Tuesday, May 13, 2008

22 degree halo

We gathered to pray the rosary in the lawn in front of my church at noon today by the statue of Our Lady of Fatima, on this her feast day. Even with the distraction of running around after a very active four year old, the Lord still touched my heart in a powerful way. At one point when we were nearly finishing, someone pointed to the sun! It was the most unbelievable thing that I had ever experienced. It shone magnifecently with a beautiful bright circle around it. I looked it up online and found that it is called a 22 degree halo and got this picture of it to post here. Yes...it is a natural occurence...but its timing was absolutely super natural. A little gift for those that were there at that moment.

From today's First Reading (Jas 1:12-18)...

"Do not be deceived, my beloved brothers and sisters:
all good giving and every perfect gift is from above,
coming down from the Father of lights,
with whom there is no alteration or shadow caused by change."