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The Unknown Miracles of Padre Pio, Saint with the Stigmata

Silvia Lucchetti - published on 06/09/16

A MIRACULOUS HEALING FROM SURE BLINDNESS THROUGH A NOVENA TO PADRE PIO

“For a radiologist like me, one’s eyes are the main instrument for work. After countless treatments and interventions (…) in 2000, I was diagnosed with Ocular Hypertension. (…) By April 2010, the situation had worsened: the pressure in my left eye went up to 20-22, despite scrupulous medical care. So the risk of surgery on the only “healthy” eye was extremely high.

“One day, I invited a very good friend for lunch. I knew he had been praying for me from the time I received the news about my serious eye condition. While we were having coffee, he gave me a holy card of Padre Pio with a novena prayer and a small relic from his habit. I had never heard of the friar. “Take this, pray it with faith and he will take care of you,” my friend assured me.

“Worried about my future, I began to pray the novena that night. Within a few days, I received a message from my friend on the phone: “Put the relic on the diseased eye.” Again, I obeyed. Some days later, the doctors could not believe my sudden healing: the eye pressure had decreased to 10! Surgery was now completely unnecessary. Seeking to convince themselves, the specialists had me undergo a series of tests, which only confirmed the miraculous healing. I have to point out that neither in Spain, nor in the United States, where I had gone out of desperation, had the doctors been able to reduce my eye pressure. When I told my friend what had happened, he told me that he, his wife and their two children had prayed the novena to Padre Pio every night for my healing.”

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