The Our Lady of Manaoag, M and R left New Jersey at around 6:50 AM on May 9, 2004 for the scheduled 2000 Hail Marys at the residence of O and J M in Albertson, NY. The weather was cloudy but the traffic was light so we were able to reach our destination at around 7:40 AM. We immediately worked on the physical setup and then have coffee and a little muffin to prepare for the event.
We (O, J, M, R) started the prayers at around 8:30 AM. After the preliminary prayers, O would lead the Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary, J for the Luminous Mystery, R for the Sorrowful Mystery and M for the Glorious Mystery. As R started to lead his assigned prayers, an amazing manifestation started to unravel because J started travailing. There were only four (4) of us yet we could feel the presence of the Holy Spirit. At this point, W (younger sister of J) came in and joined the group. When M started her turn to lead, her gift of tears started to manifest and we experienced the early succession of revelations. But in spite of these early signs, we declared a 10-minute break in preparation for the 2000 Hail Marys.
During the break, we had a short sharing where M shared about her vision of a smiling man in dark coat. She told us that she did not recognize the man but J was quick to answer that it might be her brother whose death anniversary was being observed. W, on the other hand, related her experience of joy while seeing the unusual brightness of the prayer area. O and J mentioned about the presence of the Holy Spirit when we started the prayers.
At 10:00 AM, we started the 2000 Hail Marys. There might be more manifestations during the prayer session but I have to share what I observed and experienced along the way…. As we prayed, more prayer warriors came in.
M’s gift of tears manifested as she led the 3rd Petition.
J travailed for the second time as O led the 5th Petition.
A P led the 9th Petition but she paused for sometime because her gift of tears started to manifest hence, we had to help her continue the prayers. As she recovered, J travailed for the third time.
Then E DB led the 10th Petition. Like any other leader, she manifested her gift of tears; her voice became louder and her prayers became more emphatic. Once again, J travailed for the fourth time.
As we continued praying, we became bolder in our prayers. I could feel O was high in spirit for he requested to lead the 12th Petition. He prayed loudly, slowly and emphatically. For the fifth time, J travailed.
On the 17th Petition, we had M N as the leader whose gift of tears also unraveled. Her gift manifested longer than any previous leader.
The 18th Petition came and the prayer leader, A N, suddenly stopped and bit his lips. I wondered because with all the 2000 Hail Marys we had attended, I never saw any manifestations from him. Anyhow, tears just rolled from his eyes. And thanks to the prayer warriors who helped him continue with the prayers.
C L led the 20th Petition. While she was at the middle of her prayers, her voice changed and her gift of tears started to roll. She stopped once in a while and during stops she lifted the desires and burdens of all those present. At this point, for the sixth time, J travailed; M cried and the prayer warriors spoke in tongues.
During the Mass, Fr M lifted up and offered the petitions to the Our Lady of Manaoag. J travailed again for the seventh time and again prayer warriors spoke in tongues. Many manifested the gift of tears as the petitions were burned.
After the Mass, we had our dinner and fellowship. I was blessed to be with W who shared about her experiences during the mass. Accordingly, she felt sensations in all her body and her tears rolled down continuously. Like W, L also experienced the sensations starting from her feet. They were practically touched and amazed with the power of the 2000 Hail Marys. Both attended the session for the first time. And L requested a slot in October.
Overall, there was peace, joy and celebration after the prayers. The message that came to me was so amazing that the love and graces of the Lord were given to us for the healing of the afflicted and broken hearted and for the conversion of unbelievers.
Lord Jesus, we thank you for the outpouring of graces and blessings you showered to all of us. We also thank the Blessed Virgin Mary for her powerful intercessions.
Indeed, THE GRACES ARE AMAZING!