Tag Archives: Miracles

Examples of the Power of Prayer

Father Girardey notes that “both the Old and the New Testaments are full of examples of the efficacy, of the unlimited power of prayer.” Here are some examples: “Josue, who led the Israelites in the conquest of the Promised Land, … Continue reading

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Gratuitous Graces

Father Geiermann discusses the seven gratuitous graces listed in First Corinthians 12:9-10. They are faith, healing, miracles, prophecy, discernment of spirits, tongues, and interpretation of tongues. “God gives two kinds of grace to man: one to make man pleasing in … Continue reading

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The Glorified Human Body

Father Cassilly describes the resurrected, glorified human body: “As Christ’s body shone in the resurrection so will ours, for His rising is a type of ours. In heaven there will be no need of sun or moon, for the Lamb … Continue reading

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A Man Born Blind

St. John tells of the time when Jesus Christ healed a man who was born blind: “And as Jesus passed by, he saw a man which was blind from his birth” (Jn 9:1). St. Augustine offers this allegorical interpretation: “The … Continue reading

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Presumptive Certainty of Reaching Paradise

Father Frassinetti states that, although we cannot have infallible certainty that we are in a state of grace, we can have “a presumptive certainty, which is a sufficient assurance for us, and keeps us in peace and tranquillity.” “Is not … Continue reading

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How Christ Loves

“He [Christ] was not satisfied with healing those who came to Him the lame and the diseased and the blind at a distance. He chose to come in personal contact with the afflicted, making clay and spreading it on the … Continue reading

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The Raising of Lazarus

Father Girardey recounts a tenth narrative, The Raising of Lazarus (Jn 11:1-45): “There was a certain man sick, named Lazarus, of Bethania, of the town of Mary and Martha, her sister.” The sister sent word to Jesus, saying, “Lord, behold, … Continue reading

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