Rich Leonardi is reporting that my hometown diocese of Cincinnati is, for the first time, investigating a possible miracle attributed to someone being considered for sainthood:
Tom Siemers’ doctor pulled him aside 20 years ago and told him he should be dead.
The doctor, a neurosurgeon, said every attempt he’d made to fix a massive hemorrhage in Siemers’ brain in 1989 had failed. Surgery. Drugs. Cutting-edge technology.
Nothing seemed to work.
Despite his grim prognosis, Siemers not only survived but fully recovered.
“So what happened?” Siemers asked.
The doctor just shook his head and pointed heavenward.
A team of investigators from the Catholic Church now is trying to determine whether divine intervention is indeed the most likely explanation for Siemers’ recovery from a ruptured aneurysm, which left him unconscious and near death for more than a month.
Siemers, the chairman of Franklin Savings, is the star witness in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati’s first-ever investigation into a possible miracle attributed to someone under consideration for sainthood.
The prospective saint is Blessed Sister Frances Schervier, founder of the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor and the person Siemers’ family credits for his survival.
Blessed Sisers Frances Schervier, pray for us!