3 year old boy miraculously saved
Posted 1/15/16 on the Official Luisa Piccarreta Website
A new testimony of healing attributed to Luisa “The Saint” was given during the Open Day, on June 14, 2015 and subsequently published by “Lo Stradone” newspaper from Corato. It is about a boy who was only 3 years old.
Who tells this poignant story is Mrs. C. R, the child’s mother.
We start by saying that the family in question is not from Corato. They live in their home town Ruvo of Puglia, not far from Corato, but where the name of Luisa Piccarreta, at the time of the events, was not yet widespread.
Everything started between 2006 and 2007: the child was diagnosed with a sarcoma in the head for which he underwent three surgeries at close range of each other.
Upon awakening after the third surgery, the child said he had dreamt an old and perfumed lady. The family immediately thought of the sorrowful Virgin, most likely because of the child’s health. Meanwhile, without their knowledge, some of their relatives began to entrust to the Little Daughter of the Divine Will their prayers.
After child’s dream there was that of a relative of theirs, the aunt of Mrs. C.’s husband: it was Luisa who said “it’s all good for the child.”
The reference was clear and the family decided to visit the house-museum of Luisa. My son was almost 4 years, and when he saw the picture of Luisa Piccarreta he immediately said to me:” ‘This is the lady I dreamed! “, Mrs. C. continues ” and from that moment we began to read up on Luisa … for me the book The 24 Hours of the Passion has become my creed. “
There was still no mention of full recovery, the disease was very aggressive, but within the family the confidence in Luisa and her intercession was growing.
A new sign that Luisa had not been inactive during those years was given in 2014, when the family was invited by some friends to lunch in the countryside. Here are the exact words that Mrs. C. granted to “Lo Stradone” newspaper: “After lunch we went for a walk and our friends led us to “the Holy “. I did not think in any way of Luisa. Along the way, we found ourselves on a path, while the children (my son and the children of our friends) proceeded on the sides, in the cornfields.
At a certain point my son, who was 11, left the group and going farther than the others, he arrived early at the place. When we arrived we found him at the foot of the big mulberry tree where Luisa loved to pray and where there was a small and faded picture of Luisa. He stayed there for a while, he looked me and my husband in the eyes, without saying word. His look said: “I found Luisa!”.
The reference area is “Torre Disperata”, the place where the family of Luisa moved from spring to autumn in order to cultivate the land.
Together with his friends, the child picked some flowers and placed them in front of the picture of Luisa as a token of his affection and gratitude, but on the way back, he complained to his parents about “the absence of an altar or a crucifix showing the sacredness of that place. “
Today that child is a boy of 12 years old, very discreet, who, aware of the grace he received, has been keeping for years a relic of Luisa, as a treasure, under his pillow, being careful to put it back there, at each change of sheets.
This new testimony could help, along with others already published on this website, to speed up the cause of Beatification of Luisa Piccarreta, but it is not for us to decide.
Here below what don Sergio Pellegrini, assistant ecclesiastical of the association “Luisa Piccarreta Little Children of the Divine Will” said in an interview, last November, to “Lo Stradone” newspaper: “However we would need before an opinion of a medical specialist, then with the consent of the Holy See, the Archbishop could proceed with the canonical process, just as it will happen, in an extraordinary way, for the case of Ms Margarita Chavez who told her testimony on the last day of the conference. The process will begin in Florida in late November and will end in mid-January. The procedure for registering a testimony is long and very complex. For the time being as regards the history of Mrs C., we register that there was a grace.”