An ardent pro-lifer and very good Catholic was able to see the display and be a part of the event (on a Friday). I had to work.
The next day this ardent pro-lifer (Michelle) was saying the next day she smelled roses (Saturday).
I was skeptical that it was roses, and thought it was flowers blooming from the bushes in front of the abortion clinic (though plant life does not grow well at this abortion clinic).
Michelle corrected me by stating that there were no flowers (visible) in bloom.
I realized that I also smelled the roses, and as I and Michelle was trying to figure out why, Michelle said that the smell of roses came where the traveling image had been displayed...
At that point, I realized that Michelle (as well as myself) had been blessed with a very wonderful grace from heaven -- the smell of roses. This grace was common to people who visited Padre Pio (while he walked this world until 1968) and had favors granted...
Michelle, in the 1990's, along with her friend Scott, were instrumental in closing down an abortion clinic -- by exposing the truth... The abortion industry bulldozed the building almost immediately after this clinic was closed -- it was such a scandal.
Scott is now resident in Yonkers, New York, as one of the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal, the order Father Benedict Groeschel and Father Andrew Apostoli are part of (the CFR's).
To make a long story short, Michelle works very hard for the pro-life group in Atlanta, and I think the smell of roses was a small reward for her -- though she also has 8 children (at last count)...
Marvelous story! The smell of roses is indeed a grace bestowed by our Blessed Mother, who calls us all to her Son.