Utica, MI

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This report comes from team leader Patti with the St. Leo’s team in Detroit:

Hopefully this fall the new St. Leo’s Soup Kitchen in Detroit will be up and running. Meanwhile, a very nice and new Society of St. Vincent de Paul thrift store in Utica has opened its doors to us. Karen, my team partner, and I went there about a week ago to set up. We felt so welcomed by the store management and there are very appreciative to have us there! Many people stopped by for Rosaries, medals, holy cards, but most importantly open to prayer. We also keep a list on our table that they can sign to receive continued prayer at our parish. A sweet little girl picked out a pink rosary and wanted to take a picture with me.

As I was packing up, a staff member came out and very tearfully came up to me. I said I was so sorry that I had packed up but I could certainly get something out for her. She said all she needed was prayer. She said she had an argument with her daughter and her daughter said she didn’t want to see her any more. We prayed together and found her a miraculous medal. She hugged me, thanked me, and put it on immediately. She said she would treasure it forever. Praised be Jesus Christ!!! Hopefully a reconciliation is soon to follow.