Blue Mountains woman Mary's first miracle

16/10/2010

Blessed Mary MacKillop.
Blessed Mary MacKillop.

A woman living in the Blue Mountains in the Catholic Diocese of Parramatta has been revealed as the person the Vatican says was cured by Mary MacKillop's first miracle.

CathNews has reported on today's Sydney Morning Herald's exclusive revelation that 72-year-old Veronica Hopson's complete recovery from acute myeloblastic leukaemia - without scientific explanation and through prayers to Mary MacKillop - was the miracle accepted by the Vatican in 1993 which led to Mary's beatification in 1995.

Diagnosed in 1961, Mrs Hopson (then aged 23) was given weeks to live. Next week, Mrs Hopson will celebrate her 73rd birthday.

Go to CathNews' full report of The Herald's revelation

Related:

Mary's first miracle on 7's Sunday Night


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