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Lucy Stamm

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Gently Nudging] - 2021-11-21

November 28, 2021

[Gently Nudging] Last week marked the Feast of Christ the King of the Universe and we tried to nudge people closer to Him. So thank you again for your prayers for the Boise Catholic street evangelization effort.

A large Catholic family was in town for the day to celebrate a daughter’s birthday. They each chose a Rosary, saying they loved it. They did, however, seem unsure of the name of the parish in their hometown. We gave the father a copy of our Rosary booklet in Spanish, and encouraged him to have the family pray the Rosary together.   May Our Lady lead them to seek You in the Eucharist, Lord.

Two women chose chain Rosaries as we were setting up.

A group of 20-somethings stopped. The woman said she might be “kind of Christian” but she couldn’t really remember. While e. Chuck explained the Rosary devotion to the two men, e. Lucy gave the woman a copy of the kerygma, which contains the “basic Christian message” to refresh her memory.

With one dog on a leash and another in a baby stroller, two women responded to our offer of a free Rosary. The woman pushing the stroller said she had grown up in a non-Catholic Christian tradition, but had a grandmother who was Catholic and with whom she prayed when she was a child. She now identifies as a non-Christian who believes all religions are true and lead to God. E Chuck challenged her to meditate on the Mysteries of the Rosary and to see that, in sacrificing His Son, God was pointing to one true way to Him. The other woman took a Catholic Bible as well as our booklet on Hell. Guide them in the way everlasting, Lord.

A group of 2 or 3 men, about 30 years old, stopped when one of them wanted a Rosary, wondering what it was. When we extolled the peace, protection, and the deep call to love found in praying the Rosary, he seemed genuinely interested. Then he asked for the “hell book,” laughingly telling his companions he would read it at bedtime. Open the eyes of his heart, Lord.

A man with his hands full came to the table, told us to choose a Rosary for him, then bent low and asked us to put it over his head. Unfortunately, he had hair like Absalom that was much thicker than it looked, and the Rosary wouldn’t go over. May Our Lady encourage him to instead keep the Rosary in his hand and use it for growing closer to her Son!

Two teen boys stopped but only one wanted a Rosary.  The other showed us his cross on a necklace so we asked what church he attended. He did not attend church.  They were moving off, so we encouraged them to get back to spending time with God’s family. May they know they are called to belong, Lord.

  1. Chuck also spoke with a man who worked at the jail. He wanted a Rosary, and said the inmates all wore crosses but that he was skeptical of their faith.

Praying as she walked along, “Shirounda” (pronounced “sh-Rhonda”) was our last visitor. She wanted a Rosary and also a Divine Mercy prayer card, telling us a story of once having been helped by one. Baptized Christian, but not Catholic, she had a strong faith in Our Lord, but was eaten up with regrets over things she’d done in the past. E. Lucy gave her a copy of our Confession pamphlet, which has a good self-test for evaluating one’s walk with the Lord, and letting her know that any baptized Christian can seek the comfort of the confessional. She asked prayers for her 17-year-old daughter “Moriah”, who is battling temptations to suicide. Shirounda also accepted a copy of the map to area parishes and the invitation to attend Mass that very evening. She seemed excited about the possibility of doing so. Lord, cover Shirounda and Moriah in Your peace and protection.

Altogether, the two evangelists gave away about 15 Rosaries and its pamphlet, one Catholic Bible, 2 copies of our book on “The Dogma of Hell”, 1 Good News/kerygma pamphlet, one Confession pamphlet, and one map to area parishes.

Please pray for us again today? Please 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.


With only have a moment to interact with people, we hope our presence and encouragement leads them closer to Our Lord Jesus Christ and salvation. 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!



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