In 1989, after seventeen years of debilitating illness, Marion Carroll was a human wreck. She could not walk; her muscles were wasted; she was blind in one eye and had only partial sight in the other.
She had lost control of her bladder; the muscles of her throat and her speech were severely affected; and she had a hiatus hernia, thyroid trouble and epilepsy. That September, against all medical advice, Marion attended the Anointing of the Sick in the Basilica of the shrine of Knock.
When Mass was over, she stepped, free of pain, from her stretcher – and walked. Today Marion, with her strong, simple faith, is a source of light and life for thousands of others. Her universal message unmasks fear and proclaims the triumph of love and the victory of the human God. Her story is a message of hope.
Author: John Scally.