The Ted Bundy Rosary Miracle

Today, October 7, marks the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary. In its honor, I’d like to share a miracle of the Rosary which I recently read in the book, Champions of the Rosary, by Fr. Donald Calloway. I call it the “Ted Bundy Rosary Miracle.”


Yep. There’s a Rosary miracle associated with Ted Bundy, the notorious serial rapist and murderer of the 1970’s.

rosary-1244875-1598x1062One night in January, 1978, Ted Bundy broke into a sorority house at Florida State University. After brutally raping and killing two sorority sisters, and seriously injuring two others, Bundy opened the door to another room. The young woman saw him open the door, and was sure he was going to kill her. Oddly, though, Bundy stopped, dropped his weapon, and fled.

When police arrived on the scene, they found this young woman in a near catatonic state. She refused to speak to anyone but a priest, so local priest Monsignor William Kerr was called to the scene. Upon his arrival, she recounted what had happened, and informed Monsignor Kerr that, when she went away to college, she had promised her mother that she would pray the Rosary every night before bed for protection. That night, she had fallen asleep while praying, and still held her rosary in her hand when Bundy opened the door to her room.

Years later, Bundy asked for spiritual guidance from the same priest who had met with that young woman, Monsignor Kerr. When asked about that incident in that Florida State sorority house, Bundy said that, when he’d opened the door to that young woman’s room, he had every intention of killing her. However, when he tried to step through the doorway, a mysterious force prevented him from doing so.  He dropped his weapon and ran away!

Through the intercession of Our Lady, the Rosary saved this young woman’s life. Imagine what it can do for our families, our country, and our world!

If you aren’t praying the Rosary regularly, what’s holding you back?

Are you afraid you’re not doing it right? Here’s a website to teach you how.

Is it hard to find the time? Here is a blog post I wrote, sharing how Iscreen-shot-2016-10-07-at-2-15-02-pm
find time.

Do you find it boring? Give it an honest chance. This is one devotion that I believe gets better the more you do it!

The Rosary is “the gospel on a string,” “the weapon that wins all battles” (St. Pio of Pietrelcina), and a prayer that “can bring families through all dangers and evils” (Servant of God Patrick Peyton).

May we as lovers of Christ and His Mother, Mary, pray this prayer
faithfully, with reverence and devotion, and may it bring peace to our families, our country, and our world.




10 comments on “The Ted Bundy Rosary Miracle
  1. Stephanie H. says:

    Do you remember the one miracle of the communion bread and wine that when tested years later was found to be human blood and flesh? Can you give the source of that ? I want to read it again.
    God bless you all!

    • stephanie says:

      Was it the Miracle of Lanciano? The amazing thing is that, more recently, there was a similar miracle in Argentina, when Pope Francis was a bishop there. The two samples have been tested and compared and the DNA is from the same man… who we know to be Jesus Christ, of course!

  2. Jeannie says:

    I honestly never heard that story of Ted Bundy, Stephanie! WOW! Haven’t read Fr. Don’s book yet, either, but I’m looking forward to it.

    • stephanie says:

      Yes, that’s why I shared this story. No one I’ve told it to since reading it myself had heard it, and yet it speaks such volumes towards why we should be praying it!

  3. Beth says:

    What a wonderful post and timely reminder of the power of the rosary! Thanks Stephanie!

  4. Madeleine says:

    Sounds believable to me.

  5. Lydia says:

    I’ve been praying 4 rosaries per day. One on my way to work, 1 at lunch and 2 in the evening. I wish I could explain the changes I have seen in my life. Miracle after miracle!! God is real and He loves us!! Mother Mary is our intercessor. Don’t say you don’t have time for the rosary!! Make time!! Protect your husband and children through prayer!!! Please believe me, try it for at least a week that’s how I started.

  6. Paula says:

    Good morning! I was wondering if you could share the source where Bundy says when he opened the door he had every intention of killing the girl. I heard this story in bible study a few weeks ago and ever since have been trying to search down direct sources, but can’t find any. Thank you!

  7. Donna says:

    We desperately need the Rosary more than ever in times that exist now.

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