Mother Angelica - Reports of Miracles

Reports of Miracles

According to Raymond Arroyo, after praying a novena, Rita claimed to still suffer from severe abdominal pain. She went to bed the night of January 17, 1943 and experienced the worst stomach pain yet. The next morning, Rita found that she had no pain whatsoever. She believed that God had performed a miracle. This experience profoundly touched Rita's life and led her to a very deep love for God. Angelica traces her lifelong commitment to God to this healing event.

According to EWTN personalities Raymond Arroyo and Bob and Penny Lord, Mother Angelica also reported experiencing an apparition of the child Jesus. She claimed to have met the child-Jesus several times in 1995 during her missionary travel in Bogota, Colombia, where a life-sized statue of the Infant of Prague dressed in pink robe came alive, smiled and spoke to her. The child introduced himself as Divino NiƱo de Jesus. Mother Angelica brought this devotion back with her to the United States of America and invoked its patronage in her convent building. The statue propagated by Mother Angelica and her religious sisters portrays a child-Jesus holding his heart in his palm. The religious devotion and imagery has neither approval nor prohibition from the local Roman Catholic Diocese of Birmingham in Alabama or the Holy See.

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