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Subject: Vatican recognized miracles
Category: Relationships and Society > Religion
Asked by: joecousins-ga
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Posted: 13 Nov 2005 11:56 PST
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Question ID: 592525
Can you provide me with a list of Vatican recognized miracles?

Request for Question Clarification by pafalafa-ga on 14 Nov 2005 18:04 PST

The Wikipedia entry under "Miracle"

states very definitively (and annoyingly) that:

"...The Vatican records some 12,756+ events that it regards as miracles."

but they don't give a source for this number.

Perhaps someone can track it down.

There is no answer at this time.

Subject: Re: Vatican recognized miracles
From: yasosmom-ga on 13 Nov 2005 18:43 PST
Unfortunately, this is probably a question that can never be answered
with any certainty. With 2,000 years of history and questionable
record keeping of the early church, it is very likely that the even a
visit to the Vatican and time in the Secret Archives couldn't answer
your question. Another consideration is the way the definition of
"miracle" has evolved over 2,000 years.

It might be more feasible to look for a list of miracles recognized by
the MODERN Church.
Subject: Re: Vatican recognized miracles
From: joecousins-ga on 14 Nov 2005 16:41 PST
Okay, where can I find a list of miracles recognized by the MODERN church?
Subject: Re: Vatican recognized miracles
From: myoarin-ga on 14 Nov 2005 17:55 PST
Here are a couple of sites than can start the search:

The last site explains canonization, mentioning that the at least one
miracle must be attributed to the person.  One of the other sites
reports that 66 miracles have been attributed to Lourdes (out of 6,000
plus claimed healings, a figure I recently read, another site said 67
out of 7000).

Here is a site of books on the subject:

Here is another on the general subject:

Miracles are not just miraculous healings, of course, but also
apparitions and miracles of the Eucharisty, stigmata, and probably
other events like saints' bodies not decomposing, etc.

Hope this is of some help.
Subject: Re: Vatican recognized miracles
From: joecousins-ga on 14 Nov 2005 18:59 PST
$2.50 for a reference to Wikipedia? I found that weeks ago. What does
it cost to get this?
Subject: Re: Vatican recognized miracles
From: pafalafa-ga on 14 Nov 2005 19:02 PST

Even though a reference to the right article in Wikipedia can be
well-worth $2.50, rest assured you haven't yet been charged for an
answer to your question, because no answer has yet been posted.

I'm sorry if my remarks in the Clarification area caused any confusion about this.


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