We have $161,839 to go in our Fall Campaign. Every penny is used to strengthen the Church. See details!
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

‘Comatose since Christmas 1969: a tale of unconditional love and miracles’

Catholic World News - December 24, 2012

Edwarda O’Bara, who lived in a comatose state for nearly 43 years, died recently at her home in Florida at the age of 59.

O’Bara, who fell into a diabetic coma at the age of 16, was surrounded by the care of a loving family, including her late mother, who corresponded with Pope John Paul II and said that the Blessed Mother appeared to her. Some who visited Edwarda reported being healed of diseases.

Others, however, wanted O’Bara dead. CNN reported:

The Hemlock Society phoned often, pleading with the mother to let her daughter die. The day after Christmas in 1981, someone called to say he was going to put Edwarda out of her misery. A few hours later, three bullets were fired into the home. No one was hurt.

“I will cherish the big smile and the twinkle in her eyes Edwarda gave me right before she went to join all the angels in heaven,” said her sister, who served as Edwarda’s primary caregiver after their mother’s death in 2008. “That is what helps me make it through each day. My sister taught me so much about unconditional love and patience.”

Additional sources for this story
Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Our Fall Campaign
Progress toward our year-end goal ($161,839 to go):
$200,000.00 $38,160.72
81% 19%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

There are no comments yet for this item.

Fall Campaign
Subscribe for free
Shop Amazon
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

The Synod Continues 3 hours ago
Why Pope Francis cannot win on sexual abuse 4 hours ago
A secret plot to control the Synod? No; it's not secret at all. October 8
What about Catholic affirmation for those in false marriages? October 8
Free eBook: Pope Francis' Catechesis on the Family October 7

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
In Cuba, Pope emphasizes service to the vulnerable, praises thaw in US-Cuban relations CWN - September 21
Pope challenges America in speech to US Congress CWN - September 24
As Synod opens, Pope calls on Church to defend ‘unity and indissolubility’ of marriage bond CWN - October 5