Written by Sherry
Saturday, 23 April 2011 14:23
A great Easter story.
The Vatican is investigating the possibility that the intercession of Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha is responsible for the astonishing recover of a boy in Washington State.
In the last minute of the last game of his 2006 season, Jake cut his lip.
"I fell down and hit my lip on the base of the basketball hoop," he says.
A flesh-eating bacteria raced through his lip and devoured his face. Now 11 years old, Jake recalls the day he he died.
"I went and saw God up in heaven, and it was so beautiful I asked if I could stay. And he refused to let me stay - said my family needed me here on earth," Jake remembers.
His mother, Elsa Finkbonner, says, "That was his day in heaven, our day in hell."
Surgeons couldn't stay ahead of the fast-spreading infection.
"It got to the point where we called in a priest to give his last rites," says Jake's mother.
Here's the rest of the story. H/T Eryn Huntington
One of the joys of living just above Magnuson Park in Seattle was being to walk there in the early morning and watch the sun rise over Mt. Rainier and Lake Washington. And to see the large house on the hill above where St. Francis Cabrini had worked one of the miracles used in her canonization process.