Here is a great story of a Australian woman who was healed of cancer through the prayers of Bl. Mary MacKillop, who is soon to become Australia’s first canonized saint:
Kathleen Evans, a mother of five and grandmother of 20, is from Windale near Lake Macquarie in the southeast Australian state of New South Wales.
She was diagnosed with lung cancer in 1995, at the age of 49.
“My youngest was only 13,” Evans said, according to the Archdiocese of Sydney.
At first her surgeon thought he could add five or six years to her life by removing her right lung. This would be enough to see her son through high school.
However, Evans’ cancer was particularly virulent and spread fast into her glandular system and the base of her brain.
This barred any possibility of surgery and chemotherapy was ruled out because the cancer was too advanced. Evans was told radiation would only treat the side effects of the aggressive disease and would add only a few weeks to her life, the Archdiocese of Sydney reported…
She then turned to prayer.
“My husband Barry and I were devout churchgoers but I wouldn’t say I spent my life on my knees,” Evans explained.
A friend gave her a picture of Bl. Mary MacKillop and attached to the back was a relic, a small piece of Mary’s clothing, the Archdiocese of Sydney says.
“I wore this relic on my nightie and later on my clothing. It never left me,” Evans reported.
She also distributed to her friends and family prayer cards from the Sisters of St. Joseph in North Sydney.
“We asked them to pray the same prayer, asking Mary to pray with us to God for nine days on my behalf,” she said.
Evans suddenly and unexpectedly began to improve. Instead of becoming weaker and frailer, her color began to return and she began to feel better.
“Every day I thought I was going to lose her, and when she started getting better, well it just blew me apart!” said Barry, her husband.
Ten months after her initial diagnosis, a series of X-rays and scans showed scar tissue on her lungs and brain where the cancer had been, but there was no sign of the disease.
“They asked to do a second series of tests. They couldn’t believe there could be nothing there,” she explained.
There was no scientific explanation for the disappearance of the cancer. Almost 15 years after its disappearance, Evans is fit and healthy and has not suffered any recurrence, the Archdiocese of Sydney reports.
This is something the materialists and atheists simply can’t explain. They want to reduce our world to only those things we can physically study. But our world is so much more than that, as this story shows.
Bl. Mary MacKillop, pray for us!