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How God Raised A Dead Child Back To Life Through The Prayers Of St. Benedict 

How God Raised A Dead Child Back To Life Through The Prayers Of St. Benedict 


One day, while St. Benedict had gone out with his monks to work in the field, a country man carrying the corpse of his dead son came to the gate of the Abbey, lamenting the loss of his child: and inquiring for holy Benedict, they told him that he was abroad with his monks in the field. Down at the gate he laid the dead body, and with great sorrow of soul ran in haste to seek out the venerable father. At the same time, the man of God was returning homeward from work with his monks: whom so soon as he saw, he [the country man] began to cry out: “Give me my son, give me my son!”
The man of God, amazed at these words, stood still, and said: “What, have I taken away your son?” “No, no,” said the sorrowful father, “but he is dead, come for Christ Jesus’ sake and restore him to life.”

The servant of God, hearing him speak in that manner, and seeing his monks upon compassion to solicit the poor man, with great sorrow of mind he said: “Away, my good brethren, away such miracles are not for us to work, but for the blessed Apostles: why will you lay such a burthen upon me, as my weakness cannot bear?” But the poor man, whom excessive grief enforced, would not give over his petition, but swore that he would never depart, except he did raise up his son.

“Where is he, then?” said the saint. He answered that his body lay at the gate of the Abbey to which place when the man of God came with his monks, he kneeled down and lay upon the body of the little child, and rising, he held up his hands towards heaven, and said: “Behold not, O Lord, my sins, but the faith of this man, that desires to have his son raised to life, and restore that soul to the body, which thou hast taken away.”

He had scarcely spoken these words, and behold the soul returned back again, and there with the child’s body began to tremble in such sort that all which were present did behold it in strange manner to pant and shake. Then he took the child by his hand and gave him to his father, alive and in health. Certain that this miracle was not by his own power, he prostrated upon the ground and prayed so earnestly.

-St. Benedict, Pray For Us! 

Raised From The Dead – How St. John Bosco Saved A Teenage Boy From Hell

Raised From The Dead – How St. John Bosco Saved A Teenage Boy From Hell


Saint John Bosco Saves Boy From Hell.

The usual snare with which the devil catches the young is to fill them with shame when they are about to confess their sins. When he pushes them to commit sins, he removes all shame, as if there were nothing wrong with it, but when they are going to confession, he returns that shame magnified and tries to convince them that the priest will be shocked by their sins and will no longer think well of them. Thus the devil tries to drive souls to the brink of eternal damnation. Oh, how many lads does Satan steal from God. (St. John Bosco).

If you prosper while in a state of mortal sin you are NOT BLESSED BY GOD, You have separated yourself from God. As God the Father revealed to St. Catherine of Siena, if a person in a state of mortal sin prospers materially on earth from their effort, He will allow it because He is just. And Satan will leave the soul in relative peace fearing that if he disturbs the spiritual slumber of the person they might repent and turn to God. The Evil One sits back and waits for the death of the person then claims his prize, their soul. God is merciful…when we repent.

‘We should all realize that no matter where or how a man dies, if he is in the state of mortal sin and does not repent, when he could have done so and did not, the Devil tears his soul from his body with such anguish and distress that only a person who has experienced it can appreciate it.’

-St. Francis of Assisi.

Raised from the Dead by St. Bosco

A fifteen year old boy in Turin was about to die. He called for Don Bosco, but the saint was not able to make it in time. Another priest heard the boy’s confession and the boy died. When Don Bosco returned to Turin, he set out at once to see the boy. When told that the boy was dead, he insisted that it was “just a misunderstanding.” After a moment of prayer in the room of the dead child, Don Bosco suddenly cried out: “Charles! Rise!” To the utter amazement of all present, the boy stirred, opened his eyes, and sat up. Seeing Don Bosco, his eyes lit up.

“Father, I should now be in Hell!” gasped the boy. “Two weeks ago I was with a bad companion who led me into sin and at my last confession, I was afraid to tell everything . . . Oh, I’ve just come out of a horrible dream! I dreamt I was standing on the edge of a huge furnace surrounded by a horde of devils. They were about to throw me into the flames when a beautiful Lady appeared and stopped them. ‘There’s still hope for you, Charles,’ she told me. ‘You have not yet been judged!’ At that moment I heard you calling me. Oh, Don Bosco! What a joy to see you again! Will you please hear my confession?”

After hearing the boy’s confession, Don Bosco said to the boy, “Charles, now that the gates of Heaven lie wide open for you, would you rather go there or stay here with us?” The boy looked away for a moment and his eyes grew moist with tears. An expectant hush fell over the room. “Don Bosco“, he said at last, “I’d rather go to Heaven.” The mourners watched in amazement as Charles leaned back on the pillows, closed his eyes, and settled once more into the stillness of death.

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