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Is It Faith or Crazy?

November 19, 2009

Wow! Talk about having faith. I know for a fact I do not have this kind of faith.

HAGERSTOWN, MD – Woman leaves $40,000 at Md. shrine for safekeeping.

A woman quietly left $40,000 worth of rare U.S. coins near a Catholic shrine for safekeeping so the Virgin Mary could watch over her life savings while she was out of town, and apparently it worked: The money was returned to her when she got back a week later.

Operators of the National Shrine Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes near Emmitsburg thought they had been blessed with a big donation when a groundskeeper found the two plastic freezer bags filled with gold and silver while raking leaves.

But Shrine Director William Tronolone said the woman approached him after a noon Mass Sunday, six days after the discovery, to ask whether anyone had found some coins she had hidden beneath fallen leaves at the site on the campus of Mount St. Mary’s University.

“I said, ‘Why did you leave it there?’ And she said, ‘Well, I had to go away and I was afraid to leave it and I wanted the Blessed Mother to watch over it for me — and evidently she did because you found it,'” Tronolone said.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Debbie permalink
    November 19, 2009 7:19 am

    Faith and Stupidity should not be confused. She needed her head examined.

  2. James permalink
    November 20, 2009 6:13 am

    It’s the Faith…hands down.

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