Holy Week 2020
The past few weeks are like none I have ever experienced in my life. At no time have we ever had the Holy Mass suspended and closed churches. I don’t know if that happened during the pandemic of 1918 on the heels of Fatima or not. What I do know and remember is Our Lady of Emmitsburg telling Gianna Sullivan of upcoming “restrictions” placed on the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. This is documented in the video “Unbridled Mercy” released 20 years ago detailing the apparitions of The Virgin Mary in Emmitsburg.
I have been writing these papers documenting my eye witness testimony of Our Lady of Emmitsburg for a long time now and never before have I ever felt the urgency more than now. I also want to repeat what I have said many times. The events that happen to me started in St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Emmitsburg, Maryland during the Thursday Night Prayer Group back in 1998when Our Lady appeared to Gianna Sullivan. It started there and continues to this day and the results are these papers.
Palm Sunday April 5, 2020
I drove to <Home Parish> for the morning Liturgy of The Hours. After that was completed I remained and prayed the Joyful mysteries of the rosary and glanced at my watch as I finished and kissed the crucifix and the time was 9:33:13
There were few enough people in the church because of the Corona Virus restrictions that I decided to stay for the 10 AM mass. The Gospel today is the long Passion narrative that takes about 10 minutes to read. The Gospel was completed and I knew to glance at my watch and the time was 10:33:13. Mass continued and when Fr. K. ___ opened the tabernacle to get the hosts I could not help but notice the time was 11:13. Mass ended and I drove home and when I arrived I glanced at my watch as I walked in the door and the time was 11:33:13.
Later I got in the car just to take a ride and get out of the house. Without having planned on a destination I arrived at St. Patrick’s near Fredericksburg. I went in and glanced at my watch as I began the Sorrowful Mysteries and the time was 3:13. I finished the Sorrowful and began the Glorious and the time was 3:33. I finished the Glorious and completed the entire rosary by praying the Luminous and when I finished my watch said it was 4:13.
Later in the evening I considered not praying another rosary even when S.C.C. asked to pray a rosary for C.R.C.. I thought about this for a second and decided that I would pray another rosary for C.R.C. with S.C.C.. I glanced at my watch and was stunned to see the time was 8:13:33. S.C.C. and I completed the rosary and I glanced at my watch and the time was 8:33.
Holy Thursday April 9, 2020
I had a hard time falling to sleep last night. I did manage to finally go to sleep. I awoke suddenly in the middle of the night with the urge to pray. I knew to glance over at the clock next to the bed and the time was the last fraction of a second of 3:33.
I prayed for God’s Will in my life and the lives of my family and went back to sleep. When I got up the next morning I rode to <Home Parish> for Liturgy of The Hours and then I drove home. I was taking care of our dog Ben when SUDDENLY I felt that “interior call” to go to Emmitsburg to pray the rosary. I looked at my watch and the time was 9:13.
I got Ben back in the house and I left to go to Emmitsburg to pray the rosary for Holy Thursday as I have done years past on Holy Thursday. I arrived at St. Joseph’s and tried to open the door but it was locked. I glanced at my watch and the time was 11:33.
At the same moment I began the rosary as I walked around the church. There were heavy black clouds off in the distance. I was about half way through the Joyful mysteries when suddenly there was a cloud burst. I ran about 150 feet to my car but by the time I got there I was soaked. I got in the car and continued the rosary continuing with the Sorrowful, Glorious and Luminous. Just as I was finishing up I was suddenly struck with a SUDDEN OUT OF NOWHERE CRASHING thought I was being invited to pray ANOTHER ENTIRE rosary. This caused me to glance at my watch and the seconds were 13.
I sat there in the car and prayed another entire rosary Joyful, Sorrowful, Glorious and Luminous. By the time I reached the Luminous mysteries for the 2nd time the rain had stopped and I had dried out. I finished the last decade again walking around the church and when I finished I kissed the corner of St. Joseph’s in thanksgiving for the abundant blessings I have received starting at the Thursday Night Prayer Group where Our Lady appeared. I glanced at my watch and the time was 2:13:13.
Good Friday April 10, 2020
I was over at my mom’s house helping her with a few things such as writing checks for her bills and getting them mailed out. When I finished I left and while I was driving I was struck with a sudden feeling of wanting to go to <Home Parish> to pray the Sorrowful Mysteries of the rosary. At that very instant an oncoming car approached and had the license plate of 13.
I arrived at <Home Parish> and was met with two cars at the entrance of the parking lot. The first one was a <Home Town> police car number 33 and another car with the license plate of 33. I glanced at my watch as I walked in the door and the time was 1:13.
I prayed the Sorrowful mysteries joining in with a “live stream” rosary that was in progress and nearing its end. I joined in with the live stream rosary for the last few prayers and when they finished I continued until mine was done. I glanced at my watch as I finished and the time was 1:33.
I left and came back for the 3 PM Good Friday service. I glanced at my watch as I arrived at <Home Parish> and the time was 2:33 and the odometer was 3.3. I walked into the church and there were less than 10 people there so I felt comfortable staying. We did the Gospel and venerated The Cross and received Holy Communion. When everything was over I left to go home. Before I was able to pull out I had to wait for two cars to pass. The first one had the license plate of 333 and the 2nd car following directly behind had the license plate of 13.
Holy Saturday April 11, 2020
The weather was nice today so I sat in a chair outside in my front yard. While sitting there I decided to pray the Sorrowful Mysteries of the rosary. I had not given any consideration to the time and glanced at my watch only as I finished and kissed the crucifix and the time was 1:13.
It was not long after that my phone rang and it was Mike Sullivan. We talked about a lot of things currently going on in the world such as the Corona Virus. Somehow we ended up talking about how I first came to be present at the apparitions of Our Lady at St. Joseph’s. Mike then said he wanted to tell me something. He proceeded to tell me that Our Lady appeared to Gianna last week and the apparition lasted a “long time”.
During that apparition Our Lady compared Gianna and her mission from God to Old Testament David who also received a mission from God, sinned, repented and God’s mission for David continued to completion. Just as Mike and I finished talking and hung up the mail truck came and I walked to my mail box. Before I could cross the road to get to the mail box I had to wait for a car to pass and that car had the license plate of 133. I got the mail and then had to wait for another car to pass before I could cross the road again and it had the license plate of GODISLV. The people in this car stopped to say hello as they are parishioners at <Home Parish> but I don’t know their names. This stunned me as I thought of what Mike Sullivan had just told me and I glanced at my watch and the time was 2:33.
Easter Sunday April 12, 2020
I drove to <Home Parish> this morning not knowing if there would be Liturgy of the Hours morning prayer or not. There was not. I decided to pray the Glorious Mysteries of the rosary. I started the opening prayers of the rosary and at the instant I got to the 1st Glorious mystery, the resurrection I felt a surge of peace run through me. I glanced at my watch and the time was 8:33.
I completed the rosary and just sat in the church waiting to see if I would be able to stay because of the limit of 10 people allowed to be in the church at one time because of Corona Virus. The limit was just slightly broken and when mass started the number of people in the church was 13.
During mass a convert named Danielle received her 1st Holy Communion. She and her future husband seemed very happy. Mass ended and I glanced at my watch and the time was 11:13:33. I remained in the church and prayed another Glorious rosary including the intentions for Danielle and her future husband. I glanced at my watch as I finished the rosary and the time was 11:33:13.
As I finished the rosary the thought ran through my mind that right now I am closer than I have ever been to telling Fr. K. ___ my experiences with Our Lady of Emmitsburg. I glanced at my watch and it was 13 seconds. Later I wrote my notes for today and when I finished writing the part about Fr. K. ____ the time was 1:13.
April 23, 2020