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Friday, November 27, 2015

The nurse soaked the dressing in water from Lourdes and applied it to the wound. What happened next was a miracle!




* November 27 – The Miraculous Medal (Paris, France, 1830)  * The nurse soaked the dressing in water from Lourdes and applied it to the wound. What happened next was a miracle!  ----- A Moment with Mary --

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November 27 – The Miraculous Medal (Paris, France, 1830) 

The nurse soaked the dressing in water from Lourdes and applied it to the wound. What happened next was a miracle! 


The Grotto of Massabielle (Wikipedia)
In September 1914, the first WWI casualties arrived in the Shrine of Lourdes, following the bishop’s decision to make rooms that were usually reserved for sick pilgrims available to the army. A soldier named Colin came in with a broken arm and a shrapnel-infected wound.

The doctor attempted an operation to remove it in vain. All dressing changes made Colin suffer horribly and caused heavy bleeding. Gangrene soon set in, alarming the nun in charge of him. She asked him if he would like to receive the last rites, but he declined the offer, preferring a non-religious burial.

The good Sister started a novena to Our Lady of Lourdes. By the second day, the soldier agreed to receive the last rites, but his condition worsened. The odor given off by the injury was such that the nun had to isolate the patient in the morgue, next to his coffin. She decided to redress the wound, soaking it in water from the Grotto.

The next day, the wound began to heal, to the amazement of the medical officer who finally managed to extract the shrapnel. The patient healed and fully recovered the use of his damaged limb.

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Saint Bernadette (Wikipedia)