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Country: United States
State or province: Texas

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Janet Estepp

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A Rainbow and Blue Light in the Sky

May 21, 2023

Our outing on Saturday, May 20, 2023 was a day when the sky was overcast in the early morning but by the time we gathered together to pray the public rosary at 11 a.m. the skies were mostly sunny with cirrus clouds in the southeastern skies.  We began praying the rosary and when we were about half way through one of the women in our group pointed to the sky and remarked that there was a rainbow.  We stopped and looked up and I saw the smallest little rainbow that I have ever seen at the top of the cirrus clouds.  This rainbow was not there very long when it disappeared and a blue light was seen emitting light through the clouds and it followed downward in the trajectory of the line of cirrus clouds.  Since I had prayed to the Blessed Mother beforehand and asked her to be with us while we were praying the rosary that day, this seemed to be a sign from heaven that she was there.  It was a beautiful experience and gave us much hope that our rosary for our nation was heard and received in heaven and would be answered through the intercession of Mary, Mother of God.

Afterwards, most left to go on to do Saturday errands but a couple who had traveled five hours to be with us that morning stayed with me.  We went into the area of the American Legion Post in San Leon, Texas where the veterans were serving lunch.  I ate and we shared with one another our experiences in evangelizing.   There was not much time to evangelize by the time I finished lunch but, I did approach one older woman who was alone and offered her a rosary.  She told me that she was Catholic so she did not accept it.  There was a live band and they started to play music which made it pretty much impossible to evangelize over the loud music.  So we departed ways with the intention to stay in touch.


Rosary Worn Around Her Neck Caught My Eye

April 15, 2023

We made our very first outing to do street evangelization on this Saturday which turned out to be a beautiful day here in southeast Texas.  A group of us gathered to pray the rosary before evangelizing and we were right there in the park adjacent to the Farmers Market where many people had gathered to buy fresh produce and other hand-made food and items.  There was live music being played under the pavilion nearby which brought a festive mood to the people there.

We had our Catholic banner with us on full display that reads, "Restore Christendom - Defend Catholic Faith" with the outline of Christ Crucified, His head bowed down and his sagging body on the cross against an orange backdrop making this banner quite noticeable.  Next to the banner, we had someone holding the American flag.  We stood under a large tree in the shade not far from the road leading in and the parking lot.  This is where we prayed The Patriotic Rosary which was written by a member of Caritas Community, Alabama.  It dedicates one hail Mary in the traditional Catholic Rosary to each state of the United States and asks God's protection of and guidance for the nation.

After we prayed the rosary, the banner was rolled up and along with the flag was placed in the car.  I had rosaries, brochures on how to pray the rosary, Divine Mercy prayer cards and Miraculous medals.  Prayer warriors had left to attend to other commitments except for one, Suzie.  Suzie and I crossed the grass and headed over to the Farmers Market and pavilion when we encountered an older woman, her daughter and a child in the stroller.  We offered them a rosary and the older woman smiled and said that she was Catholic and had a rosary.  So, after telling her "God bless you," we moved forward and encountered a man with two teenage daughters.  We offered the rosary to him first and he declined.  But, then I spotted a beautiful rosary hanging around the neck of one of his daughters.  I told her how beautiful it was and asked her if she knew how to pray it.  She said that she did not.  So, I gave her the brochure on How to Pray the Rosary and told her about the rosary.  I also gave her the prayer card with the Divine Mercy Chaplet and she seemed very pleased to have these things.  Since her Dad seemed to be in a bit of a hurry, we departed and moved on through the crowd.

We encountered an older couple and a couple of vendors who seemed happy to receive the rosaries.  We encountered another Catholic woman who took a miraculous medal and a couple who seemed very happy to have the rosary and thanked us.  Overall, with this being our "maiden mission" for street evangelization we were very happy to propagate the praying of the rosary and for the souls that God put in our path.  We are looking forward to doing this again in May when we will have our next scheduled outing.