Instruction is given for the proper physical and mental attitude necessary for the absorption of divine power. The “healing stream,” which is clearly perceptible in the body, gives help and healing even in cases of chronic, degenerative and serious organic illnesses.

Cost: Admission is free. Donations accepted. Location: 1890 Randolph Ave., Rm. 101, St. Paul. For more information, call 218-349-1571 or visit

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