I was conversing with some friends of mine when I was called to intervene with a developing situation.
A woman (a 5th grade school teacher from Indiana) was extremely excited praising God.
Another visitor from Texas (my home State), began to challenge The woman’s excitement with scepticism.
My Friend who called me over to intervene in this situation was one of my Soldiers. He was raised a Baptist and planning to become a Preacher. At least until he finished looking at the Catholic Faith. He was curious how I would handle this situation.
I went to the lady and asked her what had happened. She showed me her rosary describing how it turned from silver to gold while it was in her pocket up on this mountain.
I asked to see it noticing that it was in fact gold in color. Not only was the chain gold but also the corpse on the crucifix was gold which I had never seen a two tone crucifix like this before.
The cross itself remained silver. She continued to tell me that this particular rosary she has had for 20 years. I then turned my attention to the Stranger from Texas.
He was with a group wearing an image of Our Lady of Guadalupe on his jacket. Noticing this, I explained the miracle of the Tilma and Our Lady’s appearances there in Mexico. After about ten minutes, his eyes got real big and he was ready to go to the other sites in the area.