Thursday, January 17, 2013

The Apparitions at Vicksburg

I asked Jessica Rabbit at . . . the hell with it to draw a saint for me for 2013. She assigned me not a saint per se, but rather the Sacred Heart of Jesus, which struck me as both excellent and fitting. I will strive to focus my devotion on the Sacred Heart, and feel therefore as if I'm somewhat freed up to address some special prayers this year to an unofficial patron saint -- in this case, a man I've only recently learned about, whose cause has not yet been opened, but one day may be, which is one of my prayers. Read the remarkable story of Claude Jude Newman here.


Melanie Bettinelli said...

Wow! Thanks for sharing the story of Claude Jude Newman. Wiping away tears here.

Elizabeth K. said...

I was so moved by that story. Thank you for sharing it. I'm often amazed by how many of these stories are out there--how we're blanketed with these miracles and intercessions that are both quiet and frequent.

Pentimento said...

A good point that "these miracles and intercessions . . . are both quiet and frequent." We may be surrounded by holy people without knowing it, too.