Fr. Rookey at his ICM office desk smiling
Fr. Rookey at his ICM office desk smiling. Father worked at a desk at his International Compassion Ministry office for 25 years in an office building located in Olympia Fields, Illinois. Here he poses for a photo taken by a professional photographer for a book that was being written about his ministry. Father oversaw his mostly volunteer office staff who helped him answer phone calls and respond to a large amount of ongoing correspondence. They also mailed out many requested religious articles. There was never a dull moment there and Father prayed over the phone with countless people in need of physical or spiritual healing for themselves or others. He spoke with people from all over the world and some would call him from overseas on a regular basis. He always celebrated Mass in his office chapel at noon and prayed the Divine Mercy Chaplet with his staff at 3:00 P.M. every weekday when he was not holding a healing service at home or abroad. Father blessed many visitors to his office and welcomed everyone who sought his healing touch and loving embrace. He was truly a man of great holiness who was a shining reflection of Our Lord Jesus.