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October 22, 2006


Dearest Alice, my eyes are swelling with tears at the wonder and the beauty and the mystery of it all.

Our faith *is* mysterious, let there be no doubt. I am so thankful that you were spared this accident (car accidents are just plain horrible). I am also so blessed in this retelling of your family's pilgrimage.

Please, when you say a prayer for Patrick's vocation, include a prayer for my own two sons. I would be gladly give them both up to the priesthood. Knights in Christ's service!

Beautiful post.

Alice, what a treasure of a photo! I'm sure your children will remember that trip for ever.

Thank you for sharing this beautiful story and photo. St. John Vianney's intercession and our Lord's providence are evident here. You were so wise to bring all of your children. This will be a special memory for them.

Alice, thank you for the most-positive comment on my little Monets. I came here to find more about you, and had no doubt we would have things in common: I too have seven children, drive a 12 passenger van, love the story of the Loretto staircase (and have visited it) and last but not least we have a nice print of the Cure of Ars brought by a French friend when he went to his shrine. Alas, I do not know how to operate the camera in my cell phone!

What a wonderful pilgrimage and such a beautiful photo of your children kneeling in prayers!

I am so thrilled for you that you got to go venerate the relic. How beautiful! The whole story is such an amazing gift of love.

What a beautiful post! Thanks so much for sharing it with us all.

This is so wonderful! Thanks you for sharing. St. John Marie Vianney is dear to us and I'm SURE he directed you from that accident.

What an amazing post, Alice. Thanks for sharing these beautiful photos and this amazing story.

Wonderful story - I have tears in my eyes.

Alice, This is a beautiful post. I am so blessed to have read it.

Wish very much myself and my little crew could have joined you all for such a wonderful pilgrimage!

Without a doubt, St. John Vianney not only directed you out of harms way but I think he also provided for the smoothness of your whole experience!

This post was my rejunvenator of spirit today - and I needed it :o)

This was a wonderful post. It was very educational for me. What wonderful children you have.

Alice, my heart is in my throat. What a beautiful and memorable story. Bless you all.

Oh, Alice ... I just now read this, and am in tears. How beautiful, how *miraculous.* Yes, yes, I think you were shepherded that night, but I have no doubt that our Lord shepherds your every move.

Thank you for this beautiful post and tribute to the Cure. What a wonderful and blessed opportunity you had to venerate his relic; I know he protected you and your little ones...

What a beautiful story! I have no doubt that St. John Vianney was guiding you on your way.

This is just so beautiful! What an opportunity for your children. And Thank you St. John for protecting you on the way home!

What a memorable and beautiful post! Thank you for sharing!

Echoing the sentiments of everyone - Alice, you have such a way with words, and I am blessed to have been able to read the story you shared. Thank you!

How incredible, dear Alice, your life is always amazing to me, you are so blessed and I am so blessed to have but a little glimpse, thanks for sharing this, what a treat! Hugs:)

Wow! What an incredible day filled with the very real presence of Our Lord! How blessed you all are, and how blessed are we through your sharing!

Thank you for your wonderful words! Living on Long Island, I am sorry I did not take the time to go with my family. Thank you for sharing your experience and touching my heart.

Thank you for another beautiful reflection, Alice. Like Heather, I, too, regret that I did not take advantage of this rare opportunity. Your words, however, are so carefully chosen that I almost feel like I was there. Alice, two words come to mind when I read this...you are devout and undaunted. Thank you for your example.

What a beautiful story and beautiful photo!

I love St. John Vianney. Thanks for writing about this; it's a beautiful story. I absolutely adore the picture of your children in front of the Blessed Sacrament; so beautiful. Pray for us, St. John Vianney.

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