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IWKnights Corner For August 9, 2020

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    • "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."

Over the next several weeks we will highlight some first-hand accounts of these favors."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.

'I was diagnosed with Stage IV head and neck cancer with a 50/50 chance of survival,' Hawarden said. 'My brother Knights and I prayed daily for the intercession of Venerable Father Michael J. McGivney, asking for the good father to intervene on my behalf, asking just to be able to survive.'

The prayers gave him confidence. 'I knew I was going to be okay prior to starting treatment,' he said.

After months of treatment, he got the 'all clear' last October.

'God is great,' Hawarden said. 'Prayers were answered.'

Rajan Arasaratnam was having trouble selling his townhouse in 2018. A move to a condominium was necessitated due to his wife’s health, but they had no takers, even after changing agents and dropping the listing price.

'The year 2019, we listed the house again,' said Arasaratnam, a member of St. Aidan’s Council 11332 in Scarborough, located 17 miles northeast of Toronto, Ontario.  Success still eluded them. Utterly frustrated, he turned to Father McGivney for his intervention.  The results astounded him.

'Trust me, the very next day, a lady came and offered our price, and the deal was closed in one week,' Arasaratnam said. 'Since then, I pray to Father McGivney daily, and I am receiving small mercies even now.'

Now settled in to his new home, Arasaratnam encourages others to take up devotion to Father McGivney to seek his intercession and advance his cause for canonization.

'Pray daily to Father McGivney, and keep the faith growing!' 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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