The Value of a Roman Collar

We sometimes don't realize the image we project, especially concerning the way we dress. 

Monday, a man wearing a Roman Collar, a local priest, was standing on the sidewalk praying the rosary.  He was engrossed in his prayer and didn't notice from where the man came who shook his hand, the one with the rosary, and said, profusely, "Thank you!  Thank you!"  The priest continued praying the rosary and didn't realize that the man went back to the abortion facility, got in the car with a girl and drove away, not getting an abortion.

A very similar story happened years ago in San Antonio, Texas.  A mother almost drove into the abortion facility parking lot until she spotted the pastor of her parish standing on the sidewalk.  She took this a s sign from God and kept driving.  "Well, I didn't know any of this until after the baby was born - then she told me and she came to the rectory to thank me for saving her baby," recounted her pastor, Fr. John Yanta.  Fr. Yanta later became Bishop Yanta of the diocese of Amarillo.  You can read the rest of his story here.

I can hardly wait to hear your story!