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IWKnights Corner For August 16, 2020

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Father Michael J. McGivney

    • As we stated last weekend it was the miraculous cure of an unborn child from a life-threatening condition that cleared the way for - the founder of the Knights of Columbus - Father Michael J. McGivney’s  beatification this October.  The following is another first-hand account regarding the result of a prayerful request for favors through an intercession by Father Michael McGivney. "John Palmieri, a past grand knight of Father James F. Donaher Council 3733 in North Haven, Conn., was admitted to Backus Hospital in April and diagnosed with COVID-19.  At high risk due to factors including age, diabetes and a triple heart bypass, his situation was so critical that he was placed on a ventilator and put in a medically induced coma.'I was told by a doctor that the chances for my recovery were less than 1 percent,' Palmieri said.

      Three days later, his wife, Alana — who also contracted COVID-19 and was then in the recovery ward of the same hospital — was informed by a nurse that his condition had worsened.

      'Alana had been praying and continued to pray to Father McGivney for my recovery,' Palmieri said. 'One night, two nurses brought my wife down to the ICU floor to say goodbye to me.  They didn’t think I was going to make it through the night.  She refused to say goodbye and sat there, holding my hand and praying to Father McGivney.'

      Another doctor even called their son to ask whether he had power of attorney since they thought Palmieri was near death.  Yet Palmieri rallied and survived.  After 10 days on a ventilator and 18 days in the hospital, he was discharged on May 12.  He is still on the mend, but he feels he is improving.

      '“I firmly believe it was by Father McGivney's intercession that I am alive,' he said.

      Palmieri, who resides just a few miles from where Father McGivney founded the Order, also finds his beatification meaningful.  'To know that someone who walked and talked so close to where we live and has the chance to become a saint is a blessing,' he said '

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Links Related to this week’s column:

With Father McGivney, favors abound
Devotees testify to his powerful intercession.
By Gerald Korson, a veteran Catholic journalist, is a Knights of Columbus member in Indiana (7/31/2020)
It was the miraculous cure of an unborn child from a life-threatening condition that cleared the way for Father Michael J. McGivney’s beatification this October, but countless others who have sought his intercession attest that he has granted them favors as well.

Among those favors reported to the Father McGivney Guild comes one from Jeffrey Hawarden, a current district deputy and past grand knight of St. Theresa’s Council 14615 in Little Egg Harbor, N.J., who said he survived a serious form of cancer last year due to the Knights of Columbus founder’s intercession.........

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Prayer for Protection in Time of Pandemic
A Novena which seeks Our Lady’s Intercession for Protection in Time of Pandemic
By His Holiness, Pope Francis (3/2020)
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