A Miracle in Colwich, Kansas?
I read the amazing story of this “miracle” in this past Sunday’s Wichita Eagle (the newspaper edition), but had planned to wait on reporting about it after the Vatican investigation; however, since it is already circulating around the Internet, I’ll go ahead and share what I know at this point in time.
I invite my readers from the Diocese of Wichita — particularly those from Colwich — who are more familiar with the details of this “miracle” story to share their reactions in the comment section below.
To those of you who are not familiar with this area, Colwich is a wonderful small town — a farming community — not far from Wichita (19 miles) with many fervent Catholics. Some of my favorite people live there.
Via The Wichita Eagle:
People in Colwich like to touch Chase Kear’s arm or his shoulder with their fingers. Or they hug him. “Miracle Man,” they say. “Let me touch the miracle.” With anybody else in Colwich, this would be just talk. But it’s not just talk to the Vatican.
<p style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">Prompted in part by what the Kear family has said publicly, and partly by a preliminary investigation begun by the Catholic Diocese of Wichita, a Vatican investigator named Andrea Ambrosi will arrive from Italy in Wichita on Friday.</p> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">He will investigate on behalf of the church in Rome whether 20-year-old Chase Kear's survival qualifies as a miracle; whether he survived a severe head injury last year in part because his family and hundreds of friends successfully prayed thousands of prayers to the soul of Father Emil Kapaun, a U.S. Army chaplain from Pilsen, Kan., who died a hero in the Korean War. </span><a href="http://www.kansas.com/194/story/861812.html?storylink=omni_popular">Go here to read the rest.</a></p><p style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">My husband and I pray to Fr. Kaupan daily as do other Kansans for their special intentions. You can learn more about him<a href="http://catholicfire.blogspot.com/2008/06/father-emil-kapauns-cause-for-sainthood.html"> here</a> and<a href="http://catholicfire.blogspot.com/2007/05/servant-of-god-father-emil-kaupan.html"> here.</a> Let's continue to pray for his canonization.</p><p style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">For more information: