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On the streets and amazing things happen!

July 26, 2019


Dear Saint Paul Street Evangelization Chicago North Shore Team:

Today we went down to the Chicago Water Tower to engage people on the street from 1 to 3pm.  Yes is was raining but really drizzling.  Hundreds walked by.  I gave out 20 Rosaries,  about 25 Miraculous Medals.  Looks like we initiated a new SPSE group for the Wisconsin boarder with a group of young girls we met on the street.  They want to come to Basic Training.  Afterwards that same group came back asking for a Miraculous Medal to give away to a man living on the street.  We also gave them a scarf to give to him.  Prayed over one man Darius who has kidney cancer.  Helped take a bunch of photos for families by the giant Christmas Tree on the plaza there.   Got a hug from one lady blown away that we were doing this.  Got thanked by another lady saying "thank you so much for doing this.  No thank you for the free Rosary because I have so many at home".  She seemed in shock that we would be out there with our ministry.  A bunch of people were so thankful with the Miraculous Medal so that they could give it to people they know are in pain and suffering.  Two totally separate people work in hospitals and will give them to the next person they see who needs it.  Folks, most of these people we met today are not Catholic!

Every time we go out I ALWAYS have one encounter where I say "That's the reason we were out here today!".  However, today there were definitely TWO times that I said that.  1) It looks like the start of SPSE for the Wisconsin boarder. 2) The lady living on the street by a magazine hut right on Michigan Ave. named Sam, because I believe a healing took place right there.  She yelped at the heat and was shaking intermittently for about 4 minutes.  (This was actually the first time I was overwhelmed and a bit scared having prayed over hundreds of people before and where many have pain disappear)  Before praying over her Sam had severe back pain.  I instructed her to go to the Cathedral on State and ask for Catholic Charities and say she is living on the street and that they would help her.  What an incredible day in the rain!  Jesus never said loving is easy.  I would do this again and again and again every day of my life if I could.  He is spreading his love to total strangers I will never meet again...... that's ok with me.  What's better than saving lives and soul's?  Nothing......

Peace be with all of you.

Mark Kollar

SPSE Leader

Chicago North Shore

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