ďOur Lord and the Blessed Mother
gave our family such a grace and loveĒ
My name is Elizabeth Chun in
Pusan, Korea. I first visited Naju on the First Saturday in January 1992.
I had been a lukewarm Catholic, attending Mass only on Sundays. I had been
living in sins, hating my husband. While I was praying in the Blessed
Motherís House in Naju, I suddenly began remembering my past vividly as
if I were watching a movie, and began weeping. I prayed, "Mother, I
am sorry. It has all been my fault. Forgive this sinner and help me love
my husband." At that moment, I smelled a strong fragrance of roses.
The fragrance followed me wherever I went. I continued smelling it in the
bathroom, in the car on the highway, and even at home in Pusan.
Since then, there have been many changes in my family.
We were so poor that it was difficult for us to meet our childrenís
education expenses. But my husband got a new, better-paying job. A friend
of my husband noticed something was wrong about my husbandís neck and
pressed him to visit a doctor. The doctor examined him and said that an
inflammation of the thyroid glands had been neglected for so long that it
even penetrated the bones in his neck and that surgery was necessary. My
husband and I set the date for the surgery and were coming home. On the
way, both of us smelled a strong fragrance of roses three times. On the
day of the surgery, while I was praying the rosary outside the surgery
room, I again smelled the fragrance of roses which was filling the hallway
in the hospital. My husband was supposed to stay in the hospital for two
weeks, but he recovered quickly and was dismissed in six days.
Afterwards, my whole family visited the Blessed Motherís
House in Naju. Through the Blessed Motherís love and grace, my husband
and two daughters received instructions and were baptized and confirmed.
We had lived in a rented room, but now we own a small apartment.
Also, my father-in-law had a major surgery because of
his stomach cancer. Large portions of his stomach and esophagus had to be
removed. Despite his age (70), the surgery was successful through the
Blessed Motherís help. He continued improving and did not have to
receive radiation treatment even once. He had always been against the
Catholic Faith. I prayed hard during his surgery. After the surgery, I
gave him the miraculous water from Naju without telling him about it. He
He became ill again in February 2000, unable to eat or
even drink anything. He was hospitalized and got intravenous injections
for about 20 days. I went to Naju on the First Saturday in March and
prayed, "Mother, help my father-in-law receive the Sacrament of
Baptism. Open his heart, please." Afterwards, he changed his mind and
began trusting the Blessed Mother. After I explained about the water from
Naju, he drank it. This water was the first thing that he drank in twenty
Later, he was able to eat some soup and agreed to be
baptized. Both he and my mother-in-law promised to attend the instruction
classes. He now places the Crucifix, which he had hated so much, on his
pillow and always has a rosary in his hand. He also wears a scapular
around his neck and becomes overjoyed when I bring more water from Naju.
He listens to recordings of hymns and Scripture readings. He says,
"One must empty his heart." He has really changed.
I am deeply grateful to Our Lord and the Blessed Mother
who gave our family such a great grace and love. I wish the Lordís peace
to all who read my poorly-written testimony.
April 2, 2000
óFrom Maryís Touch, May 2000