‘Miracle’ woman whose recovery sealed Pope John Paul II’s sainthood is now a celebrity

Posted: April 23, 2014 in Uncategorized
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Floribeth Mora, the Costa Rican woman whose inexplicable curing of her medical condition has been attributed to a miracle by Pope John Paul II, shows a magazine of John Paul during a news conference.

 

Floribeth Mora claims her inoperable brain aneurysm disappeared after Pope John Paul II intervened. The Costa Rican woman says she heard a photo of the former pontiff saying ‘Don’t be afraid.’

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 11:22 AM

TRES RIOS, Costa Rica — On a warm spring day, Floribeth Mora was in her bed waiting to die from a seemingly inoperable brain aneurysm when her gaze fell upon a photograph of Pope John Paul II in a newspaper.

“Stand up,” Mora recalls the image of the pope saying to her. “Don’t be afraid.”

Mora, her doctors and the Catholic Church say her aneurysm disappeared that day in a miracle that cleared the way for the late pope to be declared a saint on April 27 in a ceremony at the Vatican where Mora will be a guest of honor.

For Mora, the church-certified miracle was only the start of her metamorphosis from an ill and desperate woman into an adored symbol of faith for thousands of Costa Ricans and Catholics around the world.

Mora, 50, has been greeting a stream of local and international visitors in her modest home in a middle-class neighborhood outside the Costa Rican capital, and accepts invitations to as many as four Masses a day. The faithful have given her so many letters to deliver to current pontiff Pope Francis that she has had to buy an extra suitcase.

Mora has suspended her late-in-life law studies and much of her work for her family security business to dedicate herself full-time to her role as a symbol of faith for many in Costa Rica.

“With all of this going on I appreciate having my own business, because if I had a boss, they would have already fired me for missing so much work,” she joked.

She says she ignores skeptics who doubt she was really healed.

“Everyone can think what they want,” she told The Associated Press during a visit to her home. “What I know is that I am healthy.”

Mora was diagnosed with a brain aneurysm and sent home to rest and take pain medication in April 2011 after doctors said the problem was inoperable. Mora, who thought she was simply returning home to await death, looked at the image of John Paul on May 1, the day of John Paul’s beatification six years after his death.

Then, she says, it spoke to her.

She surprised her family by walking around, and, after her doctors declared her healed, word spread quickly to the local church, and from there to the Vatican.

Today, Mora says speaking about her experience has become her calling.

“I’ve got so much to do that I’m going to dedicate myself above all to telling the world the story of God’s greatness and what it’s done for me,” she said.

She says people sometimes ask whether the experience was somehow imagined, or the result of mental illness.

“I have no reason to doubt what I am. I am healthy and that’s the most important thing,” said Mora, the daughter of a shoemaker and a seamstress, born in a tough neighborhood south of San Jose.

Grandchildren run through the narrow halls of the home she shares with her husband, a retired police officer. Images of John Paul, the infant Jesus and the Virgin Mary look down from the walls of virtually every room.

The back garden smells of the oregano and rosemary she grows for cooking, and is shared by a pair of roosters, three rabbits and some ducks. Her 15-year-old son, the youngest of three, tells her off occasionally for attending so many Masses.

“I have to be there,” she said.

Mora is often overwhelmed by the petitions for prayer the faithful ask her to take to Francis.

“I have to buy a special suitcase for those letters, because some of them are big packages,” she said. Mora said she is filled with excitement for meeting the pope, whom she admires for his humility and the changes he’s made in the church.

While she looks tired, she says she feels great, and none of the symptoms that she felt brought her to the brink of death three years ago have returned. She has no doubt that she owes her life to John Paul.

“It’s important for them to name him a saint, but for me he’s already a saint,” she said. “I never imagined I would become a part of all of this.” The Bible is very clear that Satan will be working his miracles here on earth He convinced: one-third of the angels (Revelation 12:3-9); Adam and Eve (Genesis 3); all but eight people in Noah’s day (1 Peter 3:20). He will make the lost feel saved (Matthew 7:21-23). Almost the entire world will follow him (Revelation 13:3). Few will be saved (Matthew 7:14; 22:14). Satan’s end-time deceptive power will be so great that almost the entire world will follow him. His deceptive power will be so great that our only safety will lie in refusing to go to see him (Matthew 24:23-26). If you absolutely refuse to look and listen, Jesus will protect you from deception (John 10:29). God’s word says that the dead know not anything ! The Bible Says After death a person: returns to dust (Psalms 104:29), knows nothing (Ecclesiastes 9:5), possesses no mental powers (Psalms 146:4), has nothing to do with anything on earth (Ecclesiastes 9:6), does not live (2 Kings 20:1), waits in the grave (Job 17:13), and continues not (Job 14:1, 2).  Satan invented the teaching that the dead are alive. Reincarnation, channeling, communication with spirits, spirit worship, and the “undying soul” are all inventions of Satan, with one aim to convince people that when you die you are not really dead. When people believe that the dead are alive, “spirits of devils, working miracles” (Revelation 16:14) and posing as spirits of the dead will be able to deceive and lead them astray virtually 100 percent of the time (Matthew 24:24). May the Lord help us  and study this very important subject please do it for yourself.

 

 

 

 

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