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Who am I?
I believe I am an intentional thought or decision that was made in the Divine Mind of God. I entered this world to experience as much as possible ie;  to play, to laugh ,cry, think and feel, to make a connection with others all the while learning and exploring the depths of God's creativity and love. I am here like we all are, to remember what we may have forgotten; our life purpose and our oneness of spirit that we share as Gods creations. I am here to share what moves me as I follow this path that is my life.  I am married for 41 years and I am a mother of four adult children.  They have grown  enough to honor me with seven grandchildren ; four girls and three boys.  I've worn many hats professionally, the most recent related to the world of Golf even tho I've never played anthing but miniature golf, lol! I have recently shifted into a creative time where I am exploring writing, sewing, trying my hands at making soap, candles and selfcare products.  I have a million ideas or more just waiting to manifest!

NEW WEBSITE! NEW PRODUCTS!

I AM PROUD TO ANNOUNCE MY NEW WEBSITE WHICH WILL BE MUCH NICER TO NAVIGATE AND CHECKOUT:
HTTP://INFINITESPIRITCRAFTSANDSOAP.COM

PLEASE VISIT ME THERE FOR ALL THE NEWEST ITEMS THAT I HAVE BEEN CREATING! I HOPE TO USE THIS BLOGSITE AS A PLACE TO TALK ABOUT MY TRIUMPHS AND MY ERRORS AS I HAPPILY NAVIGATE THE WORLD OF SOAPING! WILL ALSO BE OPEN TO OTHER AREAS OF ART AND CREATING BEAUTIFUL THINGS! THANKS SO MUCH FOR VISITING ME!

Living Your Passion

I invite the presence of God to be with me in the form of my passion. May our passions drive us to our lifes purpose.

InfiniteSpiritCraftsandSoap

InfiniteSpiritCraftsandSoap
InfiniteSpiritCraftandSoap
I WANT TO LET YOU KNOW THAT I PERSONALLY MAKE EACH AND EVERY PRODUCT ON MY SITE. I AM VERY PROUD OF USING NATURAL INGREDIENTS WITHOUT ANY ADDITIVES YOU CANNOT PRONOUNCE! I DO USE SAFE SOAP COLORANTS, SOME FROM NATURE/PLANT BASED, AND SOME FROM SAFE SOAP COLORANT OR MICA'S. MY FRAGRANCES COME MAINLY FROM 100% ESSENTIAL OILS,UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED. I HOPE YOU ENJOY MY SITE AND MY PRODUCTS!!

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Christmas Rose Bath Bar
This beautiful bath bar is made from a shea butter soap base . Pure Rose and Neroli Essential Oils have been added to give it the scent of a fresh picked rose!

Christmas Rose

Christmas Rose
VICTORIAN ROSE BATH BAR

ALL NEW VICTORIAN ROSE BATH BARS ARE MADE WITH AN ORGANIC SHEA SOAP BASE, CRUSHED ROSE PETALS, ROSEHIP OIL, AVOCADO OIL, ROSE AND GERANIUM ESSENTIAL OILS.

Victorian Rose

Victorian Rose
Victorian Rose

Victorian Rose

Victorian Rose
Victorian Rose
HIMALAYAN SEA SALT BATH BAR
THESE BEAUTIFUL BARS WERE MADE WITH AN OLIVE OIL SOAP BASE, HIMALAYAN PINK SALT, ESSENTIAL OILS OF PATCHOULI, GERANIUM, AND ROSE. HIMALAYAN PINK SALT, MINED NEAR THE BASE OF THE HIMALAYAN MOUNTAINS, SOFTENS AND SOOTHES THE SKIN. iTS NATURAL COLOR CREATES A LIGHT PINK SOAP WITHOUT ANY ADDITIONAL COLORANTS. GENTLE ENOUGH TO BE USED ON THE ENTIRE BODY, THE SOAP SMELLS LIKE A ROSE IN FULL BLOOM.

Pink Himalayan Sea Salt Bath Bars

Pink Himalayan Sea Salt Bath Bars
Pink Himalayan Sea Salt Bath Bars

HIMALAYAN SEA SALT BAR

HIMALAYAN SEA SALT BATH BAR
THESE BEAUTIFUL BARS WERE MADE WITH AN OLIVE OIL SOAP BASE, HIMALAYAN PINK SALT, ESSENTIAL OILS OF PATCHOULI, GERANIUM, AND ROSE. HIMALAYAN PINK SALT, MINED NEAR THE BASE OF THE HIMALAYAN MOUNTAINS, SOFTENS AND SOOTHES THE SKIN. iTS NATURAL COLOR CREATES A LIGHT PINK SOAP WITHOUT ANY ADDITIONAL COLORANTS. GENTLE ENOUGH TO BE USED ON THE ENTIRE BODY, THE SOAP SMELLS LIKE A ROSE IN FULL BLOOM.

Pink Himalayan Seasalt Bath Bars

Pink Himalayan Seasalt Bath Bars
Pink Himalayan Seasalt Bath Bars

What makes this super special

Boutique Style Stained Glass Bath Bar

Been busy all day! I had an order to put together, new soap to make, and the yummiest dinner to put on the table! This is my boutique stained glass soap! Made with 3 different bases, including, shea/mango, goat milk, and a clear glycerin base. The fragrance is lavender and berries.

Boutique Stain Glass Soap

Boutique Stain Glass Soap
Boutique Stained Glass Soap

Boutique Stained Glass Soap

Boutique Stained Glass Soap
Boutique Stained Glass Soap

BERGAMOT,PATCHOULI,SANDALWOOD

MENS BERGAMOT, PATCHOULI AND SANDALWOOD BATH BARS

THESE BATH BARS ARE MADE FROM 3 DIFFERENT SOAP BASES; GOAT MILK, SHEA BUTTER AND MANGO BUTTER. THEY ARE FRAGRANCED WITH ESSENTIAL OILS OF BERGAMOT, PATCHOULI AND SANDALWOOD WITH A SPLASH OF LAVENDER. LIGHTLY ADDED TO THIS IS GROUND ROSEMARY. I THINK THE GUYS IN YOUR LIFE, SONS, HUSBANDS, UNCLE, GRANDFATHERS AND FRIENDS WILL LOVE IT!

MENS Bergamot,Patchouli &Sandalwood

MENS Bergamot,Patchouli &Sandalwood
mens bergamot,patchouli &Sandalwood

mens bergamot, patchouli & Sandalwood

mens bergamot, patchouli & Sandalwood
mens bergamot, patchouli & Sandalwood
CHAMOMILE LAVENDER BAR

LAVENDER CHAMOMILE BARS

Beautiful scent of Lavender with a sprinkling of ground Chamomile and Lavender buds throughout. This soap is made from a shea butter and goat milk soap base for extra creaminess, skin conditioning, and lather.

LAVENDER CHAMOMILE

LAVENDER CHAMOMILE

LAVENDER CHAMOMILE BATH BAR

LAVENDER CHAMOMILE BATH BAR

LAVENDER CHAMOMILE

LAVENDER CHAMOMILE

Lip Balms and OTHER SOAPS

Lip Balm and Soaps

CINNAMON BUNS

MY CINNAMON BUNS ARE MADE FROM A GOAT MILK SOAP BASE, 100% NATURAL CINNAMON ESSENTIAL OIL, CINNAMON SPICE, SWEET ALMOND OIL, AND TOPPED OFF WITH A DRIZZLE OF WHITE ICING MADE FROM COCOA BUTTER. THEY LOOK AS AMAZING AS THEY SMELL!

CINNAMON BUN

CINNAMON BUN
CINNAMON BUN

cinnamon pinwheels

cinnamon pinwheels
Cinnamon Pinwheels Soap

CINNAMON PINWHEELS

MY CINNAMON PINWHEELS ARE MADE FROM A GOAT MILK SOAP BASE 100% NATURAL CINNAMON ESSENTIAL OIL, CINNAMON SPICE, SWEET ALMOND OIL, AND TOPPED OFF WITH A DRIZZLE OF WHITE ICING MADE FROM COCOA BUTTER. THEY LOOK AS AMAZING AS THEY SMELL! THEY MEASURE 3 INCHES BY 3 INCHES IN CIRCUMFERENCE.

BODY BUTTERS AND CINNAMON BUNS

More items and Sizes

CINNAMON PINWHEELS BAR

CINNAMON PINWHEELS BAR
CINNAMON PINWHEELS SOAP

PUMPKIN SPICE SOAP

PUMPKIN PIE SPICE BAR.
HANDCRAFTED WITH LOTS OF LOVE WITH THE BEST INGREDIENTS! MY PUMPKIN SPICE SOAP WAS A HUGE HIT! MADE WITH A SHEA BUTTER SOAP BASE, PUMPKIN SPICE AND PUMPKIN SPICE ESSENTIAL OILS IT SMELLS GOOD ENOUGH TO EAT! PLEASE BUY EXTRA BECAUSE YOU KNOW YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY WON'T BE ABLE TO KEEP THEIR HANDS OFF OF YOURS!

PUMPKIN SPICE BATH BARS

PUMPKIN SPICE BATH BARS
PUMPKIN SPICE BATH BARS

PUMPKIN SPICE SUGAR SCRUB CUBES

PUMPKIN SPICE SUGAR SCRUB CUBES
PUMPKIN SPICE SUGAR SCRUB CUBES
All Natural Lip.Balm! Made with your choice of Shea or Cocoa Butter, 100% pure organic coconut oil, beeswax and Vanilla or peppermint Essential Oils. This tin holds approximately 2 ounces. Compared to a ChapStick which holds 0.15 of an ounce, you are getting much more for your $$ and all pure ingredients! Have your lips smooth and kissable soft as the cold weather starts creeping in!

ALL NATURAL LIP BALM

ALL NATURAL LIP BALM
ALL NATURAL LIP BALM!
MY ALL NATURAL LIP BALM
AS YOU CAN SEE FROM THE PICTURE, THE SIZE DIFFERENCE IS IMMENSE! THE OTHER COMPANIES SELL SMALL TO SELL MORE AND MANY USE PETROLEUM BASED PRODUCTS IN THEIRS.

MY LIP BALM VS. REGULAR CHAPSTICK

MY LIP BALM VS. REGULAR CHAPSTICK
MY LIP BALM VS REGULAR SIZE LIP STICKS

COCOA BUTTER LOTION BARS

COCOA BUTTER LOTION BARS
COCOA BUTTER LOTION BARS

FROZEN SNOWFLAKE SOAP

SNOWFLAKE FROZEN SOAP IS AVAILABLE WITHOUT A HIDDEN SURPRISE. JUST LOTS OF SOOTHING GOATMILK, TROPICAL SCENT AND OF COURSE GLITTER!

Frozen Snowflake Soap

Frozen Snowflake Soap
FROZEN SNOWFLAKE SOAP

ITALIAN RAINBOW COOKIE SOAP

Italian Rainbow (Ribbon) Cookie Soap- made with Goats Milk, sweet almond oil, and an almond Vanilla fragrance.

ITALIAN RAINBOW COOKIES

ITALIAN RAINBOW COOKIES
ITALIAN RAINBOW COOKIE SOAP

ITALIAN RAINBOW COOKIES

ITALIAN RAINBOW COOKIES
ITALIAN RAINBOW COOKIE SOAP

LEMON ICE Sugar Scrubs

Sugar CUBE Body Scrub NO mess and it smells heavenly! This is made with organic coconut oil, white sugar, lemon juice and lemon essential oil.
Pumpkin Vanilla Sugar Cube Scrub is equally scrumptious made with organic sugar and brown sugar with vanilla and pumpkin essential oils. Great seasonal scent!
One cube, cup in hands under running water to crush and rub gently over skin for moisturizing exfoliation. Each order comes with ten cubes in a air tight container! That's ten days of heaven!

PUMPKIN SPICE SUGAR SCRUB CUBES

PUMPKIN SPICE SUGAR SCRUB CUBES
PUMPKIN SUGAR SCRUB CUBES

LEMON ICE SUGAR SCRUB CUBES

LEMON ICE SUGAR SCRUB CUBES
LEMON ICE SUGAR SCRUB CUBES

PEPPERMINT SUGAR SCRUB CUBES

PEPPERMINT SUGAR SCRUB CUBES
PEPPERMINT SUGAR SCRUB CUBES

PEPPERMINT SUGAR SCRUB CUBES

PEPPERMINT SUGAR SCRUB CUBES
PEPPERMINT SUGAR SCRUB CUBES

LIP BALMS AND SOAPS

Lip Balm and Soaps

BODY BUTTER

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE THIS BODY BUTTER!! THIS JUST WHIPPED UP TO CREAMY PERFECTION THAT SINKS RIGHT INTO YOUR SKIN. THIS BODY BUTTER IS MADE WITH COCONUT OIL AND SHEA BUTTER, IT DOESNT GET BETTER THEN THAT! RIGHT NOW I AM MAKING VANILLA, LAVENDER, AND VANILLA MINT SCENTED BODY BUTTERS, BUT YOU CAN MESSAGE ME OR FIND ME ON FACEBOOK INFINITESPIRITCRAFTSANDSOAP
IF YOU HAVE A PREFERENCE THAT ISN'T LISTED!

BODY BUTTER

BODY BUTTER
BODY BUTTER

LUXURIOUS BODY BUTTER!

LUXURIOUS BODY BUTTER!
LUXURIOUS BODY BUTTER!

VANILLA MINT BODY BUTTER

ALL NEW VANILLA MINT BODY BUTTER MADE WITH PURE SHEA BUTTER, COCONUT OIL, AND SWEET ALMOND OIL ! SCENTED WITH VANILLA AND PEPPERMINT ESSENTIAL OILS. THE SHEA BUTTER JUST SOAKS RIGHT IN TO YOUR WINTER SKIN AND FEELS SILKY AND GREAT! PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL BODY BUTTERS COME IN TWO SIZES AND A LITTLE GOES A LONG WAY!

VANILLA MINT BODY BUTTER

VANILLA MINT BODY BUTTER
VANILLA MINT BODY BUTTER

Body Butters and Cinnamon Buns

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HONEY ROSE BATH BAR

THIS HONEY ROSE BATH BAR IS MADE WITH NOURISHING COCOA BUTTER, RAW HONEY, ROSEHIP ESSENTIAL OILS AND A SPLASH OF LAVENDAR. CRUSHED ROSE PETALS ARE ADDED FOR A BEAUTIFUL SCENT WHILE YOUR SKIN ABSORBS ALL THE HEALING AND NOURISHING PROPERTIES OF THE INGREDIENTS!

HONEY ROSE SOAP

HONEY ROSE SOAP
HONEY ROSE SOAP

HONEY ROSE

HONEY ROSE
HONEY ROSE

LIP BALMS AND SOAPS

Lip Balm and Soaps

Honey Almond Oatmeal Soap

I am so excited! I had all the ingredients envisioned in my head and how the final product would look, smell, and feel! All that was holding me up was not having received the soap molds that I ordered over a week ago! I decided I would take the plunge and use one of my bread loaf pans. I lined one with parchment paper, shiny side up, and went to work. I was so thrilled with the finished product! I love the loaf pan, the soap came out easily and the bars are all a nice size; about 4 x 3 x 1/4 thick. I can't wait to try another soap mold using this method! The Oatmeal soap is made with a Goats milk soap base which is moisturizing, ground milled oatmeal which is a gentle exfoliator, organic sweet almond oil, and raw honey.

ALMOND HONEY OATMEAL

THIS SOAP IS SO GENTLE AND CLEANSING ON YOUR SKIN WITH GROUND OATMEAL, HONEY, SWEET ALMOND OIL IN A GOAT MILK BASE. NOT OVERLY FRAGRANT SO MEN AND BOYS WILL LIKE IT TOO!

HONEY OATMEAL

HONEY OATMEAL
ALMOND HONEY OATMEAL

OATMEAL AND LAVENDAR BATH BAR

LOVE , LOVE, LOVE THIS Oatmeal and Lavendar bath bar in a pure creamy rich Goatmilk and Shea butter base. Ground whole oats and lavendar buds,RELAXING lavendar essential oil fragrance and sweet almond oil complete this soothing soap!

LAVENDER OATMEAL

LAVENDER OATMEAL
LAVENDER OATMEAL

LAVENDER ITEMS

LAVENDER ITEMS

LIP BALMS AND OTHER SOAPS

Lip Balm and Soaps

BODY BUTTERS ,CINNAMON BUNS AND STAINED GLASS BOUTIQUE BARS

More items and Sizes

KIDS MENU

KIDS SOAPS

CHILDRENS SOAP

ALL YOUR FAVORITE CHARACTERS IN OUR CHILDRENS SOAPS! I MAKE ALL OF MY PRODUCTS MYSELF AND EACH BAR IS HANDCRAFTED AND DESIGNED BY ME. I ALWAYS USE NATURAL INGREDIENTS. MOST OF THE CHILDRENS SOAPS ARE MADE WITH SHEA BUTTER AND GLYCERIN SOAP BASES WITH ADDED FRAGRANCE OR ESSENTIAL OILS!
STAR WARS THE FORCE AWAKENS

ALL NEW STAR WARS FIGURES SOAPS!
THESE SOAPS ARE MADE WITH SHEA BUTTER SOAP BASE AND GLYCERIN, WITH A HOLIDAY CANDY SCENT! STAY TUNED FOR MORE STAR WARS FIGURES AND SOAP!!

STAR WARS DESERT ROBOTS

STAR WARS DESERT ROBOTS
STAR WARS DESERT ROBOTS

STAR WARS FIGHTER PILOT

STAR WARS FIGHTER PILOT
STAR WARS FIGHTER PILOT BATH SOAP

STAR WARS SCOUT TROOPER

STAR WARS SCOUT TROOPER
STAR WARS SCOUT TROOPER BATH SOAP

star wars battle ships

star wars battle ships
STAR WARS BATTLE SHIPS SOAP

STAR WARS SOAP!

KIDS SOAPS- STAR WARS
THESE NEW THOMAS THE TRAIN SOAPS ARE MADE WITH PURE GLYCERIN SOAP AND FRAGRANCED WITH VANILLA, PEPPERMINT AND SWEET ALMOND ESSENTIAL OILS. THE TRAINS ARE UNDER THE SEA! YOUR KIDS WILL WASH EXTRA WELL TO GET TO THE TRAIN!

THOMAS THE TRAIN UNDER THE SEA

THOMAS THE TRAIN UNDER THE SEA
THOMAS THE TRAIN UNDER THE SEA

thomas the train under the sea

thomas the train under the sea
Thomas The Train Under The Sea

THOMAS THE TRAIN UNDER THE SEA

THOMAS THE TRAIN UNDER THE SEA
THOMAS THE TRAIN UNDER THE SEA
Glittering Snowflake Bath Bars with a hidden surprise for the young ladies and girls! Inside each bar is a one size fits all (stretch) beaded bracelet wrapped and waiting to be discovered! You can also buy this soap without the bracelets or jewelry. Don't worry boys, I am working on special soap surprises for you too!

These Snowflake Frozen Soaps hold a hidden surprise! Each snowflake has a girls beaded bracelet (stretch) wrapped up inside. The soap is made with a goat milk SOAP base, a tropical scent (Florida snow) with glitter throughout.

FROZEN SNOWFLAKE SOAP

FROZEN SNOWFLAKE SOAP
FROZEN SNOWFLAKE SOAP

KIDS MENU

KIDS SOAPS
ALL NEW LITTLE GIRLS SNOWFLAKE SOAP!

Soap is made with pure shea butter soap base and a touch of clear glycerin to color the top of each sparkley snowflake! Inside each one you will find either a bracelet or necklace for a dear little girl! I cannot guarantee whether you will get the bracelet or the necklace, but I can tell you which color snowflake has which design! The YELLOW SNOWFLAKE holds either a bracelet or necklace with a cute little owl.
The RED SNOWFLAKE holds either a bracelet or necklace with multi color hearts.
The PURPLE SNOWFLAKE holds either a bracelet or a necklace with a cupcake charm!
If you buy both of one color you are guaranteed to get both necklace and bracelet set!

SNOWFLAKE JEWELRY SOAP

SNOWFLAKE JEWELRY SOAP
SNOWFLAKE JEWELRY SOAP

LITTLE GIRLS HEARTS NECKLACE OR BRACELT

LITTLE GIRLS HEARTS NECKLACE OR BRACELT
HEARTS NECKLACE OR BRACELET SNOWFLAKE

LITTLE GIRLS CUPCAKE JEWELRY

LITTLE GIRLS CUPCAKE JEWELRY
SNOWFLAKE CUPCAKE SOAP

LITTLE GIRLS JEWELRY SNOWFLAKES

LITTLE GIRLS JEWELRY SNOWFLAKES
OWL NECKLACE AND BRACELET

FUN SOAP FOR THE KIDS!

BATHTIME FUN FOR THE KIDS !

New ways to inspire bath time for the children! They will be sure to come out squeaky clean in their attempts to rescue one of the toy figures encased in glycerin SOAP, each with a unique non irritating and gentle scent. PLEASE NOTE THAT THE TOYS AND ITEMS INSIDE THE CHILDRENS SOAP MAY PRESENT A CHOKING HAZARD! NOT INTENDED FOR CHILDREN UNDER 3 YEARS OF AGE.

Kids Character Soap

Kids Character Soap
Kids Character Soaps

MINNIE SOAP

MINNIE SOAP IS MADE FROM PURE GLYCERIN SOAP BASE AND HAS A LIGHT VANILLA FRAGRANCE.

MINNIE SOAP

MINNIE SOAP
MINNIE SOAP

MICKEY SOAP

MICKEY SOAP IS MADE FROM A GLYCERIN SOAP BASE AND HAS A LIGHT ROSEHIP ESSENTIAL OIL FRAGRANCE

MICKEY SOAP

MICKEY SOAP
MICKEY SOAP

DONALD SOAP

DONALD SOAP IS MADE WITH PURE GLYCERIN SOAP BASE AND HAS A LIGHT PEPPERMINT ESSENTIAL OIL FRAGRANCE

DONALD SOAP

DONALD SOAP
DONALD SOAP

hot wheels gift soap

HOT WHEELS GIFT SOAP!

I currently have four bars of HOT WHEELS SURPRISE (wrapped) children's SOAP! This is made with Shea Butter and Glycerin soap- with essential oils of tangerine and mixed berry and citrus essential oils. Your children will smell good enough to eat while getting clean with safe soap and a surprise toy inside! PLEASE NOTE THIS IS NOT FOR CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF THREE AS IT CAN BE A CHOKING HAZARD!!

KIDS HOTWHEELS CAR SOAP

KIDS HOTWHEELS CAR SOAP
KIDS HOTWHEEL GIFT SOAP

HOT WHEELS GIFT SOAP

HOT WHEELS GIFT SOAP
HOT WHEELS GIFT SOAP

HOT WHEELS GIFT SOAP

HOT WHEELS GIFT SOAP
HOT WHEELS GIFT SOAP

KIDS MENU

KIDS SOAPS

NEW PRODUCTS

SOAPS AND SUCH

PICK YOUR LOTION BAR!



Lotion Bars are made with:
100% Pure beeswax
100% Organic Coconut Oil
100% Pure Sweet Almond Oil
100% Pure Shea Butter or Cocoa Butter
Vanilla Essential Oil

These are both loaded with healing properties for your skin and feel extra silky on! I'm pretty sure you are going to love them as much as I do.

LOTION BARS

ALL NATURAL LOTION BARS

ALL NATURAL LOTION BARS
LAVENDAR & VANILLA LOTION BARS

WHERE I ORDER MY SUPPLIES!

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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Incredible Miracle: U.S. Marine Saved by Saint Michael

Incredible Miracle: U.S. Marine Saved by Saint Michael
This is the true story of a Marine wounded in Korea in 1950. Writing to his mother, he told her of a fascinating encounter he experienced in the war. Father Walter Muldy, a navy chaplain who spoke to the young Marine and his mother as well as to the outfit commander, always affirmed the veracity of this narrative. We heard it from someone who read the original letter and retell the story here in all its details and in the first person to better convey some of the impact it must have had when first told by the son to his mother.








Dear Mom,



I am writing to you from a hospital bed. Don’t worry, Mom, I am okay. I was wounded, but the doctor says that I will be up in no time.



But that’s not what I have to tell you, Mom. Something happened to me that I don’t dare tell anyone else for fear of their disbelief. But I have to tell you, the one person I can confide in, though even you may find it hard to believe.



You remember the prayer to Saint Michael that you taught me to pray when I was little: “Michael, Michael of the morning,…” Before I left home for Korea, you urged me to remember this prayer before any confrontation with the enemy. But you really didn’t have to remind me, Mom. I have always prayed it, and when I got to Korea, I sometimes said it a couple of times a day while marching or resting.



Well, one day, we were told to move forward to scout for Commies. It was a really cold day. As I was walking along, I perceived another fellow walking beside me, and I looked to see who it was.



He was a big fellow, a Marine about 6’4” and built proportionally. Funny, but I didn’t know him, and I thought I knew everyone in my unit. I was glad to have the company and broke the silence between us:



“Chilly today, isn’t it?” Then I chuckled because suddenly it seemed absurd to talk about the weather when we were advancing to meet the enemy.

He chuckled too, softly.


“I thought I knew everyone in my outfit,” I continued, “ but I have never seen you before.”


“No,” he agreed, “I have just joined. The name is Michael.”


"Really?! That’s mine, too.”



“I know,” the Marine said, “Michael, Michael of the morning….”



Mom, I was really surprised that he knew about my prayer, but I had taught it to many of the other guys, so I supposed that the newcomer must have picked it up from someone else. As a matter of fact, it had gotten around to the extent that some of the fellows were calling me “Saint Michael.”



Then, out of the blue, Michael said, “There’s going to be trouble ahead.”



I wondered how he could know that. I was breathing hard from the march, and my breath hit the cold air like dense clouds of fog. Michael seemed to be in top shape because I couldn’t see his breath at all. Just then, it started to snow heavily, and soon it was so dense I could no longer hear or see the rest of my outfit. I got a little scared and yelled, “Michael!” Then I felt his strong hand on my shoulder and heard his voice in my ear, “It’s going to clear up soon.”



It did clear up, suddenly. And then, just a short distance ahead of us, like so many dreadful realities, were seven Commies, looking rather comical in their funny hats. But there was nothing funny about them now; their guns were steady and pointed straight in our direction.



“Down, Michael!!” I yelled as I dove for cover. Even as I was hitting the ground, I looked up and saw Michael still standing, as if paralyzed by fear, or so I thought at the time. Bullets were spurting all over the place, and Mom, there was no way those Commies could have missed at that short distance. I jumped up to pull him down, and then I was hit. The pain was like a hot fire in my chest, and as I fell, my head swooned and I remember thinking, “I must be dying…” Someone was laying me down, strong arms were holding me and laying me gently on the snow. Through the daze, I opened my eyes, and the sun seemed to blaze in my eyes. Michael was standing still, and there was a terrible splendor in his face. Suddenly, he seemed to grow, like the sun, the splendor increasing intensely around him like the wings of an angel. As I slipped into unconsciousness, I saw that Michael held a sword in his hand, and it flashed like a million lights.



Later on, when I woke up, the rest of the guys came to see me with the sergeant.







“How did you do it, son?” he asked me.



“Where’s Michael?” I asked in reply.



“Michael who?” The sergeant seemed puzzled.



“Michael, the big Marine walking with me, right up to the last moment. I saw him there as I fell.”



“Son,” the sergeant said gravely, “you’re the only Michael in my unit. I hand-picked all you fellows, and there’s only one Michael. You. And son, you weren’t walking with anyone. I was watching you because you were too far off from us, and I was worried.



Now tell me, son,” he repeated, “how did you do it?”



It was the second time he had asked me that, and I found it irritating.



“How did I do what?”









“How did you kill those seven Commies? There wasn’t a single bullet fired from your rifle.”



“What?”





“Come on, son. They were strewn all around you, each one killed by a swordstroke.”



And that, Mom, is the end of my story. It may have been the pain, or the blazing sun, or the chilling cold. I don’t know, Mom, but there is one thing I am sure about. It happened.



Love your son,


Michael, Michael of the morning,


Fresh chord of Heaven adorning,

Keep me safe today,

And in time of temptation

Drive the devil away.

Amen.
http://www.tfpstudentaction.org/glories-of-the-middle-ages/medieval-castles/where-saint-michael-appeared.html

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