Nov 12I recently learned that St. Francis Cabrini is one of the saints who is regularly invoked for intersession before God by the Mission of Mercy because of her work with immigrants and the poor. This morning before mass while sitting in "Parish Church" I was thumbing through the misselette and noticed that tomorrow is her feast day. It instantly made my mind go back to the moment when I first learned how important she is to the Mission of Mercy. At that very instant I made the connection in my mind and I had the sudden thought about a new message from Our Lady being given tomorrow on her feast day. I glanced at my watch and it said XX:XX:13. This happened several times during mass and each time it said XX:XX:13.
After mass I mentioned to S.C.C that it seemed to be starting again. I also told her that if it continued I would be riding up to Emmitsburg after work to pray my rosary there. S.C.C said to do whatever I felt I needed to do. She said just call and let me know what you are going to do. I then went to work in "hometown".
Just as I finished my morning work I had the sudden urge to pray the rosary. I looked at my watch and the time was 11:33. I drove to Our Lady of the Blue Ridge and again glanced at my watch at the very instant I arrived. It said XX:XX:13. I had completely forgotten that it was Wednesday and there was Eucharistic Adoration. I prayed the Glorious Mysteries before the Blessed Sacrament and when I finished I again had a strong urge to go to St. Joseph’s after work because I felt there was going to be a new message. I glanced at my watch and the time was 12:13. At this point I knew I was going. I drove back to work and arrived at 12:33.
I did my work and at a good breaking point I called S.C.C and told her that I was planning to go. She said to drive carefully and I love you.
Part of my job consist of making CD’s with different computer programs on them so I have a CD burner in my work area. I have a CD that I got in Medjugorje that I love to listen to. I made a copy of it on the CD burner so I could listen to it in my truck. When it finished I took a marker and wrote MEDJUGORJE on the face. As I was writing I was suddenly filled with that unique peace that is impossible to fully describe. I looked at my watch and the time was 4:33.
When all of my work was completed I left for Emmitsburg. It was a rather slow trip because of heavy patches of fog that slowed traffic at times. I arrived at St. Joseph’s at 7:33. I prayed the entire rosary and when I finished and pulled out to go home the time on the dash was 8:33. I arrived home and glanced at my watch and it said XX:XX:13.
This morning S.C.C said that when I called her yesterday to tell her that I was going to Emmitsburg that she was driving by the bank and when we were talking the time was 1:33.
I was at work and my computer dinged, indicating a new email message had just arrived. It was the new message from Our Lady of Emmitsburg and the time on the computer and my watch when I received it was 10:33.
Nov. 13, 2003