Some of you know Brother Francis of the Heart of Mary located in St. Mary’s, Kansas. 

For those of you that don’t, he is a Franciscan hermit living in  an old office near the St. Mary’s Academy College barn.  Recently, during an electrical storm, this little building was STRUCK BY LIGHTING.  Brother Francis was in the building at the time and he knew that he was in danger so he started praying the St. Michael prayer and just as he was praying a BOLT of lightening struck his woodstove stack and traveled down into his abode.  The pictures below give you a glimpse of some of the damage that was done.  Brother Francis was left unharmed!  Thank you God and the intercession of St. Michael for sparing Brother Francis! 

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To the King of ages, immortal and invisible, the only God, be honor and glory for ever and ever.  Amen.




My God, I give thee thanks for what Thou givest, and for what Thou takest away; Thy will be done.