Mother Mary said at Fatima: "My Immaculate Heart will be your refuge and the sure way which will lead you to God." St. Thomas Aquinas said: "The things we love tell us who we are!" With that in mind, I will try to post each day something about Our Blessed Lady, items about the Holy Roman Catholic Church, and public domain Catholic books too! I pray you enjoy my ministry!
Below are two albums of pictures that I created:
1. Our grand daughter Adrianna.
2. Tears of Mary!
MARY, OUR MOTHER
Saturday, April 11, 2015
Prayer rather than amputation - A Moment with Mary
11 – Madonna col Bambino di Brindisi (Italy, 1598) – Fire in the
Cathedral of Turin and miraculous rescue of the Holy Shroud (1997)
Prayer rather than amputation
Cirolli, a young Sicilian of Paternò, Italy, age 11 in 1976, was
diagnosed with Ewing's sarcoma in the right knee. In March 1976, her
life took a dramatic turn. She could hardly walk on account of her
painful knee. The consulting specialist announced that it had to be
amputated, otherwise the tumor could be fatal.
parents refused amputation, and all who knew little Delizia started
praying for her recovery. They also collected money for her to go on a
pilgrimage to Our Lady of Lourdes, particularly venerated by the
the summer, Delizia was taken to Lourdes by her mother. She came back
exhausted, without any real change to her health. Then, shortly before
Christmas 1976, as her condition worsened and her entourage felt that
the end was near, she was healed, unexpectedly. She quickly regained her
She grew up, married and became Mrs. Costa, and is now the mother of several children.
The miracle was officially recognized by the diocese of Catania, Sicily, in 1989.