French nun who says she was cured of Parkinson's after she and her
community prayed for the intercession of the late Pope John Paul II,
will be in Rome on Monday, the Associated Press has reported.
Ceremonies will be held April 2 to mark the second anniversary of the pontiff's death and the closure of a Church investigation into his life and virtues.
The nun’s inexplicable cure from Parkinson's disease is likely to be accepted as the miracle needed to declare the beloved Pope “Blessed.”
It is unclear about whether she will ever come forward publicly. Currently, the nun remains anonymous, however, it is expected that her diocese and community will be announced on Sunday by her bishop, reported the AP.
The following day, the bishop will forward the documentation on the alleged miracle to the Vatican's Congregation for the Causes of Saints, which will then convene a panel of medical and theological experts to study it.
The nun shared her experience in an article she wrote for "Totus Tuus," the official magazine of John Paul's beatification case. In it, she wrote of being diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in June 2001, that she had a strong spiritual affinity for John Paul because he too suffered from the disease. She said her symptoms had worsened in the weeks after the pontiff's death on April 2, 2005.
The nuns of her community prayed for her, and exactly two months after John Paul's death, she awoke in the middle of the night cured, she wrote.
Msgr. Slawomir Oder, the Polish prelate who is the postulator for John Paul's beatification cause, announced last year that the case of the French nun was the most compelling he had found.