FW: E-mail from passenger of Flt 1549

Passengers are rescued in the miracle on the Hudson. (CNS/Reuters)

Passengers are rescued in the miracle on the Hudson. (CNS/Reuters)

Who isn’t skeptical of an e-mail with a subject line that begins with the letters FW?

But when the forwarded e-mail comes from your wife, it’s wise to bump up the priority of the FW material.

Yesterday, I received an email from her with this subject line:

FW: E-mail from passenger of Flt 1549

The FW highlighted an e-mailed letter by Fred Berretta, who was aboard the U.S. Airways flight that landed in the Hudson River in New York Jan. 15. The letter was written to Vinny Flynn, a Catholic musician who operates a ministry called MercySong.

In the e-mail, Berretta tells Flynn how he had prayed the Divine Mercy Chaplet the day before the plane impacted the water. When the flight was going down, Berretta said that he remembered the words of Jesus that nothing would be refused if asked for during the hour of mercy.

The plane ditched in the Hudson at about 3:30 p.m. during the hour of mercy. All survived, and the crash came to be known as the miracle on the Hudson.

Read more of Berretta’s story of Divine Mercy on Flynn’s Web site:

http://mercysong.com/index.cfm?load=page&page=297

Update Feb. 17- The Florida Catholic reports that Berretta will share his experience at a Divine Mercy conference in Orlando Feb. 21. More here:

http://thefloridacatholic.org/rop/2009_rop/2009_roparticles/20090213_rop_divine_side.php


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