Miracles

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A miracle is an event performed by God and inexplicable by natural or scientific laws. Some saints and mystics were endowed with the charism of Miracles by the Holy Spirit.  In the New Testament, the greatest miracle is the Resurrection of Christ, paramount to Christian faith.

Jesus performed many miracles during His public life, starting with the transformation of water into wine at a Wedding at Cana.

 

“Now on the third day there was a wedding at Cana in Galilee. Jesus’ mother was there, and Jesus and his disciples were also invited to the wedding. When the wine ran out, Jesus’ mother said to him, ‘They have no wine left.’  Jesus replied, ‘Woman, why are you saying this to me? My time has not yet come.’  His mother told the servants, ‘Whatever he tells you, do it.’”

“Now there were six stone water jars there for Jewish ceremonial washing, each holding twenty or thirty gallons.  Jesus told the servants: ‘Fill the water jars with water.’  So they filled them up to the very top.  Then he told them, ‘Now draw some out and take it to the head steward,’ and they did.  When the head steward tasted the water that had been turned to wine, not knowing where it came from (though the servants who had drawn the water knew), called the bridegroom and said to him, ‘Everyone serves the good wine first, and then the cheaper wine when the guests are drunk. You have kept the good wine until now!’ Jesus did this as the first of his miraculous signs, in Cana of Galilee. In this way he revealed his glory, and his disciples believed in him” (John 2:1:11).

 

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The Miracle of the Sun in Fatima, Portugal, on October 13, 1917, was a work of wonder known worldwide.

Click on the following link to retrieve the article “Fatima, October 13, 1917”.

 

https://meditationsoncatholicism.blog/2015/03/10/fatima-october-13-1917/

 

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The popular Saint Anthony of Padua (Portuguese: St. António de Lisboa), born Fernando Martins de Bulhões (1195–1231), a Portuguese Catholic priest and friar of the Franciscan Order is a unique example.

God worked many miracles through the Franciscan Priest St. Anthony of Padua.  The miracles worked at his tomb were so prodigious that the Bishop of Padua petitioned the Vatican for his canonization. A judicial inquiry was instituted without delay, and by an exception unparalleled in history, on May 30, 1232 Pope Gregory IX, solemnly pronounced the decree of canonization, only eleven months after Anthony’s death.

Bilocation is a special gift of God to a person to be simultaneously in two places.  God  used the gift for the Saint’s acts of mercy or charity.  The video presents St. Anthony’s bilocation preaching in Italy, and defending his father in Portugal, in a court of law for the false accusation of murder.  The murder victim miraculously appeared in court to testify that St. Anthony’s father was innocent of the murder.

 

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