By now everyone has heard the edifying story of the mysterious priest who appeared at a tragic accident in Missouri...
Emergency workers and community members in eastern Missouri are not sure what to make of a mystery priest who showed up at a critical accident scene Sunday morning and whose prayer seemed to change life-threatening events for the positive.
Even odder, the black-garbed priest does not appear in any of the nearly 70 photos of the scene of the accident in which a 19-year-old girl almost died. No one knows the priest and he vanished without a word, said Raymond Reed, fire chief of New London, Mo.
"I think it's a miracle," Reed said. "I would say whether it was an angel that was sent to us in the form of a priest or a priest that became our angel, I don't know. Either way, I'm good with it." - Finish reading here.I love this story.
It is meaningful on so many levels. It shows how important it is for priests to wear their clericals - to dress as a priest. It shows the world how important and efficacious the ministry of the priest is - remember Boston when they weren't allowed on the scene to assist the injured? It demonstrates the power of prayer when led by a priest, when two or three are gathered. It also demonstrates the reverence due during such a sacred act - everyone there knelt in prayer. It is a beautiful example of faith, demonstrating the power of prayer, the power of the priesthood. It also seems to be a miracle.
So who was the priest?
He disappeared, he doesn't appear in any photo. Some suggest he was an angel dressed as a priest. I think it is more likely he is a real priest. Perhaps a deceased priest? An unknown saint?
Or maybe he is a living priest? A priest who bilocated?
I'm going with that - bilocation. Now we need an accurate description of him. So far I've read he has silver hair:
The silver-haired priest in his 50s or 60s in black pants, black shirt and black collar with visible white insert stepped forward from nowhere.
What do you think?
Composite from The Blaze.
Now if it wasn't bilocation and it turned out to be a saint...
A 'dead' priest I think resembles the composite shown above: