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Lucy Stamm

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Catholic or Not - 2022-12-04

December 11, 2022

Catholic or not, people who accept a Rosary from us have at hand a sure means to grow closer to Jesus Christ. So thank you again for your prayers for the Boise Catholic street evangelization effort.

Last Sunday saw the first snow of the season that stuck. Business park employees, zooming around on mini-snowplows started clearing the plaza. But the diesel fumes took e. Lucy out. She left at halftime.

Right off the bat, even before the Rosaries were fully laid out, three Catholics from different groups stopped to select a Rosary. The last of the three, a man eating a hotdog, and who paused to say he was Catholic and already had a Rosary. He began to walk away, then paused, laughed, and said, “but I don’t know where it is.” He selected a Rosary, and then said what the other two Catholics had said, “I guess I was meant to bump into you today.” May their love of Christ and devotion to his Mother grow during this Advent Season.

A busker, carrying his guitar case and looking for a place to panhandle, stopped at our table when his girlfriend pointed out a Rosary that matched the color of his guitar. He took it, but then worried aloud that he “would burst into flame” if he actually prayed the Rosary. He also said he couldn’t read the pamphlet. E. Lucy encouraged him to listen to it on the internet in order to learn the prayers, and encouraged him to try it. The woman with him told e. Chuck that she was a non-Catholic Christian and very interested in learning how to pray the Rosary, even asking clarifying questions about the prayer. She said she’d help the man learn how to pray with it. May they find peace, protection, and the love of Christ in prayer.

A woman encouraged her elderly mother to take a Rosary. They were Catholic and the daughter said she had a lot of Rosaries already. The mother selected one (but seemed confused or reluctant to). Pray that families are united in faith.

An elderly man stopped to select a Rosary, then stayed to talk. He recommended that we contact family members during the holidays, saying that personal contact is better than presents. He then went on to lament that his son was so busy with his sales job that he rarely bothered to call or even return his calls. He wished his son would put God and family ahead of making money. Pray for this man and his son as well as for all families broken by separation, may they not wait for the other person to make the first move.

A teenager approached us, but declined a Rosary. A non-Catholic Christian, he wanted to tell us he was a “church planter”, hoping to gather people and form new churches. Unfortunately, his target population is the large Basque (and mostly Catholic) community here. We were glad that he spent his free time serving God but let us pray he looks deep enough into Christianity that he discovers the truth in the Catholic Church.

Altogether, we might have given away 10 Rosaries at the most. Foot traffic just got lighter after e. Lucy left, and the snowplow noise never stopped. (No wonder John the Baptist went into the wilderness to preach, it’s quieter there ?)

Please pray for us again today? Ask God to send people to us with hearts prepared to perceive their need for Our Savior Jesus Christ and His Holy Catholic Church, and that much good fruit for His Kingdom comes of today’s efforts.

We still encourage everyone to learn to pray the Rosary, diving deep into the Mysteries and learning just how much God loves us. So thank you again for your prayers and other support for this apostolate. In turn, may God protect and greatly bless you and all those you love!

“Go with the strength you have” (Judg 6:14).