Every place of grace is founded on people called by God. Due to their charisma they are role models in spiritual life. The fruits of their ministry confirm the genuineness of the vocation.
Over 40 years ago, Paul Kuhn was called in the middle of his active life as a gardener to guide others on their way to spiritual development. To help him with this task, Maria Gallati and later on Ulrich Aeberhard were put at his side with special charismas.
Charisma means the gift of proclaiming God’s will as a serving mediator to the people, just as it happened at all times, in accordance with Jesus’ promise: «I will not leave you as orphans, I will come to you.» (John 14,18) and: «But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you» (John 14,26).
Everyone who is spiritually growing needs introductions and guidance. This need is satisfied at places of grace, where called mediators pass on revelations from the light. Nobody can deliberately choose this calling or consciously strive for it but rather it is given from heaven to chosen people. Often, it means an intrusion in the personal destiny of the person concerned and comes with many needs and suffering.
The genuineness of the calling proves itself in the ability to obey God’s will, despite personal persecution and defamation, and to convey the pure teaching undistorted to all people. In this sense, all priests and chaplains from all churches are called instruments from God. They are mediators of grace for all people.
For over sixty years Ulrich Aeberhard received revelations through God-led writing. According to the Great Bible Guide (Droemer-Knaur publisher) this is a form of revelation where an enunciator is transferred to divine spirit independent of his will or intellect. The enunciator, as an instrument called from God, writes without his own will, guided by the divine spirit. Thus, the biblical scriptures originated through the divine afflatus. Therefore, they are not texts composed or made up by humans.
In the second Epistle of Peter it is written: «For prophecy never had its origin in the human will, but prophets, though human, spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.» (1,21).
In this way, mankind was led at all times by God’s Spirit; even in our days, just as it happened at the Place of Grace St. Michael through the charismatic ministry of Paul Kuhn until his death in 2002. For 39 years, the St. Michael’s Association was guided through direct revelations from high heavenly angels and the Blessed Virgin Mary. For 24 years the Holy Archangel Michael spoke to the church attendees by speaking through God’s instrument Maria Gallati. These purest announcements are recorded on tape and in written form. Her successor, Ulrich Aeberhard, received a wide range of revelations. His hand was guided by angels from God and he was writing without using his intellect. On 16 January 1988 Maria Gallati died and on 30 September 2003 Ulrich Aeberhard died as well at the age of only 61 after a severe suffering. An immense treasure of purest heavenly gifts is waiting to be heard or read in awe by the people in order to renew themselves from inside in the Christian faith. The occurrences at the Place of Grace St. Michael are comparable to the ecclesial development of the early Christians.