Friday January 9, 2004

I started writing the Medjugorje paper from my notes on January 6 when I woke up in the middle of the night with a burning desire to get up and write it. I took a shower and went down stairs and turned on the computer to start. The random picture that popped up was Our Lady of Emmitsburg and the time on the computer was 3:33 AM. It caught me by surprise and I glanced at my watch and it also said 3:33. I completed the paper on January 9th and glanced at my watch at the very instant I typed the last period of the last sentence and the time was 1:13:00 AM.

Later in the morning I drove to "Parish Church" to go to mass. I was delayed by traffic and walked in the church at 8:33. I then went to work in "hometown". I was fairly busy trying to catch up some work that had piled up while I was gone. When I reached a good breaking point in my work I took the last group of papers to the copying machine and made the copies. When the copying machine stopped I was suddenly filled with that peace that I am unable to describe. I looked at my watch and the time was 11:13. I went back to my desk and was delayed for a few minutes by a work related issue. I then took the papers and placed them in the envelope. At the very instant I sealed the envelope the peaceful feeling hit again. I glanced at my watch and the time was 11:33.

It was my intention to leave for my lunch break at that time but my co-worker, Carrol stopped me and asked me to eat lunch with him in the cafeteria. I did and when we finished eating I then rode to "Parish Church" to pray the rosary and drop off the envelope. I glanced at my watch at the very instant I placed the envelope on the table and the time was 12:33:00.

I had originally planned to pray the rosary but I changed my mind and got the Eucharist to take to Bob G. When I arrived at the hospital Bob was looking a little weaker than when I first saw him when we returned from Medjugorje. Bob then told me that Fr. ___ had already been to the hospital and given him the Eucharist earlier in the day. I was going to return to "Parish Church" to return the Host but suddenly felt like I should take the Eucharist to Agnes C. I drove to Our Fathers House to give the Eucharist to Agnes and the time when I arrived was 1:13.

The nurses told me that Agnes fell yesterday and they had to take her to the emergency room to get 8 staples in her head. She looked and acted remarkably well for someone who just went through that . I gave Agnes the Eucharist and returned to work and arrived back at my desk at 1:33.

Later in the afternoon I had some spare time so I sat at my desk and for the first and only time I read the Medjugorje paper I just wrote. When I finished reading it I felt very satisfied that it was a complete and accurate description of our trip. I believe Our Lady thinks so too because at the very instant I finished reading it I glanced at my watch and the time was 3:13:33.

When I got off work I rode to Emmitsburg to attend the Lay Missionaries of Charity meeting at Phil C’s house. When I arrived at the entrance of the Grotto of Lourdes the odometer was 13. I stopped first at St. Joseph’s and glanced at my watch at the very instant the truck came to a complete stop. It said XX:XX:33. (6:32:33). I got out of my truck and walked over the corner of the church and kissed it at the same time I said “Thank You for our trip to Medjugorje” I again felt the peace run through me, I looked at my watch and the time was 6:33.

I attended the LMC meeting at Phil’s house and the other members of our group were there. We decided that we would meet the 1st and 3rd Fridays of each month because of Adoration on 1st Fridays. When the meeting was over I rode back to St. Joseph’s and because of the cold I just sat in the truck and prayed my daily rosary and Chaplet of Divine Mercy that I had intended to pray during my lunch break earlier in the day but did not. When I finished I again walked up to the corner of the church and kissed it and because of the peaceful feeling I glanced at my watch and the time was 9:13. I drove home and pulled in my driveway at 11:33.

R_____ C___

Jan. 15, 2004

3:33:13 Pm