Friday, October 18, 2013

Sister Antonia: The Prison Angel. Dies at 86.

The guards and inmates in La Mesa penitentiary spoke of her as "the prison angel."  The prisoners referred to her as 'Mama.' It all started when she brought over donations, and each visit filled her with compassion. One day, she moved herself into an ordinary 10' by 10' cell, and stayed for decades. 

"Something happend to me," she told The Los Angeles

Times in an interview some years before her recent death at

age 86, when she saw troubled human beings behind bars.

Full LA Times story

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Riddle of the "Angel Priest": Trapped woman asks for prayer, then mystery cleric appears, calms, reassures, vanishes instantly

They're still looking for the mystery priest who appeared on a blocked off Missouri road on Sunday just after a long trapped and badly injured driver asked for prayer following a head-on collision with an alleged drunk driver.

The priest prayed with Katie Lentz on an isolated stretch of highway after workers had labored in vain for more than an hour to free her.
The mystery cleric then confidently told Lentz that she would now be freed. Workers turned to thank him -- but he had instantly vanished. Immediately thereafter, more rescuers with "jaws of life" equipment showed up to pull away crumpled metal and finally liberate Lentz.

'It was a Catholic priest who had anointing oil with him," Chief Raymond Reed told KHQA-TV. "A sense of calmness came over her, and it did us as well. 'I can’t be for certain how it was said, but myself and another firefighter, we very plainly heard that we should remain calm, that our tools would now work and that we would get her out of that vehicle.'

An article in Daily Mail Online reported that t
he highway had been blocked for a quarter mile each way during the 90-minute rescue. No bystanders or parked cars had been anywhere near the isolated crash site on Highway 19 near Center.
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Tuesday, January 1, 2013

The World Gratitude Map: Science looks at gratitude and other positive emotions

Science investigates how an "attitude of gratitude" along with other positive emotions can have a wholesome effect on an individual. Techniques include journaling the exciting and uplifting events of the day, a practice I've followed for years and swear by: article