Priest in Mexico Recounts ‘Amazing’ Confession of Accident Victim He Stopped to Help
After getting into a bad car accident on a highway in Mexico, a young man was approached by a Catholic priest at the scene and made a surprising request: “I want to confess.”
Father Salvador Nuño, a Legionary of Christ priest who serves in Monterrey, Mexico, shared the story on Facebook Jan. 27.
“Today I was going down the road with my parents and my brother Alex and at one point, a car began to pass us. Suddenly the driver lost control and began to spin through the air. It almost came down on top of us,” the Mexican priest recounted.
“We stopped to assist him to see if he needed any help. We called 911 and the young man got out [of the car] extremely terrified, pale,” the priest related.
Father Nuño continued: “I told him: ‘I’m a priest and he’s a doctor. You need something?’ ‘I want to confess,’ he replies. An amazing confession.”
“The Lord granted him to be born again,” Father Nuño wrote. “He received the blessing and also a free appointment with the traumatologist. Nothing worse happened.”
“I hope we never forget to commend ourselves to God and the Virgin before any trip,” the priest encouraged.
“Let’s pray for the priests, the doctors, and all those who provide their services as good Samaritans,” Father Nuño concluded his story.
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