The following comes from an August 29 story in the National Catholic Register.
In the end, two miracles were approved.
The first took place in West Bengal, India, and involved the healing of an Indian woman, Monica Besra, whose abdominal tumor was so severe that her doctors abandoned hope of saving her. Taken into the care of the Missionaries of Charity, she continued to decline and endured such agony from the tumor that she could no longer sleep. On the one-year anniversary of Mother’s passing, the sisters at the home placed a Miraculous Medal that had been touched to the body of Mother Teresa on Besra’s stomach. The suffering woman fell asleep, and when she woke up, her pain was gone. Doctors examined her and found the reason why: The tumor had disappeared completely.
A board of medical specialists worked with the Congregation for the Causes of Saints to study the alleged miracle. After assessing the records and interviewing the medical staff involved, the committee determined that the healing was medically inexplicable. Pope John Paul approved the miracle on Dec. 20, 2002, barely five years after Teresa’s death.
The second miracle took place in December 2008 in Brazil. Marcilio Haddad Andrino, a now-42-year-old mechanical engineer from Santos, Brazil, struggled with a bacterial infection in the brain that caused severe brain abscesses and agonizing head pain. A priest friend encouraged the recently married young man and his wife, Fernanda Nascimento Rocha, to pray for Mother Teresa’s help. Andrino, however, slipped into a coma as treatments failed, and while Rocha prayed, he was taken in for last-ditch surgery. When the surgeon entered the operating room, he found Andrino awake and asking him what was going on.
Andrino made a full recovery, and the couple went on to have two children, even though it was deemed by doctors to be a near medical impossibility. Father Kolodiejchuk referred to their children as a second miracle.
How the healing was actually reported was also rather miraculous.
In an interview with the Register in December 2015, Father Kolodiejchuk explained why there was a delay between 2008 and 2015. “The miracle happened in 2008,” he said, “but we didn’t hear about it till 2013. The doctor [neurosurgeon] was not Catholic. Somehow, after the Pope’s [Pope Francis] visit there [to Brazil], it triggered him to say something to one of the priests of Santos, and that news eventually made its way to myself and the postulation office. That started the chain of events.”
How many miracles, have not taken place yet, simply because of our own daily neglect to pray with complete trust when asking God and his Blessed Mother to please intercede for us on behalf of world peace?
“Would world peace be a bigger miracle than the Sun dancing at Fatima? Fatima prayers, along with the rosary, are a part of what has been called Our Lady of Fatima’s Peace Plan from Heaven! The Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to three shepherd children, Lucia dos Santos and her cousins Jacinta and Francisco Marto (pictured above), six times in 1917 at the Cova da Iria near the town of Fatima in Portugal with messages to bring us closer to God.”
Catherine, wonderful things are happening in Russia. We must pray for their full conversion. Vladimir Putin’s mother had him baptized secretly. The Russians are devoted to St. Nicolas as are many in the Latin and Eastern Lite Catholic Churches. May St. Nicolas intercede for our unity.
Russians are hacking every American institution they can, including our very election process. They are destabilizing the world.
That’s the hype, but it’s important to consider the source of that information. It’s important for the Obama regime to have the country believe that Russia is still an evil government, when, under Putin, monasteries and churches are being rebuilt and reopened. Hoards of the Russian people are being baptized all the time. We don’t get that important information because the MSM (mainstream media) is in the pocket of people like George Soros. National Geographic did a front page feature in the phenomenon. It’s not as the MSM always says it is.
Very true, Lifelady, and our government and some others are now trying to push abortion and unnatural marriage on Russia and the Ukraine. The poor Ukraine is often caught in the middle, not wanting those things either but just wanting to rule themselves.
Thank you, Anne T. I have also heard what you are reporting. We can surely pray to St. Nicolas to intercede too. The fact that our resident troll wrote what he just did, tells us that this is not just a homosexualizing agenda troll, but a George Soros loving multipurpose troll. Looks like our troll is trying to throw the scent off of the REAL election riggers, namely Obama, and the Clinton Crime Syndicate. Also, It is SIN that is the destabilizer of our world!
Indeed, Catherine, indeed. St. Nicholas was one of the true liberators of women.
Correction: Eastern Rite not Eastern Lite.