Sunday, October-14, Day 19.
Shortly after my arrival at mid-day, a drizzle began to fall. Only a mist at first, it progressed in intensity as the afternoon wore on. Eventually, I needed to put on my rain wear and protect our gear inside our waterproof bag.
By 5:30 p.m., a steady rain had been falling for some time. Little did those of us who were there - Andrew, Francois, and me, know that we were in store for "sunshine." Yet when God is the vigil scheduler, sunshine often occurs.
The "sun" did come in the form of welcomed company. First, it was the arrival of Christopher. Then, no sooner had greetings been exchanged that Brother Emmanuel and Mark-Anthony showed up. Finally, within thirty minutes, Maria, Pierre, and little Marie-Camilla arrived and stayed until closure.
A wonderful blessing I have experienced during this vigil time and again is the arrival of persons - whether old friends or new acquaintances, coming to spend some time at the site in prayer.
The vigil runs through until Sunday, November 4, 2012. Drop by for an hour of silent prayer or remember us and the cause of life in your own home or faith community.