Angel I Never Knew

We never know how God will use us to touch and heal others...
by Father Nathan Miller | Source:
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Eduardo Verástegui, while his most recent film —For Greater Glory— was debuting in Mexico, was touring Rome with a group of his friends.

   In Eduardo’s own words: “There is nothing greater in the whole world than the Blessed Eucharist.… Without the Eucharist we are nothing.” I met this special group of pilgrims at St. Peter’s Basilica early in the morning and we squeezed tightly into a crypt chapel. It was a grace for me to be able to celebrate the Mass for a man, not only of great fame, but also of great faith.

   Later that day is when the miracle took place.
It happened when one of the American actors and his father got on their knees and headed up the Holy Stairs. The family had suffered the loss of a child years ago, and it seemed the wound has still not completely healed. Halfway up, knees hurting, suddenly the father experienced a spiritual lifting of his soul. Surroundings began to fade away, and he felt as if he were about to float away. In the same moment he grabbed his son’s hand and shared with him the feeling of a real, strong present of his miscarried child and sibling. Wow! But it didn’t end there…

   Later that evening, we humbly invited the group to dine at our seminary in Rome. After the meal, a seminarian shared his talent on the guitar with us. And providentially, among those he played, was this song that I share with you here.

   Through the generosity of Eduardo and the grace of God, this family was touched, healed and brought to tears.

   We ourselves never know how God will use us, but he can only do so if we give him our hands and hearts and… like in this case, also our voices. Enjoy!

   And may God bepraised that among us today, miracles still happen!

Fr. Nathan is editor of

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