Prayers For C.R.C.
Friday December 30, 2016 & Sunday January 1, 2017
In a recent paper I revealed that my son C.R.C. came to me expressing a desire to explore the possibility of the priesthood. In this paper dated November 30, 2016 I outlined some of the things that have happened over the years that point to the possibility of this becoming a reality such as his close proximity to Our Lady of Emmitsburg.
Our Lady of Emmitsburg has said on countless occasions since the closure of The Thursday Night Prayer Group that She is not leaving. I believe this to be true as the blessings that we received in Emmitsburg continued after the prayer group at St. Joseph’s was shut down and clearly continue to this day leaving the peaceful, loving and tangible effects of Her presence in our lives.
Since C.R.C. has expressed an interest in the priesthood there have been many occurrences of the sudden, out of nowhere desires to pray for him that are accompanied with an out of nowhere 13, 33 or 333. Lately two of them have been so powerful that I know that I am to record it here in my ongoing testimony of Our Lady of Emmitsburg.
Friday December 30, 2016
This morning after daily mass I came home and gave serious thought about going out metal detecting for Civil War relics. I got ready to go detecting and went outside and decided that it was just a little too cold and windy. At that point I decided to ride to Fredericksburg and go to Nicky Harris’s Civil War relic shop. This became my plan and I got in the car and left to go to Fredericksburg. While driving towards "hometown" on my way to Fredericksburg I was suddenly struck with a sudden, out of the blue desire to go to “Home Parish” and pray the rosary for C.R.C. and any possible priestly vocation he may have. I never looked at my watch until I was walking in the door and the time was 1:33:33.
I started praying the Glorious Mysteries and during the rosary I decided that I would not be going to Fredericksburg so I would just continue the rosary with the Luminous Mysteries as well. Somewhere during the Luminous Mysteries I had a SUDDEN, CRASHING thought that after I finish the rosary I should go up to the sanctuary and light a blue candle so the prayer for C.R.C. would continue. I glanced at my watch as this thought struck and it was XX:XX:13. I completed the rosary and walked up to the sanctuary and lit the candle for C.R.C. and then knelt down on the kneeler and said one extra Hail Mary for him. As I completed that prayer I glanced at my watch and the time was 2:13:13. I left and as I was exiting the church I felt the sudden feeling of peace that I have come to recognize. I knew to glance at my watch as I walked out of the door and the time was 2:13:59.
Sunday January 1, 2017
I attended the 8:30 mass this morning because I was scheduled to serve as Eucharistic Minister. When mass was over S.C.C. and I drove home and later in the morning I was sitting at the kitchen table when again I was SUDDENLY struck with the sudden desire to pray for C.R.C. and at the same time to go to Emmitsburg to do it. I glanced at my watch and the time was 10:33.
After a little while I decided that it would be nice to go to Emmitsburg especially to start the New Year and because of Her Solemnity of Mary feast day being today. I got in my truck and left to go to Emmitsburg. While I was driving I had the SUDDEN, CRASHING thought that instead of going to St. Joseph’s as I usually do that I should go directly to the Grotto of Lourdes and pray my rosary for C.R.C. at the statue of Our Lady of Fatima. I was so strong and at that instant I noticed the time on the dash was 1:13.
I arrived at the Grotto and had to park a long way from the entrance because they were so busy. I walked directly to the statue of Our Lady of Fatima and arrived at 1:33. I sat down and prayed the Joyful, Sorrowful and Glorious Mysteries and during the rosary I thought about going to St. Joseph’s afterwards to pray the Luminous. I completed the rosary and glanced at my watch and the time was 2:33.
I got in my truck and drove to St. Joseph’s and just sat out in the car and prayed the Luminous Mysteries for C.R.C.. When I finished I left to go home and just as I was pulling out I met a car with the license plate of 33. I glanced at my watch and it was XX:XX:33 and then a car pulled in front of me as I was leaving with the license plate of 33. I drove home and arrived at 5:33.
02 Jan 2017