St. John Paul II's 'miracle’ woman in Poland
PR dla Zagranicy
Floribeth Mora Diaz, whose recovery from a serious brain condition was declared by the Vatican as a miracle attributed to the Polish Pope, has begun a seven-week tour of Poland.
Floribeth Mora Diaz (L) of Costa Rica signs visitors' book at family hme of John Paul II in Wadowice on 4 May: photo - PAP / Stanislaw Rozpędzik
Accompanied by her husband and two sons, Floribeth Mora Diaz from Costa Rica is visiting forty towns and localities, including the Pope’s birthplace of Wadowice, the Sanctuary of Divine Mercy in Łagiewniki near Kraków and Warsaw.
The 'miracle' led to the canonization of John Paul II on 27 April.
Fifty year-old Floribeth Mora Diaz says she prayed for the pope’s intercession from her hospital bed on the day of John Paul II's beatification, the first step to sainthood, three years ago.
"I am grateful for God whose greatness changed my life and I want to bring the message about Him to the entire world," she told the Catholic Informational Agency, adding that contacts with the media is the most effective way of carrying the message of hope and faith.
Her husband Edwin said that they are now on a ‘mission’ from God to bear witness to the miracle.
Recalling her recovery, Floribeth Mora Diar said: "I had the left side of my body paralysed and I could not move. I was then examined by many doctors and neurologists who confirmed that my brain had no damage and that my cerebral arteries were free of the clot".
She is planning to write a book this year describing her experience, which is to be published simultaneously in Spanish, Italian and Polish. (mk/pg)