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I met a second man named David who was very intense.  He wore some type of prayer beads from some eastern religion and told me he makes prayer beads.  He was extremely open to learning the Rosary and wanted to know the prayers and why a Rosary had 159 beads.  I discussed with him the history of the prayer starting out has the 150 psalms.  He was struck with the depth of each of the prayers. He then shared with me how his mother was an atheist who had shut out all her religious family members.  He discussed his enthusiasm for exploring the many faith traditions through a local rabbi and an imam.  I had to dig but I found my last “How to pray the Rosary” pamphlet which he accepted enthusiastically along with another Rosary.

Right as I was about to get ready to go, I met a man named Dino.  He grew up Catholic and already knew how to pray the Rosary. Dino showed me a picture of his tow little girls which he had lost to CPS after his wife’s recent death.  He lives in a shelter and has a job he is starting on Tuesday.  He was distraught about losing the girls.  He said he just needed to get baptized again. I told him he has already been baptized and that he did not need to have it done again, but that he should go to confession, then Mass and to give his life to Christ when he receives communion.  That way he would be in a good mental place to start his new job and get on the road to getting his kids back.

Please pray for Dino.