Miracle Moments Miracle Moments In Work Life
The Rosey  

NE EVENING AROUND 8:00 P.M., I took a break from working late and walked out to the hospital lobby information desk. Just as I walked up, a young man with a disturbed look in his eyes rushed up to the volunteer on duty.

“Where’s the gift shop?” he asked frantically. The volunteer explained that the gift shop had closed at 5:00 p.m.

Sounding extremely discouraged, he asked where he might find a store that would sell a rosary. The volunteer said, at that time of night it was very likely that no place was open to buy a rosary.

Pullquote“But I’ve got to have a rosary to bury my brother!” the young man replied in despair.

The volunteer reached into her purse and handed him her own rosary. Looking astonished, he took it and offered to pay her. She smiled, and said, “You can’t pay me. It’s a gift.” He paused and looked at her for a moment, then turned and rushed out the door.

While he didn’t thank her aloud, I feel sure that in his heart, he felt gratitude. It was a miracle moment!

Mary Ann Edwards
Marketing and Public Relations
CHRISTUS St. Elizabeth Hospital
Beaumont, Texas