Did you ever know of someone who prayed the rosary faithfully and eventually knew the time of his/her death?
I do. Yes, I do.
In fact, I am very close to the family. This family gave me a statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary last 2005 for my apostolate area. However, I was not given a specific weekend assignment because I was appointed to our SVD Mission Partners. So, the Blessed Virgin stayed in our seminarians’ dining hall. Last year, the image was lost for several months but was returned later (nobody claimed to have borrowed it). At present, the image is in my room.
Let us call him “Tatang.” Tatang was a devout Catholic who prayed the rosary. In fact, “Ima” (his wife) married him because “he was religious and his devotion to the rosary impressed me a lot.”
Few years ago, Tatang became sick. More than 70 years old already, he often stayed in bed or at times, he would watch tv while in his rocking chair.
Later last year, he began to mention the date “November 4” and started reminding the members of his family, “Mahal ka ni Mama Mary” (Mama Mary Loves You). Whenever his daughter Agnes enters the room, he would make the gesture of the sign of the cross and would assert that he sees the Blessed Virgin.
And he looks forward with joy, “Kaylan ba darating ang November 4?”…and everybody in the house were clueless about it.
On November 4, Tatang died peacefully…He died peacefully on the date he had been mentioning. It was only then that his family members understood. Mama Mary granted him the privilege to know the time of his death and Tatang looked forward to it with joyful anticipation.
Today, the family continued their apostolate of giving Mama Mary images to propagate the devotion to her.
I PERSONALLY, INTIMATELY KNOW THIS FAMILY….AND THEY ALSO WANTED TO LET OTHER PEOPLE KNOW THE ABUNDANT GRACES MARY BESTOWS ON HER CHILDREN WHO ARE DEVOTED TO PRAYING THE ROSARY.
Mama Mary Loves You!