Our Lady of Emmitsburg 2019 & Beyond Facebook Page and the weekly Our Lady of Emmitsburg Newsletter
June 4-5 and July 2, 2019
I have been writing down my experiences as they happen to me regarding the apparitions of Our Lady of Emmitsburg for many years now. Throughout the years I have kept a written account of nearly everything I thought was important. I have at least tried to document a little bit of a very huge event. What I have written over the years is nearly nothing compared to the event itself in its entirety and splendor. At best it is a mere snapshot. What began happening to me at St. Joseph’s at the Thursday Night Prayer Group of Our Lady of Emmitsburg continues to this very day. I am referring to events that happen to me in synchronization with an unexpected 13, 33 or 333, seemingly out of nowhere. Sometimes it happens in conjunction with the scent of roses. When it happens I can ALWAYS feel the presence or nearness of Jesus with the 33’s and 333’s and Our Lady with the 13’s.
Back in the early days of my being present at St. Josephs on Thursday nights there was one particular evening during the silence of the apparition that the last shred of doubt of Our Lady’s presence no longer existed for me. It was during the silence of the apparition that night that I told the Blessed Mother in prayer that I was willing to help her. I remember the prayer, it went like this: Blessed Mother, no one on earth has had a harder job than you being the Mother of Jesus. Even now 2000 years later you are still tirelessly working for the salvation of souls. I then said “I am willing to help you.” With that, unusual events began to regularly take place in my life that I recognized as not being exactly what I would call “normal” or the way things were before I said that prayer to her. Those events are written in my collection of papers. I said yes to her then and I say yes to her now.
For the past few years I have taken on part of the responsibility of making sure the weekly Our Lady of Emmitsburg eNewsletter is produced and distributed. I can’t tell you how many times I have been met upon completion of the work with an unexpected 13, 33 or 333. Recently I was also asked by Dr. Michael Sullivan if I would help produce a Facebook page entitled “Our Lady of Emmitsburg 2019 & Beyond". I said yes despite my zero knowledge of Facebook. Mike, Mary Blanchard and myself met with a Facebook consultant for the very basics then from there we were on our own. The reason I am writing this paper is to demonstrate how Our Lord and His Mother take an active role in all the events surrounding the apparitions of Our Lady of Emmitsburg!
Tuesday, June 4, 2019
I can’t tell you how frustrated I have become when it comes to creating this new Facebook page. I have had nothing but problems, problems and more problems. I do something on the Facebook page and it breaks something else. I seem to get nowhere. I actually became so disheartened that I picked up the phone and called Mike to tell him that he was going to have to get someone else with more knowledge than myself. In my heart I also knew something was wrong. This was the first time in my history of Our Lady of Emmitsburg that I wanted to give up and not complete something that would further promote Our Lady in Emmitsburg. I felt exhausted, worn down and basically crushed. I felt attacked. I told Mike all of this and he responded with good advice. He said “Step back from it for a few days. Pray and go to Adoration.” We hung up and I did not touch the Facebook page again the rest of the evening.
Wednesday June 5, 2019
I attended daily mass at <Home Parish> in <Home Town>. Mass began at 8:33. After mass I returned home and after about an hour or so I mustered up the strength to continue working on the Facebook page. I reviewed the page and still could not figure out why it was not working as I needed it to. After a few hours of near torment and to my surprise I finally hit on the correct solution to my problem and SUDDENLY everything was working perfectly. I was astounded and at that instant I noticed the time on my computer and watch was 2:33.
Tuesday July 2, 2019
Today I attended daily mass at <Home Parish> in <Home Town>. After mass I drove home and was not feeling very well. I took a nap and later in the day when I awoke I drove to <Home Parish> to pray the rosary for my son C.R.C. who is still considering the priesthood. When I arrived I went in the church and prayed the Joyful, Sorrowful and Glorious mysteries. I never paid any attention to the time. When I finished the rosary I glanced at my watch at the precise instant that it switched to 3:33:00. I continued with the daily DeMontfort Consecration. Again I glanced at my watch as I finished that and the time was 3:33:59.
Later in the evening my phone rang and it was Mike Sullivan. We discussed the Facebook page and the fact it is going well so far. He then said he sent me the template for this weeks Our Lady of Emmitsburg eNewsletter. We hung up and I went directly to the eNewsletter #738 and completed it at 8:13. I then sat down and completed my rosary for C.R.C. by praying the Luminous mysteries. I completed the rosary and glanced at my watch and the time was 8:33.
July 3, 2019