Posts Tagged ‘Miracles’

Miracles of healing and Vatican’s new rules

Tuesday, September 27th, 2016

Miracles of healing will have to be checked against new rules. Pope Francis has approved revised norms to ensure transparency. Historical and scientific accuracy are also important factors. The Congregation of Saints Causes must have at least six medical experts on a Consultation Team panel. Two-thirds of the team must approve a statement declaring a Read more

Canonisation and documenting Mother Teresa’s Miracles

Friday, September 2nd, 2016

Miracles attributed to potential saints must be proven as part of the process of canonisation. Hundreds of Catholics have been declared saints in recent decades, but few with the acclaim accorded Mother Teresa, set to be canonized by Pope Francis on Sunday, largely in recognition of her service to the poor in India. “When I Read more

Jesus brain scan a ‘miracle’

Tuesday, October 20th, 2015

A former Blenheim man says there are signs of divine intervention in a scan of his wife’s brain after she had emergency surgery following a stroke. When Tamaha MacDonald and his wife Jennifer Lougee Mingramm returned home from the hospital after Lougee Mingramm suffered a stroke, they started looking through a pile of X-rays taken Read more

Rare solar halo appears at Romero beatification

Friday, June 5th, 2015

As the relics of Blessed Oscar Romero were brought out for veneration during his beatification Mass in San Salvador, the cloudy skies parted and a ring of light – known as a “solar halo” – appeared around the sun. “Honestly, I think this one of the most supernatural things I have ever experienced in my Read more

Truck Driver claims Jesus was riding beside him

Friday, May 29th, 2015

A Rio Grande Valley, Texas, truck driver, Ramiro Olivarez,  got the sack for claiming Jesus was his co-driver. Every truck driver on any road in the United States is required by law to keep a logbook. Olivarez said nothing in the logbook is false. “Jesus is my co-driver, and I have no shame in that,” Read more

Famous Our Lady of Fatima statue comes to Guam

Friday, March 6th, 2015

The International Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Our Lady of Fatima visited Guam for 10 day last month. The world-famous statue  was sculpted in 1947 by Jose Thedim, based on the description of Sr. Lucia, one of the three young seers who saw Our Lady each month from May to October 1917 in Fatima, Portugal. Patrick Read more

Child unhurt after falling into Cardinal Pio’s grave

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

Three Sundays ago, Sala’s 19-month-old grandson, Willie Sala Vaimili, was at church with his parents for the 9.30am Mass. At that time, he fell into the late Cardinal Pio’s grave, which is inside the Immaculate Conception Cathedral. A former Cabinet Minister, Sala Vaimili II, is certain that he has seen a “miracle.” And he credits Read more

Miracles that led to Ss John XXIII, John Paul II

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

Floribeth Mora Diaz fought back tears on Thursday (April 24) as she claimed that the late Pope John Paul II had saved her from an inoperable brain aneurysm three years ago. Mora will be on hand at Sunday’s historic ceremony in St Peter’s Square as Pope Francis canonizes both John Paul and Pope John XXIII, Read more

Hanukkah: A story of revolution and miracles

Friday, November 29th, 2013

This year, some people are celebrating “Thanksgivukkah,” as Thanksgiving is celebrated the day after the first Hanukkah calendars are lit on Wednesday night. The convergence of these two holidays won’t happen again for another 77,798 years, according to some calculations. Hanukkah, the Jewish Festival of Lights, is celebrated for eight days beginning at sundown on Read more

Small feathered miracles

Tuesday, November 13th, 2012

A hot sun and a cold wind and ‘the uncertain glory of a spring day’, wrote William Shakespeare. The grass has sprung, gardens are being hoed and sowed, capsicums planted. Azaleas fragrance the air, petalled peonies turn their faces up to the sun – never were there so many. Apple and cherry blossom have drifted Read more