Gifted U.S. Catholics Share Modern-Day Miracles of Healing and Hope in New Book



Today, I’m pleased to welcome a submission by Laura Wright, author of Chosen to Heal: Gifted Catholics Share Stories of God’s Miraculous Healing Power. LMH

ChosentoHealCoverIn the new book, Chosen to Heal: Gifted Catholics Share Stories of God’s Miraculous Healing Power readers learn that Jesus is still healing the sick and mending the brokenhearted in our world today.

Author Laura Wright, a former Catholic Standard journalist, focuses on the healing ministries of six gifted U.S. Catholics and their countless real stories of healed bodies and changed hearts.

Some of the people profiled include Stella Davis, a demon fighting grandmother; Tom Naemi, a Detroit mobster turned charismatic Catholic, and Father Richard McAlear a brown-eyed priest whose eyes mysteriously appear blue to many of the people he prays over.

Powerful testimonies of cancer cured, anxiety relieved, belief restored and much more fill the pages of “Chosen to Heal” and inspire readers to move past their doubts and seek their own miracle.

A priest profiled in the book, Father Richard McAlear, says some believers suffer from “Catholic Schizophrenia” — they accept their suffering, but only ask the doctor for healing, not God.

“Yes, you should united your suffering to Christ on the Cross, but also ask for healing,” he said.

Many, if not most, of the stories in “Chosen to Heal” involve the healing of children and mothers. Maria Teresa Garza, a wife and mother of two young children, suffered from painful and progressive ovarian cancer but was instantly cured after the prayers of God’s servant, Domingo Setien.

Readers will also hear the story of a baby born with a life-threatening heart condition who made a dramatic recovery after Father Dan Leary prayerfully placed the Eucharist near her heart.

Reader and Reviewer Alice Berger said, “It’s easy to look around at our broken and hurting society and doubt that God is still active among his people, but seeing miracles such as the ones presented in this book reminds us He’s still very involved in our lives. Not only is He with us, but He cares enough about us to continue to provide us with many much-needed miracles. I highly recommend “Chosen to Heal” as a source of inspiration for God’s people today.”

The book is currently available at select Catholic bookstores, and

About the Author: Laura Wright lives in Poolesville, Md. with her husband Rob, and their three children. Before starting a family she worked as a reporter for the Catholic Standard newspaper in Washington, D.C. She enjoys writing and blogging about faith and family life at Visit Laura’s website for more information.

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Copyright 2014 Lisa M. Hendey




About Author

Lisa M. Hendey is the founder and editor of and the bestselling author of the Chime Travelers children's fiction series, The Grace of Yes, The Handbook for Catholic Moms and A Book of Saints for Catholic Moms. As a board member and frequent host on KNXT Catholic Television, Lisa has produced and hosted multiple programs and has appeared on EWTN and CatholicTV. Hendey hosted “Catholic Moments” on Radio Maria and is the technology contributor for EWTN’s SonRise Morning Show. Lisa's articles have appeared in Catholic Digest, National Catholic Register, and Our Sunday Visitor. Hendey travels internationally giving workshops on faith, family, and Catholic technology and communications topics. She was selected as an Elizabeth Egan Journalism Fellow, attended the Vatican Bloggers Meeting, the “Bishops and Bloggers” meeting and has written internationally on the work of Catholic Relief Services and Unbound. Hendey lives with her family in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Visit Lisa at for information on her speaking schedule or to invite her to visit your group, parish or organization.

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