Our Lady of Lourdes: Recovery of French nun could not be explained scientifically

Our Lady of Lourdes: Recovery of French nun could not be explained scientifically

la-croix.com

A medical committee confirmed that Sister Bernadette Moriau's recovery could not be explained scientifically.

A bishop in France has officially recognized the healing of a nun crippled for some 40 years as the 70th miracle attributed to Our Lady of Lourdes.

Bishop Jacques Benoit-Gonin of Beauvais made the official announcement February 11, the World Day of the Sick that coincides with the commemoration of Our Lady of Lourdes, the Associated Press reported.

Sister Bernadette Moriau had in 2008 attended a blessing of the sick ceremony at the Lourdes shrine where apparitions of the Blessed Mother appeared 160 years ago to a 14-year-old girl and where a spring at the grotto has curative powers.

A miracle at Lourdes was last was declared in 2013. The church has only officially recognized 70 such miracles.

The 79-year-old wheelchair bound nun after numerous spinal column operations was declared fully disabled in 1980.

“I felt a (surge of) well-being throughout my body, a relaxation, warmth... I returned to my room and, there, a voice told me to ‘take off your braces,’” she said in a video posted on the Beauvais diocese web site. “Surprise. I could move.”

Following examinations by doctors, a medical committee confirmed that Sister Moriau's recovery could not be explained scientifically.

According to the Vatican healing must be “spontaneous, instantaneous and complete healing.”

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 10:31
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