103rd Anniversary of Fatima and 14th Anniversary of Our Lady of Emmitsburg Appearing to Gianna Sullivan in Our Living Room
Fr. K---- ---s- Has Dinner at Our House
It does not seem possible that 14 years have passed since Our Lady of Emmitsburg appeared in our living room to Gianna Sullivan on May 13, 2006. As I write this I have also, just now suddenly remembered that it was 15 years ago today that our son, C.R.C received the Sacrament of Confirmation by Bishop Kevin Rhodes on May 13, 2005 at St. Francis Xavier Church in Gettysburg. Time seems to have passed very quickly. When Our Lady appeared to Gianna back on May 13, 2006 this is what She had to say:
Little children, praised be Jesus!
Little ones, thank you for your prayers. You are so good. I desire you to know how pleased I am, how gracious you are, and how much you are loved. You have housed me well and given me all of your hearts so I can intercede for you and protect you. You make me so happy. With all the elements and different distractions in your lives, you always seem to come back to the true source of nourishment, that being my Son. For this I am grateful and happy.
With all the angels I protect you, and I thank you for being true ambassadors of Light. May God bless you abundantly with good health, prosperity, wisdom and knowledge. May the holy wisdom of speech be yours so that you may be able to speak words of Love and even to chastise and challenge in a format most pleasing to God and centered on Love.
Thank you, thank you for loving my Son; and most importantly, as a Mother at this special time, thank you for being “mothers” and allowing me to be yours.
One of the things that I have come to realize over the course of the years is that Our Lord Jesus and His mother Mary remember anniversary’s. Not only do they remember them but sometimes continue a sequence of events that began years ago with fresh new events years later that perfectly blend and continue the narrative started years ago in a perfect, seamless continuation. This paper is just such an occurrence. Back on Tuesday April 14th I ended up telling Fr. K---- ---s- my experience with the Thursday Night Prayer Group at St. Joseph’s where Our Lady appeared to Gianna Sullivan. I also told Fr. K---- about the things that started happening to me. In my mind I did not think I could ever tell him about it and I made no plans to do so. Suddenly things changed with the Corona Virus and suddenly the churches were empty. The public celebration of the Holy Mass was suspended. I remembered Gianna talking 20 years ago about the suspension and restrictions being placed on the mass. This is documented in the Our Lady of Emmitsburg documentary, Unbridled Mercy released in the year 2000 by The Mercy Foundation.
Suddenly I was experiencing sudden, out of seemingly nowhere thoughts that I should tell him. Every time this happened there was a 13, 33 or 333. So it ended up that I found myself sitting in his office telling everything from the very beginning. No need to say any more about that because I wrote it all down in the previous paper. In the weeks following my talk with Fr. K---- I felt like I would like to invite him to our house for dinner. I honestly felt like this is what Our Lady wanted and I wanted it too. I mentioned it to S.C.C. and she was 100% in favor of inviting Fr. K---- to our house. A day or two passed and after private mass one morning I mentioned to Fr. K---- that S.C.C. and I would like to have him over for dinner and I would let him know when in the next day or two. Fr. K---- said he would like that.
Two days later after private mass I invited Fr. K---- over for dinner on Monday May 11 or any day that week that worked best for him. Fr. K---- said he would get back to me in a few minutes after he checked his schedule. He came back in the church and asked if Thursday the 14th would be alright. I told him that would be perfect. I thought it amazing that this was happening during the anniversary week of Fr. L-- Z-------- having dinner at our house in Pennsylvania and Our Lady appearing to Gianna in our house on the 13th. I did not plan any of this to coincide with this anniversary. I did not. Now this is how it went:
Wednesday May 13, 2020
Today is the 14th anniversary of Our Lady appearing to Gianna in our living room and the 15th anniversary of C.R.C being confirmed by Bishop Kevin Rhodes. In addition to that it is the 103rd anniversary of Fatima. There was no scheduled Fatima procession in Emmitsburg this year because of the Corona Virus. I was sitting at the kitchen table this morning drinking coffee and S.C.C. asked me if I was going to Emmitsburg today. I had not made any plans to do so and I had not even mentioned the possibility of doing so to anyone. When S.C.C. asked me this question I was surprised because it was unexpected. Because of this I looked up and the time on the kitchen clock was 6:33:00.
At this point I pretty much knew I was going but I had a mortgage closing in Luray, Virginia at 10 AM. I went to Fr. K----’s private, Latin mass at <Home Parish> and after mass we confirmed dinner at 5:30 tomorrow the 14th. I then drove to Luray and I arrived at the place I was doing the closing and I noticed the time on the dash was 10:33. The closing took longer than usual because the people signing the documents were elderly and liked to talk a lot. After the closing was completed I started driving to Emmitsburg for my own private one man Fatima procession. I took a different route than usual leaving from Luray. I took US 340 that winds through the countryside all the way to Frederick, Maryland. Once in Frederick I had to stop at The UPS Store to drop off the closing. I got lost doing that because my GPS took me to the back of the building with no easy access to the front. Anyway I got there and dropped the package off. I then continued my trip to Emmitsburg and 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 3:13:13.
I started to pray the entire rosary as I walked around the church. I only got as far as the 2nd decade of the Joyful mysteries when a car pulled up and parked. A man got out of the car and said “Excuse me, but are you walking around the church praying the rosary?” I said yes and he said that was beautiful. He then introduced himself to me and said his name was Deacon Joseph Kirchner. We talked for a good while then he told me a sad story about being ready to be ordained a priest and receiving a letter from his bishop saying that he would not be ordained. He said the unnamed bishop gave no explanation as to why. He then asked me to pray for him. I told him that I would. He left and I continued my rosary from where I left off. When I finished the rosary I had a sudden, unexpected powerful thought that I should stay and pray another rosary for Deacon Joe. This caused me to glance at my watch and the seconds were 13. I continued the rosary by praying the Joyful mysteries for Deacon Joe and at the same time remembering the events of 14 years ago. I finished the rosary and glanced at my watch as I kissed the corner of the church and the time was 5:13:13.
Thursday May 14, 2020
Today is the day Fr. K---- comes to our house for dinner. He is scheduled to arrive at 5:30. I started the day by attending Fr. K----’s private Latin mass at <Home Parish>. After mass we had Adoration and Morning Prayer. After Morning Prayer I stayed in the church and prayed the Joyful, Sorrowful and Glorious mysteries of the rosary before the Blessed Sacrament. I prayed about Fr. K---- coming over tonight. I finished the rosary and glanced at my watch and the time was 10:33.
After the rosary I left and drove to Remington to do an 11 AM mortgage closing. After that was completed I drove home. Later in the evening Fr. K---- arrived and visited our house for the first time. We sat in the living room, had a glass of wine and engaged in conversation about several different subjects. After a while S.C.C. informed us that dinner was ready. By this time I was at complete peace. I talked to Fr. K---- about my experiences in Emmitsburg and the things that started happening to me and continue to this day. I felt so relived to be able to talk about this since I have not been able to do so since Fr. L-- Z-------- died. After dinner I took Fr. K---- down to where I keep my Civil War relics. We continued talking about what I have been experiencing. Fr. K---- then asked me this question. “Why do you think this is happening to you?” I told him I believe I am an eye witness to the events in Emmitsburg. At this instant I glanced at my watch and the seconds were 33.
I little later Fr. K---- left and after he was gone S.C.C. asked if I would like to pray the rosary. We prayed the Luminous Mysteries which completed the entire rosary for me. I glanced at my watch as we finished and the time was 11:13:33.
May 22, 2020