Skip to comments.Vatican Group Confirms Second Miracle Attributed to Marianne Cope
Posted on 12/07/2011 6:32:16 AM PST by marshmallow
The former leader of Syracuses Franciscan sisters is just one step from being named a saint in the Roman Catholic Church.
A group of cardinals and bishops confirmed today a Vatican medical boards finding that there is no medical explanation for a second miracle attributed to Blessed Mother Marianne Cope, known for her work with patients with leprosy in Hawaii.
With the approval of Pope Benedict XVI, Mother Marianne would become a saint, considered the churchs spiritual role models.
The Vaticans Congregation for the Causes for Saints confirmed the unanimous ruling of the medical board that a medical miracle occurred as the result of prayers seeking the intercession of Mother Marianne on the patients behalf.
The case involves the healing of a woman who was ill with a fatal health condition. The diocese has not revealed the womans name or other details of her case, but may later, local church officials have said.
In 2004, Vatican officials ruled that a miraculous recovery involving a 14-year-old Syracuse girl in 1993 was the result of Mother Mariannes intercession. The girl, Kate Mahoney, nearly died from complications after cancer surgery at Crouse Hospital.
Sister Mary Laurence Hanley, a Franciscan nun, visited Mahoney in the hospital and prayed to Mother Marianne to intercede with God on her behalf. Others also prayed for her to Mother Marianne.
The Sisters of St. Francis have a shrine to Mother Marianne at their residence on Court Street in Syracuse.
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another win for the ‘good guys’ and another voice to pray for us....thank God for another of His faithful!!
If a miracle is a miracle how come they need 3 and not just one or why not 5 to really be sure
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