Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Slain in the Spirit and a visiting Lady

Wednesday is my day off and as usual I decided to head to Mass a little early for the Rosary. On the way, I picked up my mother since she wanted to pray the Rosary before Mass, also. The tiny lady was there, as was Ann [the one who usually catches her after Communion]. We were all caught off guard today, however. My little fragile sister in Christ went and knelt on the steps before the altar and WHAM! - down she went. This took place after the Rosary but before the Mass started. Nobody was there to catch her, so Ann, her husband and I [and a few others] all rushed over to make sure that she was okay. Ann explained to everyone that this happened all the time and the lady was just "Slain in the Spirit". Still, we were very concerned. The lady woke up wreathed in smiles and when she saw us all around her, said , "Don't worry, I'm fine. Really, everything is fine." I reached out my hand to help her up, she looked at me and smiled, " I'm all right,"  I smiled back at her and said, "I know. I watch you move to Ann's seat before Communion so that she can catch you." I gave her my hand. When she grasped my hand, heat flooded my body and I received a witness in the Spirit. Her eyes radiated peace and love. I handed her purse to her and her husband helped her to her seat. Ann talked to her for a bit and then came over to speak to my mom and I. It seems that my tiny sister in Christ sees Mother Mary, kneeling before the Tabernacle and smiling, now and then . I always knew we had a Holy Visitor at our Church - this just confirmed my suspicions :)

I love the thought that my feet touch the ground where Our Lady was seen. This will give me much food for thought next time I clean the Altar area. Then again, I receive Jesus in the Holy Eucharist. What could be more intimate than that.

7 comments:

  1. Right, nothing is more intimate than that!

    I love "her face was wreathed in smiles!"

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  2. True, and I try to think about that when I receive Communion. I told Ann that I wrote about her and the lady on my blog. Ann is very outgoing and I'm sure she will fill me in a bit more about what is going on. I'm sure she told the lady that I wrote about it on my blog:) People love to talk to her and she is friends with the lady. Overall, I think that it lifts the faith of the daily churchgoers who see this. Everyone was smiling once we knew that she was OK. I don't know what Father K. thinks about it but he did give her Communion [seated, of course]. Father K. Is very practical, he probably would tell her to go wash some pots and pans ;)

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  3. Awesome post, fills me with fire in my belly and has put a huge grin on my face. Thanks :)

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  4. Thanks for sharing this story. God bless!

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  5. God bless you, Mary, for such a lovely post. Reading what you have to say keeps me thinking of God. I really enjoy looking at things through your eyes in your posts. It is so good to know that many people out there are living for Him.

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  6. I just found your blog (but don't remember how) and I feel like it is very much God's doing. I have read through many of your posts and always feel peaceful and hopeful. I particularly like this post because I love how the Lord comes along and shakes us out of our own little world to show us a bit beyond the veil. God Bless you! Lynn

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  7. Lynn,
    Thanks for visiting and leaving a comment:) I appreciate the feedback. May God Bless you, too!

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