If you don’t ask for miracles, miracles won’t be granted.
At Palazzo Apostolico of Paolo Rodari there is a story that the present editor of the Vatican’s newspaper L’Osservatore Romano was healed when he was little through the intercession of St. Pius X.
Un direttore miracolato
25 May 2011
In a long interview on many subjects with Consulente Re – monthly online magazine of Gruppo RE, specialists in financial services for men and institutions of the Church, Gian Maria Vian, editor of L’Osservatore Romano, revealed: “I received a miracle from Pius X.
He says: “This is what my parents told me. In 1954, when I was just two years old, I was struck with a virtually lethal form of diphtheria: it was the vigil of the canonization of Pius X and I was recommended to him by a historian, a Spanish priest friend of my father, don Vincente Castell Maiques. Don Vincente celebrated Mass in St. Peter’s on the tomb of the Pope to whom my family, of Venetian origin, was very devoted. I recovered.”
I would put to you several points to consider, any of which might serve as a starting point for comments below:
- Saints are presented to us by Holy Mother Church for “the two I’s”: imitation and intercession.
- We are not alone: the Church Militant and the Church Triumphant are closely knit, interwoven in charity. We on earth must intercede for each other and believe and ask for the intercession of the saints.
- God makes use of the weak to demonstrate His might and love.
- If we do not believe in miracles, we do not ask for them. If we do not ask for them, they will not be granted.
- Our life of faith is noticed by non-believers and they are not unaffected.
- How often do you invoke the help of the saints and holy angels?
- God’s ways are not our ways.
- No one is too small to be an occasion of grace for others.
Do you have a pressing care? Ask the saints for help. Ask for help from those proposed for beatification of canonization.
You might try Ven. Pauline Jaricot.