She told him she had heard from the Blessed Virgin Mary.
“I told her, ‘You’ve got to be kidding me,’” recalled Edmonston, a faithful Catholic but also a veteran journalist not easily given to mystical ventures.
Lucy told him he probably would not believe her, but she had had a dream in which Mary asked her to buy roses, sell them and give the funds to the Father Taaffe homes in Salem.
After a pause caused by utter shock, the best Edmonston could muster was a skeptical, “Oh yeah?”
Lucy was not Catholic when she had the dream and had no idea who Father Taaffe was…