Monday, November 21, 2011

I was on Drew Mariani’s show on Relevant Radio Friday (archived show here) and had an amazing call from a woman with an honest and questioning heart. Here is her e-mail sent later to me:

IMG_3003(Picture: Mary of Nazareth from Church of Annunciation in Nazareth)

“It was absolutely providential that I called in to Drew’s radio show and was able to interact with you yesterday.

“My path toward the Catholic Church has taken 5 years, but in these last few months the pace is intensifying. My last hurdle is the “Mary issue.”

“As you probably know, Drew does a live Divine Mercy Chaplet weekdays from 3:00 to 3:30 p.m. I sometimes leave home and go the short distance to my Catholic Church and pray it by myself at 3:00 in the sanctuary, in the front row, while staring at the tabernacle where Jesus’ body is. I feel very close to Jesus and talk with Him honestly from my heart.

“Yesterday I spent about 50 minutes before Christ in this way. More than usual, I felt the Holy Spirit upon me in shooting spurts of His power. Then I sensed He was saying that that an “open heaven” was given to me, that I would receive anything I asked for in those moments.

I asked that He would please bring me to a place of peace about this remaining impediment about understanding Mary (that it is not disrespecting Jesus to talk about her and to her so much).

“God told me my time there praying was finished. I drove home and immediately turned on the radio just as Drew’s show was beginning and moments later I was talking with you.

“You were an answer to my prayer. Now I do not think of “if” I will join the Catholic Church, but “when.”

Wow! Pray for her and her Protestant husband and family.