Welcome to our 'Page of Encounters'. We are a small but solid group spreading little acts of kindness throughout our communities while enhancing our faith and spirituality. Our meetings are at the home (1809 5th St SW, Puyallup, WA 98371) of Deb Ramirez every 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month beginning at 6:00 pm. If you cannot attend, we hope you can benefit spiritually from our webpage here. Contributions from members are always welcomed, especially for the 'Angel Stories' column. May God continue to bless you and our Patronesses watch over you.
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Our Project of the Month
Our ladies will be making small prayer altars to distribute to any member who would like to have one!
Your 'Angel' Stories
Jackie B. believes that her guardian angel came to her aid on two occasions to help her avoid serious injury. According to her testimony, she actually physically felt and heard this protective force. Both encounters happened when she was a child of kindergarten age.
The first experience took place at a popular sledding hill, where Jackie was enjoying the day with her family. The young girl decided to try sledding down the steepest part of the hill. She closed her eyes and started down.
"I apparently hit someone going down and I was spinning out of control. I was heading for the metal guardrail. I didn't know what to do," says Jackie. "I suddenly felt something push my chest down. I came within less than a half inch of the rail but didn't hit it. I could have lost my nose."
Jackie's second experience occurred during her birthday celebration at school. She had run across the playground to place her crown on a bench. While running back to her friends, three boys tripped her.
The playground was filled with metal objects and wood chips. Jackie went flying, and something hit her just below the eye.
"But I felt something pull me back when I fell," Jackie says. "The teachers said that they saw me sort of fly forward then fly back at the same time. As they hurried me to the nurse's office, I heard an unfamiliar voice keep telling me, 'Don't worry. I'm here. God doesn't want anything to happen to his baby.'"
Prayer of the Month
to our Patronesses
Composed by Virginia Lindsley, when she was in the 7th grade.
Dear Saint Joan: I humbly ask you to help me to live as God wants me to. I would be happy if I had only a fraction of the love and kindness you had for your enemies as well as your friends.
But most of all, I implore you to help me to obtain from God a spark of your great and endless love and faith so that I may truly love, serve and obey Him with my whole heart as you did to the very end of your holy life.
May you always protect me and help me to stay pure in mind, body and spirit forever and ever. Amen.
Q & A's
Do we need to confess our sins to a priest, or can we go straight to God?
(source: Catholic Education Resource Center (CERC)
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