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The Miraculous Escape: How a Rosary Saved a Life from Ted Bundy

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A Tale of Faith and Survival Against One of America's Most Notorious Serial Killers

In 1978, the infamous serial killer Ted Bundy committed heinous acts in Florida, forever etching his name in the annals of American criminal history. Bundy's murderous spree at Florida State University's Chi Omega sorority house in Tallahassee left two young women dead and several others traumatized. However, one remarkable story of survival stands out from this night of horror, involving an inexplicable force that saved a young woman's life.

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By Catholic Online
5/23/2024 (3 weeks ago)

Published in U.S.

Keywords: Rosary, miracle, Ted Bundy

Bundy, armed with a bloodied weapon from his previous attacks, barged into the room of another unsuspecting girl. Yet, in an astonishing turn of events, something powerful and mysterious stopped him. The weapon was somehow thrown from his hand, and Bundy was repelled from the room. What could have caused such an extraordinary intervention?

The answer lay in a simple yet profound act of faith. The young woman in the dormitory had promised her mother that she would pray the rosary every night before going to bed, seeking divine protection. That fateful night, she fell asleep clutching the rosary in her hand. When the police arrived, they found her in a state of profound shock, almost paralyzed by fear. She refused to speak to anyone but a priest.

A monsignor was summoned, and she recounted her promise to him. Years later, as Bundy awaited execution on death row, he requested to speak to a priest. By a twist of fate, the same monsignor who had comforted the young woman visited Bundy. During their conversation, Bundy confessed his bewilderment about that night. He described how an unseen force had overpowered him, preventing him from committing another murder.

The priest explained the source of that force. He told Bundy about the girlďż˝ s promise and the rosary she held. He revealed that the power of the rosary, which Bundy had unknowingly encountered, had indeed saved her life. This revelation left even the hardened killer pondering the mysterious power that had thwarted his deadly intentions.

This story underscores the enduring belief in the power of faith and the supernatural. The rosary, a symbol of devotion and protection, has long been regarded by believers as a powerful spiritual weapon. Saints of old are said to have used it to drive out demons and bring solace to the afflicted. In a world that often dismisses such beliefs as mere superstition, this incident serves as a compelling reminder of the mysteries that sometimes defy rational explanation.

Whether one views this account as a miraculous intervention or a coincidental twist of fate, it remains a testament to the power of faith and the resilience of the human spirit in the face of unspeakable evil. The young woman's story is a poignant example of how a simple promise and a small string of beads became a shield against one of history's most notorious killers.

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