Georgia Bulletin

The Newspaper of the Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta


Colombian speaker to give ‘lightning’ testimony at local parishes

Published May 1, 2014

ATLANTA—Dr. Gloria Polo, a resident of Bogota, Colombia, will visit several parishes in the Atlanta area May 14-16 to share her story of redemption following a 1995 incident in which she was struck by lightning.

Raised in the Catholic faith, she later fell away and became involved in activities that were contrary to God’s commandments. As Polo recounts, she would often lie to her mother by saying, “If I am lying to you, let me be struck by lightning.”

On May 5, 1995, she was struck by lightning and became converted back to God and the faith as a result. She now travels giving her witness to countless people around the world. Her work has the blessing of the bishop of Armenia, Colombia.

All are welcome to attend one of the sessions and listen to her insights and testimony on sin, confession, Mass, the gift of life, and God’s desire to be with all for eternity.

On Wednesday, May 14, Polo will give two talks in English and Spanish at All Saints Church, 2443 Mt. Vernon Road, Dunwoody. The schedule includes the rosary from 6-6:30 p.m., Mass from 6:30-7 p.m. and the talks from 7-9 p.m.

Polo will give her testimony in Spanish only at Our Lady of the Americas Mission, 4603 Lawrenceville Highway, Lilburn, on Thursday, May 15. The rosary will be prayed from 6:30-7 p.m., Mass from 7-7:30 p.m. and Polo’s talks from 7:30-9:30 p.m.

On Friday, May 16, Polo will speak at Holy Family Church, 3401 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta, for a morning session. From 8:30-9 a.m. is the rosary, 9-9:30 a.m. Mass and from 9:30-11:30 a.m. are her talks.

The story of her life has been published in a book, “Struck by Lightning.” Copies of the book along with other materials will be available at each of the events.

No registration is required. A free will offering will be requested at each of the events.

Seating is limited, so all are invited to come early.

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