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(69th Miraculous Cure Announced at Lourdes)

Father Paul McDonald POSTED: 8/20/13
Special to The Remnant  


A 69th officially recognized, scientifically verified, miraculous cure has been announced at Lourdes! An Italian woman was cured in 1989 of grave crises of high blood pressure during a visit to this great place of pilgrimage, where Heaven came down to earth.

The publication took place on July 19 on the official website of the Sanctuary and it was confirmed to Agence Presse France on Sunday the 21st. The miracle was officially recognized on June 20 by the Bishop of Pavia in northern Italy, where the woman comes from. At that time, Lourdes was inundated with flood waters, and the ecclesiastical authority decided to delay a while the announcement.

The “miraculée”, Danila Castelli (see photo above), wife and mother , had started to suffer from “spontaneous crises of grave high blood pressure” in 1984, at the age of 34 years. The Sanctuary added that from 1982, after radiological scans and sonograms showed the existence of tumors in the urogenital area, which were producing catecholamines (hormones like adrenalin or dopamine),  “several surgical interventions [including a hysterectomy] took place up until 1988, in the hope of eliminating the bodies which were provoking the crises of arterial pressure.” These medical treatments were “without any result”.

In May of 1989, during a pilgrimage to Lourdes, Danila came out of the baths (containing water from the spring pointed out by the Virgin) “feeling an extraordinary well-being.” She then presented herself to the Medical Commission of Lourdes, declaring her sudden cure. After five meetings between 1989 and 2010, the Commission concluded, by a formal and unanimous vote, that Mrs. Castelli was suddenly cured, “in a complete and permanent manner, since her pilgrimage to Lourdes in 1989, 21 years ago, of the syndrome from which she suffered, and this without any connection with any interventions or treatments.” This healing was certified as “inexplicable for the current state of scientific knowledge”.

The Bishop of Pavia, Monsignore Giovanni Giudici, was then able to declare the “prodigious-miraculous” character of the healing and its value as a “sign”, in the sense in which this word is used, for example, in the Gospel of John

Such a miracle at Lourdes is a sign of the truth and unique divine origin of the Catholic and Roman Faith, the only Church which can and does declare absolute agreement with the words of the Blessed Mother of God: “I am the Immaculate Conception.”

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