Travels from Long Beach Island, New York
Contact Bud Macfarlane
For the last 28 years Bud has been speaking all over the USA about the apparitions and messages of Jesus and Mary, Divine Mercy, the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass and the Holy Eucharist, and the Family as the Foundation of the Church and the Future of Society. His audio tape “Marian apparitions Explained” was #1 in the country for 10 years in the 1990’s.
Bud and his beautiful saintly wife Pat have been married for 54 years, and are lifelong residents of New Jersey. They have been blessed with 12 children and 38 grandchildren. They lived in Verona, N.J. for 40 years before moving to Long Beach Island 5 years ago, after Bud’s retirement as a former CEO of a national plastics packaging company, headquartered in Rockland County N.Y.
Bud was educated and formed in Catholic schools and graduated Cum Laude from Seton Hall University, after serving as a Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps, including duty in Korea during the war in the early 1950’s. Bud is an active member of The Blue Army, and the Knights of Columbus, and the Militia Immaculata of St. Maximilian Kolbe.
Bud is still very active speaking at Churches, Conferences, Retreats, Special Events, and on Catholic Radio. Bud is also still writing articles for National Catholic magazines, and in recent years has been very involved as a member of the Mid- Atlantic Militia Immaculata Core Group. The M.I. produces many documents and “One-Pagers” dealing with God’s Divine Will For the Family and the Transmission of Life. These documents are ideal for internet distribution, emailing and as handouts for evangelization. As a result of his many lectures and articles and documents on the Catholic Family over the last 10 years, Bud was just honored at 16th Annual Celebration of The International Week of Prayer and Fasting at Georgetown University, as the 2008 recipient of the prestigious John Downs Culture of Life Award. In June of 2011 Bud was selected to be a member of the Parish Pastoral Council at St. Mary’s Churches in Barnegat and Manahawkin, N.J.
Bud’s has many hobbies. He is a gifted comedian and impersonator, and he began entertaining as teenager in the Marine Corps and since then he has performed all over the USA for major business clients, and at secular and religious conventions, at Church functions and even today at local night clubs. Bud was a pitcher in a N.J. senior baseball league until 5 years ago and played for N.J.’s Senior Olympic champion Softball team until 2003. He still throws bullet passes with his regulation NFL football on the beach all summer, and his grandchildren think he played quarterback for the Giants, and first base for the Yankees in the 1950’s.
Finally, Bud is a realistic optimist, whose motto in business, family, and apostolic endeavors has always been based on “The Power of Positive Thinking” and “We Can Do All Things Through Jesus Christ Who Strengthens Us”. And as a Knight of The Immaculata Of St. Maximilian Kolbe, totally consecrated to Jesus Through The Immaculate Heart of His Mother Mary, “ O Mary Conceived Without Sin, Pray For Us Who Have Recourse To Thee”.