I was at the National LMC Retreat in Connecticut when I called home and first heard that S.C.C. and I were being asked if we would consider and pray about becoming the next coordinators of the 2nd Sunday Mission of Mercy mass at St. Mary’s. Bob and Jean Nichols have been doing this job for over 2 years and are stepping down. At the instant S.C.C. told me about this I really did not know what to think or say. I glanced at my watch and it said XX:XX:13.
S.C.C. and I decided that we would not say yes or no until we had time to talk about it and pray about it after I got home. We took plenty of time to think and pray about this and finally decided that we would do it. We ran into Bob and Jean Nichols after mass at Taneytown this past Sunday and told them that we would do it. At that instant I felt the peace run through me and I glanced down at my watch and the time was 3:13.
Bob suggested that we meet at St. Mary’s one evening this week and he and Jean would show us everything we needed to know. We picked the evening of Thursday July 7th and this is how the day went.
The day started for me when I was again suddenly awakened from a sound sleep with a peaceful desire to pray during the middle of the night. When this happens I can instantly recognize the peace and tranquility that comes with it. I turned and looked over at the clock next to the bed and the time was 4:13.
While I was praying I thought about S.C.C. and I taking over the 2nd Sunday mass for Mission of Mercy and our meeting tonight with Bob and Jean. After I said a few prayers I went back to sleep. Later in the morning I left the house to go to work and as I walked out the door I glanced at my watch and the time was now 6:13. I stopped at St. Joseph’s to say a quick prayer for our new duties with Mission of Mercy and when I finished I glanced at my watch and it said XX:XX:33.
While I was driving to work I had a very strong, out of nowhere thought that I do not understand. The thought was, what happens to me and what I have written down over the years is directly coordinated around the apparitions of Our Lady to Gianna Sullivan and contains within it a timeline of events that no human could possibly coordinate between the two. This unusual and sudden thought was so brief and instantaneously clear that I knew it was not from me. At that instant I noticed the odometer was 1.3 and the CD flashed 13.
I continued driving and arrived at All Saint’s in Manassas for mass before going across the street to work. At the instant I pulled in the parking lot the CD flashed 33. After mass I went to work and later in the morning Frank K came to my desk just to visit for a few minutes. Frank asked more questions about his return to the church and his wife’s conversion to the Catholic Faith. When he left to go back to his desk I felt the peace and glanced at my watch and the time was 10:33. Later in the morning while I was working I felt the sudden urge to say a short prayer. I glanced at my watch and the time was 11:13:33.
Frank left early today so when I got to a good breaking point in my work I took my lunch break alone and rode over to All Saint’s to pray the rosary. Just as I was finishing the rosary I suddenly remembered that tomorrow will be the 6th anniversary of the first of the two times Our Lady came to Gianna while I was leading the rosary in St. Joseph’s in Emmitsburg. As I completed the rosary and remembered this anniversary simultaneously I glanced at my watch and the time was 1:33.
Our Lady of Emmitsburg Message
Through Gianna Talone Sullivan
at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Emmitsburg, MD
July 8, 1999
I said a few prayers and left. I picked up S.C.C. and C.R.C. and we rode to St. Mary’s and met Bob and Jean. They showed us everything we needed to know and when we arrived home and the car came to a complete stop the CD counter flashed 13.
July 30, 2005