To properly describe today’s public apparition of Our Lady of Emmitsburg I will need to go back a couple of months ago or so and describe something that I saw one morning on my way to work. Unfortunately I do not remember the date and I don’t believe I mentioned anything about this in my journal. So I will tell it now.
I left for work this particular morning and when I arrived in Emmitsburg I noticed something unusual looking in the sky. The sun had just risen and was fairly low on the horizon. This sunrise was different than any I had ever seen. It looked like there were two suns!
There were some thin clouds and I could see two distinct balls of light coming through them. One was identical to the other with the same brightness. I was able to see this sight for about fifteen minutes as I drove south on Route 15.
I did not think anything of it other than I had never seen anything like this before. My mind simply explained it as an unusual reflection of the sun off of the clouds and the resulting reflection and refraction of the light causing the optical illusion of two suns in the sky. I did not give it another thought until after Our Lady of Emmitsburg gave Her June 1, 2008 message.
Friday May 30, 2008
For about the past five years I have been telling another co-worker of mine about the apparitions of Our Lady in Emmitsburg. His name is Frank P and he has been saying for a long time that he wanted to come up for the apparition. I have been sending the messages to Frank for years via email. Tonight I received an email from Frank saying he was coming up on Sunday and he is bringing his mother. I knew it was Our Lady bringing him because when I received the email I glanced at my watch and the time was 6:13.
Saturday May 31, 2008
I had to drive almost to Frederick to pick up C.R.C. and his best friend Peter F from one of their friends high school graduation party. Peter’s dad had driven them there. I was supposed to pick them up when they called saying they were ready to come home.
C.R.C. called later that evening saying I could come get them. I left the house without even looking at the time. When I got as far as St. Joseph’s I stopped because I felt the sudden urge to pray for tomorrows public apparition of Our Lady. When I arrived the time on the dash was 9:33, the trip-meter on the odometer was 3.3 and the odometer itself was 133.
Sunday June 1, 2008
Today is the public apparition of our Lady. It is again being held on the 1st Sunday rather than the usual 2nd Sunday because of the non-availability of the Lynfield Event Complex on our regular schedule.
We started the morning by going to mass at St. Mary’s. Fr. Robert Malagesi was the priest. Mass began and I suddenly felt the feeling of peace. I glanced at my watch and the time was 10:33.
Mass ended and we went downstairs to the parish hall for coffee and doughnuts. We then drove home and later S.C.C. and I got ready to go to the Lynfield for today’s public apparition of Our Lady.
We stopped first at St. Peter’s Book Store to see if they needed anything before we left. I needed to arrive early to help set up all of the audio/video equipment. Jim T usually helps with this but he is still on light duty following back surgery. Anyway S.C.C. and I arrived and the odometer was 3.3.
After helping set up all of the equipment I looked around to see if my co-worker, Frank had arrived but I did not see him yet and the prayer group was about to begin. I did reserve two seats for him up close to Gianna since it was his first time. A few minutes later he did arrive and I took him and his mother to their seats up front. I then sat down myself almost feeling exhausted and glanced at my watch. The time was 3:13:33.
Mike Sullivan made the announcements and opening remarks pointing out many things Our Lady has said in the past. When the prayer portion of the prayer group began I felt the peace and knew to glance at my watch. The time was now 3:33.
We began with the Litany of The Blessed Virgin Mary which is was led by a child. The rosary followed. We prayed the Sorrowful Mysteries. Our Lady appeared to Gianna after the 8th Hail Mary of the 4th decade.
Very shortly after the apparition began I looked up and with out intending to do so my eyes went directly to the face of my co-worker, Frank. I felt the peace run through me again and I knew Our Lady was responsible for his presence. This caused me to glance at my watch and the time was 4:13:00.
A few seconds later I looked over at Gianna and I could see the look of sadness on her face as Our Lady talked to her. Gianna then began to repeat the message as Our Lady gave it to her. It was not like any message from Our Lady of Emmitsburg I have ever heard. Our Lady talked about “Two Suns” and the devastation that would follow. People gasped and some cried as they heard this message being given. After the apparition was over the rosary continued and completed at 4:33.
Dr. George C then led the Chaplet of Divine Mercy and Fr. Kiernan Kavanaugh led The Diving Praises and gave the final blessing. When it was over Frank came up to me and was astounded with his first experience at the prayer group. S.C.C. and I helped clean everything up and when we finished I glanced at my watch and the time was 5:33.
We did not leave right away because we both ended up just talking to some friends and not paying any attention to the time. We got in the car to leave and drove back to Emmitsburg. We arrived at St. Joseph’s and just as we did I noticed the car in front of us had the license plate of 33. S.C.C. and I sat in the car in front of St. Joseph’s and prayed an extra rosary together. When we finished I started the car to leave and the time on the dash was 6:33.
We went home and ate dinner. I then rode over to Peter and Mary Blanchard’s house for a glass of wine. Dom Forker was there. He has just written a new book about Our Lady and it contains two chapters on Our Lady of Emmitsburg. This book has obtained the imprimatur of The Diocese of Metuchen.
Later in the evening Gianna came over and she was disturbed at the nature of today’s message and how it followed up the private message of Memorial day which I have included. Later in the evening I drove home and looked at some information that was sent to me by Peter Blanchard regarding Our Lady’s message. When I finished looking at it I was tired and glanced at my watch as I put it down and went upstairs to go to bed and the time was 11:33:13.
Monday June 2, 2008
At this point I have not said anything to anyone about having seen the “Two suns” that I described at the beginning of this paper, except S.C.C.. I went to work and I was thinking about having seen the image of two suns. At the instant my mind put it all together and I associated that event with what I saw I suddenly realized I was being prepared for yesterdays message. I glanced at my watch and the time was 10:33. Later in the day I wrote the notes that were used for the creation of this paper and at the instant I finished them I glanced at my watch and the time was 1:33:13
Jun 7, 2008