Wow, I’ve never heard this happening–until now! 🤣🤣🤣
Pastor Fr. Brian Seiler of Our Lady of Lourdes Church in the Diocese of Alexandria, La. told an interesting story on his Twitter account regarding one woman he ministers to in the nursing home.
The pastor said an elderly woman requests a rosary each time he visits. However, he discovered she trades them for cigarettes.
Here’s his post below:
Fr. Seiler’s full post reads, “One of the ladies at my nursing home I visited this morning asks us for a rosary every time we visit. One of the nurses told us that she’s been trading them for cigarettes. 😳”
At the time of this writing, the post generated approximately 2,000 likes and 229 retweets. Multiple users commented, expressing their amusement.
Fr. Goyo Hidalgo of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles said the post “made me laugh so much.“
Here’s Fr. Goyo’s post below:
Fr. Goyo’s full post reads, “Maybe she wants to evangelize and at the same time take the cigs from others so they don’t get sick? /
Your post made me laugh so much. These things are so ministry things lol. Thank God for humor in our lives.”
Another user said “if she’s spreading them about, someone else who does want one is making the trade.”
Here’s the full post:
The user’s full post reads, “If she’s spreading them about, someone else who does want one is making the trade. Keep going Father, they will find the right homes. Why not even suggest the miraculous medal or green/brown scapulars. More trade for her, possibly more catholics practicing their faith.”
Another user explained why “God is at work.”
The user said, “Someone else is trading cigarettes for a rosary. God is at work.”
This user suggested that the woman request prayer from those she gives the rosaries.
The full post reads, “Maybe she should ask those to whom she trades the rosary to include her intentions in their prayers or they can pray for her to give up cigarettes and pray the rosary herself!🤔😉”
Another user commented, “Got yourself a fantastic little evangelist is what you’re telling us.”
Another user said she “likes her style” because the woman is “reducing the ciggies in circulation.”
Here’s the post below:
“I like her style! Spreading the Word and reducing the ciggies in circulation at the nursing home.”
Another user joked, “Oh so you’ve met my mother!”
Benedictine Sister Walburga added, “🤣😂🤣”