Thursday, March 02, 2006

Bishop Joseph A. Adamec on "The reality of miracles"

In the Archdiocese of Indianapolis there has been much attention given lately to miracles.

A second miracle attributed to the intercession of Blessed Mother Theodore Guerin, the 19th century foundress of the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, was recently affirmed by the voting members of the Holy See's Congregation of the Causes of Saints. It is likely that Blessed Mother Theodore will be canonized a saint in the late fall.

Bishop Joseph A. Adamec of the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown in Pennsylvania recently reflected on the meaning and potential faith-giving power of miracles in this column in his diocese's newspaper, The Catholic Register.

It's an interesting reflection in which the bishop recalls miraculous stories from the Andersonville Prison in Georgia during the American Civil War, Flight 93 on 9-11, and from Lourdes, France.

Check it out.

To learn more about the canonization Cause of Blessed Mother Theodore Guerin, go here.

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