The 1st Sunday Prayer Service and public apparition of Our Lady of Emmitsburg has grown so much that another room at the Lynfield Event Complex has been setup with a closed circuit TV to accommodate all of the people who come . Its amazing. More and more priest and deacons are also showing up.
Last month on September 29th Fr. Al Pehrsson C.M. went to a recording studio near Philadelphia and recorded his testimony regarding the apparitions of Our Lady of Emmitsburg while he was pastor of St. Joseph’s in Emmitsburg. Roberta Marziani who lives near Philadelphia drove Fr. Al to the studio and was present during the recording session.
At the October prayer group Roberta delivered the original master CD to Mike Sullivan who then gave the original CD to me. I made extra copies on my computer for safe keeping and also arranged for a company in Fredericksburg, Va to make 2000 copies of the CD for distribution because a benefactor came forward to finance this project. The entire audio testimony was also made available on the Foundation’s website for world wide distribution via the internet.
The first time I listened to Fr. Al’s testimony CD was Monday October 2nd while driving to work. I listened to it in its entirety and at the very instant it finished and Fr. Al’s last words were “God bless you” a car suddenly passed and pulled directly in front of me with the license plate of 333.
Fr. Al’s testimony gave me great peace because many of the things he reported are things that are very similar to what I have experienced and reported. I also found it very interesting that the day Fr. Al and Cardinal Keeler met and discussed the apparitions in which Cardinal Keeler gave his permission for the prayer group to continue in St. Joseph’s was June 13, 1994 and the lightning damage to the church on the day Gianna and Mike Sullivan were married which was the Feast of The Immaculate Heart of Mary was $13,000.00.
Thursday October 27
While I was driving home from work S.C.C. called my cell phone and told me that the 2000 CD’s I ordered had arrived. At the instant she told me this I just happened to glance down and the odometer was 3.3.
Friday October 28
I took today off from work to catch up on a few things. I went to St. Joseph’s for daily mass and glanced at my watch as I walked in the church and the time was 8:33:13. When mass ended I drove to St. Peter’s Book store to deliver the CD’s.
Mary Blanchard was there and said now that Fr. Al’s testimony is out we will need to pray for him because his superiors have already questioned him about it. When Mary told me this I knew we needed to pray and I glanced at my watch and the time was 9:13:33.
Monday October 30
The last phase of the CD production was getting the sleeves to put the CD’s in. The best deal we could find was at MicroCenter near Fairfax. It’s not to far from where I work. I originally though I would stop by there after I got off work today so I went to mass this morning at the Basilica instead of St. Joseph’s tonight after the Miraculous Medal Novena. Mass ended and I glanced at my watch as I was leaving and the time was 7:33:59.
I arrived at work in Manassas and was very surprised to find it very slow with very little to do. I started thinking about this and realized this was the perfect time to go get the CD sleeves. I told my supervisor that I had an errand to run and he had no objection.
I left work and drove about 20 miles to MicroCenter in Fairfaix. Shortly after I got on the interstate I saw a huge traffic backup that was miles long coming into Manassas. The radio said it was because of construction. I realized at this point that I could not come back the same way. I arrived at MicroCenter and got the CD sleeves. As I threw the bundle of sleeves on the checkout counter I suddenly felt the peace hit me. I glanced at my watch and the time was 12:13.
I then left to drive back to work and decided to take Rt. 29 instead of the interstate which was all backed up in the direction I now needed to go. I had been less than a mile when the traffic report on the radio said Rt. 29 would not help because of additional backups on it. I turned around and took another alternate route using Rt. 28 which ran smoothly. I stopped at All Saint’s before returning to work to pray my daily rosary. I prayed the Glorious mysteries and thanked God for Fr. Al’s testimony. I looked at my watch as I finished and walked out the door and the time was 1:13:59.
I returned to work and by this time the work load was just starting to pickup. Later I realized I left my cell phone in the car so I walked out to get it. When I arrived at my car I noticed the small Medjugorje sticker in the window. Seeing it suddenly caused a feeling of peace about our upcoming December 27th trip. I glanced at my watch and it said XX:XX:33.
Later in the day while I was busy working I had a very sudden and unprovoked thought crash through my mind. The thought was how everything worked out this morning getting the sleeves and despite traffic arriving back to finish my rosary at 1:13:59. I knew it was Our Lady of Emmitsburg and the thought was so sudden and strong I knew to glance at my watch and the time was 3:13.
I got off from work and while I was driving home I decided that I would still like to go to the Miraculous Medal novena and mass tonight at St. Joseph’s especially to pray for Fr. Al Pehrsson and his testimony. I arrived at St. Joseph’s and the odometer was 1.3 and the time was 7:13. I glanced at my watch as I walked in the church and it said XX:XX:13. I got in the confession line and there were about 8 or 9 people in front of me. I glanced at my watch as I walked into the confessional and the time was 7:33.
When I came out of confession mass was already in progress. Fr. Murphy was the priest. I glanced at my watch at the consecration and it said XX:XX:13. Mass ended and the time was 8:13. I got into my car to leave and when I started it the CD flashed 333. I drove home and when I pulled in my drive way the time on the dash was 8:33.
Nov. 5, 2006