Christianity Thomas on 05 Oct 2009 12:51 am
Catholics firmly believe that God reaches out of heaven to heal dying people. So much so that they formally investigate healings when they happen. Case in point:
He appeared to be within hours of dying.
But what happened next is going to lead to a formal investigation by the Catholic Church to determine if the spiritual intervention of an Irish-French monk, Columba Marmion who died in 1923, was responsible for a medical miracle.
Because Andersen didn’t die. He made a recovery that at first sight seems to defy medicine and logic.
The canonical investigation of Andersen’s healing could lead to the canonization of the monk as a saint.
On June 30 last year, Andersen suddenly developed a high fever and complained of a pain in his leg. The next day, the pain became unbearable.
“I remember them putting me in the ambulance, but after that I lost consciousness for two weeks,” Andersen said, describing it as an awful darkness.
So, Catholics, why won’t God heal amputees?