Our Lady of Emmitsburg Public Apparition

Sunday December 2, 2007

It seems that the attacks on the apparitions of Our Lady of Emmitsburg have slowed down, at least for the time being. One positive note is there have been no attacks lately from St. Joseph’s church and the Archdiocese of Baltimore have removed all negative postings on their website.

I along with many others assume that the reason for this is the fact that so many things Our Lady of Emmitsburg has said have come to pass. It’s very easy to argue against something that is said to be coming, it’s another thing when events that are foretold do come to pass and people continue to convert and return to God as a result of being present at the apparitions.

Our Lady’s monthly prayer group continues to grow and prosper. More and more people and priest are taking a second look and seeing for themselves that the fruits here are good. Those who were so much against the apparitions are in bewilderment that the prayer group still exist much less continues to grow despite their efforts to kill it.

It is because of these failed attempts to destroy this gift from God that many people are realizing it truly is a gift from God and therefore the prayer group continues and will continue to grow.

S.C.C. and I both went to the 10:30 mass this morning at St. Mary’s. C.R.C. went to mass last night. We got in the car to leave for mass and when I started it the time on the dash was 10:13. We arrived at St. Mary’s and Fr. ______ was the priest. Gianna Sullivan was the lector. Mass ended and I glanced at my watch and the time was 11:33.

S.C.C. and I left and stopped by Dolly K’s house to help her set up a Nativity set in her front yard while it was raining. Dolly needs help because her husband Steve died about 2 years ago. After setting up the nativity set we drove home and arrived at 12:13.

S.C.C. and I then got ready to go to today’s public apparition of Our Lady at the Lynfield Event Complex. We stopped first at St. Peter’s book store to pick up some books with Our Lady’s messages that were going to be sold there.

The weather was very bad. It had been sleeting most of the morning but by now it was just a cold, sloppy rain. S.C.C. and I rode to the Lynfield and Mary L rode with us because she did not want to drive. We arrived at the Lynfield and like always I helped set up all of the equipment. At one point while I was settings things up I just glanced at my watch and the time was 2:33.

The prayer group began shortly after 3 pm. It was the smallest crowd ever. I would say only about 350 people showed up. That is about half of what I would call normal. Mike Sullivan made the announcements and said the theme today was joy. He said Our Lady first appeared to Gianna in Scottsdale under the title of Our Lady of Joy. He then said the word joy appears in the Douhey Reames version of the bible 333 times.

Mike then invited a young girl named Faith to come up and begin the formal prayer with the Litany of Our Lady. The prayer began and the time was 3:33.

The rosary followed and for the first time ever Our Lady appeared during the 2nd decade of the rosary and Pat C was leading at that time. After the rosary Jim O’Brien led the Chaplet of Divine Mercy. Fr. Kiernan Kavanaugh led the Divine Praises and Fr. Joe McCloskey gave the final blessing. I helped clean up after the prayer group ended and then drove back to Emmitsburg and arrived back at St. Joseph’s at 6:13.

R_____ C___

Dec 11, 2007

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