Saturday, July 31, 2010

"Snowshoe Priest" miracle moves U.P. bishop's cause for sainthood

Following a four-month investigation, the Diocese of Marquette [in the Upper Peninsula (U.P.) of Michigan] has closed its inquiry into an alleged miracle attributed to its first bishop, Servant of God Frederic Baraga, who is known as the “snowshoe priest.” The inquiry now proceeds to the Vatican for further consideration.

The alleged miracle concerns a reputed tumor found on a patient’s liver in various diagnostic tests. The patient, the patient’s family and their parish priest prayed for healing through the intercession of Bishop Baraga. Bishop Baraga’s stole was also placed on the patient’s abdomen, after which the patient’s pain ceased.

An exploratory surgery by doctors found no tumor, according to the diocese.

See more at the site of The Badger Catholic for this article on Servant of God Bishop Baraga and other Cheesehead Catholic Communications

See Stella Borealis posts on Bishop Baraga and his epic journey paddling across Lake Superior to Minnesota in a storm.

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