Skip to comments.Miracle man? Paralyzed priest, former Annapolis pastor, begins walking
Posted on 11/28/2011 4:48:36 PM PST by MDJohnPaul
When Redemptorist Father John Murray bashed his head against a railing after tripping along a New Jersey boardwalk 15 months ago, the consequences were devastating.
The former pastor of St. Mary in Annapolis and St. Wenceslaus in Baltimore suffered a broken neck that left him instantly paralyzed from the chest down. Rushed to a hospital, he underwent emergency spinal cord surgery and later began rehabilitation at a prominent New Jersey institute.
Doctors had little encouragement for the once-active priest who was known across the East Coast for his preaching abilities. The chances he would ever walk again were virtually zero.
When they said Id never be able to move again, they took away all hope, said Father Murray, a former columnist for The Catholic Review.
On Nov. 28, 2010 the Sunday after Thanksgiving Father Murray did something everyone said would be impossible. While living and undergoing rehabilitation at Stella Maris in Timonium, he moved his left leg ever so slightly, gently lifting his foot off the ground.
I was ecstatic, Father Murray recalled with a smile. Here I was about six weeks after they told me in New Jersey Id never move again and, lo and behold, I could move. Just the foot, but it kept going and going and going.
Today, Father Murray is completely mobile. Using a walker, he is able to walk on his own at his new residence at St. Clement Mission House in Ephrata, Pa.
Father Murray sees only one explanation for his renewed gift of independence: An encounter with the miraculous.
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I am not a doctor but here is my diagnosis: an extreme case of temporary paralysis.
leaving New Jersey apparently did wonders.
“I am not a doctor”
Well,,,, I am a Meta=Proctologist, and I ain’t gotta clue! See my “About” page.
Perhaps they told him that was the only way he would ever leave New jersey ...
Seriously ... I give thanks to God for his recovery.
If God wants you to walk again,you’re gonna walk.
BTTT for a wonderful story!
After a really crappy day, this story makes it all alright! God blessed this Father with a miracle. God is good.
That is truly a miracle of God!