This morning I started the day by attending mass at "Parish Church". Fr. John Morell is taking Fr. ___’s place while he visits his family in Europe. It was the children’s mass and the last day of school. Fr. John did his usual wonderful job. During mass I had a sudden thought of what a wonderful priest and person he is. It was so sudden I glanced at my watch and it said XX:XX:13.
After mass I went to work in "hometown" and at the very instant I walked in the door I had a sudden feeling of peace. The thought that ran through my mind was how much better every day is by going to mass first. I glanced at my watch as this thought hit and it said 9:33:13.
Later in the morning while I was in the middle of my work my mind was distracted by a very sudden and vivid thought of us moving to Emmitsburg. I was momentarily struck with a feeling of fear. That was replaced suddenly by a sudden thought of Jesus and Peace. It was so strong and clear I knew to glance at my watch and the time was 10:33:13.
My co-worker Carrol said he needed to go to lunch early today because he had a meeting to attend at 12 noon. We went to lunch as soon as the cafeteria opened. I then went out to my car and did my LMC homework sheet. When I finished the worksheet I drove to "Parish Church" to pray the rosary and when I arrived the time was 12:33. I glanced at my watch as I walked in the door and it said XX:XX:13.
I prayed both the Sorrowful and Glorious mysteries of the rosary and when I finished I glanced at my watch and the time was 1:13. I glanced at my watch as I walked out of the church and it said XX:XX:13. I drove back to work and at the very instant I arrived and the car came to a complete stop the CD player flashed 33.
Later in the afternoon I was fairly busy and was again suddenly struck with a very strong feeling of peace. The feeling of peace came at the very instant I completed a task that I had been working on. I looked at my watch and the time was 2:33.
My co-worker Carrol is also a Catholic and we discuss the faith with each other on a fairly regular basis. He is very familiar with Emmitsburg and even though he has never been there he says his life has been improved just by knowing about it and reading the messages. About 3 years ago he asked me to get him a Brown Scapular from Emmitsburg. I gave him one that I already had that had been blessed by both the priest and Our Lady during a Thursday apparition. Today I noticed he was wearing it because I could see it under his shirt. At that very instant I was suddenly filled with the peace again. I looked at my watch and the time was 4:13.
I got off work and drove to Emmitsburg for the LMC meeting at Phil C’s house. Because of more heavy traffic in Leesburg I ran a little late. I stopped at St. Joseph’s first and at the very instant I arrived, just at the car was coming to a complete stop the odometer switched to 33.
The church is usually locked at this time of night but Fr. Steve was going in because he said there was going to be a wedding rehearsal. I went in and said a quick prayer and left. I drove to Phil’s house and pulled in his driveway and the time was 7:33:59.
Everyone was present and we had our meeting. When my part of the discussion came the topic we discussed was the Real Presence in the Eucharist. After the meeting I drove back to St. Joseph’s. When I arrived the time on the dash was 10:13. I walked around the church and prayed the Joyful mysteries of the rosary. When I finished the rosary I went back to my car and when I started it to leave the time on the dash was 10:13. I drove home and pulled in my driveway and the time on the dash was 10:33.
June 14, 2004