Skip to comments.British soldier shot in Afghanistan is saved my his ROSARY
Posted on 08/02/2010 7:55:46 AM PDT by Niuhuru
"British soldier shot in Afghanistan is saved my his ROSARY... just like his great-grandfather in WWII"
A soldier who stood on a landmine and was shot in the chest in Afghanistan is convinced a rosary saved his life in exactly the same way as his great-grandfather towards the end of World War II.
Glenn Hockton, 19, who is now home from a seven-month tour of duty with the Coldstream Guards in Helmand Province, was on patrol when his rosary suddenly fell from his neck.
His mother Sheri Jones said today: 'He felt like he had a slap on the back. He bent down to pick up his rosary to see if it was broken. As he bent down he realised he was on a landmine.'
(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...
Sounds a bit like great-grand dad gave him a whack, too.
That does sort of come to mind doesn’t it.
The Daily Mail and UK Telegraph are the best newspapers in the world. They are owned by the Barclay Brothers in the UK. Their parents were Scottish and they grew up in England in a large Catholic family of very modest means. The brothers became very sucessful.
I doubt you would read this in any other newspapers.
Thanks Niuhuru (((((Hugs))))))
American soldier shot in Iraq Is saved by his IPOD.
When the policed investigated, they found out that the large-caliber bullet had hit her solid gold Our Lady of Guadalupe medal which her mother had bought in Mexico, and bounced off. The cops were baffled because bullets can go through soft gold like butter.
The girl didn`t have a scratch. I immediately bought 5 solid gold Lady of Guadalupe medals from Mexico City for my family to wear.
having being born and grown up in the UK I can tell you right now that there are many facts which do not get covered in the Guardian, BBC ITV, etc
>>I doubt you would read this in any other newspapers.<<
...unless it was a deck of playing cards that stopped the bullet. Then I’m sure we’d be hearing about it.
Great story! Praise The Lord!
To his dying day, my grandfather believed it was my grandmother’s rosary that kept him alive through WWII.
He never carried it, but my grandmother used it from the day he left to the day he returned.
Cool story, thanks for posting.
Our son told of an attack on his position by hadjis - wave after wave of RPG-7 rocket grenades. shortly after launch - they veered wildly, flying off into nearby fields. He described others as ‘exploding like a string of firecrakers’ so many were launched.
Not a single Marine was injured. The hadjis didn’t fare so well.
The power of prayer? You can draw your own conclusions, I have drawn mine.
Thanks again for the post.
I love how the Daily Mail is so honest in their headlines.
Indeed - the Daily Mail is a great newspaper - taking the time to publish human stories that can give hope to many.
Not something seen in US ‘newspapers’.
G-D was with that soilder! Who knows how many HE may save in the future.
Our Lady will always watch after her childern!
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A happy story about good people who believe in God and aren't afraid or ashamed to say so publicly.
Amazing the small ways God works.
He knows the heart of every living soul. The more we surrender to Him for protection, the more He gladly and lovingly offers it.
It’s the only happy way to live in this mortal world.