MALIGNANT TUMOR IN MY LARGE INTESTINE DISAPPEARED COMPLETELY’
My name is Juliana Yang-Nim Lee, from the Bongsun-dong Parish in
Kwangju. I have received so
many graces from the Blessed Mother of Naju, but, because of my shyness,
have not been able to give testimony so far.
Even today I managed to stand here after some hesitation.
I give this testimony to give glory to the Lord and gratitude to
the Blessed Mother.
In the past, I lived a
very worldly life. I did not
mind spending large sums of money for swimming, yoga, aerobic exercises,
and more to lose weight and look better.
Without feeling any shame, I dyed my hair blonde, wore thick
make-up, and wore huge earrings. I
had an unusual attachment to luxuries.
Now I feel so ashamed for having been so attached to the worldly
matters while being so miserly to the heavenly matters.
I have been making
pilgrimages to Naju for the past six years, but only accepting the Blessed
Mother’s messages in superficial ways and still unable to sever myself
from the worldly things. Finally,
the Blessed Mother lifted up a whip of love.
One day I suddenly felt
a severe pain in my belly and went to a small hospital in the
neighborhood. To my surprise,
the doctor said, “You have a tumor in your body. Hurry up and go to a larger hospital.” So, for a more thorough test, I went to the Jeonnam
University Hospital (in Kwangju) with my husband.
The test result on
August 18, 1998, was that I had a malignant tumor in my large intestine.
To be completely sure, I went to the Seoul National University
Medical Center with my husband and had another test.
I was told that the test result would not be available for more
than 20 days. So, we returned home in Kwangju on the same day.
I prepared for the worst by making the Confession and receiving the
Sacrament of the Sick. While waiting for more than 20 days for the test result from
the medical center, my husband brought me to the Blessed Mother’s Chapel
in Naju every morning. After
I prayed in the Chapel all day, my husband came back in the evening to
take me home.
On the fifteenth day, I
was praying for the grace of conversion rather than praying for life.
Suddenly, I began seeing my past life clearly as if I were watching
a movie. It was a life of many failures — failure to turn my life
into prayers, failure to offer up reparations, failure to live a life of
consecration. . . . I said, “Mother,
if I die now, I have nothing to give you.
What shall I do? What
can I say when I stand before the Lord?”
I prayed earnestly, ceaselessly shedding tears of repentance.
While I was crying, five
nuns came in and began praying on their knees not far from me.
Suddenly, one of them said to me, looking very surprised, “Oh,
my! Sister, I am smelling an
intense fragrance from you!” At
that moment, I firmly believed that the Blessed Mother was curing me and
said, “Amen!” Immediately,
the pain in my chest, which had been so severe that I had even experienced
difficulty breathing, disappeared completely.
After that, I began trusting the Blessed Mother of Naju even more
and continued praying, occasionally drinking the water from her spring.
When I visited the Seoul
National University Medical Center again after my wait of about 20 days,
the doctor was very surprised and said that the malignant tumor in my body
was turned into a mere polyp. I
had another examination a few weeks later, and the result was that even
the polyp disappeared without even leaving any trace.
The doctors were totally amazed.
After regaining my
health thanks to the Blessed Mother, I have been trying to lead a life of
offering up little flowers by giving up much of what I wish to do, what I
like to do, and what I wish to possess despite my unworthiness.
Many times it is difficult, but I am trying hard.
Today I brought the
documentary records of my healing, hoping that these might be of some help
to the Blessed Mother. I
understand that there are many more here besides me who have been healed
of cancer. If you bring your
medical examination papers, I believe that they will be of much help to
the Blessed Mother of Naju.
Glory to the Lord and
gratitude to the Blessed Mother!
1034-4, Bongsun 1-Dong, Nam-ku
January 6, 2002