This Friday, Dec.10th is the sentencing hearing and I will be making a victim’s impact statement. Please pray that I will have peace and clarity and that I will be guided by The Holy Spirit to articulate whatever He wants me to. That the words I speak will move the judges heart to give a very long sentence. As well as move the defendant’s heart, mind & soul! Please continue to pray for her conversion, that she may come to know the incredible Love, Mercy & Forgiveness of our Lord Jesus Christ!
I also ask for prayers of provision! I arrive in Los Angeles this Wednesday the 8th and as of now I still don’t have a place to stay or someone to pick me up from LAX! Yikes! Striving to trust that God WILL provide in His time!
Thank you & please know…. I pray for everyone who’s praying for me everyday! You’re especially lifted up in prayer at daily Mass.
God is Sovereign! ~Rosario Rodriguez
*UPDATE* Thanks for all the prayers!!! I JUST found a place to stay!!! Woo-hooo!!!! Thanks St. Francis Xavier & ‘friends’! God IS Sovereign!!!
I FINALLY heard from the District Attorney! Last week at the pre-trial they proposed adding a charge and are hoping she will plead to this one. He said that apparently she’s hesitant to do so. So there’s another pre-trial scheduled for Oct. 25th.
She will be sentenced for the charges that she was found guilty on that day too. I was really hoping to be able to attend sentencing and address the judge & the defendant but it looks like that’s not going to happen… I just can’t afford it!
Please continue to pray for the defendant. For her conversion and that she comes to know the incredible love, mercy & forgiveness of Our Lord.
Filed under Trial, Update
I have to admit I was a bit hesitant to post this just because I feel as though I’m constantly pounding on your doors asking for prayers with novena after novena. But then after a kind, mini lecture from a family member I realized that it’s out of my control that the preliminary hearings and trial dates keep changing. And each time the new trial date begins to arrive it’s once again very emotional and stressful for me and I need your prayers! I was also reminded how scripture tells us to be persistent in our prayers. (Which is why we pray a novena for nine days – to show persistency!) So, for those who would like to join me in praying once again….
Beginning Friday August 27 – Saturday September 4th there will be a Novena of Masses said at The Sanctuary of St. Philomena in Mugnano, Italy for two intentions.
They are being said for:
-The defendant who shot me and who is charged with attempted murder. For her conversion & that she plead guilty.
-And for a special intention.
*If you can’t make it to Mass everyday for the next nine days you could pray a novena prayer to St. Philomena (You can find a novena on my St. Philomena – My Patroness Page) & make a Spiritual Communion.
I really do appreciate all your prayers! And please know that I pray for everyone who’s praying for me and that I’ve been experiencing a lot of grace & peace as a result of your intercession. Thanks!