Watch the Chilean Miners Escape Live!

On The Telegraph or the BBC. Not often we get good headline news. It's all very heartwarming stuff.

This bit is particularly satisfying.

'08:06 The authorities initially said the 33 men might not be out by Christmas. They could now all be out in 24 hours.' 
Prayer works and certainly helps!

According to the BBC...

'Correspondent James Read says the number 33 has taken on a special significance for the miners, who are known to be superstitious: there are 33 miners, it took 33 days for the drill to complete the rescue shaft and Roman Catholic Chileans believe Jesus Christ was 33 when he died. Even President Sebastian Pinera mentioned the "magic number" in his triumphant speech after the first miner emerged from the shaft. The date of the rescue 13/10/10, adds up to - you guessed it - 33.'

Now that is freaky! There are also 33 degrees in freemasonary, so I hear. Let's hope the Chilean President isn't into that kind of diabolical wickedness! I'm 33 myself now, having had a birthday on the Feast of Our Lady of Victories. For us and these Chilean miners, Christ died and descended to the 'belly of the Earth' Himself. There is no human experience that Our Blessed Saviour did not share. Even sin, He knows it, since though He was without sin, He took it upon Himself upon the Cross and in the Agony in the Garden sweated blood over its horror. God bless and protect these miners! They're going to make a movie out of this I'll bet.

It's called Operation San Lorenzo named after the patron of miners! The rescue that is, not the film.


shadowlands said…
Been watching and praying Hail Mary's, all night. God love and preserve them. Each and everyone.
Anonymous said…
Thought you would be interested to know this.

Ann Furedi and Andrea Williams, Woman's Hours, 5th Oct I think. Discussing the two prolifers arrested. I quote the opening comment of BPAS chief Executive Ann Furedi:

"Well, I think first of all I’d like to say the clinic we have in Brighton is not some guilty little secret. We’re doing about 4000 abortions a year there. Some of them very late. Some of those to women who have foetal abnormalities, and it’s a great service to the community that we’re in no way ashamed of."
Jane said…
Also it's the annniversary of the final apparition of Our Lady at Fatima and the solar miracle; and the anniversary of the death of Blessed Alexandrina Maria da Costa.
anthony said…
The rescue is taking place on 13th October, the anniversary of the final apparition of Fatima, the Miracle of the Sun. Our Lady called herself the "Lady of the Rosary" at Fatima and asked for daily prayer of the rosary each time she appeared. Rosaries blessed by the Pope were sent to all the miners. Several of them wore the rosaries around their neck. And October is the month dedicated to the rosary.