April 5-8, 2007
Ever since I started attending the Thursday Night Prayer Group in Emmitsburg I always noticed that the events that I have been describing have always been especially strong on Holy Thursday.
Before we moved to the Emmitsburg area I ALWAYS felt the interior call to stop whatever I was doing and go pray the rosary at St. Joseph’s on Holy Thursday. It always worked out in a way that resulted in me writing a paper to describe the events. Because of this I have always made a point to make sure I pray the entire rosary on Holy Thursday and this is how it went this year:
I slept a little later than usual because there were no masses this morning anywhere because of it being Holy Thursday. A little while after I got up this morning I checked my email and Our Lady’s public message from this past Sunday’s public apparition was there. I forwarded it to my work email so I could read it later because I needed to leave to go to work. I looked at my watch and the time was 7:13.
Greg and I left the house and I dropped him off at Mount Saint Mary’s on my way to work. While I was driving to Manassas I suddenly felt a warm feeling of peace run through me. It felt like a gentle flow of electricity, it caused me to think about today being Holy Thursday. I glanced at my watch and it said XX:XX:33. I then thought about the fact that I received Our Lady’s message this morning at 7:13. As this thought ran through my mind and the feeling of peace faded I looked up and at that instant the CD flashed 333.
A while later I arrived at work and just as I shut the car off I noticed the CD flash 13. Later in the day I took my lunch break and left to go pray the rosary at All Saint’s. Just as I arrived at my car I realized that I left my keys on my desk. I had to walk back to get them and because of that it caused me to arrive at All Saint’s at 12:13.
I went into the cry room and wrote my notes for the April 1st public apparition from my voice recorder, I then went into the adoration chapel and prayed the Sorrowful mysteries of the rosary. When I finished I rode back to work. It was then I noticed Our Lady’s April 1st message sitting in my email that I sent from home this morning. There was no work so I took the time to read Our Lady’s message and at the instant I finished reading it I felt the peace. I glanced at my watch and the time was 1:13.
Later in the day I was sitting at my desk. I had no idea what the time was and I thought about it being Holy Thursday and that before this day ends I will have prayed the entire rosary and so far I have only prayed the Sorrowful mysteries. As this ran through my mind I glanced at my watch and the time was 2:13.
When I got off work for the day I needed to go to "hometown" to take care of a little business at our house there. I also needed to go to the Holy Thursday Mass of The Last Supper at "Parish Church" at 7:30.
While I was driving to "hometown" I decided to pray my next rosary as I drove. I began the Joyful mysteries and at the instant I began I again felt the peace. I glanced at my watch and it said XX:XX:33. I completed the rosary and at the instant I finished I noticed the odometer was 13 and the time on the dash was 6:13.
Traffic was fairly bad from Manassas to "hometown" and I did not have time to go to the house before mass so I drove directly to "Parish Church". The Mass of The Last Supper began at 7:30 and it was beautiful. I felt so much at home. Not long after mass began I felt a very empty, lonely and homesick feeling. I missed "Parish Church" and I also missed our house and family in "hometown".
At the instant I felt the saddest I was suddenly filled with peace and a very clear interior knowledge that we have a very special mission to complete in Emmitsburg and that with the Grace of Our Lady it will be completed. Suddenly a strong feeling of peace and reassurance completely replaced the feeling of sadness. It was such an amazing and sudden transformation I knew to glance down at my watch and the time was 7:13:00.
Mass ended and that was followed by a Eucharistic Procession and exposition of The Blessed Sacrament. I then left and said hello to Fr. ___ on my way out of the church. I then glanced at my watch as I walked out of the door and the time was 8:13.
I then drove out to our house in "hometown" and I glanced at my watch as I arrived and the car came to a complete stop. It said XX:XX:13. I did the little bit of work I needed to do there and made sure everything was turned off. I finished and glanced at my watch as I left and again it said XX:XX:13.
I drove back to "Parish Church" for exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and when I arrived I glanced at my watch as the car came to a complete stop and it said XX:XX:13 and the odometer was 33.
I walked in the church and sat towards the back. I felt somewhat self-conscious because I knew there were people there who saw the ABC 7 News Report about Emmitsburg because I had been told so. I can endure this humiliation because I know Emmitsburg is real. This knowledge of truth gives me strength.
Anyway I prayed the last two remaining mysteries of the rosary which were the Glorious and Luminous. While I was praying the rosary Fr. ___ came in the church and sat across the isle from me. I completed the entire rosary and glanced at my watch as I walked out the door and the time was 9:33.
I drove back to Emmitsburg and during the drive I was bombarded with sudden thoughts and memories of past Holy Thursdays and Fr. ___’s presence while I prayed the rosary tonight in "Parish Church". Each time a thought like this struck I was suddenly hit with a out of nowhere 13, 33 or 333.
The feeling of peace caused by the reality of what I have experienced over the past 8 years in Emmitsburg made me want to pray another Sorrowful rosary upon my arrival at St. Joseph’s on my way home for Holy Thursday. As this idea struck I looked up and the CD flashed 333.
I arrived at St. Joseph’s and sat out in the car and prayed the Sorrowful mysteries. I finished the rosary and started the car to leave and the time on the dash was 12:13.
I slept in this morning. Later in the afternoon S.C.C., C.R.C., Greg and myself got ready to go to the Good Friday service at St. Mary’s. We arrived at St. Mary’s and I glanced at my watch as we walked in the door and it said XX:XX:33.
We venerated the cross and received Holy Communion. I returned to my pew and the host was still on my tongue. I glanced at my watch as I knelt down to pray and the time was 3:03:13. When the Good Friday service was over S.C.C. asked that we stay and pray the rosary. We prayed the Sorrowful mysteries and I glanced at my watch as we finished and walked out the door and the time was 3:33.
I spent the entire day working around the house. I mowed grass, ran errands and completely cleaned out the garage. While I was cleaning out the garage I moved some things around and when I did that I found a copy of The Magnificent Prayers of St. Bridget of Sweden which reflect on the Passion of Christ. At the instant I picked up the book I suddenly knew I should stop work and pray the prayers. I glanced and my watch and the time was 3:13:33.
I took a break and sat down and said the prayers. I enjoyed reading the prayers because it took me back to 1999-2000 when I actually prayed the prayers everyday for an entire year. When I completed the prayers I glanced at my watch and the time was 3:30:13.
Later in the evening we all went to the East Vigil Mass at St. Mary’s. Fr. Mike Messaro was the priest. Mass began at 8:00 and it ended at 9:33.
This morning when I checked my email the words of God The Father had been released. I glanced at my watch as I first saw them and the time was 7:13. I then sat down and completed the April 1, 2007 paper and finished it at 8:13.
Later in the day we all left to go to "hometown" for Easter dinner at my sister B’s house. We took two cars because Greg was with us and C.R.C. had two friends from school who were going with us. Peter and John. We arrived at my sisters house and just as I shut the car off the CD flashed 13.
After we ate Easter dinner I got in the car and rode out to our house. I saw some dirt on the floor and went to sweep it up. Just as I started to sweep I suddenly felt like I should not do this or any work on the most holy Sabbath of them all, Easter. As this crashed through my mind I glanced at my watch and the time was 4:13. I put the broom down and prayed the Glorious mysteries of the rosary instead. I completed the rosary and glanced at my watch and the time was 4:33.
I got in the car and stopped by "Parish Church" to drop off the latest pack of papers. When I arrived the parking lot was full because the Spanish mass was in progress. I had to park in the "Parish Church" Annex parking lot and the odometer was 3.3.
I walked in the church just as the Spanish speaking priest consecrated the host. I dropped the papers on the table and knelt down until the Consecration was over. I then left and drove back to my sisters house and arrived at 5:13.
Later in the evening we left and drove back to Emmitsburg. We arrived back at St. Joseph’s and just as the car came to a complete stop the CD flashed 33.R_____ C___
April 17, 2007