Church of St Francis of Assisi

Patrick Peyton

In October, 1938, Patrick Peyton started coughing blood and doctors discovered he had advanced stages of tuberculosis, which was incurable in those days. His sister Nellie encouraged him to ask our Holy Mother for help. Patrick consecrated himself completely to Mary and devoted himself to praying the rosary. The doctors discovered that the patches on his lungs had disappeared with no scientific explanation. Father Peyton attributed this miraculous cure to our Lady’s intercession and vowed that he would promote the rosary all his life.

German Jesuits in Hiroshima, Japan.

On 6 August 1945, there was a house eight blocks from where the atomic bomb went off in Hiroshima, Japan. This house had an attached church which was completely destroyed. However the house survived, and so did the 8 German Jesuit missionaries who stayed there and having been praying the rosary daily faithfully. Not only did they all survive with relatively minor injuries, but they all lived well past that day with no radiation sickness, no loss of hearing, or any other visible long term defects or maladies.  Naturally, they were interviewed numerous times by scientists and health care professionals about their remarkable experience and they believed that they survived because they “were living the message of Fatima. [They] lived and prayed the rosary daily in that home.".