A little story about my mother-in-law

Today’s Gospel reading tells of the time Jesus cured Simon’s mother-in-law of her fever. Mark 1 : 29-39

Some years ago, I returned home from a healing service where this passage had been the Gospel reading during Mass. It prompted me to give my very sick and bed-ridden mother-in-law, a ‘miraculous’ medal. Lily wasn’t a religious woman in any sense of the word, but she willingly accepted the medal.

A few days, later, she called out to me from her room. She was in a lot of pain and said the medal didn’t seem to be working!

Not many weeks afterwards Lily died very suddenly in bed – on her birthday, November 27 – the Feast of the Miraculous Medal!


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