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Lucy Stamm

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Trusting Our Lord - 2023-02-05

February 12, 2023

And trusting Our Lady to lead people to her Son, our work continues. So thankyou again for your prayers for the Boise Catholic street evangelization effort.

At the start of the session and before our table was even filled with Rosaries, three older teenage boys came up, though only one actually wanted a Rosary. He was not familiar with the devotion and, when asked if he were Christian, he sheepishly replied, “I’m not really anything.” E. Chuck thanked him for being honest and shared with him the Good News of Christ as illustrated through the Mysteries of the Rosary. He told him that talking with the guy who died for you was a good way to answer questions like: why do I exist? He nodded and said that was a really important question. So, the evangelist handed him the “Who Am I?” pamphlet, which he didn’t want, but then accepted when assured that it didn’t mention God. The other two teens declined a Rosary and, as they were leaving, the evangelist told them that, of the three of them, the guy with the Rosary was the brave one. Pray that the seeds of the Good News take root in their hearts.

As e. Chuck was talking to the three teenagers (above), the Holy Spirit must have moved a woman pushing an old man in a wheelchair to stop, edge past the boys to select a Rosary, and move on, all without saying a word. The evangelist noticed just in time to hand her a Rosary pamphlet. May she continue to answer the Holy Spirit’s call.

An older woman (possibly homeless?) responded to our offer in delight saying she had always wanted a Rosary. She “used to be Catholic”, but now attends a “Bible-believing church”. She quoted the common misunderstanding that Catholics are discouraged from studying the Bible. While that may have been true in the early 20th century, since 1950 we’ve been encouraged to read the Bible every day. E. Lucy explained the rationale behind the former rule: to prevent misinterpretation of Scripture. But our visitor went on to say that she herself could authoritatively interpret Scripture, and besides that, she was a prophet and knew all sorts of things. We offered that she should seek to hear God’s voice through the Rosary, too, which she said she would do. She then asked for a Divine Mercy card before she moved on. Surround her with your peace and protection, Lord.

John, the retired parking lot attendant, arrived on his electric scooter because his back is giving him trouble again. Please continue to pray for his wife Linda’s upcoming shoulder surgery, and for John’s healing as well.

If one of the children expressed the desire to have a free Rosary, various family groups stopped in response to our offer. All of the children in each group, and at least one of the adults accepted Rosaries, its pamphlet, and the encouragement to pray it together. May God strengthen families and lead them to Heaven!

A couple stopped. The wife was Catholic, but the husband declared he belonged to a non-Catholic Christian denomination. E. Lucy tried to explain the Christ-centeredness of the Rosary, and how even non-Catholic Christians find that praying it helps them grow closer to Christ. But he didn’t want one, although he did accept the Rosary pamphlet.

Altogether, the evangelists gave away 10-12 Rosaries and its pamphlet, as well as a Divine Mercy prayer card.

Please pray for us again today? Ask God to prepare people’s hearts 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.


People need Our Savior as much as ever. 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).