DAILY CATHOLIC WEDNESDAY September 9, 1998 vol. 9, no. 176
NEWS & VIEWS
FIRST MIRACLE REPORTED IN MOTHER TERESA'S CAUSE
VATICAN (CWNews.com) -- Avvenire, the Italian daily owned by the Catholic bishops, has reported a first miracle attributed to the intercession of Mother Teresa of Calcutta.
The Avvenire story indicated that Sister Rita Mascarenhas, a missionary nurse working in Purulla, India, was miraculously healed through the intercession of Mother Teresa. The evidence involved in her case is now in the hands of Calcutta's Archbishop D'Souza, to be examined during the process for the beatification of the Albanian- born nun.
Sister Rita, who is 71, had suffered from a massive abdominal hernia,
apparently the after-effect of earlier surgery. After an operation to
correct the problem in August 1997, her sutures burst, and doctors
were unable to relieve her pain. Finally, on September 7, one of the
nuns from her convent went to pray before the remains of Mother
Teresa. She touched the corpse of the deceased nun with a cotton
ball, which she later used to wipe Sister Rita's wound. That night
Sister Rita reported hearing a voice-- which she identified as that of
Mother Teresa-- instructing her to turn first on her left side, then on
her right, and finally to get out of bed. At the same time her pain
disappeared, and a medical examination later showed no remaining
signs of her physical ailments.
Articles provided through Catholic World News Service.
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