I drove into town and got gas in the truck and as I was pulling out of the 7-11 parking lot that unmistakable, peaceful feeling hit. I then noticed the time on the dash was 11:13 and the odometer was 1.3.I drove to Emmitsburg and went straight to St. Joseph’s. When I arrived the time on the dash was 1:13. When I genuflected to enter my pew I glanced at my watch and the time was 1:13:13.
I completed the rosary that I started at "Parish Church" by praying the Joyful, Glorious and Luminous mysteries. I also prayed the Chaplet of Divine Mercy. When I finished I walked over to the parish hall to use the restroom and then returned to my truck to go Gettysburg. As I pulled out the time on the dash switched to 2:33.
I arrived in Gettysburg and talked to a long time Civil War relic collector and dealer who I have known for many years. It ended up that we made a deal on another major part of my collection.
When we finished I drove back to Emmitsburg to visit Sister Genevieve for the first time since she moved back to Emmitsburg. She was in a nursing home in Gettysburg but now that a bed has become available she is at St. Catherine’s which is right there at the Basilica of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton. It makes visiting her much easier.
Sister Genevieve had called earlier in the week and asked me if I would allow her to read my papers again along with the ones she has not read. Because it is Sister Genevieve I told her yes.
After I arrived we talked for a good while and she was looking pretty good. After I had been there about a half hour she asked if I brought the papers. I said yes and gave them to her. A few minutes later I got up to leave and I glanced at my watch and the time was 4:33:00.
I drove to the Grotto of Lourdes and when I arrived I glanced at my watch and it said XX:XX:33. When I got to the statue of Our Lady of Fatima I looked at my watch and the time was 5:13. I prayed the rosary and left. As I pulled out of the Grotto the time on the dash was 5:33. I drove home and pulled in my driveway and the odometer was 33.
March 11, 2004