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A Day of True Miracles!

Updated on September 20, 2012
Miracles Do Happen!
Miracles Do Happen!
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Who says miracles do not happen? It was a Thanksgiving Holiday Monday when we travelled to a farm located just outside of Peterborough, in the Town of Marmora, Canada. The farm is named Greensides, and was donated by the owners as a place for people to pray the Stations of the Cross and worship God. On many occasions there have been large pilgrimages, with thousands of people attending the grounds, but on this particular Monday there were only a few worshipers that could be seen. The air was still and quiet and the bright sun made the fall colours appear dazzling.

Our mission for the day was to pray the Stations of the Cross that led up into the hillside but before we began the journey, I noticed two women sitting on a bench closeby. I was interested in what they were looking at so I walked over to them. One of the women had just taken a picture of the sky with one of those cameras that produce photos instantly (you hold it for a moment and the image appears). In the photo was the sky and directly in the center was what looked like a large doorway made of white light. It was quite beautiful, and I felt very grateful to be a witness to this photo. The women and one man (a group of four in total), then started off to do the stations of the cross. We decided to tag along slightly behind them.

As everyone prayed at each of the stations the Holy Spirit was very strong. No one seemed to mind kneeling on the rough ground. There was a quiet peace that surrounded us. I had tears run down my face for no other reason than the pure gratefulness of being in the presence of God. As we continued, on the path to each of the stations, a member of the group noticed I was following behind and warmly invited us to join them. One of the women held a small ceramic statue of the Virgin Mary. I noticed that after our prayers, at every station, she would hold the statue up like she was offering it to Jesus.

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We arrived at the tenth station and we began to say the rosary. Each of us took turns leading one of the decades. When we were finished our Mother showed her appreciation. The air became filled with the beautiful smell of roses. You wanted to look around for flowers but there were none. Only the sweet smell of the Mother's presence lingered with us as we continued on our path, through the Stations of the Cross. I felt peaceful from the quiet stillness around us that was accented by the gentle singing of hymns. The soft singing voices of the group echoed to heaven and touched me deeply. When we arrived at the last station we had been praying for four hours, but no one appeared to be tired. We looked upon a magnificent statue of our Lord and we completed our petitions and prayers. Once more our Mother showered us with the beautiful smell of roses, and once again my heart swelled with gratitude.

When we completed the final station, the members of the prayer group formally greeted us with all the joy and sincerity of Christ. The lady with the statue came over and showed it to me. I could see what looked like oil coming from it. I took some on my finger and made the sign of the cross. I should have been amazed by this and all the other miracles that occured during the day but instead my heart was filled with a renewed strength. God generously revealed His presence in so many ways and for this I was thankful. It surely was a day of true miracles.

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The Holy Spirit is the inspiration for sharing this very powerful Catholic Prayer ~

The Miracle Prayer

Lord Jesus, I come before Thee, just as I am, I am sorry for my sins, I repent of my sins, please forgive me. In Thy Name, I forgive all others for what they have done against me. I renounce Satan, the evil spirits and all their works. I give Thee my entire self, Lord Jesus, I accept Thee as my Lord God and Saviour. Heal me, change me, and strengthen me in body, soul, and spirit.

Come Lord Jesus, cover me with Thy Precious Blood, and fill me with Thy Holy Spirit, I love Thee Lord Jesus, I praise Thee Lord Jesus, I thank Thee Jesus, I shall follow Thee every day of my life. Amen.

Mary, My Mother, Queen of Peace, St. Michael the Archangel, and all the Angels and Saints, please help me. Amen.

Say this prayer faithfully, no matter how you feel. When you come to the point where you sincerely mean each word with all your heart, Jesus will change your whole life in a very special way. You will see.

Prayer © 1993 Servite Fathers, O.S.M.

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      Terry 5 years ago

      Lisa very inspirational full of love and fascination is this a prelude to greater things. A greater story is yet to be told.

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      Sturgeonl 5 years ago

      To believe is to allow yourself the gift of devine intervention. Thanks for sharing. God Bless and happy Ash Wednesday mcals71!

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      mcals71 5 years ago

      I believe in miracles. They are all around us and it's often difficult to discern them from ordinary things, because they are not preceded by a marching band. I could cite multiple cases when I saw and experienced small miracles with my own eyes, the last of which only a few days ago. To see a miracle one must be receptive. Those who move about gently and softly in life (those who don't pluck the flowers) are more prone to seeing supernatural intervention in the same events that others might quickly dismiss. Of course if people don't believe in miracles they will find other explanations. I've heard some scholars (even some clergy in my own Church) dismiss many miracles cited in the Bible, to fit their objective rationale. As for me, I believe.

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      Sturgeonl 5 years ago

      Amen!

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      Raoul Yumul 5 years ago

      Do Miracles happen? It depends on an individual belief.Some see things that others don't and vice versa and some say I just don't know.So then what is to say...for what is worth,here is my take I salute those who share what they believe in the hope that others may a feel even a slightest feeling of b-e-l-i-e-f. I remember the old adage.."For those who believe no proof is necessary but for those who don't;no proof is enough" To me the proof is the "joy of sharing the positive"..amen

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      Sturgeonl 5 years ago

      Thanks for the blessings you share with others and for your support. Praise be to Jesus Christ!

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      Edwinoel Tanglao 5 years ago from Los Angeles, California

      An awesome miracle experience, Sturgeon. God makes his presence known in many different ways, and truly, you are blessed because of your faith.

      Thank you for sharing this and your beautiful prayer. Thanks for the follow. Keep the spirit alive, Sturgeon, as we KJOH in the light of Christ. Godspeed.

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      mcals71 5 years ago

      I wish I could have been a part of that wonderful experience, we could have wept for joy together. Beautiful and inspirational. I hope to read more of your articles. This world is full of God's miracles, great and small, but don't expect the press to advertise them. We need to keep our minds and hearts pure and open and we will see that everything is a miracle. Also thank you for the beautiful words you had for my article on Padre Pio's Mass. God bless you.

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      Sturgeonl 5 years ago

      Thank you for your comments on the article A Day of True Miracles. I have edited it once more...sorry for any initial errors. Thanks again for your support.

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      Amelia Griggs 5 years ago

      Beautiful story and prayer, Sturgeonl. Very inspirational and deep...thanks for sharing.

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      Sturgeonl 5 years ago

      Thanks zzron. It is nice to share the experience and have people understand and appreciate it.

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      zzron 5 years ago from Houston, TX.

      This was very beautiful. So many people don't realize the power of prayer and how real it is. Welcome to hub pages, you have a new fan. Hope your experience here will be a great one!