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Lucy Stamm

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Teens Out in Force - 2023-04-02

April 9, 2023

Spring has finally begun to appear, and the teenagers are venturing outside, where our presence reminds them of their Savior. So thank you again for your prayers for this apostolate.

A large multi-family group, accompanying 8-10 children, passed by. The first groups all shook their heads no at our offer of a Rosary. Lagging behind a few paces was another woman. She accepted our offer and came to the table. Soon a mom and 2 girls (maybe 4 and 7 years old) from the previous group came back to join her. The mom pointed to e. Chuck’s newest sign, which asked, “Why did Jesus die for us?” She said to the girls, “We know the answer to that, don’t we?” The girls said yes. We explained the Rosary devotion to these non-Catholic Christians, and both children and moms each chose a Rosary. Then they asked for one more, for a boy in the group. Later, they all came back, the boy looking over the other Rosaries we had available, as if to see if there was one he’d like better. But he was content with the one he’d been given. Please pray they grow closer to Jesus Christ every day!

The man sporting an anti-God symbol or saying on his shirt passed by again. Again, we didn’t recognize him until after we’d offered him a Rosary. Again, he called out a salute to the enemy of his very soul. But he never stops. We prayed a Hail Mary out loud together for his salvation. Please pray for him, and for all who have rejected their Creator, that their eyes, ears, and hearts may be opened to the Way, the Truth, and the Life.

A man went by. When offered a Rosary, he said he “didn’t pray to Mary”. Although I’m sure his understanding of “pray to” differs from ours, still it’s his loss. He didn’t pause so we could clarify the issue with him.

It was a day for teenagers, we had several groups of teens stop by, some were Christian, some were indifferent, some were polite, and some were mocking. May the Crucifixes on the Rosaries remind them of the great cost of their salvation and God’s call to them.

Two late-teen girls came to the table, unsure what the Rosary was and, though they knew about Jesus, they admitting they were not Christian. We told them about the loving actions of our Savior God and how they could see snapshots of that love in the Mysteries of the Rosary, and that it was okay to ask God honest questions in prayer. They listened politely and accepted the “Who Am I?” and “Do I Need a Savior?” pamphlets as well. Pray that they will come to know their need for Salvation.

A family strolled past and the teenage daughters broke off to select Rosaries. The father joked that “they really needed them” as he and the mom kept walking. The girls were Catholic and all wore various medals. They eagerly selected a Rosary apiece. Pray that this family remains united in faith.

A group of 3 or 4 teenagers stopped at the word “free”. E. Chuck told them how Jesus came to take the bullet for us, since we couldn’t save ourselves, and e. Lucy explained the Rosary and how to use it to develop a relationship with Jesus Christ. One boy didn’t say anything, but also didn’t manage to hide a disrespectful attitude. Blessed Mother, please intercede for all those who have been indoctrinated against your Son!

Two young women in their late teens stopped. They were nominally familiar with Christ and, as we explained the devotion, they might have become interested in trying the Rosary meditations. Please pray they do, and that Jesus draws them into His heart.

A man seemed to be hauling all his earthly possessions, piled on and around a bicycle carrier. He stopped and accepted a Rosary from e. Chuck, who thought at first that he was asking him to hold the leash on his hunting dog, perhaps so he could choose a Rosary. Instead, he just took the one e. Chuck was holding.

On this Palm Sunday, we saw nowhere near the amount of foot traffic we had the week before. Still, the two evangelists gave away 20-25 Rosaries and its pamphlet, as well 1-2 Divine Mercy prayer cards.

Please pray for us again today? Ask God to send people to us with their 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.


Many of our youth are being indoctrinated against Christ, but still they stop for a Rosary. 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! Happy Easter!

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