January 31, 2005

I could write a full paper for almost everyday this week. The number of occurrences of sudden peace, sudden thoughts of Jesus and Mary and sudden urges to pray have been very high. Also since December 8th I have suddenly remembered the smile and look of Joy on Our Lady’s face. Needless to say all of these occurrences have been accompanied with a sudden, caught by surprise 13 or 33.

Another event that has taken me by complete surprise is a long time co-worker who has been away from the Catholic Church for many years. We have talked and he has expressed a very sincere wish to return to the church and he wants to go to Emmitsburg. Each time he has contacted me with a question it has been 13 or 33 after the hour.

This morning I went to work in Manassas and on my way I stopped at St. Joseph’s to say a prayer. At the very instant I arrived the CD counter flashed 33. I said my prayers and just as I was leaving I noticed the CD counter flashed 13.

I was not planning to go to mass this morning at All Saint’s because I planned to attend mass tonight at the Miraculous Medal Novena tonight at St. Joseph’s. While I was driving to work a sudden thought crashed through my mind to go to All Saint’s for a few minutes of adoration before going to work. It was extremely strong. At that instant I noticed the odometer was 333.

I arrived at All Saint’s and at the very instant I pulled in the parking lot I felt the peace. I glanced at my watch and it said XX:XX:33. The feeling of peace hit me again very hard just as I genuflected before the Blessed Sacrament. I glanced at my watch and the time was 8:13:00. I prayed before the Blessed Sacrament until it was removed from the altar so mass could begin. I did not stay for mass and drove across the street to work and arrived at my desk at 8:33.

While I was working I was suddenly distracted by a very strong feeling of peace. I glanced at my watch and the time was 9:33:13. I said a quick prayer of thanks and continued with my work until my phone rang. It was S.C.C. and Karen Major telling me there was a new message from Our Lady of Emmitsburg today. At the very instant they were telling me this I noticed my watch and the time on my computer and the time was 10:33.

Later when the opportunity presented itself I took my lunch break and went to All Saint’s to pray the rosary. I arrived there and walked in the chapel and looked at my watch and the time was 12:13. I prayed the Joyful mysteries and finished at 12:33.

Later in the day when I got off work I drove to Emmitsburg to go to mass and the Miraculous Medal Novena at St. Joseph’s. I looked at my watch as I walked in the church and the time was 7:13:33. Fr. Steve was the priest. After mass I drove home and after dinner sat down and wrote this paper and at the very instant I am finishing this paper the time is 11:33:33.

R_____ C___

Jan 31, 2005

11:33:33 Pm