There are times when God or the Blessed Virgin, Saints or Angels appear and help us in incredible ways.
Saint Michael the Archangel appeared to a U.S. Marine in Korea in 1950 and saved his life. The marine wrote about the profound experience while still in hospital, in a letter to his mother. A Navy Chaplain investigated and read the letter one year later at the Naval base in San Diego, California, to a gathering of five thousand other marines.
This letter was shared again by Fr Joachim Mudd, a Franciscan Friar at the end of his homily.