JH • May 5, 1996
Visit to Maranatha Spring and Prayer Service
[also: Scent of Roses, Rise in Temperature during Our Lady's Visit, and Miraculous Image in video]
I read in the Lorain Journal of a rosary service being held in Elyria, Ohio. My sister and I made a pilgrimage to the muddy soybean field on the morning of May 5, 1996. On this chilly May morning I noticed a girl who proceeded to kneel down by the crucifix to say the rosary. Within five seconds we started smelling roses. We were in the middle of a soybean field and you know there arenât any flowers anywhere. The smell of roses was overwhelming. The girl finished the rosary and left, not waiting to see the visionary. The group noticed after she left the smell of roses was gone too.
Hours later there were over three thousand people saying the rosary when visionary Maureen Sweeney announced the presence of âOur Mother.â I find this hard to express what happened next. The temperature rose â about 35 to 50 degrees. We were shedding clothes, I mean we were sweating. Ladies up front were pointing up and shouting, âThere She is!â I prayed to the Lord to see something, but I did not.
I really felt the Blessed Motherâs grace. When she was done with the rosary the sun goes, and the temperature drops again. I drank the water that morning and like I said, I never asked for anything.
I had and Iâm diagnosed with 3-1/2 herniated disks in my lower back. This was diagnosed in 1992. I was sent for a MRI. I missed 34 weeks of work. I was walking around like I was 90 years old. This had been a work-related injury. He went through a series of steroid and cortisone shots.
I woke at 5:30 a.m. the morning of May 6, 1996. I jumped out of bed and into the shower. It dawned on me I must be walking in my sleep. I had no pain in my body whatsoever for the first time in four years. I was doing bends, bending over, touching my toes. I havenât felt like this in 20 years.
Channel 8 in Cleveland interviewed me three weeks later. I taped it. I was surprised by what I saw on the video. I have a picture of Jesus on my videotape! Itâs so plain, this video is a miracle given to me. This is really the Lord!
Sheffield Lake, Ohio, U.S.A.
May 5, 1996
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