Saturday, May 16, 2009

Guided by the HOLY SPIRIT

On a Friday afternoon I made my rounds of visiting patients in Winter Haven Hospital, FL. for anointing and communion.
I had 4 patients on my list.
At one time I entered a room where I saw a man lying on the bed and beside him was I believed his son and wife.
They were all surprised to see me and I was surprised also because I realized I just entered a room not on my list and they even never requested for a priest.
I apologized for the mistake and then went on to the right rooms.
As I was about to leave a nurse called me and requested if I could visit one more patient.
I went back and found out that It was the room that I mistakenly entered.
I prayed for the patient, led him to a confession and anointed him and bless the family also.
And I left.
The next day I was told that the patient I anointed died and the family were glad that I was able to pray for him before he passed away.
The family became my friends and they requested me also to do the funeral and blessing of ashes.
Until now I still wonder why I entered that room.
What brought me to the door of that room when in fact I had the correct room numbers on my list.
Amazing how The HOLY SPIRIT works.
Amazing how the Lord create wonders


ProudLion said...

Hello Father Archie - we finally met walking into the 11:45 Mass yesterday. Your presence in our parish is a gift.

I was delighted to find your blog!

Oremus pro invicem, Jerry

ting said...

hey fr. archie! this is your harbsmate, ting quinto. how are you doing? so you're here in the US for the summer. i'm here in california. ever gatchalian's here and so is fr. ernie arceo. email me if you have time -

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