Christina’s 7th Heaven by Jim Gallagher, Sunday World June 17, 2012

Jim Gallagher finds another house which is likely to be connected to Christina Gallagher:

THE newly-built massive walls and security cameras give it away – Christina Gallagher has a new home in the family. The money-mad House of Prayer boss has been busy doing up this luxury house which was bought in March and registered in the name of her estranged husband Paddy. And the five-bedroom, three bathroom and five reception room house outside Ballina, Co Mayo, was bought without a mortgage. The Sunday World has now tracked down a staggering SEVEN mansions owned or bought by the self-proclaimed visionary for herself and her family, even though she has not had a job in decades. The greedy granny, who claims she would happily live in a tent and has no interest in material wealth, has a portfolio that would be the envy of many a multi-millionaire.


And as the Sunday World has proved over the last four years, the properties have been bought with money donated by her gullible supporters. This latest home sits a mile outside Ballina, Co Mayo, on the Sligo Road.  Locals were shocked when massive 16ft walls started going up around what was once a comfortable family home.  At least six security cameras were then installed on giant poles. The house was quickly dubbed “Fort Knox” and people began to wonder who was carrying out such bizarre security measures in a quiet rural area. The Sunday World can reveal today that it is none other than the 58-year-old “holy” woman who claims to get regular visions from the Virgin Mary,  Jesus and an assortment of saints. And we can also reveal the giant walls have been built without planning permission from Mayo County Council.


A massive rebuilding and expansion of the house, including a sun room and double garage, which can be seen from the road, is currently underway. The purchase of this house follows the sale last year of a country mansion Gallagher had secretly bought in the UK. She is believed to have made nearly £2 million (sterling) from the sale of that estate which had its own lake, indoor swimming pool, snooker room, gym, steam room and 7-person hot-tub. We had revealed earlier that year how Gallagher had snapped up the 11,500 sq ft property in Knockin, Shrophire, near the Welsh border, without a mortgage using funds donated by her aging followers. Donors had to sign legal documents saying they could never get their money back. She sold the mansion, which was registered in her plumber son Brendan’s name, even though she had claimed she had been guided to it by Jesus. It followed the purchase of a wave of other spectacular properties by the luxury-loving Mayo “mystic.” The Sunday World set the ball rolling in January 2008 when we revealed how the woman who had no job had bought a €1 million mansion for her daughter Mary outside Ballina. It was the biggest house for miles around. Two weeks later we revealed how Gallagher herself was living in a magnificent €4 million mansion on a private estate in posh Malahide near popstars Ronan Keating and Nicky Byrne. That property was bought with cash donated by followers who were threatened with eternal damnation if they had money and refused to hand it over for “Our Lady’s cause.” * We uncovered a luxury home outside Newport which was filled with antique furniture, jewellery and a four poster bed specially imported from Harrods in London. Gallagher also bought a house for her son Brendan near Ballina and still owned a share in her marital home in Gortnadrehy, Knockmore. Our exclusive revelations have rocked the House of Prayer organisation which has seen a drastic drop off in visitors to its Achill Island centre. Last summer the entire board resigned after becoming disillusioned with the Mayo mystic. So too did her main fundraisers in Ireland and the US. Gallagher has always refused to reveal how she funded her astonishing lifestyle which began after she opened the House of Prayer in 1993. Her latest 2,400 sq ft house – it will be much bigger when completed — was on the market for €285,000 after its value plummeted in the recession.


 Its advertising publicity claimed the house offered “a sense of warmth and  welcoming,” said the brochure, a mood now definitely destroyed by the fortress like walls and see-all cameras. It also had a Jacuzzi – a requisite for any Gallagher property.*  When she installed one in the House of Prayer, sceptics were told “nothing is too good for Our Lady.” Mayo County Council is investigating the breach of planning law over the massive walls .A spokesman said: “It has been brought to our attention and we are investigating.” Walls less than 1.2m at the front of a property are exempt from planning but this wall is up to five times larger. The council could demand that it be demolished. Christina Gallagher has been a notorious figure since we first exposed her astonishing lifestyle – and the scams she used to fund it. These included demanding cash from her followers for bomb shelters across America which had been “ordered by God,” the sale of a €250 picture with “miraculous powers,” bricks for €50 each and a bead for an “endless rosary” for €50 each.





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6 Responses

  1. I do not see a problem. Every ‘bishop’ in the Roman Catholic Church religious sect lives in a palace. They were mostly bought from the Anglo-Irish when only the RCC had money to do so. At that time the country was impoverished. Even the head witchdoctor of the RCC sect has his own state and a great art collection. By the way, it has to be a HE and historically altar boys checked for his testicles before his leadership was validated. Why be anti-woman?


  2. Reading immaculate Deception The shocking true story of Christina Gallagher and her house of prayer.


  3. In M. Garde’s own words, no civil nor legal process can be taken.

    They can’t currently can’t be taken as no one has yet found the strength to take a legal action.

    Which means no wrong was done, and all statutory regulations were fulfilled.

    This an obviously confused bit of logic. What do you mean no wrong was done? Because of the confused state people are in or the fear they experience they do not attempt to seek redress. What do you mean by the statutory regulations were fulfilled? In relation to purchasing the house?
    First of all as the article indicated where do the funds come from to keep purchasing houses and spending inordinate amounts of money in bringing them to a luxurious state come under the heading of a religious life. You are obviously a new commenter so must be a new recruit to this diversionary game. However, your comments show a very confused spirituality.
    However, the reference to Canon Law relates to the clear and obvious fact that the Cardinal who holds a Doctorate in Canon Law seems unable to use it to discipline a priest of his diocese who is assisting a sect group which has no Church approval. He is thereby putting himself in a position of putting his office into disrepute. The silence of the other bishops therefore adds to this lack of transparency and is beginning to add to the ongoing loss of moral authority in the Catholic Church.
    We note your attempt to move to another story which first appeared in the Irish Mail on Sunday. It is not relevant to this post.

    When the days of Nineveh come, then we would wish to see the detractors recognise their sin and wear sack-cloth and ashes…for the sake of their souls…there is no victory here for anyone…only retribution.

    Using this type of apocalyptic language is a tactic of totalitarian groups to maintain control over members. I would suggest that the narrative you are using will be applied to Christina who is robbing the poor to live a life of luxury.

    Revelation: 18:1After these things I saw another angel coming down out of heaven, having great authority; and the earth was lightened with his glory. 18:2And he cried with a mighty voice, saying, Fallen, fallen is Babylon the great, and is become a habitation of demons, and a hold of every unclean spirit, and a hold of every unclean and hateful bird. 18:3For by the wine of the wrath of her fornication all the nations are fallen; and the kings of the earth committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth waxed rich by the power of her wantonness. 18:4And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come forth, my people, out of her, that ye have no fellowship with her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues: 18:5for her sins have reached even unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities. 18:6Render unto her even as she rendered, and double unto her the double according to her works: in the cup which she mingled, mingle unto her double. 18:7How much soever she glorified herself, and waxed wanton, so much give her of torment and mourning: for she saith in her heart, I sit a queen, and am no widow, and shall in no wise see mourning. 18:8Therefore in one day shall her plagues come, death, and mourning, and famine; and she shall be utterly burned with fire; for strong is the Lord God who judged her. 18:9And the kings of the earth, who committed fornication and lived wantonly with her, shall weep and wail over her, when they look upon the smoke of her burning, 18:10standing afar off for the fear of her torment, saying, Woe, woe, the great city, Babylon, the strong city! for in one hour is thy judgment come. 18:11And the merchants of the earth weep and mourn over her, for no man buyeth their merchandise any more; 18:12merchandise of gold, and silver, and precious stone, and pearls, and fine linen, and purple, and silk, and scarlet; and all thyine wood, and every vessel of ivory, and every vessel made of most precious wood, and of brass, and iron, and marble; 18:13and cinnamon, and spice, and incense, and ointment, and frankincense, and wine, and oil, and fine flour, and wheat, and cattle, and sheep; and merchandise of horses and chariots and slaves; and souls of men. 18:14And the fruits which thy soul lusted after are gone from thee, and all things that were dainty and sumptuous are perished from thee, and men shall find them no more at all.


  4. In M. Garde’s own words, no civil nor legal process can be taken. Which means no wrong was done, and all statuory regulations were fulfilled. So the campaign against CG is based upon something else. What can that be? Certainly there has been gossip, jealousy, the poison pen, liars, and a journalist without scruples, willing to write a book about someone based on these themes.
    WHY did every campaign tactic to defame CG fail? Even the latest action citing a pensioner donation of 5k was a false action which the perpetrator had to abandon because of the consequences …but the House of prayer did not pursue and demand those consequences.
    Those type of facts are NEVER represented in The Sunday World web of lies.
    It is a very sad story, but for those whose wish was only to defame and hurt the day of reckoning is near. When the days of Nineveh come, then we would wish to see the detractors recognise their sin and wear sack-cloth and ashes…for the sake of their souls…there is no victory here for anyone…only retribution.


  5. It never ceases to amaze how banal comments ‘defending’ the House of Prayer are.

    Let’s put this in perspective here. The accusation against the House of Prayer is that Christina is collecting donations to fund an extraordinary lavish lifestyle. Jim Gallagher has, yet again, demonstrated his dogged investigative skills to unearth yet another mansion bought she has bought with the cash.

    Yet another mansion. Yet. Another. Mansion. This would be funny if it were not for the fact that money given in good faith by good people is being misused in this way, and this article is simply yet another piece of evidence demonstrating a now-obvious pattern.

    And the response? Daring to inform the public is “walking on thin ice”. Talk about not seeing the wood for the trees. Because, as seems to be the House of Prayer way, visionaries must be kept in absolute luxury in order for visions to be visioned, or something.


  6. The Sunday World Newspaper, Jim Gallagher and Michael Garde of DI are walking on very thin ice here. If ever there was a case of invasion of privacy and harassment, then its surely here. I hope the supporters of CG will support counter action.


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