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8/13/13 12:50 P

I liked what Father James Martin, who is a Jesuit priest and author, said when the story was reported. It looks like he was right.

"Most likely the priest will be identified, and people will be able to thank him," he told The Huffington Post in an emailed message Thursday. "If he's not found, that may mean he wants to remain anonymous. Could it have been an angel? There are similar 'angelic' stories in the lives of the saints, when a figure inexplicably appears and cannot be located afterwards. There are angels, of course, but we tend to ascribe to angels anonymous acts that we find incredibly loving -- when in fact human beings do incredibly loving things in hidden ways every day."


SUNSHINE99999 Posts: 19,403
8/13/13 12:31 P

pretty cool indeed

JLEMUS1 Posts: 4,054
8/13/13 11:22 A

Saw it, it's amazing how God works in misterious ways!! emoticon

MISSSVJS SparkPoints: (41,452)
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8/13/13 10:45 A

This mystery has been solved - it was a priest out ministering to various parishes; he happened upon the accident scene, asked the highway patrol officer if he could go to the accident and offer his assistance - he was allowed to do that. So he prayed with the accident victim and then had to leave right away so he wouldn't be late to his next stop. Still, the fact that the victim survived and that things started going right after his presence was a miracle, an amazing act of God and faith.

Edited by: MISSSVJS at: 8/13/2013 (10:56)
8/12/13 10:31 P

watched the interview of fireman at scene amazing................. "for where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them" matthew 18:20


JANIEWWJD SparkPoints: (587,078)
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8/12/13 12:26 A

I truly believe!!! Praise the Lord!!!

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8/11/13 11:27 P

I believe it was an angel too. Angels are messengers from God sent to help in times of need. My brother had a similar experience in a very bad motorcycle accident.He died on the pavement that night. But an angel came and knelt beside him and prayed over his lifeless body. When the EMT's arrived he was not responding in any way. He was life flighted out of there and tho he was technically dead. He "came to" in the chopper but was not expected to ever walk again. Today he walks unaided in any way.We don't know how these things work sometimes but we know "The One" who knows. And that's good enough for me. My brother refers to the accident as "The night I walked with the Lord"

J2740LOU SparkPoints: (322,938)
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8/11/13 8:55 P

I believe God works in mysterious ways that we don't need to understand. Just believe.

LOSE4LIFE47 Posts: 69,265
8/11/13 4:34 P

interesting story

MADEIT3 Posts: 2,586
8/11/13 3:56 P

Heard about the girl trapped in the car story at work. Pretty amazing story.

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8/11/13 3:31 P

That was a very interesting story to read! I also read that they now have a sketch of the priest and hope someone can identify him. I almost hope he can't be and it is a messenger of faith.

TINAXX1 Posts: 1,104
8/11/13 2:38 P

emoticon love reading and hearing things like this

CBLENS SparkPoints: (47,498)
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8/11/13 7:19 A

its so nice to hear of good in the news

8/10/13 9:26 P

Definitely believe. It's proof positive. Miracles happen every day.

SCHOPPEK Posts: 1,234
8/10/13 7:47 P

I believe!

FAITHP44 Posts: 8,745
8/10/13 3:41 P

I think that's brilliant. I've heard of other stories where angels have appeared as normal human beings to help people in difficult circumstances. And to appear as a priest would be logical as other people may not have been allowed to anoint her like that. God is amazing, isn't He?

BUNNYKICKS Posts: 2,433
8/10/13 2:07 P

Nice story. I have a hard time recognizing the water stain as a holy image though. It looks like a normally occurring water stain on the lee side of a pole in a rainstorm. To me, anyways. But it's nice when the everyday-ordinary can be turned into something that inspires.

FENWAYGIRL18 Posts: 5,868
8/10/13 1:36 P

Yesterday in Rhode Island it was pouring but on the cross of a church was the shadow of the Virgin Mary (the church was named after her), she was on a wet cross but the way the rain landed on the cross it showed the vision of the blessed mother.
People came all from town to see , take pictures and pray, miracles happen everyday we just need to keep our eyes and ears open.

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8/10/13 1:23 P

A miracle!!

FENWAYGIRL18 Posts: 5,868
8/10/13 1:06 P

I saw on the news how a girl was hit in her car , it was a bad accident and they couldn't get her out even with the normal machinery they use. The young woman asked the people trying to rescue her to pray out loud.
They did and a man out of no where appeared a priest (road had been blocked off a mile a head and no one saw where he came from or when he left) The priest had a little white bottle and asked if he could annoint her, the fireman was hesitant not wanting to send the wrong message to her, but he said yes.
They said a calm came over her and he said that the machinery would work now, pictures were being taken the whole time during this accident by some by standers and I guess the press not exactly sure.
The priest wasn't in any of them and no one saw how he left, he just appeared after they started to pray and then suddenly disappeared.
The girl lived they got her out and still after speaking to about 30 churches nearby no one knows where this mysterious priest came from and went.
I believe when she called upon god and had the others do so a beautiful miracle happened, her guardian angel came to help her, there's no other explanation really how come he didn't photograph? how did he get there ? how did he leave without anyone seeing him?
I'm glad that in this day and age when you hear so much bad in this world that you can hear of something as beautiful as this happening. So many people saw this priest and yet no one knows where he came from or where he went , but I'm sure god does! emoticon

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