The International Pilgrim Statue of Our Lady of Fatima Visits St. Maryís
Friday June 16, 2006
I believe that all true and valid apparitions of Our Lady tie into each other in one way or another. I am convinced that The Blessed Virgin Mary has and is executing a plan to gather as many of Her children as possible and lead them back to Her son Jesus. I also believe that there are false apparitions taking place throughout the world to do damage to Our Ladyís work. Emmitsburg is not one of them.
If Our Lady is currently appearing somewhere else in the world other than Emmitsburg and Medjugorje (and She most likely is) thatís fine but itís not for me. This is because I did not go out looking for Emmitsburg, it found me and I am thankful but I am not interested in pursuing any of the others.
On the other hand there are the already church approved sites around the world and I love reading about them and if the opportunity to travel to Lourdes or Fatima ever presented itself I would like to go. Today was special because a little bit of Fatima came to us and this is how it went.
I got up this morning very early because I have Friday morning Eucharistic Adoration at the new Missionaries of the Sacred & Immaculate Heart chapel from 5 to 6 am. As I got dressed and put on my watch it said XX:XX:13. I drove to the chapel and prayed before the Blessed Sacrament and after a few minutes started to pray the rosary. At the instant I started the rosary I felt the peace. I glanced down at my watch and the time was 5:13.
I finished my rosary and continued to pray until Fr. Bob McDade came in and placed the Blessed Sacrament back in the tabernacle. Currently adoration ends at 6 am on Friday and resumes on Monday. I left and glanced at my watch as I walked out of the door and it said XX:XX:33. Bob F and Gene P were there and we talked for a little while in the parking lot. I then left to go to work and stopped at St. Josephís on the way and arrived there at 6:33. I prayed and as I pulled out the CD flashed 013.
While I was driving to work I thought about how tired I was going to be because I got very little sleep last night. Other than that I was not thinking about much of anything else. Suddenly I had a very sudden and strong feeling of peace accompanied with a very clear thought of the day Fr. ___ visited and the subsequent events of May 13th when Our Lady appeared to Gianna in our house. At the instant this crashed through my mind I was filled with peace that was so strong it felt like electricity running through me. I looked up and the CD flashed 333.
I arrived in Manassas and stopped at All Saintís for mass. I glanced at my watch as I pulled in the parking lot and it said XX:XX:33. When I walked in the church it also said XX:XX:33.
Fr. Hudgins was the priest and announced that he was being transferred to another parish. I felt the peace hit me again as I received Holy Communion I looked down and my watch said XX:XX:13. Mass ended and as I walked out of the church I looked up and directly in front of me was a parked car with the license plate of 13.
I went to work and was not busy. Later in the day I took my lunch break and rode back over to All Saintís to pray my daily rosary. I also caught up my notes and prayed the Chaplet of Diving Mercy. When I finished I got in my car to leave and glanced at my watch and it said XX:XX:13. I drove back to work and just as the car came to a complete stop I glanced at my watch and the time was 1:13:13.
It was still a slow day at work so I left work early so I could attend the presentation of the International Pilgrim Statue of Fatima that was visiting St. Maryís tonight at 7 pm. Leaving a half hour early did not help much because of the Friday night traffic and bottle neck in Leesburg. When I arrived back in Emmitsburg I stopped at St. Josephís just to say a quick prayer and arrived there at 7:13 as I finished and pulled out the CD flashed 033.
I drove to St. Maryís and when I arrived they were just finishing the rosary. Fr. Mike then said a few words and introduced Carl ????? who is the custodian of the statue. He spoke about Fatima for about 45 minutes or so. It was very good and there were a lot of people there. After Carl finished speaking Fr. Mike announced there would be adoration of the Blessed Sacrament until 11 pm. He placed the Blessed Sacrament on the altar and it was at that instant I felt the peace hit me again. I glanced at my watch and the time was 8:13.
I prayed the Glorious mysteries of the rosary and when I finished I told S.C.C. that I was going to go home because I was very tired. C.R.C. said he was going to ride with me. As C.R.C. and I left and were walking through the parking lot towards the car I was suddenly stopped dead in my tracks because of the scent of roses that came from nowhere. It only lasted a couple of breaths. We pulled out of the parking lot and at that instant the CD counter flashed 013.R_____ C___
July 4, 2006