Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Costa Rica woman describes miracle approved for canonization of John Paul II

Catholic World News - July 08, 2013

A Costa Rican woman whose miraculous healing after a brain aneurysm paved the way for the canonization of Blessed John Paul II has described her case to reporters for the first time.

Floribeth Mora, whose case has previously remained secret, spoke after the Vatican confirmed the authenticity of the miracle that she experienced. The 50-year-old woman said that doctors had given her no hope of recovery, or even survival, when she suffered the aneurysm in April 2011. But she and her family prayed for the intercession of John Paul II, and on May 1, 2011, as they were watching his beatification on television, she suddenly felt better.

Doctors confirmed that Mora had been completely and inexplicably healed, with no traces of the aneurysm remaining. Her case was thoroughly examined by panels of doctors and theologians, who concluded that her cure was a miracle, fulfilling the requirements for the canonization of the late Polish Pontiff.

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 five million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Progress toward our April expenses ($17,660 to go):
$35,000.00 $17,340.48
50% 50%
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.

Subscribe for free
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

Faith of the Fatherless: The Psychology of Atheism 10 hours ago
Relax; the Pope didn't change Church teaching with a phone call 11 hours ago
Round Trip to the present moment: a Catholic jazz artist's latest offering April 22
Easter with the Pope April 21
Smaller Church, Bigger Faith, 3: Ecclesiastical Discipline April 17

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Pope Francis: Easter Vigil homily (full text) CWN - April 20
Pope Francis's Easter Message 'Urbi et Orbi' (To the City and the World): full text, link to video CWN - April 20