Monday, July 26, 2010

In the Sight of Angels


A True Story

She is old and frail. But her physical state has not diminished her devotion to spiritual works of mercy, especially comforting the sorrowful, and praying for the living and the dead. Here, she is powerful. What people of health may see as confinement, she uses to pray and when needed, to call and comfort whoever she knows is in distress.

Praying with the aid of her rosary, she renders the Body of Christ one formidable service. At night, she slips her rosary under her pillow, and if perchance the Holy Spirit might waken her in the middle of night, she reaches for the beads and prays. The long years of practice had worn the beads and the links had gotten into a fragile state

One morning, she awoke to find her rosary all tangled up in a wretched mess. Not wanting a new one, her grandson tried to have it fixed to no avail. Even the local jeweler could not help.

After all the attempts, she tried one more thing. She went to bed, slipped the beads under her pillow, and went to sleep.

The next morning, she reached for them, and lo, and behold! The rosary was unknotted, the links polished, and the beads all shiny as if new.

She called my friend who is undergoing chemotherapy to let him know that she was praying for him. She related the story of her rosary.

I told my friend that he has one powerful intercessor whose angels could not bear that she should mourn the loss of weapon by which she battles for the Kingdom of Heaven.

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