Friends of the Casa. The original site, and a wealth of information for anyone considering going to the Casa. Travel tips, resource links, healing stories, and a forum for question and answer.

Abadiania Web Portal. Resources for maintaining a connection to John of God and the Casa before and after your visit. Contact tour guides, find crystal light bed owners, and more.


John of God Photos – Karen Leffler. Considered a daughter of the Casa, Karen Leffler has received permission from John of God to take photos where other’s can’t, including on a trip to his home and hometown. She also offers guided tours and supports the spiritual work of the Casa.

Joao de Deus: Assignments – Rafael Fabrés. Rare photos from photojournalist Rafael Fabrés. On assignment for Der Spiegel, he got permission to photograph inside the assembly and current rooms, which is normally not allowed.


Leap of Faith: Meet John of God – Susan Casey. Long-form article by the editor-in-chief of O, The Oprah Magazine. Fabulous descriptions of the place, people and entities.

Do You Believe in Miracles? Synopsis of an Oprah show, where guests talk about visiting John of God to find out if he truly is a miracle healer.



The Miracle Man: The Life Story of Joao de Deus

Robert Pellegrino-Estrich. One of the early books, with case studies and stories of healing at the Casa, and an explanation of Spiritism. Gives a little history of Joao de Deus’s early life, and describes the work: the operations, anesthetic, dedicated volunteer staff and their storie



John of God: The Brazilian Healer Who’s Touched the Lives of Millions

Heather Cummings and Karen Leffler. A more detailed story of John of God’s history and personal life. Describes Spiritism and the entities who incorporate in John of God to perform the healings (who they are, what they specialize in). Gives detailed description of Casa environment and guidelines on various protocol. Also talks about tools, modalities and prayer used there. Fabulous pictures taken by Karen Leffler.


The Book of Miracles: The Healing Work of Joao de Deus

Josie RavenWing. A personal account of the miraculous healings and energy at Casa de Dom Ignacio, written by one of the first non-Brazilians to visit the Casa.



Healing: Miracles, Mysteries and John of God (Dir. David Unterberg). Feature-length doc with beautiful footage of the Casa and stories told by people who received healings.

Oprah’s Next Chapter: John of God. From an Oprah episode aired not quite a year ago, click through for an exclusive webisode.

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