Not long ago I was driving to Our Lady of The Blue Ridge in Madison during my lunch break to go pray the rosary. While driving a woman passed me with one of the most disgusting pro-abortion bumper stickers I have ever seen. It said “JUST SAY NO TO SEX WITH PRO-LIFERS”. When I read this my disgust was suddenly replaced with a sudden out of nowhere desire to pray for the person driving. I said a Hail Mary for her and glanced at my watch. It said XX:XX:13
Ever since that time I have had the desire to come up with my own Pro Life bumper sticker. I wanted something different than the ones you always see. I wanted it to say something that might cause someone considering an abortion to think a little deeper into the consequences of their actions. Suddenly what I wanted it to say came to me while I was praying:
1 ABORTION = 2 DEATHS
YOUR BABY AND YOUR SOUL
DO THE MATH
After thinking of this bumper sticker I thought about actually having it made. I glanced at my watch and it said XX:XX:13. It took me almost a whole week before I took action and actually went to a print shop in Emmitsburg to have them made. But today I did and this is how the day went.
I went to bed fairly early and suddenly woke up with the desire to pray. S.C.C. also woke up at the same time. I looked over at the clock and the time was 1:33. I said a few prayers and went back to sleep. Later in the morning I woke up again before the alarm clock went off and again looked over at the clock. The time was 5:13.
I left the house to go to work and when I got to St. Joseph’s I stopped to say a quick prayer. Just as I arrived the clock on the dash switched to 6:13. I then drove to Manassas and arrived at All Saints for mass at 8:13.
I then went to work. Later I took my lunch break and rode back to All Saint’s to pray the rosary before the Blessed Sacrament. When I finished I went back to work and when I arrived I glanced at my watch at the very instant the car came to a complete stop. It said XX:XX:33.
Later in the afternoon when I got off from work I rode back to All Saint’s to pray another rosary before the Blessed Sacrament. I glanced at my watch at the very instant I started the rosary and the time was 5:13:00. I prayed the Sorrowful mysteries and when I finished I looked at my watch and the time was 5:33:00.
I then left and drove to Emmitsburg and stopped at a print shop on Main Street and ordered the bumper stickers. They quoted me a price of .33 cents each. When I finished there I drove the last block to St. Joseph’s and when I arrived there the odometer was 33. I said a few prayers and then I drove home. I pulled in my driveway and at the very instant I turned the car off the CD player flashed 333.
On Tuesday October 5th the print shop called and said the bumper stickers were ready I stopped there on my way home from work to pick them up. I arrived there at 6:33. They did not accept credit cards so I had to drive home and get my check book. I then drove back and parked at St. Joseph’s because the print shop is just a block away. The time was 7:13.
Oct. 9, 2004