Prayer

Believing in Miracles

Believing in Miracles

In the mid 1960’s, a close family member was seriously burned in an industrial accident because of a chemical explosion.  He was not expected to survive; he had 6 children under the age of 8.  Being Catholic at the time, all family members fell to their knees and invoked the power of all the saints, Jesus, the Virgin Mary and anyone else who may be able to help with a miracle!  My sister asked our family priest to pray for a miracle, and his response was curt and clear: “There is no such thing as a miracle.”  I will never forget this, and, despite my youth and his spiritual authority, I knew he was not correct.