Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Intercession of St. Candida Maria de Jesús

And they came to him, bringing one sick of the palsy, who was carried by four. And when they could not offer him unto him for the multitude, they uncovered the roof where he was; and opening it, they let down the bed wherein the man sick of the palsy lay. And when Jesus had seen their faith, he saith to the sick of the palsy: Son, thy sins are forgiven thee. And there were some of the scribes sitting there, and thinking in their hearts: Why doth this man speak thus? he blasphemeth. Who can forgive sins, but God only? Which Jesus presently knowing in his spirit, that they so thought within themselves, saith to them: Why think you these things in your hearts? Which is easier, to say to the sick of the palsy: Thy sins are forgiven thee; or to say: Arise, take up thy bed, and walk? But that you may know that the Son of man hath power on earth to forgive sins, (he saith to the sick of the palsy,) I say to thee: Arise, take up thy bed, and go into thy house. And immediately he arose; and taking up his bed, went his way in the sight of all; so that all wondered and glorified God, saying: We never saw the like. Mark 2 3-11

The gospel teaches us that having faith and asking god can obtain a miracle for our neighbor. In this part of the gospel Christ seeing the faith of those 4 men who carried the man with palsy forgave the man of his sins (healed his soul) and then to prove his authority over sin he healed the man of his (lesser) physical ailment. It is important to note that Christ did want to forgive them man of his sins in effect reconciling him with the trinity before granting him this grace of healing. An important reflection that before receiving certain graces we must be reconciled with him God first.

Recently a sister was on her death bed when her Religious order prayed a Novena to their now Sainted founder St. Candida Maria de Jesús for a religious sister who was dying and had already passed out.

Details :

Sister María del Carmen del Val Rodíguez, who came out of a 12-day coma after the sisters made a novena to the founder.

Sister María del Carmen suffered Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy that led to progressive loss of strength until she fell into a coma in 2000. Doctors said any therapy would be useless. But on Nov. 4, the religious suddenly opened her eyes. A few days later, she was beginning to talk. By Dec. 1, she was discharged with no remaining symptoms.

Doctors gave her several neurological examinations that confirmed her good state of health and total absence of neurological and physical incapacity, facts which were deemed scientifically inexplicable.

St. Candida Maria de Jesús, pray for us!

[1] Zenit.org Nuns devoted to God the Father to have Saint-Founder
Link http://www.zenit.org/article-30651?l=english

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