This morning it was my turn to drive C.R.C. and Peter to the school bus. St. Joseph’s in on the way to the bus stop so I stopped there to say a quick prayer and wish Our Lady a happy birthday. When we arrived at St. Joseph’s the odometer was 33. While I was praying I suddenly remembered that today is also Fr. ___’s birthday so I prayed for him also. We left and when we arrived at the school bus stop the odometer was 3.3.
After dropping C.R.C. and Peter off I drove to Manassas and stopped at All Saints for daily mass. Just as I pulled in the parking lot I met another car with the license plate of 33. I attended mass and Fr. Mendez was the priest. He gave a very nice homily on Our Lady’s birth. Mass ended and I glanced at my watch as I walked out the door and it said XX:XX:33.
I drove across the street to work and was very busy the entire morning. At some point that morning I had to leave my desk and do some work elsewhere. When I returned to my desk I noticed the message light was lit on my phone. I listened to the message and it was Roberta Marziani. Roberta said she just sent me Our Lady’s Emmitsburg message from this past Sunday to my email at work. I read the message and at the very instant I finished reading it I felt the peace hit me. I looked at my watch and the time was 10:13.
I was extremely busy at work the rest of the day. I was so busy that I was not able to take my lunch break to go pray the rosary until very late in the afternoon. When I finally got a break I left to go pray the rosary. When I arrived at All Saint’s I was further delayed because I had to park at the far end of the parking lot and walk nearly the length of the church. I then glanced at my watch as I walked in the chapel and the time was 3:13:00.
I prayed the rosary and during this time I continually felt a strong feeling of peace. When I finished I drove back to work and when I arrived I could not help but notice the car parked next to me had the license plate of 333.
Later that afternoon Frank K called me and told me that he received a tribunal date for his wife’s annulment on September 26. Frank was very happy. We hung up and I glanced at my watch and it said XX:XX:13. When I finished all my work I left for the day to go back to Emmitsburg. I started my car to leave and the time on the dash was 5:33.
While driving home the radio announcer said that President Bush had declared September 16th as a National Day of Prayer. This news caused a feeling of peace and I looked down and the odometer was 1.3. I continued driving and when I arrived in Emmitsburg I stopped at St. Joseph’s like I always do. At the very instant the car came to a complete stop the CD counter flashed 133.
I said a few prayers and left to go home. When I arrived in my driveway and the car came to a complete stop the odometer was 33.3. A little later in the evening I checked my email and received my copy of Our Lady of Emmitsburg’s latest message from this past Sunday. I looked at my watch and the time was 8:33:33.R_____ C___
Sep. 28, 2005