Probably my first religious experience was at about the age of 3. Granny pointed up at a picture of the Sacred Heart in the kitchen and said “That is Holy God!” I easily took up the idea. Holy Pictures in our homes are a source of grace (as are all sacramentals) and a simple though effective way to witness our faith to others.
The following testimony by Ron Ragelis first appeared in the “Fr. Joseph Writes” column of the spring issue of Marian Helper magazine, 2013. In it, Mr. Ragelis tells the dramatic story of how the Divine Mercy Image became a source of grace for him after he found himself in the path of a terrifying storm.
Late in the evening of Oct. 29, 2012 within hours of the brunt of Superstorm Sandy’s landfall in New London, Connecticut, my immediate neighbourhood was ordered to evacuate by the local authorities…
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