Signal Graces

by Margo

Signal graces are the unique graces promised to us by the Virgin Mary when we faithfully recite the Rosary.  They are the “signs” given to us after we’ve prayed for something; signs that indicate that our prayer was heard.  The word “signal” in this case refers to special, beyond the ordinary.  These graces are different than what God already gives us on a daily basis.

Our Lady made fifteen promises to those who faithfully recite the Rosary.  The first promise speaks of signal graces.  When I researched the sentence “What are Signal Graces?” I found very little in terms of an actual definition or a thorough explanation of what exactly they are.  However, what I did discover is that throughout history many, many great saints were given these signal graces as they went about their lives, striving to do God’s will.  Many of these saints were also very attached to the Blessed Virgin Mary, as was the case with Saint Catherine Laboure and Saint Therese Lisieux.

In my own life I can cite numerous examples of times in which I’ve received these graces after reciting the Rosary on a regular basis.  I recall one evening this past March.

The Bluebird of Happiness

It was an unusually warm spring evening.  I was walking my dog through the cemetery.  Besides being a wonderful form of exercise, I use those walks as occasions to think or pray.  Usually I end up doing both.  And when I pray I always talk out loud.  People could easily assume that I’m talking to myself!  But God knows better, and  I usually reserve my walks for time spent with Him.

The night before I had been praying the Rosary, but I also said a special prayer to Saint Joseph, the husband of Mary and the foster father of Jesus.  I had been plagued with a disturbing issue that involved a certain person who was having great difficulty in his life.  He was never close to his own father and I knew during this painful and challenging time in his life a father (or father figure) was exactly what he needed.  I asked Saint Joseph to look after him and protect him against evil and adversity and lead him toward peace, health and happiness.

There is a particular place in this cemetery where I like to walk.  It’s the older part that’s kind of set off in a section all by itself.  It doesn’t get the same amount of traffic that the other areas seem to attract (aside from stray joggers or an occasional dog walker) and it’s in a serene setting; quiet and undisturbed.

I was heading back toward where I’d parked my car when all of a sudden I saw a flash of blue on the ground several feet ahead of me.  I noticed that it was a bird and yet it was one that I had never seen before.  The bird flew up to a branch on a nearby tree and from there flew past me to another branch on another tree.  I tried to follow it with my eyes but moments later it had flown away and out of my sight.  I had noticed a rusty brown color on its breast and made a mental note to check with my mother about it later one.  She’s always been fascinated with birds and often knows a bird just by the mere description of it.

Pray the Holy Rosary for Signal Graces

As it turned out, according to my mother, the bird I had seen was a bluebird.  When she heard my description she knew right away and immediately went to her computer to look up photos and various articles to find out if that in fact was what I saw.  Sure enough, she was right!  And she told me with a sigh that all her life she’d longed to see a bluebird but never had.  She also told me how rare it is to spot one in our area and that they are particular about where they nest.

Later on that night I did a little more research on bluebirds and found that they are the symbol of happiness.  I also found them mentioned in various songs and immediately thought of an old goofy 1987 hit that I (reluctantly now admit with an embarrassed chuckle) used to love called “Come As You Are.” And then I remembered a song from a long, long time ago that has gone down in history as one of the all-time favorites: “Over the Rainbow.”

I suppose critics, naysayers and cynics would scoff at my linkage with the bluebird to my Saint Joseph prayer the night before.  But I know without a doubt that he heard me and that he sent the bluebird as a sign of hope and better days to come.  And it’s so obvious to me that because I had the faith in the intercession of Saint Joseph coming to my aid, the Blessed Virgin Mary was all the more ready to ask God to send me the grace I needed to know that I was on the right track in my prayers.  And the grace came in the form of the bluebird.

I believe that the stronger our faith in the power of the Rosary, the more signal graces we will receive.  All of us are called to greatness.  But we have to be open to reception; we have to answer the call.

Photo by: blmurch

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Kim in Martinez, CA August 30, 2010 at 9:24 am

My Mom went home to our good Lord on Jan 6th 2010. One of my brothers and I prayed the Rosary at her bed several times before she passed. I am so grateful to have the Rosary as my Dear Mom was unable to talk the last few days of her life. Well, this past week, I traveled to Maui and spent every morning walking the beach. I thought of my Mom often and God while walking the beach. One of the mornings I came across Rosary Beads, they must have just been washed ashore, once I spotted them I picked them up before the next wave took them away. I feel my Mom was saying Hi! And another message I felt in my heart was continue to pray the Rosary. I would never dreamed I would stumble upon Rosary Beads on the beach, this was a gift and for me a Signal of Grace.

margo August 31, 2010 at 5:10 pm

@Kim in Martinez, CA – Kim, thank you so much for sharing your story. I’m so sorry to hear about your mother and I’m sure that must have been a very difficult experience for you to have to go through. But I find it fascinating that you found Rosary beads washed up on the beach and I truly believe that your mom WAS saying Hi! If that isn’t a Signal Grace, I don’t know what is!

Dawn in Cumming_GA February 22, 2011 at 6:27 pm

I was born & raised Roman Catholic, but never really felt compelled to pray the Rosary, even though my faith has always been strong. Over the several years I’ve been struggling with some family issues and about three weeks ago, I felt something (probably the Holy Spirit!) drawing me to pray the Rosary. I have now prayed the Rosary every day, sometimes multiple times a day, as well as the Divine Chaplet of Mercy, and I have begun to have signal graces, as promised by the Blessed Virgin Mary. Each of the two or three that I have received in the past week has been specifically tailored to the struggles and burdens I face and pray about. From a new song sung at mass with the exact words that I prayed about, to a change in me that needed to take place (and that I asked to happen) in order to assist my mother-in-law who suffers from dementia. I have also begun receiving some of the other 15 gifts promised by Our Lady! I cannot tell you how devoted I am to praying the Rosary now – it has changed my life and my outlook on things – and it has changed me for the better!

bets April 10, 2011 at 10:27 am

I am currently pregnant with my second baby and am longing for a baby boy. I was told in an unltrasound a few weeks back that it is a girl. I then started praying the rosary in an immense belief that my baby is a boy and I begged mother mary to send me a signal grace so that I would have some consolation. i asked her for a rose. The next day when I was at my brother in laws house he made a rose out of tissue paper and my first born son came and gave me that rose. This brother in law of mine hates flowers. i belive it was a signal grace from my mother and that she is praying fervently for me to her son. Thank you mother

jonah April 25, 2011 at 10:22 am

The Holy Rosary changed my life. I am in complete despair but our Mother intervened with Jesus’ blessings, I obtained answers to my prayers. One should know that journey has just begun when we received signal graces. In the process of my praying and praying the rosary daily, even waking up at 3 AM and feeling the urge to pray multiple times during the day, the graces of our Lord arrived subtly one by one. I asked for a rose, then I received the signals thrice. One that is posted in a sign, one is from the car when I am getting a tissue paper and seeing my cousin holding three roses in FB. Also the number “8″ keeps appearing. I can’t resist to get the Polo dress from one of the outlet stores that have the number “8″. These all happens when I am praying and praying. I felt so weak but my spirit is getting stronger! While waiting for the miracle to happen, I am reading posts about answered prayers and miracles encountered by individuals who are devoted to praying the rosary. It makes my heart humble and offer thanksgiving to the Lord and the Holy Mother. During the process, I am also attacked by Satan. Knew it was happening when I can’t pray the rosary well always have to repeat the “I believe in God” thrice before I get it right! A heaviness also descended upon me when I woke up this morning and I fought it but kneeling down beside the bed and prayed until I can get up and down to drink my coffee. We both know well, how satan really really likes to kill me for learning how to beat him down and I am also beaten back. I felt the retaliation e.g. Back pains, stomach ache and drowsiness every time I wake up…and how Mother Mary will appear to me and hold me up before I surrender to the whiles of Lucifer. Note it was Lucifer showing me all sorts of cunning vision, even when I tried to shower, I know he is trying to harass me. The more I get closer to Mary the more I hear screams in my head. I knew better that Lucifer is in pain trying his best to get me out of this loving relationship with the Triune and Mother Mary. When I felt so weak, unable to eat, I call out to Jesus and Mary to help me and faces of the saints appeared before me. I see the face of Padre Pio first. He smiled at me and told me, “don’t worry” we all get through this. He showed me How himself was attacked by Lucifer himself. Oh how cunning this dark angel was and forever He is! Thank God He, by his grace and light taught me how to deliver and cleanse my self. Resources are everywhere. I tell you, even in the absence of the Holy Bible in your presence circumstances, where you are at odds, you will hear yourself call on the Lord to save you and He arrives in time! Let the Holy Scripture be our food and water. I believe, the more we obtain graces and blessings, the more the darkness will try us. Do not despair as God allows this to happen. To test our faith. He (Lucifer) will try to spot your weakness, especially your relationships that we all cherished so much. The pain is so intense that I have to ask Mother Mary to bless my relationship and surrendered to God. His will not mine is at work. I do all the praying, I only have to believe and stand in my faith. As to this writing, the Mother has revealed to me how my testimonials can save those who are drowning in Human catastrophe. Jesus Christ repeatedly tells me that His Cross should always be a reminder and must be repetitively reminded to all Christians to take it. It’s something we have to carry gracefully, as He himself carried it to wash us away from our sins. Our problems we should surrendered to the Lord. Our part is to surrender and pray. He will do all the battle. It’s His war.
I love you in Christ’s name. Amen.

Amadi Joseph May 27, 2011 at 8:16 am

I’m from Nigeria, i’m very happy about ur tesmoniey. infact u have made me to turn back to my rosary in pray knowing that with God all thing are possible may The Almighty God continue to be ur strighnt now and for ever amen.

Carol mwanzia June 1, 2011 at 12:32 pm

Am a Kenyan.after reading most testimonies i realised that Mother Mary has blessed me more than once.and for the times i did not notice and say thanks.i say now.keep praying the Holy Rosary.be blessed

Shii June 2, 2011 at 10:25 am

Am Kenyan and not a Roman catholic.But of late av been praying using my friends Rosary.Reason i just feel compelled to do so.Today av seen a signal grace.Somepeople wanted to take my money in some weird way.I asked mother Mary if they are real they should come three of them.Instead they come two.thankyou Mother.

Esther Ventura Ferencz July 4, 2011 at 12:23 pm

Margo,
Very interesting posting about signal graces. As I am in my 60s…ITS hard to imagine most of my life has now been passed.BUT thus is life. I have from a very small little girl growing up in a very ..ummm how shall I say, enclave of a city neighborhood in Cleveland, Ohio. It was the late 40s when I was able to recognnize certain things in a way I NEVER fully grasped but yet KNEW. Now you must know the ‘enclave’ in which I spent the first 6 yrs of my life was filled w/many immagrants and first generation Americans, as my grandparents on both sides and my parents as first generation. The area was infused w/Catholisity. We had within a 3 block area, 4 Catholic Churches, masterpieces of the craftsmen of the Irish, Polish, German, Italians, Russian Orthodox and other Slavs. AS I were to find out later many of the priests in formation HAD TO VISIT OUR ENCLAVE as to learn and see the masterpieces of glory created by mans hands to the Glory OF GOD. OHHHHHHHH I forgot to mention the “Little Sisters Of The Poor”, they lived right at our street corner. My point is THIS is what IKNEW from a tiny infant on up…..GOD….HE was everywhere, NOT only in the churchs and schools BUT homes, in the people. We had ALL these churchs and ALL walked to their respective churchs. I was influenced GREATLY by my parents, my MOTHER and Grandmother, Aunts, Uncles, NEIGHBORS, The “stadas’ as was called the old women dressed in housedresses, they all had buns at the back of their heads. I KNEW so many and I was a spirited child and went off on my own often and visited my “stadas’ ….Mom knew them all as well Gram, BUT I NEVER SAW ONE WITHOUT HER ROSARY dangleing from her waist. SO many would say sit a awhile Esther and I would and pray a bit w/them and be on my way. AS time passed I came to see and recognize THINGS of a Godly nature even at the age of six. I will expound on this another time, but for now suffice it to say, I KNEW MARY, I knew her well even at 6. She came unto me at nite as I would lay next to my ‘stada,’ my gram, who never slept w/out her rosary. She has tended to me in so many ways ALWAYS, I could write a very long book. I will return w/what I think were signal graces. SOME as clear as this page is now, and they are many years old. I will return and share my happenings, THEY ARE REAL and never let anyone TELL YOU OTHERWISE! Blessings Margo, Esther

Esther Ventura Ferencz July 5, 2011 at 8:49 am

My life began October 24, 1945 in Cleveland, Ohio. I was born at ‘Grace Hospital’, and some years later I would look at that as being a signal grace, the name of the hospital. IT was NOT CATHOLIC oddly, simply Grace. Which we know means ‘gifts from/of God’. I nearly did not make my grand entrance into the world, as my mother, who was a woman who had much difficulty conceiving, and bearing of babies PLUS giving birth. At about 5 to 6 months into her pregnancy I settled myself direct on her kidneys, causing her to be in extreme pain, and persistent state of kidney infection, passing blood. w/many other symtoms that could advance and do untold damage. As told by mom I was given exactly 2 weeks to MOVE from my moms kidneys or else they would have to do an induced abortion, AND this is one issue w/the church along w/several others, as moms was a Uremic Poison issue, which is essentially a death sentence to the mother that is ALLOWED. There are many such happenings that are very very sad, and the church recognizes the life of the mother in peril is utmost, if it is essentially KILLING HER. At 2 DAYS to my death sentence I MOVED. So God spared me and my mother, later to which I would attribute this to divine providence. NOT that I was anyone special, JUST that believe I WAS meant to BE, in that as years passed and life events unfolded, I KNEW I WAS MEANT TO BE AT THAT PLACE, THAT TIME, and doing and being w/whomever I was. I just ‘KNEW’. I had one brother, Michael, he was just aboyt 4.5 yrs older, I called him doodee and soon Mikey. He was a wonderful big brother , doted on me, mostly very protective. Michael and Anna or ANN as she liked beig called were my parents. Dad was Sicilian w/a dash of Spanish, as one of his grandfathers was a Spaniard. Mom was at FIRST as Gram and Gramp said ‘White Russian’, this was a term used for the lower class Russian. Later it was found out that my grandparents homeland was called ‘Rusyn’. Yes such a place exists. At the time of my grandparents being there it was under Austria/Hungary rule. It is located at the base of the Caprpathian Mountains near Transylvania. Its very near the upper section of Poland, a shepherds people they were, considered I suspect to be on the lower rung of NATIONS, as it still claims its offical language, and identy. In actuality they were a people of many varieties of nationalites, Hungarians, Poles, Slovaks, Russians. and I am sure I missed a few. But my grandpraents Baptsism Certificates show them to be Polish, as the Priest wrote in Polish and thus the church was Polish. Oddy they were Byzantine at that time BUT on arriving in Philly, Pa. They practiced Russian Orthodox, or at least Gram did. After they married, they moved to Clevleand as work was to be there in greater abundance. I learned so much from them………..I cannot imagine CHILDREN not knowing their grandparents, nowadays so many DONT EVEN KNOW THEIR PARENTS SO SADLY. They were uneducated in the formal sense, BUT had the knowledge of MASTERS in so many other ways. My Italian Grandparents were different,only in MANNERISMS, grandpa John was from a rather upper crust family, genteel as I was to find out, my grandmother , was from a lower station, none the less they married. They were educated to a degree of 8th grade..I have concluded there are 2 types of Italians, the LOUD, OVERBEARING, BUT still loving type, also those that give what I heard was the ‘evil eye’, NOT to be taken lighty I may add. Grandpa was dear, sweet, soft spoken and kind, PLUS the most fabulous chef. My grandmother on the other hand was the other type..controlling, LOUD, demanding, and even frightening as to her fits of rage. My maternal grandparents were basic and loving, grampa was a ‘drunk’ as many a newcomer to this land was. Gram worked hard and shared living w/her 3 daughters and visiting her son. She LUCKY for me spent the first 6 years of my life living exclusive w.US. Gramps would drop in now and again, but spent lots of time away, he was a wordworker and could prouduce some good stuff : ). HE also enjoyed his liquor LOTS“`I never felt any shame or embarrasment at ANY of my family, even grandpa when he was drunk. Life was as it was ..I knew NO DIFFERENT. I really loved it. I was surrounded by loads of ext family, friends, neighbors as family. Life was GOOD! Even though dad was a Truck Driver and mom a homemaker IT was ALL FINE BY ME. I guess one would say we were lower blue class. AH WELL…thats life. During the course of my formative years, ages birth to 6 is as I stated before I became awares of God, Our Lady, The Saints and Angels, I was instructed in school, GOSH I was 4 and in kindergarten! The sisters at St. Joes were kind but I WAS not ready for the school adventure at 4! My grandmother had a way about her when I would be away on my return to pull me close and touch her thumb and pointer finger to her lips, moisten them and make the sign of the cross on my forehead and whisper the words ‘In The Name Of The Father And The Son and The Holy Spirit’ AMEM. w/great piety she did this in her broken English, later I was to leran this was a solemn way to keep satan away as well any curses or bad people who may have been in league w/satan in some way that came into my sphere. My mother did the same on occasions w/her 5 grandchildren, and I HAVE CARRIED ON to this day w/mine. Signal Graces come in many forms, they can be seen, sensed, touched, internally recognized, as in a small voice within the heart, where the soul is said to be near, and heard in the spoken word. They can come in forms of other people, Gods creatures, as the bluebird you saw, the intuit nature that lives in us and is recognized, especially when in silence. IN GODS HOME ..the Church, at adoration of THE LORDS REAL PRESENSE. They are TOUCHABLE at times. I add now that about 20 years back I realized I have a MALE GUARDIAN ANGEL, I came about this knowledge as I thought on certain situations that a strange man was present to prevent me from harm. AS stated was a spirited child, and IF given a chance off I was to see the world and make friends, some experiences at my own peril. When I was 5 we belonged to the Italian Parish St. Anthony and Bridget, my father being Italian, the way then was the wife followed the husbands faith, he being of the Latin Rite, even though she was of the Byzantine. There were feast day celebrations seemingly at every other week, recognizing saints feast days w/processions and masses. At one of these Feasts, I did my usual escape routine, and ended up tripping on the curb and falling into the street, as I was about to hit the pavement, a man I DID NOT KNOW grasped my body up and away from the car that came whooshing by. He said I was a lucky little girl and to find my daddy and mommy. That nite as the feast went on my mother won the most beautiful statue of Our Lady Of Grace in a raffle. She saw my delight at her beauty and after we got home she was given as a gift to me to forever keep on my dresser. She is about 18 inches tall, made of sturdy cement material and painted ever so lovely. To this day she rests upon my dresser and that was 60 years ago. I always looked upon her w/this awe of great love, and felt this ‘I am with you’ unspoken words as I passed her at times and smiled at delight SHE WAS MINE. It was at this time I think my first signal grace was imparted to me and Ihad yet to

Esther Ventura Ferencz July 5, 2011 at 9:07 am

I have incuded here a lengthy info statement as to my beginnings of what I KNOW to have been my start of ‘Signal Graces’.

Stuart Coleman July 15, 2011 at 11:55 pm

I was baptised Catholic but never raised in the faith. I recently (around 2/3 months) began attending Mass daily and started following several devotions including the Rosary. Excluding a 3 day non-attendance around a month ago, I missed going to Mass on Thursday and I was unsure whether I was going to go this morning or not (Friday) – Why?: I don’t know… My Rosary praying had also slipped in the last week or so. I left the house with my wife this morning and in our path on the ground in the middle of the pavement (US: sidewalk) I came across a set of rosary beads. I have never before found rosary beads and more curiously I was in the middle of a sentence talking about a 10-bead rosary chaplet I had bought our son who is to be baptised a week on Sunday. I believe it was a sign to show that my rosary prayers had been heard but I was to keep up this devotion and it was noticed above that I had missed attending Mass. I went immediately to the Cathedral in Glasgow (Scotland) and I prayed the Joyous, Sorrowful & Glorious mysteries followed by the stations of the cross, attended Mass and everything feels ‘normal’ again. A very humbling experience and a clear sign that our prayers are heard and that it is noticed if we begin to faulter.

Esther Ventura Ferencz July 25, 2011 at 11:11 pm

This was just a BEAUTIFUL and telling story, as we know through God all things are possible. God Bless YOU sweet young Andrea , mother, wife and daughter and beloved by many. I am so happy you no longer fear satan, he loves to instill fear. AS you know one of his trademarks. He has done plenty to me, BUT I am a powerful presense , NOT my words, family and friends saying, mom did from a small child say I was ‘strong’, as I querried her in my late teens she would just say I had this fearless nature and she was PROUD and knew it would serve me to the good in dealing w.others who might wish harm on me, and to not back down BUT always confront evil w.aid from my Jesus and Mary and the Good SAINTS and ANGELS especially my guardian angel.
Your experience w. the image of the Sacred Heart is one I MOST CERTAIN believe..ITS actually BEAUTIFUL and such a BLESSING……I think the Lord has picked you as he is picking many in this era we are now pasaging through to be prepared at ALL times to do battle. May YOU be adoroned w.his brillant white light as you walk your lifes journey.
Some day too I will share my experinces w/satan, and as well a vision I had as I closed my eyes to sleep one Lent…..I was STARTLED so and told a priest exact what I saw after I fished the doxology, ‘Praise God from whom all good things flow, Praise Him all creatures here below, Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost Praise All above ye heavenly host’ I had been saying that ESPECIALLY that LENT in a most JOYOUS way as I KNEW CHRIST wanted me, US JOYOUS. I will say more as to what happened after I shut my eyes, and as quickly as I saw in living color he sensed my SADNESS ..that has been unmatched.
The priest I told acted like I was an alien from a spaceship and said NOT TO SAY ONE WORD! I asked why. he said people might think me quite mad. I laughed …I did know him since I was 15 and we were both well seasoned in age. What I saw….and it was moving and in brillant color. It was initally away at a distance but drew close rather fast, IT was Christ on the cross, he was dripping in sweat and blood, the face was turned away from my view ..BUT he turned and I looked at his face. IT was so FILLED w AGONY, UNSPEAKABLE PAIN I HAVE EVER SEEN BODY MIND nd SPIRIT, and his body was ever slowly moving as to get comfort as best he could. The colors were vibrant and I was so horrified and scared, WHY am I seeing this? My eyes opned wide as I wanted HIM to stop being in agony. I awoke my husband and said YOU wont believe what I just saw, I told him how Joyfilled I was on popping in bed and as soon as I shut my eyes ‘THIS” happned. I said, ‘you do believe me YES?’ he said yes I do. I also told my children, my son being educated and impressed by secular college profs told me to hush about it and NOT be so prideful. I said well MAYBE you ought to pray for such an experience IT might KNOCK some sense into that doubting THOMAS thick skull. I have to say this man was an admirable youngboy, altar sever and quite impressed w.learning of Christ and Mary, AND all the SAINTS and ANGELS. My other late 20s child a girl said ‘oh yeah mom sure wy NOT God can do anything.’
So Andrea KNOW you hold avery special PLACE within the HEART of CHRIST and open its door and walk in any and all times. He is waiting to simply LOVE YOU~~
God Bless YOU and Mary Keep You,
Esther
Thanks Margo for sharing. and INDEED we must offer up father John UP in PRAYER non stop

2011/7/21 Esther Ferencz

Esther Ventura Ferencz July 25, 2011 at 11:24 pm

P,S. I MUST add as I think its important as to the above personal vision….. I would SING the Doxology this to me is important as its said we are praying twice when we sing in prasie.

I do a 1am to 2a m adoration hour Mondays. Just this day I was pulling into the church lot and on the radio was the news and a ‘audio’ of Mayor Bloomberg speaking the marriage vows to a John and Jonathan and they responded. I thought at that moment, devil…..he never ceases and he comes especially the closer we get to God and he laothes it, so he wishes to anger and frustrate us. he was trying to interfere w.my peace and visit but was unsussessful, NOT a coincidince I would hear this scandal as I pulled into the church lot. I just said ineteriorly ‘such a sick world dear Lord and I am very sorry, its in your hands and do as you will ‘ P. S. and make IT FAST!

Kim May 13, 2012 at 2:39 am

Saw a Blue Bird last weekend when I drove to the Graveyard to visit my Dear Moms grave (May the Lord Rest her Soul she would have turned 74 years on April 24th). Thought of your post. Thank you again — this was the post that brought me to your site. Blessings to you. -Kim

marina August 2, 2012 at 6:53 pm

to all! I have prayed the rosary and felt so at peace each time, no matter how many times i always feel happy after the rosary. every time I’ve asked mother Mary for help, what ever it is she has always granted my request.
recently i was faced with a very big family/ financial issue. and i had no job and no one to turned to but i knew as always i can depend on my heavenly mother and my heavenly Father, so i prayed to God and started my 9 day novena to mother Mary, it took only 3 days, my prayers was answered. I was called for work and my creditors gave me more time to pay and the family issue was solved as well.but the biggest of all, unexpectedly a large sum of money came to me which was more than enough to pay my debts and do so much more i know if you ask and if it a sincerer request it will be given. she is our heavenly mother and she loves us and wants us to be happy. i can not live with out her.

catherine October 25, 2012 at 8:56 pm

i have been praying the rosary for a while now i have problems with my son my daughter was with me when she was overcome with a strong smell she described it to smell like mass could it b possible that i received a signal grace through her

p November 8, 2012 at 11:36 am

I too have received signal graces..they are upon my fingers..it is only known to me what they mean and how to use them..in other cases I receive other signal graces that I cannot tell you what they are…my Dear Mom told me to keep Gods’ secrets and the miracles that happen to myself..so, with that I can say yes, they are real…just pray the rosary devoutly…and expect nothing and accept what God allows…through the Virgin Mary.

She is real… and so is the prayers she offers through the holy rosary.

desi hunter December 19, 2012 at 1:27 pm

Jonah, very well said. i also had the same attacks.i pray the rosary and chaplet of devine
mercy every day.please pray for me at this difficult time in my life.
take care and keep safe.merry christmas to you and you,r family.
desi.

Douglas April 2, 2013 at 8:19 pm

I had been praying the Novena to St. Jude three times in a row three times daily and after a couple of weeks so what looked like St. Jude appear in my building one day and just disappear. I took that to mean something obviously. As if that wasn’t enough I continued to pray and about a month or so later my wife and I got a purse at a food basket/food pantry place and in the purse was a rosary in its own case. Thank you St. Jude for hearing my prayers!

Douglas April 2, 2013 at 8:21 pm

@Douglas
I wanted to add that I now say the rosary daily since that wonder gift and signal grace and since then feel more at peace and know that what I am praying for is being heard. I have since also seemed to cure a porn addiction although I was reluctant to say it, but the power of God, Mother Mary and St. Jude is strong. Thank You!

Jim April 15, 2013 at 1:00 am

A few years ago, I started praying the Rosary. Like many people, I had trouble with it in the beginning. My mind would wander while I said the prayers and I found that I would often say an entire decade of the Rosary without having spent much time meditating about the particular mystery that I should have been thinking about.

I became discouraged and I started to think that the Rosary was not the devotion for me. Just before I made my final decision to quit praying the Rosary each day, I decided to pray and ask for guidance. For some reason, I made this prayer while I was driving my car on the Garden State Parkway, a major highway with at least 3 lanes of traffic headed in each direction. At the time, I rarely prayed while driving. As I drove and prayed, I told Our Blessed Mother and Our Lord that I was thinking of giving up the Rosary. “It’s just not for me. I’m not getting anything out of it. I think I should quit praying the Rosary. I’m sorry.” Just as I was saying these words, a car passed me on the left and then pulled into my lane of traffic, directly in front of me. This car then slowed down so that I was close enough to be able to read the one bumper sticker on this person’s car. The bumper sticker contained only three words: PRAY THE ROSARY.

I had received a signal grace. I’ve been praying the Rosary ever since.

Catherine Makena April 15, 2013 at 4:57 pm

It was around 2010 when I felt an urge of praying the rosary especially for my family and myself because I felt I am not living my christian live fully. I devotedly said the rosary, and Our Lady guided me on what exactly I should stop doing that was spoiling my relationship with God. I particularly prayed for the grace in sanctifying my 10 year old marriage through the sacrament of matrimony and believe you me, by December 2011, I and my husband were grace with this sacrament. It was not easy all this years to organize this given that my husband come from another religion. Deep down within me, I know it is the work of our Lady who intervened my case to her son.

charlie blandford May 8, 2013 at 3:26 pm

what does it mean when a cardinal appears while I am saying my rosary??. It stayed for many minutes while I prayed for direction in my life. All I know is that the Lord knows what I need. All things are possible through Him. Lead me Lord. I am yours. cb

allison May 27, 2013 at 7:06 am

What an amazing story ! Going to print it & keep it on my fridge for everyone to read !

Rob June 18, 2013 at 9:44 pm

June 18th, 2013
My Signal Graces as identified by my Confessor, Fr. Dan

May 8th 2013: I awoke and heard the word, “Paraclete”.

May 10th, 2013: I awoke, and heard the word, “animals”, which led to
St. Francis of Assisi, which led to Pope Francis and I then began
praying for the Pope’s intentions.

May 16th, 2013: I missed daily Holy Mass. I began to pray the Our Father.
When I got to, “ give us today thy daily bread”, I heard the word
“Who?” As in, who shall I give my daily bread to? You are not at
Holy Mass. (This gave me a new insight on the Our Father’s
Prayer).

May 18th, 2013: I heard, “Thank you for your love.”

May, 2013: On my Birthday, I awoke and heard, in my father’s voice say,
“Happy Birthday Rob.” After his passing of 20 years.

June 13th, 2013 After several days of yard work at my deceased Mother
and Father’s home, which is for sale,
and, after praying for the deceased at St. John’s Cemetery, while
driving with the windows open, I smelled a strong scent of a
lady’s perfume for about three full breaths. It came and went just
as soon as it had appeared.

Again, I have been praying quite a bit, attending daily Holy Mass, Communion and daily Holy Rosary and praying from the heart, my Confessor told me that what I am experiencing is called, “Signal Grace”. I had never heard of the term before. I encourage you to find time for daily recitation of the Holy Rosary. I believe that my Grace will grow with each Rosary, which I now will definitely continue.

Barongo June 27, 2013 at 12:58 am

i had been praying the rossary dailly from the day i asked God to show and teach me on how to pray despite the common” sala”and i was introduced to the rossary,i praise God.since then a year and three months now i had been praying the rossary dailly.Unfortunately, in march 2013 my husband and i divorced after 15yrs of marriage, now i am crying out for my mother mary to enterceed for me to her son on my familly through the holly rossary i pray dailly as i expect a signal grace.Amen.

Diane June 28, 2013 at 3:36 am

My mom prayed the rosary every night for many many years. I tried to pray the rosary starting in 2006, 2007, and most of 2008 but just could not sit still enough and concentrate enough. Finally in Sept of 2008 I told my mom I am going to try again to pray the Rosary and will pray it no matter what for a 2 week period even if I can’t concentrate. Well sure enough the Blessed Mother took over for me and I now cannot go without praying the rosary each and every day. My life has truly changed and I have never experienced such a strong connection with Jesus. And Yes, I receive signal graces from the Blessed Mother all the time. The Blessed Mother just shows up in my life and shows herself to me and I am so grateful. I believe in the 15 Promises of the Rosary with all my heart and soul.

My dear mom (the love of my life) just passed away on Weds. June 12th, 2013 at 10:30 PM
Mom had a lung condition, ulcerative colitis, fast heart beat and kidney problem. She went into the hospital on May 17th was diagnosed with lung cancer. Mom did not want a biopsy
because she did not want to go thru chemo and radiation as she was so weak from her colistis. So we took Mom home on May 21st and we showered her with love. She was able to eat breakfast, lunch and dinner. I was able to take my vacation time to help care for mom along with my three other sisters. We were there round the clock with mom just loving and loving her. Mom was doing so good – her nurses were ready to have her graduate from hospice care to regular nursing care – but then on Weds. 6/12/13 at approximately 7:20PM she had congestive heart failure. When the hospice nurse arrived she was unable to find a pulse, so mom’s 4 girls had to make a decision to take her to the hospital or leave her at home – it was painful 2 of us wanted the hospital and the other 2 did not want the hospital taking her and poking and giving her more tests. My sister Patty immediately knelt down and asked Jesus “”What should we do help us with our decision Dear Jesus” . Jesus then told my sister “Go ask you mom”. Mom was unresponsive so my sister got right in my mom’s face and said” Mom do you want to go to the hospital please let us know”.

At that point my mom eyes opened very wide and my sister said to the nurse my mom is waking up now all is good. Then my sister saw a white light and mom’s eyes were wide open looking at the light and at that point my sister knew and she said to my mom “Mom, do you see Jesus? Take hold of His Hand Mom, Take His Hand” My mom’s eyes closed and breathing stopped and the nurse told my sister she had never ever seen anything like this. Remember the 15 promises because they come true.

We prayed the Rosary around mom’s bed while we were waiting for the nurse and in all of the confusion we just kept praying the Rosary. God was so gracious to let us shower our mom with love for those three weeks before she went home to Jesus. Mom had a beautiful peaceful death no pain very fast. Mom was 82 years old. My mom touched everyone she met – she was just amazing. As I mourn this terrible loss, I praise Jesus and thank the Blessed Mother for being there with my dear mom and me. I cannot tell you how much the Rosary means to me. Pray the Rosary – it is a powerful weapon to get us through and arm us to say No to the things of this world and Yes to the things that bring glory and honor to our God.

Myra August 14, 2013 at 5:15 am

Hi I came across your blog while searching for the why the blessed mother had appeared to me recently again (the last time I was 6 years old- I am now 57) in the sky when I looked through some pictures I took. I have been praying the rosary every day for months now since Jesus and Mary led me to Carmel! During this particular week I was praying for a very special intention. After reading your post I was more aware that it was a special grace given to me that my prayers were indeed heard. Thanks for your post and may our gracious God continue to bless us with His and Mother Mary’s company all our days! Blessings, Myra

Teresa August 21, 2013 at 2:18 pm

Am I ever happy I have found this site. Wonderful site….thank you and I pray you are able to continue with it. So very needed especially in the day we live in.

The Rosary literally saved my life and the lives of my family. The signal graces I received were so miraculous that indeed people around me took notice that something “out of the realm of the ordinary” was happening. This was back in 2006 and I have been praying it daily ever since.

The Rosary is truly THE WEAPON as referred to by Padre Pio. Lives can be changed, wars can be stopped, and evil can be trampled under. What a GIFT we have been given by the Holy Rosary. Thank you Blessed Mother for a life saving gift.

Jordan October 25, 2013 at 3:26 am

The father of my girlfriend had just passed away, she was having a rough time dealing with it. so i devoted a rosary to her and asked mary to personally comfort her and help her to have a good day the next day. that day she went to work still upset. so i said another prayer asking for mother mary to help her out. well when she returned i asked her how her day was and she said a lady came into the restaurant where she works and gave her a beautifull rosary. then she said she was having a “spiritual day” and smiled. i could hardly believe it. i was so thankful that mary answered my prayers. the rosary is a truely powerful instrument of our faith

Wayne November 1, 2013 at 6:03 am

@Jordan
Jordan, I will keep your girlfriend in my prayers. I lost my Dad in October of last year, and I know how hard it can be.
Your post has made me smile though, it gives me comfort to know that our Lady does so much to make her children happy.
Just today, I was cleaning out my basement. I thought that I would also say a rosary while I worked and was keeping track of the rosary in my head since all my rosaries are broken and in need of repair.
Of all things, I came across a Ouija board in the clutter. I have no idea where it might have come from, but I certainly did not feel right having it in my home. Since I couldn’t in good conscience give it to someone else, I decided to throw it away.
Something told me to open the box to make sure that nothing else was in there. I opened the box and there, laying on top of the board, was a beautiful rosary.
I laughed out loud and thanked God and our Lady for the wonderful signal grace and happy moment.
I hope that your girlfriend (and you too) has many more “Spiritual Days” and happy moments .
Wayne

Tim R January 25, 2014 at 8:38 pm

This is a True experience…I had a powerful conversion to the RCC almost 9 years ago (2005). 2 years later I craved more. My RCIA taught the Marian Doctrines but just gave a brief explanation of the Holy Rosary. Subsequently I sought the Rosary and taught myself via the internet.
When I started this devotion, I made a promise to Pray it daily. 2 weeks into my devotion I was awakening from an afternoon nap. As I was still half-asleep, I saw in my minds eye an orb that eventually took shape into a profile of a female figure, the figure slowly faded as I reached full consciousness. I knew it was significant but didn’t know what or why this happened.
A few days later I was reciting and mediating the Rosary. I noticed the exact same profile that was on my Rosary of the Blessed Mother (the figurine after the 3 Hail Mary beads).
Everytime my Faith falters a bit, I recall this special grace and the Holy Spirit and the Blessed Mother ‘rightsize’ me right away…peace and God Bless. Meditate the Most Holy Rosary daily, this way you will be of the world not in it….think eternally…

S January 26, 2014 at 4:10 am

I started praying the rosary daily on a travel rosary ring as I drive to work. Although I am often distracted with the morning rush hour traffic, my prayers have been answered in such beautiful, profound ways and I constantly receive amazing signal graces — too many to list here, but I will note just one: one day, I noticed that my inexpensive silver-plated rosary ring had turned a beautiful rose color. Pray the rosary — it will change your life.

RHCC January 28, 2014 at 6:55 am

@bets
Bets, you should be thankful of what you have, and of what you are going to have.
A child is a gift from the Almighty One. Not all couples around the world can have a child.
Just think this way, what if you know someday that your mother want to have a baby boy but when she goes to a doctor, it was said that it was a girl and it is you. Do you think it doesn’t hurt you?
or just think that a person you love the most has a birthday. Of course, you gave your birthday present to him/her. And later on, he/she goes to his/her room to open your gift, then you watch him/her opened it secretly, then he/she doesn’t like it. Do you feel happy?
The same to our Lord God. He is giving you a gift, a baby girl, but you don’t like it.
I hope and pray that you may analyze God’s plan for each and everyone for us.
Accept it.. :-D
Don’t doubt. Receive it and be thankful for it.

Jessie March 24, 2014 at 4:19 am

@p
P; BEAUTIFULLY stated. The gifts that God graces our own personal souls with, we should …as Our Lady did in Sacred Scripture …. treasure them in our hearts. (Lk 2: 51)
If you wonder what a particular signal grace “means” for your own faith journey, instead of asking for opinions, try quieting your heart and your mind and TRULY listen to God. He will show you His message. Believe me, I have been blessed with many signal graces; and may I be so bold as to say once I was graced with a miracle, yet I have never spoken of them, I keep them in my heart and treasure them as a secret only The Lord and I share. That feeling is 100 x’s more fulfilling than telling the world! I pray every day that if the Good Lord wants me to share them, that He will let me know. By keeping them in my heart, The Lord is teaching me the way to perfect humility. It is easy to feel a sense of pride (even if we say we feel blessed) when God gives us a vision, a special sign or even a miracle …then we want to go and shout it to the world.
I pray asking for nothing in return…..just that His Will shall be done for my life.
I don’t mean to dismiss all of your beautiful posts… Just another way to look at the graces Our Good Lord and Our Lady bestow on us.
Blessings to you all

Margo March 24, 2014 at 4:50 am

@Jessie – I completely agree with you, Jessie. I, too, have had several spiritual experiences that I feel I should keep private, but that I would be happy to share with the world if I am inspired to do so by the Holy Spirit. But sometimes it takes one shared experience to get the conversation going, so to speak. And I’m thankful to see that it has, based on the numerous comments that have been posted since I wrote this piece nearly four years ago.

Thanks for sharing your thoughts!

Ikechukwu Nwuzoh April 3, 2014 at 8:48 pm

I was in school having problems here and there.I prayed the Rosary to graduate with the 2013 set which is my graduation set.When the names of graduates were released,my name was the 13th on the list.It is known that the no 13 is Our Lady’s since she herself has asked us to honor the 13th Day for her as Our Lady of Fatima.This is a sign that she heard my prayer.I advise everyone reading this to join the Rosary Confraternity for St LouisMarieDeMontfort has said,’to pray a rosary alone one gains a single merit,to pray the Rosary in union with the confraternity,one gains multiple merits.’Thanks to Our Lady of the Rosary

Sandra Seneca April 7, 2014 at 3:37 pm

Last Spring while visiting a local basilica, I prayed the Rosary at the lower level, behind a new Mother Teresa altar. As I got towards the end of the Rosary, I heard a new Mass starting on the upper level. I raced up in time to finish singing the first hymn. Then the priest said an opening prayer. I bowed my head and closed my eyes when boom, I was hit with a vision of open arms. The arms were in a light-colored robe. The feeling in the vision was pure love. The purity and joy and peace so overwhelmed me threw me off balance and I almost tumbled over into the pew. It was God’s love welcoming me. I have had such peace and joy since that moment but never knew what to call it. I knew it was from the Divine. I am not yet Catholic because I have been away every time the education program starts. In my heart I am Catholic.

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