Women who experienced miracles that led to canonizations speak out
By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)
4/26/2014 (2 years ago)
Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)
The upcoming historic ceremony in St. Peter's Square as Pope Francis canonizes both John Paul and Pope John XXIII, the Italian pontiff known as "Good Pope John," will be attended by one remarkable woman. As the city swells with millions of the faithful, the canonizations will have special importance to mother-of-four Floribeth Mora Diaz. It was her delivery from a life-threatening brain aneurysm that led to Pope John Paul's sainthood.
Floribeth Mora Diaz holds up the magazine that laid beside her on her death bed when she prayed to Pope John Paul for a miracle to cure her brain aneurism.
LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - From Costa Rica, Mora was suffering from an aneurism that left her disabled with headaches. Local doctors refused to treat it and doctors in Mexico or Cuba were far too expensive. "The doctors told me there was no sense to continue treatment because they had done everything and there was not much more we could do," Mora told a packed news conference. "They said I only had one month to live and there was no hope."
Advised to pray, John Paul II appeared to Mora in a vision on the day he was beatified, the first step on the road to sainthood, after he was credited with his first miracle.
"I felt a deep sense of healing. I heard his voice say to me, 'Get up and don't be afraid,'" she said, recalling one of John Paul's signature lines.
"I went to my husband in the kitchen and told him I was cured. I realized little by little the illness had been taken away."
Doctors conducted tests on her for two weeks in October 2013 in order to confirm the miracle.
The first miracle attributed to John Paul was the apparent healing of a French nun, Sister Marie Simon-Pierre, who recovered from Parkinson's disease with no medical explanation after praying to the late pontiff soon after his death in 2005.
Pope Francis had provoked debate within the church by approving John XXIII's sainthood with only one miracle.
John was beatified in August 2000, based on what was considered a miraculous healing of an Italian nun, Sister Caterina Capitani, after a medical commission found no scientific explanation for the event.
Sister Adele Labianca, caring for Capitani, revealed details of what she called the miracle that saved the nun's life in May 1966 after she had prayed to the pope, who had died three years earlier.
Capitani had undergone an operation to remove a cancerous tumor in her stomach but her condition was deteriorating when she suddenly recovered. Labianca said doctors had no medical explanation for what took place.
"It was a miracle," said Sister Labianca. "Not only was it a physical healing but an internal healing when you could feel the presence of God."
Copyright 2017 - Distributed by THE CALIFORNIA NETWORK
Pope Francis Prayer Intentions for FEBRUARY 2017
Comfort for the Afflicted. That all those who are afflicted, especially the poor, refugees, and marginalized, may find welcome and comfort in our communities.
by Catholic Online
- 'God gave orders to kill every infidel' - ISIS reveals their favorite ...
- Daily Reading for Thursday, February 23rd, 2017 HD Video
- California's floods predicted by scientists, but how? HD Video
- Daily Readings for Wednesday, February 22, 2017
- 'I would like to relinquish my U.S. citizenship' - Priest makes ...
- St. Margaret of Cortona: Saint of the Day for Wednesday, February 22, ...
- Is evolution a lie? The Tully Monster suggests evoluton took some ...
- Pope Francis tells how to become a saint HD
- Protesters gather to declare allegiance to Islam and hate toward President Trump HD
- Massive storm threatens to flood more than just the Oroville Dam HD
- Daily Reading for Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017 HD
Copyright 2017 Catholic Online. All materials contained on this site, whether written, audible or visual are the exclusive property of Catholic Online and are protected under U.S. and International copyright laws, © Copyright 2017 Catholic Online. Any unauthorized use, without prior written consent of Catholic Online is strictly forbidden and prohibited.