I got up this morning and was a little on the tired side. I needed to go to work in Manassas. After getting ready I walked out the door and as I did I glanced at my watch and the time was 6:13.
I drove to Manassas and went to mass at All Saints. The priest gave a longer than usual homily on the Exaltation of The Cross. Mass ended and I glanced at my watch as I walked out of the church and the time was 9:13.
I went to work and was very busy the whole day. When I finished the first segment of what I was working on I took my lunch break. I got up and drove across the street to All Saints to pray the rosary and looked at my watch as I walked in the chapel door. The time was 12:13:13. I prayed the Sorrowful mysteries of the rosary and looked at my watch when I finished and the time was 12:33.
I drove back to work and throughout the rest of the day my thought process was suddenly interrupted and replaced with a sudden desire to say a quick prayer for several different intentions. Each time this happened I glanced at my watch only to see a 13 or 33. The strongest one was when I had a sudden thought of how quickly my vacation request was approved for the day S.C.C. and I have to go to Gettysburg for Eucharistic Minister training. That was at 4:33.
When I got off work I was going to go straight home but as I was pulling out of the SWIFT parking lot I had the sudden out of nowhere desire to go back to All Saints and pray another mystery of the rosary. I went to All Saints and when I arrived the odometer was 3.3. I prayed the Luminous mysteries of the rosary and when I finished I felt the peace. I looked at my watch and the time was 5:33.
I started driving home and about half way there I was suddenly hit with an extremely strong and almost urgent desire to go to St. Joseph’s on my way home and finish the rosary. It was so strong and sudden I glanced at my watch and it said XX:XX:13.
I arrived at St. Joseph’s and just as the car came to a complete stop I glanced at my watch. It said XX:XX:13. When I looked up the CD counter flashed 13.
I sat in the car and completed the rosary by praying the Joyful and Glorious mysteries. Just as I was about to finish I felt the desire to continue with the Chaplet of Divine Mercy. At the very instant I completed the prayers I felt the feeling of peace and looked at my watch. The time was 8:13:13.
Sep. 14, 2004