Armata Bianca Rosary Procession

May 13, 2004

A couple of weeks ago Karen Major asked me if I would help carry the statue of Our Lady of Fatima in the Armata Bianca Rosary Procession on May 13th. I told her I would do it. This rosary procession occurs every May and October 13th in honor of Our Lady of Fatima. It begins at the Basilica and ends at St. Joseph’s. This is the 5th year I have been one of the carriers.

When I got up this morning the very first thing that ran through my mind was the Armata Bianca Rosary Procession in Emmitsburg. I put on my watch as this ran through my mind and the time was 7:13.

A little later in the morning I walked downstairs to the computer to check my e-mail. I was not surprised to find a new message for the Feast of Fatima from Our Lady of Emmitsburg. I printed the May 13th message from Our Lady and the accompanying April 29, 2003 message from Jesus. This caused me to arrive at "Parish Church" a few minutes late for daily mass. I arrived at 8:33.

After mass I went to work in "hometown" and made copies of the latest pack of papers I wrote. I then had to go to Manassas. When I left SWIFT in "hometown" I stopped at "Parish Church" and dropped off the envelope with the papers on the table in the sacristy. At the very instant I put them on the table the feeling of peace hit me. I glanced at my watch and it said XX:XX:33.

I drove to Manassas and stopped at All Saints first and prayed the Chaplet of Divine Mercy and then drove across the street to SWIFT and arrived at 11:33. I finished the work I needed to do from Manassas at 2:33. I then completed other task that could be done from either Manassas or "hometown". When I finished I left work early to go to Emmitsburg. As I was leaving I looked at my watch and the time was 3:33.

While I was driving from Manassas to Leesburg to pick up Ted I had a lot of things running through my mind. All of the sudden my thought process was interrupted and was replaced with a phrase from the April 29, 2003 message to Gianna Sullivan from Jesus that said I will reveal the Truth and ratify My prophets.” This crashed through my mind so suddenly I knew to look at my watch when it finished. The time was 4:13:33.

I continued to drive and picked up Ted at Wal Mart in Leesburg. I then noticed the time on the dash as we pulled out was 4:33. We drove to Emmitsburg and parked at St. Joseph’s. Ted stayed there and I walked down to the Basilica because that’s where the rosary procession was scheduled to begin.

The procession began at 6 PM and a visiting Dominican priest named Fr. Stan joined us. I carried the front half of the carrier that holds the statue of Our Lady of Fatima. There was a good number of people who took part in the procession. We prayed the Luminous mysteries. Dr. Michael Sullivan led the rosary. Gianna was not there.

About ˝ way to St. Joseph’s someone relived me and carried the statue of Our Lady of Fatima. Rick R was at the very front of the procession carrying a heavy statue of the Infant of Prague. Karen Major asked me if I would relive Rick and carry The Infant of Prague the rest of the way to St. Joseph’s. I did.

When we arrived at St. Joseph’s I was told to carry the statue and place it on a certain table in the parish hall because the church itself is currently closed during the week for electrical renovations. We arrived and when I placed the statue of The Infant of Prague down on the table the peace hit me again. I looked at my watch and the time was 6:33:33.

There were prayers, a Fatima video and refreshments. Fr. Stan gave a very nice talk about Fatima. When it was over Ted and I left. I looked at my watch as we walked out the parish hall door and the time was 7:33.

The weather was very nice. I asked Ted if he wanted to take a walk through the Grotto before we went home. Ted said he would like to do that. When we got to the statue of Our Lady of Fatima I asked Ted it he would like to pray a rosary. We did and at the very instant we finished the rosary I glanced at my watch and the time was 8:13:59.

We left the Grotto and I drove Ted back to Leesburg. I glanced at my watch at the very instant we arrived at Ted’s car and the time was 9:13:33. I then drove home and pulled in my driveway and the time on the dash was 10:33.

R_____ C___

May 24, 2004

11:33 Pm