April 16, 2013 11:31 AM by Wade Blogs
Fox News – A Colorado mom whose son became gravely ill as a little boy has always figured his prayer-aided recovery was miraculous, but now the Vatican has made it official.
Luke Burgie was just four in 1998, when he developed a severe gastrointestinal condition his doctors couldn’t diagnose, much less cure, according to The Denver Post. For six months, he suffered stomach pain and unrelenting diarrhea and even stopped growing. But the illness went away on Feb. 22, 1999, just as two members of the Sisters of St. Francis of Perpetual Adoration finished praying a novena.
The nuns had recited a series of prayers over nine straight days asking Mother Theresia Bonzel, who founded the order in Germany in 1863, to cure the boy. Since then, the Vatican has investigated the case and has now scheduled Bonzel for beatification in November — a step toward sainthood .
Just before Easter, Pope Francis affirmed that Bonzel was responsible for the miracle. Two miracles are required for canonization, or sainthood.
No this is not a post about the Mets winning a game at Coors Field…
This is an awesome story. Anything that brings life to another individual should be front page news, I don’t care if you believe in God, Yahweh or Allah but you got to believe in something higher than us after reading this. Brings a smile to my face after some sad news last 24 hours.
But let’s discuss something, how cool and nerve wracking must it be to select what is a miracle or not for the Vatican? Seriously! You are changing history and have the potential to have another name in the Confirmation name pool let alone a name of a new parish/school.
Let us all start praying to Ray Charles to act on our behalf to the Higher Being. How ill would that be? Oh I went to St. Ray Charles High School or my full name with confirmation name is Robert James Ray Charles Smith.
I don’t know why I used Ray Charles but it works.