Ask Father Peter Rayder what he credits for his return as pastor to American Martyrs parish in Bayside, Queens — after spending six weeks in a coma — and his answer is emphatic: “It was the power of prayer.”
The local ABC-TV affiliate in Quincy, where Father Augustus Tolton grew up and is buried, reported April 14 that Vatican representatives were in the United States to investigate possible miracles related to the priest’s sainthood cause.
Dr. Vincent Rizzuto, 85, a retired internist from Forest Hills, was suffering from Parkinson’s disease and depression but says he was cured of both through the intercession of St. Charles of Mount Argus (1821-1893), a Passionist priest who was canonized by Pope Benedict XVI in 2007.
The Catholic Church in Ireland has confirmed that a woman who was seriously ill with multiple sclerosis experienced a complete healing of all her symptoms at Knock shrine in September 1989.
This is the story of a precious object that was lost and is now found and the members of the Knights of Columbus who made it all happen.