A Circle of Sun

I was remembering a miracle that happened a quarter-century ago in Delphos, Ohio. The parish was having a week of religious education in the evening for children. On the last day we had prepared homemade games based on Gospel stories. Children were asked to bring a few coins for people in mission countries to enter the playground sectioned with games of simple skills. Unfortunately, the weather report threatened storms. Even before the evening of fun began the sky was growing darker. We prayed to Sister Maria Aloysia Wolbring, the foundress of the Sisters of Notre Dame who had lived in Delphos in 1881. We reminded her of her love for children and prayed that she would hold off the impending storm. Two hours later when the children were traveling home after the evening of fun learning, the first drops began to fall. The next day we heard stories from those traveling into Delphos the evening before. They reported a circle of sun above the church and school, while they were driving in the area with windshield wipers turned on. Sister Maria Aloysia’s love of children saved the day with a circle of sun.

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  1. Catherine L Schneider on April 29, 2023 at 7:11 am