The Miracle of the Gold Watch

Watched items

Lord, you Scripture is the living word, and I think you that it was lived out right before my eyes

“Or what woman having ten coins and losing one would not light a lamp and sweep the house, searching carefully until she finds it?” Luke 15: 8

I love this Gospel; it is one of my favourites! I went to an all-girl high school in Washington DC, loved it with all my heart! This Gospel is associated with those years.

Like our twinnies will be doing in just a few weeks we had a senior retreat. Off we went to the Mother house of the sisters of Notre Dame De Namur, what a beautiful place! We spent three days, giggling, praying, crying, hugging. During one of those times someone had a very expensive gold watch stolen, and the nuns had only one thing to say: Give the watch back or the retreat is over and we call the police!

Shocked we looked at each other and I remember Joyce Brown saying to us that we were all sisters here and we are going to spend five minutes in prayer in our rooms when we come back the watch better be here and no questions will be asked.

I remember asking Jewel Artist if she knew where to find the above Gospel; she thought for a moment and told me, I went in my room and prayed this passage harder than I ever prayed anything.

Five minutes later we assembled in the meeting room once again and there was the watch. To this day we don’t know who took it and we don’t care.

Is a spiritual director working helping moms find God in the everyday. She has been a spiritual director since 1998: worked as a Director of Religious Education for Holy Cross Parish(2000-2005), was Director of Project Rachel, a healing ministry for Post Abortive women(1999-2000). Patty worked a social worker for Catholic Social Services (1988 - 1995) Then studied for spiritual direction at the Dominican Center of Religious Studies, DeWitt Michigan

She is married 20 years and has four children

She has a BS/BA in social work from Aquinas College, CSD Certified Spiritual Director

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