Catholic priest John Murray claims healing after prayers to “Blessed Francis Seelos”
When Redemptorist Fr John Murray struck his head against a railing after tripping along a walkway 15 months ago, the consequences were devastating.
The Baltimore parish priest suffered a broken neck that left him immediately paralysed. Rushed to a hospital, he underwent emergency spinal cord surgery and later began rehabilitation.
Doctors said that Fr Murray, who was known across the east coast of America, for his preaching abilities, would almost certainly never walk again.
Fr Murray sees only one explanation: an encounter with the miraculous. In his pocket he carries a small object with him at all times. Encased in a locket is a relic – a piece of bone – of Blessed Francis Seelos, a 19th-century Redemptorist priest under consideration for canonisation, who had been a rector of the same parish Fr Murray once led.
“Ultimately, all prayers go to God. Seelos can’t give the grace, but he was the conduit for my prayers,” he said.
Source: The Catholic Herald
First we have to rejoice over every human that is healed from any kind of sickness, and even recovery from any kind of accidents.
Healing is available for Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists, and Atheists too. God of the Bible has given us a body that heals it self. The challenge is to discern healing, in the five percent of sicknesses that are incurable. And who is behind recovery from fatal accidents.
I have always wondered how a Roman Catholic process of beautifications takes place.
How do you confirm the source of a miracle, and how can you link them to created souls who have are departed?
No one can stop priest Murray to honor late priest Francis Seelos. That is his right. But Murray should read the Bible. Read about Jesus who healed 10 men with leprosy. Only one came back to thank him.
Who are the “Redemptorists” in the Roman Catholic Church?
Lets read from the Catholic Encyclopedia
The Redemptorists are essentially and by their specific vocation a missionary society. On all their missions they are obliged to preach a sermon on prayer and one on the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
No doubt Jesus heals people who do not know Him. He also heals people who do not what to give him all the thanks.
Priest Murray is an unfaithful servant, a man of lawlessness.
To carry a piece of a dead mans bones around in your pocket, is bad enough. But the grave sin Murray have committed is not excusable. He has asked a departed soul, a created being to help him. Knowing that the Bible says that there is only one middleman, or mediator, between God and Man. And that is Jesus the Messiah.
1 Timothy 2:5
For there is one God and one mediator between God and mankind, the man Christ Jesus,
I do not want to be like the nine men with leprosy, who did not come back to thank the Healer.
I will give all my thanks to Jesus, who heals me from all my sicknesses.
Now on his way to Jerusalem, Jesus traveled along the border between Samaria and Galilee. As he was going into a village, ten men who had leprosy met him. They stood at a distance and called out in a loud voice, “Jesus, Master, have pity on us!”
When he saw them, he said, “Go, show yourselves to the priests.” And as they went, they were cleansed.
One of them, when he saw he was healed, came back, praising God in a loud voice. He threw himself at Jesus’ feet and thanked him—and he was a Samaritan.
Written by Ivar