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Lucy Stamm

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Easter is Real - 2023-04-09

April 16, 2023

On Easter Sunday, many people were open to learning about the Rosary. So thank you again for your prayers for the Boise Catholic street evangelization effort.

One man called out, “He is risen!” We responded, “He is risen indeed!”

“Cameron” stopped and accepted a Rosary. As he left, e. Lucy suddenly recognized him from about a decade earlier at the college Newman Center. When he came back past the table, she called his name and he came over. We oriented on what year it was that we had met and wished each other Happy Easter. Please pray for Cameron, since it seemed that he is not doing well.

As e. Lucy was changing our table sign from “Why Did Jesus Die for Me?” to “What Gives You Hope?”, a man had come up and was waiting for her to notice him. He was a non-Catholic Christian and, though he had Catholic relatives, had grown up in a part of the country where there was a great amount of peer pressure to avoid the Catholic Church. E. Lucy explained the Rosary devotion to him and how it helps people grow closer to Jesus Christ. He chose one for himself, and took the pamphlet on how to pray it, as well.

A somewhat unkempt man stopped at e. Lucy’s offer of a free Rosary. Although he had been raised Catholic, he now attended a non-Catholic Christian megachurch that has lively music. But the Rosary still calls. He not only accepted a Rosary, but asked for a copy of both pamphlets and both prayer cards on the table. May Our Blessed Mother draw him back to the fullness of the Faith and the True Presence of Jesus Christ in the Eucharist!

A family of four stopped because the mother wanted a Rosary. Noting that she spoke with an accent, e. Lucy asked if she’d like the prayers in Spanish. “No, I’m French,” she replied. She and both children selected Rosaries for themselves.

A Catholic man stopped to offer encouragement. Asked if he prayed the Rosary every day, he responded that he was up to once a week. Citing the fact that the Rosary is a powerful spiritual weapon, even against secular evils, the evangelist encouraged him to up his game and be a much-needed “prayer warrior”.

The evangelist set up a couple of families with a copy of the Rosary prayers in Spanish.

Two teenage girls stopped. As they approached the table, the evangelist heard one telling her friend that she’d gotten a Rosary from us before. They then each chose one and listened politely as e. Lucy explained the devotion and encouraged them to use the Rosaries for prayer.

Almost everyone happily replied, “Happy Easter”, to the evangelist. Two notable exceptions were two with headphones, who tried to give the impression they could neither see nor hear us. But even that is a reaction to the Gospel. Lord, please have mercy and save them all!

“Uwe” stopped for a moment at e. Lucy’s request. Asked how his exploration of the nature of God is progressing, he replied that “all religions were good” and “all teach us to be good.” Notably, he also admitted that nobody could do it perfectly. He nodded in agreement with the “field hospital for sinners” analogy. This is continued progress! Lord, please bring Uwe all the way home to You.

Two teen girls were wearing masks. Asked about them, they declared they were just insecure about their looks. But they pulled them down to their chins to talk with the evangelist, whose face actually is disfigured. They each took a Rosary, and perhaps encouragement. May God bring them to Him!

The man who has loudly greeted his enemy passed by early in the session. After calling out that the concept of God is a deception, he moved away at full speed. I’m not sure he’s the same provocative man as last week. Either way, may God save them (both)!

A young, nervous man (late teens or early 20s) offered me a tract from a non-Catholic Christian sect, branches of which are known to be virulently anti-Catholic. The evangelist politely declined, then kicked herself later for not trying to engage him in conversation. Lord, please draw him to the fullness of Christianity in Your Catholic Church despite my shortcomings.

The evangelist gave away 20-25 Rosaries and its pamphlet, one each of the “Come Home” and “Good News”/kerygma pamphlets, 1 Jesus Knocking prayer card, and 1 Divine Mercy prayer card.

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.


Although some may have imagined egg-laying rabbits, many Christians seemed to relish the opportunity to exchange Easter greetings. 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).