“IF THE DOCTOR COULD NOT SEE ANY HOPE, THE BLESSED MOTHER
950 Dokok-dong, Kangnam-ku
February 3, 2002
In early 2000,
my husband was showing severe symptoms of psoriasis on his legs and asked
me to apply some ointment to the affected areas.
I was surprised to see large areas on his legs turned reddish and
scaly. I said, “Oh, my
goodness! For skin diseases,
the water from the Blessed Mother’s spring in Naju is the best,”
and, instead of applying the ointment, poured some of the water from Naju
on his legs. Several days
later, I asked him, “Honey, what happened to your skin problem?”
When I looked, I saw that his legs were completely healthy and
clean. We were overjoyed and
thanked the Blessed Mother of Naju.
year, on June 30, 2000, I went to Naju to participate in the overnight
prayer meeting commemorating the 15th anniversary of the
Blessed Mother’s first weeping tears.
There were many pilgrims from not only inside Korea but also many
other countries. After the
overnight prayer meeting and several hours of rest, pilgrims went to the
Blessed Mother’s mountain in the afternoon of July 1.
When we were praying the rosary together, alternating between
English and Korean, I felt like being in Heaven already.
From the Blessed Mother’s spring and all over the mountain, we
smelled an unusually strong fragrance of roses.
All the pilgrims were overjoyed, some saying, “Oh, the
fragrance of roses! Oh, my!
Smell this fragrance!” Fr.
Francis Su from Malaysia joined us at about 3 p.m.
We also saw
unusual sun phenomena. The
sun became like the Eucharist and rotated, radiating lights of different
colors. Clouds also reflected
those colors. The whole sky
over the mountain was beautifully decorated with different colors.
Then, a yellow, Eucharist-like image appeared on the Blessed
Mother’s statue on the mountain. The
whole mountain seemed to have been dyed in yellow.
Fr. Su blessed
the water from the Blessed Mother’s spring, and pilgrims happily drank
it. Because the fragrance of
roses from the water was so intense, I thought that my son could be cured
of the cancer in his thymus gland if he drank this water.
I became more and more convinced that he would be healed.
But I did not have any bottle to carry the water home with.
Then, I saw a lady with a small bottle, and asked her if she could
give it to me for my son with a cancer.
She gave it to me gladly. Thus,
I was able to bring some water home for my son.
My son was
diagnosed with a cancer in his thymus gland when he was in the ninth
grade. He had surgery, but
the cancer was found again seven years later.
He was operated on again in April 1999.
However, the cancer reappeared again four months later, and he had
to be hospitalized once every month for anti-cancer treatment for the next
18 months. However, the
cancer continued progressing, becoming more malignant.
The doctor eventually said that he could not promise any
improvement. He meant that
there was no hope of healing. He
meant that he was giving up.
I did not give
up, however. I thought that,
even if the doctor could not see any hope, the Blessed Mother certainly
would. When I opened the
bottle containing the water from the Blessed Mother’s spring in Naju, we
were overwhelmed by an extremely intense fragrance of roses.
I meditated, “The Lord said that the hour had not yet come ,
but He turned water into wine at His Mother’s request.
I firmly believe that the Lord will likewise heal my son with this
water of grace, which is giving off the fragrance of roses.”
I believed that my son would be cured, and prayed like Julia,
entrusting everything to the Lord, “Lord, we are Yours, if we live;
and we are Yours, if we die. Let
Your Will be done.” While praying, I fed the water to my son a little at a time.
Also, I consecrated my son and myself to the Lord and the Blessed
Mother, and experienced a deep feeling of peace in my heart.
I continued feeding him the water from Naju for the next several
Then, I took my
son to the hospital. After
examining him, the doctor was totally amazed and puzzled, saying, “I
did not imagine that he could improve this much.
What happened?” While
wondering, he also expressed joy.
My son had been
in a totally desperate situation because of the recurring and worsening
cancer, but has been completely healed by the graces from the Blessed
Mother of Naju. He is now
completely healthy and is leading a normal life, giving thanks to the
Blessed Mother of Naju every day.
Mother, thank You so much! Glory