St Raphael’s Church, Merrylands

(message not previously published)

Today I was going to Mass (Thursday). The Rosary is prayed before Holy Mass at 10.30am.

Usually I take the bus at 10am but that morning the bus did not arrive.

I looked up to Heaven and prayed, “Lord Jesus, please send at least a taxi, otherwise I will really be late.”

I was still looking up, when suddenly a beautiful white car did a u-turn right in front of me. I looked at the driver who said to me, “A call came through to pick up a lady in front of Merrylands High School to take her to church.”

I said, “I didn’t call anybody.” I forgot all about my prayer asking for help. The driver said, “Well, I was sent here to pick you up.”

I was thankful because I didn’t want to miss Holy Mass.

He opened the door and said, “Come on, come in, otherwise you are going to be late.”

The moment I got in the car I saw the driver was wearing a white suit and white shirt. His complexion was olive, dark hair cut short. He was very handsome.”

He asked me, “Did you ever hear of John the Baptist?”

I answered, “Oh yes, I know all about him through learning the Gospel.”

Then he started telling me to prepare the way for Jesus to come. He said, “Make the road pure and clean because the Lord will be coming very soon. You, yourself will have to proclaim this, to tell people to repent of their sins.”

He said, “Make the road straight and clean for the Lord to come!

Next minute, we arrived at St Raphael’s Church. I noticed there was no taxi meter in the car.

“How much do I owe you?” I asked.

“Nothing,” he replied, “Just proclaim the Word of God to people and may God bless you.”

I said, “and you too, and thank you.”

I stepped out of the car, thinking, “This is not normal, I am going to keep an eye on him to see which way he goes.”

The car did another u-turn and stopped for an instant. I looked down, putting my wallet into my bag. When I looked up the car was gone. I felt the car had just ascended and disappeared into thin air.

I then knew that this car was not from this world.

After Holy Mass, I told Father Valerian all that happened to me. He said, “Oh this was a miracle! This was probably John the Baptist. We do not know how he looked when he was on earth.”

I say to people when you are in trouble, look up to Heaven and pray and Jesus will help you.

Thank you Lord Jesus for all the Graces and Blessings you have given us.