As I continue to grow in my faith I strive for constant learning of new devotions and receiving apologetics. Just before Easter, Catholic Digest arrived at the House. I read it on Palm Sunday. During my readings I saw a few in depth articles about the Divine Mercy Chaplet and Novena. I found myself impressed, and desired to say the novena starting on Holy Thursday. I was doing other missions over the Tridium and started late...so instead of culminating my novena sunday I finished my novena yesterday.
Yesterday I left on a trip. I was not enthused about this trip, too much to do both at home and the office. As is my custom, I took my camera to see what I could capture for his glory. As my stomach growled, and light started to wane I quickly searched the map for the keyword Catholic. Right down the street was St. John XIII Catholic Church. I set off to visit. I asked the office if I could take some pictures of the church, and they said yes but to please not bother people in the Adoration Chapel...of course I agreed. I am sure the lady thought I was crazy, but most people do!
The photo above was what I first saw when I entered the church. It is a stained glass version of the Divine Mercy image commissioned by St. Faustina. I went into the Adoration Chapel to complete my novena for the day. Around the chapel I found great comfort. I saw images and traditions from Mexico, Poland, Italy, and Western Europe. I was at home away from home in the arms of my Catholic faith.
I know many may not think much of my little reported miracle. I recently read a set of comments by people about how they could never give themselves over to belief in God. They said the science just was not there. I will pray for them to receive the grace of Divine Mercy, so they too can see the little gifts of God's love all around them . The hug of a child, the kindness of a passer by, the sacrifice needed to preserve true freedom in this world all are things I want and will capture here on this blog. I hope through these little miracles I see and record using the science of light others may come to accept the Grace of God and live in his glory.