Sunday, August 20, 2006



And so much the more did they wonder, saying: He hath done all things well; he hath made both the deaf to hear, and the dumb to speak. Mark 7, 37

Our Lord worked many historically proven miracles. Are miracles still happen today, someone can ask. This is an important question - in today's world, amid blooming science, advanced technical knowledge are miracles still happen? But Christ Our Lord promised us for ages to come:

And these signs shall follow them that believe. Mark 16, 17

The miracles still happen - this is the truth. Let us remember the greatest one - transubstantiation - granted to us during every Mass. Let us remember countless miracles which took place at Lourdes. Those listed in Church documents are all medically proven beyond doubts. In 1930, Medical Faculty of Paris University accepted thesis submitted by dr Henri Monnier and entitled "Analysis of some cases of healing that took place at Lourdes". The work was given very good reviews and marks by the panel of experts. In his work, dr Monnier demonstrated that the cures he analised could not have ever happened without supernatural intervention.

In every process of beatification or canonization, sound miracles, cures surpassing natural power are required to prove sanctity of the candidate - the clear stamp of supernatural approval is essential to recognize the real saint. They are carefully investigated by both ecclesiastical and medical experts. Almighty is active in His Church. For us, His children, we need to have a good will and open eyes. Otherwise the words of Our Saviour could not be surprising:

neither will they believe, if one rise again from the dead Luke 16, 31