Rosary Beads Save Soldiers Life

“A British soldier was saved by his rosary beads in Afghanistan when he stooped to pick them up and saw that he was next to a landmine. It was strikingly similar to his great grandfather’s experience who escaped a blast when he picked up his fallenrosary beads.

Glenn Hockton, 19, was on patrol in Helmand province, Afghanistan, when bent down to pick up his prayer beads after they fell off, Daily Express reported Tuesday.

It was then that he realised that he was standing close to a mine.

“As he (Glenn) bent down to pick up his rosary to see if it was broken, he ­realised he was near a landmine.

“He had to stand there for 45 terrifying minutes before his c­olleagues managed to get him,” Glenn’s mother Sheri Jones was quoted as saying.

Nearly 65 years back, Glenn’s great-grandfather’s life was saved during the World War II, thanks to rosary beads. He survived a blast, which killed six of his platoon.” – “Rosary Beads Save British Soldier from Afghan Landmine”, Gaea Times

This article from the Gaea Times tells a wonderful, yet peculiar story about a British soldier. It seems that he and his grandfather have both been saved by a set of rosary beads now! What a strange event to occur to two people of the same family. I could not believe it when I read this. Things like this are truly miracles that should be remembered for a long time.