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The Rosary draws Catholics, active or inactive - 2020-09-06

September 20, 2020

The Rosary draws Catholics, active or inactive. So thank you again for your prayers for the Boise Catholic street evangelization effort.

Two women stopped. One wanted a Rosary, the other was a non-Catholic Christian. While e. Chuck helped the first woman choose a Rosary, e. Lucy explained the devotion to the second, and how it was a way of growing closer to Jesus Christ. She still declined receiving a Rosary, but accepted the booklet and the encouragement to use it to deepen her relationship with Christ.


An elderly-looking homeless woman came to us for a Rosary. Her speech was slightly slurred, and she started rehearsing the troubles she blamed on others. Then we got swamped with back-to-back visitors, and so she took her leave. May God bless her!


A big family group was enjoying the fountain. One of the adults, a man wearing a “Funcle” t-shirt, came over to choose a Rosary, saying “I haven’t unpacked mine yet”. A young girl from the group came to pick out a Rosary with her uncle as well. Then, after the group had started walking away, another man from the family came back to ask for prayers. “Josh” has lost the hearing in one ear and it makes him dizzy sometimes, so we prayed for him for healing.


A man walked by, making a bizarre claim. With a smile, he told us, “Catholics killed Jesus”. He didn’t stop walking as we asked him to explain. He just repeated the same charge, over and over, and then told us to look it up. May the Holy Spirit enlighten him with the Truth!


A mom and two children (under 7 years old) sat at a picnic table not far from us. After a while, the oldest of the two boys came to the table. He did not know what the Rosary was, nor did he think he was a Christian. He took a pamphlet, Rosary, and a copy of the kerygma for his mother. Later, his little brother came toward the table, but then he just made a circle around us and returned to his family without stopping.


My impression of Sunday’s session was that the vast majority of people who stopped were Catholics!


Last week was the US holiday called “Labor Day”, and there were more people out than there has been. Altogether, we gave away 25-30 Rosaries and its booklet, as well as at least one copy of the kerygma.

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

Even inactive Catholics think fondly of the 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!

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

P.S. Thank you for your prayers for “Fr. Rob.” Although he is still in the hospital, his health is slowly improving. Thank you, Jesus!

P.P.S. Again, a thank you for all your prayers and words of encouragement.