On May 23, 1926, the beatification of the Venerable Joan Antide was being celebrated in St. Peter’s.
Sister Paola Alieri had been confined to a wheelchair for a severe heart failure for some time. The nuns were gathered in the chapel to give glory to God for their Foundress, the new Blessed. Suddenly, Sister Paola Alieri rises and leaves the wheelchair forever. Her very weak heart has convincingly resumed beating, full of tenderness and concern for the poor and the suffering.
The following year, Sister Cecilia Pastena was instantly cured of a severe ear infection, which was then incurable. She had entrusted her deafness to Blessed Joan Antide, in order to be able to listen to the voice of God and the voice of the last again.
Two miracles attested by the Vatican’s medical commission that led to the canonization of Mother Thouret.
Two miracles for which we also ask the intercession of Joan Antide Thouret: sensitive ears and a courageous heart.