July 11, 2020

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Fr. McGivney inspires Outreach Programs in Bohol -

Monday, January 8, 2018

Remembering Father McGivney 127 years later -

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Father McGivney Office – PH visits hospitals in Manila -

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Cause of Venerable Fr. McGivney introduced among Singles for Christ members -

Monday, April 17, 2017

Parish promotions of the Cause of K of C founder begins -

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Father McGivney Office – Philippines supports #ActPH -

Thursday, April 6, 2017

The K of C as agents of communion -

Monday, April 3, 2017

What Makes A Miracle? -

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Remembering the Saints and our departed loved ones -

Monday, November 7, 2016

Supreme Knight’s Report Highlights Order’s Charity -

Monday, August 15, 2016

Filipino youth promote Fr. McGivney’s sainthood bid during WYD in Poland -

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Father McGivney’s Cause promoted at the 51st IEC -

Monday, February 1, 2016

Knights support Eucharistic congress in the Philippines -

Monday, January 25, 2016

Fr. McGivney’s Cause promoted over Catholic Radio -

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Knights of Columbus Priest-Scholars vow to promote Cause of Fr. McGivney -

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Father McGivney feeding program for the poor kicks-off -

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Working Toward Recovery -

Friday, September 5, 2014

The story of Father McGivney, extraordinary priest -

Friday, August 29, 2014

Rebuilding lives in typhoon-hit Central Philippines -

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Prayer for the Canonization of Fr. McGivney to be recited as the opening prayer in all council meetings and activities in Luzon State -

Monday, May 12, 2014

In Search of a Miracle

When I give talks about the Cause of Father McGivney, I usually explain the stage we are in with the following words:

“Father McGivney holds the title of Venerable, which means the Holy Father has issued a decree recognizing his heroic virtues, that he lived a life of exceptional virtue and holiness under often difficult and challenging conditions in the world. This is as far as human effort can take him – we have written the religious biography of his life – called the positio – scoured all public documents and private correspondence that would shed light on his life, and gathered the testimony of dozens of witnesses who were familiar with his life and reputation. All this “evidence” gave witness to his sanctity of life and heroic virtue.

Now the Church, in her wisdom, seeks ratification from God himself that this Venerable Servant of God is indeed among the blessed in heaven. The Church requires a miracle, something which only God can perform, through the intercession of Father McGivney, in order for him to advance to beatification. Then, after beatification, the Church requires another miracle for him to be canonized as a saint for the whole Church.

“This is why it is so important for every Knight of Columbus and his family members to pray to Father McGivney, daily even, and especially in times of extreme need, such as an illness or severe calamity. If these prayers are answered in a supernatural way, then the McGivney Office must be alerted, and the Postulator will begin to investigate the incident to see if it meets the high standards for a miracle that is set by the Vatican.”

Prayer, and invoking the intercession of Father McGivney, are the keys. Pray! Pray! Pray!

People often ask what qualifies as a miracle. Does it have to like the wonders of Jesus such as a lame man walking, a blind man seeing or a woman healed instantly of a hemorrhage?

Well, certainly, reports of incidents like those would be welcome and brought immediately to the Vatican for investigation. But miraculous events need not be instantaneous – healing can be gradual but steady, but must be without significant medical intervention. There are also cases of people being preserved from harm, such as surviving a life-threatening accident or fall.

The range of possibilities for miracles is wide, so if you think something unusual or inexplicable occurred through the intercession of Father McGivney, it is best to simply notify the Father McGivney Office with the contact information found on this page. I will study the information and relay it to the Postulator, who will then decide if the incident should be investigated as a possible miracle.

So you are the key to Father McGivney’s beatification. We can’t find a miracle unless it is reported to us. It all begins with prayer.

“Venerable Michael McGivney, pray for us!”

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