Jul 2, 2010
Ficocelli, Elizabeth. Charlotte, N.C.: St. Benedict Press, April 2010. ISBN 978-1935302-31-5. $12.95.
This book is very inspiring and a worthy teaching tool about the Catholic faith. In it, Elizabeth Ficocelli presents some of those old-time miracles and fascinating wonders which in fact are timeless. She covers miracles from all over the world and from various time periods of the Church’s history.
Ficocelli divides her book into different miracle types: Eucharistic miracles, the stigmata, incorrupt bodies, levitation, apparitions and visions, weeping images and statues, and a conclusion. She always refers to the authority of the Catholic Church to decide what is authentic or not.
For example, if a “miracle” is contrary to the Bible or Church teachings it is not a true “miracle” from God. Rather, it isfrom the evil one or from some other source. That is why those involved in the “miracle” must be in line with the Bible and Church teachings.