Something different happened today. I go to Adoration every Monday at 4am. The lady who goes before me was not there today, there was a substitute. She left when I came. Usually no one else comes at that hour, but once in a while someone does.
Five minutes after my hour began, the bell rang. I went to open it and it was a very pleasant Hispanic man, we both said hello. People sign in when they come and I assumed he did.
He came into the chapel and genuflected, and put his head on the floor for a few minutes. He was praying softly in Spanish, usually people don’t pray out loud, but he did. I don’t understand Spanish. He got off the floor, but was still kneeling. He was getting louder and louder. I could understand “Thank you friend” and “Thank you Father, very much” He was very animated and his hand were going, just as though he was talking to a friend. I thought his voice cracked, but when I looked at him, he was not sad. I was sitting and looking at a book about Mary, but I couldn’t really concentrate. He prayed before the statue of Mary, and then he must of went to that alter and prayed before the Host. When I looked at up, he was walking toward me to shake my hand, he was smiling. I shook his hand and he hugged me and prayed, getting louder and louder, all the while shaking me and patting my head. This went on for about a full minute. When he was done I said “Thank you” and he pointed to the Crucifix and said in English “Thank Him”. I said “I will keep you in my prayers and he laughed and said “Good bye”. He left and I sat there for a minute. I went and looked at the book, he never signed. I looked out the door and saw no one and I saw no car leaving.
What do you think?