Yesterday the 5th of February was a wonderful and very unusual day.
As usual we start the day in front of the Tabernacle. This is a very spiritual place where the consecrated hosts are left inside a cupboard marked by a red light in any Catholic Church. The host we believe is the physical presence of Jesus Christ. Not just spiritual but physical.
Lately we have had to spend a great deal of cash on heating our Trailer. It has been extremely cold. It has cost us an extra 10$ a day. That is a great deal for faith missionaries.
I had some change in my coat pocket so I scooped it all out. It was mainly small brown coins of 2, 1 and 5 cent pieces. There was also a 2 Euro piece a much larger coin. I was tempted to put the 2 Euro coin back in my pocket and bye candles just with the very small change which would have amounted to about 2 or 3 Euro. However I put it all in the little box and lit one candle for my family and friends. I then knelt down and closed my eyes and prayed. I sensed some weight in my pocket and felt inside there once again. To my amazement the pocket was once again full of coins. I took them all out and there were the small brown coins and then there was the 2 Euro piece and then to my real amazement was a small silver miracle medal. I had no idea that the medal was there.
Now this is not an amazing miracle in that it has solved my financial situation but it does show me that Christ is still in the multiplying business. I do not have to worry.
Now for the bigger more wonderful miracle.
Last Saturday M and D my two sons aged 23 and just 14 on the 3rd of Feb purchased Apple Ipods. Not phones but Ipods.
When close to a hotspot one can use these amazing little mini computers to surf the web. There was no Law that we knew of to say this was illegal and the chain store also told us it was quite legal. By using the waves of an open web site one steals no money as all wireless internet connections pay a flat rate. Also one cannot with an Ipod download sensitive info from the hot spot without knowing the password of the hotspot owner. All a bit technical.
Just above the 2 small kids school they found just such a hot spot. They were overjoyed until a police car approached and they were both arrested for a criminal offence. The Ipods were confiscated and criminal proceedings were initiated much to our horror.
Later I managed to find out which house had the open Internet and a Mr M said that the kids had stolen nothing and he would not be pressing charges.
We talked to our lawyer and the lawyers of the chain store also gave their opinion that nothing criminal had been done.
My kids are soon to visit the USA to promote their 2nd album and any information that they had been criminally involved would prevent them entering the USA.
As a last resort after hearing from our lawyer that there was now a new law that would be used against us and that the Ipods would almost for sure be confiscated, we went to the chain store to ask the boss if they could intervene and help.
Before going in we prayed a famous Catholic Prayer called the Memorare which goes like this. Remember O most Gracious Virgin Mary that never was it known that anyone who fled to your protection and implored your help or sought your intercession (the important word is intercession. She is an important intercessor. She changed the mind of Jesus at the wedding feast of Caana! Do you remember?) was left unaided. Inspired by this confidence I fly to you O Virgin of virgins our mother. Before you we stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate despise not our petitions but in your mercy hear and answer us. We applied this prayer desperately before seeing the Store boss.
She was however particularly unhelpful trying hard to weasel out of any blame and just as we were sadly about to leave having accomplished nothing talking to this lady I received a phone call from my son to say that he had just heard that the Police would not confiscate the Ipods and would give them back this morning the 6th. This happened at the same time as we were sitting in front of our extremely unhelpful lady who should not be selling these Ipods without warning buyers about the new law.
Wow! Just like the miracle medal which is now always in my pocket and I have one around my neck attached to the cross I wear. The timing was fantastic.
God does answer prayer.
Please be my guest and comment on these two spiritual miracles. I look forward to hearing from you.