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American boy's healing paves way for Blessed Kateri's canonization

December 20, 2011

The sudden and inexplicable healing of a young boy in Washington state who was near death because of flesh-eating bacteria was the miracle that has paved the way for the canonization of Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha.

Despite doctors' best efforts, Jake Finkbonner was near death in 2006 when a priest urged his parents to pray for the intercession of Blessed Kateri. He soon experienced a complete recovery, for which doctors cannot provide a medical explanation.


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  • Posted by: John J Plick - Dec. 20, 2011 11:36 PM ET USA

    An unspeakable Christmas gift!