Paris, France, Jan 20, 2011 / 15:06 pm
The French religious sister, Marie Simon Pierre, has revealed new details about the miracle that paved the way for John Paul II’s May 1 beatification.
Sister Marie spoke Jan. 14 with both the French television network KTOtv and the Italian network RAI. She recalled that the miracle took place June 2, 2005. “That morning,” she said, “I was totally disabled and could no longer go on.”
The sister said that she thought about calling the superior of her community “to resign from my job at the maternity ward,” where she managed a number of staff members. “I felt so terrible and said to myself: I need to stop and resign from serving.”
Sister Marie’s request to step down was gently declined. Her superior invited Sr. Marie to instead ask John Paul II's intercession for a cure.