BUSINESS CRISIS WAS OVERCOME AND MY WIFE’S CROOKED NOSE BECAME STRAIGHT
My name is Valentino Shin, from Seoul.
First, I would like to thank the Blessed Mother for helping me
stand here (in the Chapel in Naju) to testify for her.
I own several
special schools in Seoul and several smaller cities near Seoul for
preparing high school students and graduates for college entrance
It was only
after I learned about the Blessed Mother of Naju some years ago that I
realized what our prayer life should be like and how Catholics should lead
their lives. Besides, all my
business projects were going well.
I said to myself, “All these have been possible, because the
Blessed Mother has been with us,” and felt so grateful.
time, however, as my business continued prospering, I was becoming
prouder, thinking that the success was made possible by my own
intelligence. As my pride and
self-confidence continued growing, a sudden, unexpected crisis, which
could have wiped out my business, hit us.
I became desperate. At
the crossroads where I could live or die, I remembered the Blessed Mother
whom I had forgotten for so long.
said to my wife, “Honey, the current problem cannot be resolved even
with money. The only one we
can rely on in the whole world is the Blessed Mother of Naju!
This crisis cannot be overcome unless she helps us.
Let’s go to Naju!” On
November 12, (2001) we went to Naju.
We arrived there at about 2 p.m.
On the Blessed Mother’s mountain, we saw many people collecting
little rocks and fallen tree leaves stained with blood (to be preserved in
the Chapel). At the moment I
saw many blood-stained rocks on the Way of the Cross, I became overwhelmed
with an indescribable feeling: “Oh! The Sacred Blood of Jesus!
How can a sinner like me personally witness this Sacred Blood!”
I continued watching people collecting the blood-stained rocks. My wife sat down plump and began crying.
was watching people collecting the blood-stained rocks, I felt anxious to
help even a little, but I did not think that a sinner like me could dare
touch the stones that were stained with the Sacred Blood of Jesus.
At that moment, Julia, who was collecting the blood-stained rocks,
noticed us and asked for help. We
were so delighted to participate in the holy work.
Only a small portion of the work was videotaped.
It was about 3 p.m. when we began working. Many people smelled the fragrance of roses while collecting
the blood-stained rocks. I
also saw the water of mercy descending upon a large rock in front of the
Twelfth Station. The water of
mercy also came down near the Thirteenth Station.
When I carefully touched the water with my finger, it felt more
like oil (fragrant oil) than water.
day, we went to Naju asking the Blessed Mother for help in our crisis,
but, unexpectedly, we were participating in the holy work of collecting
the Precious Blood of Jesus, witnessing many amazing signs while working.
Because we had to come back to Seoul on the same day, we worked
only until 7:30 p.m. We felt
sorry that we could not work any longer.
way back to Seoul, I looked at my wife worrying about her sinusitis, which
was her long-time suffering. Suddenly
realizing that she had not sneezed all day, I asked her, “Are you
okay? You are not
sneezing.” She seemed
surprised also and said, “Yes, I am really okay.
I think I was healed.”
amazed, because my wife had suffered from sinusitis for so long, sneezing
even when washing her face with cold water.
While working on the Blessed Mother’s mountain in a cold weather
for four and a half hours, she did not sneeze even once, nor did she have
a runny nose. On the other hand, I thought that she might only be feeling
arrived home, we saw that our children were sleeping without having turned
on the heater. So, I thought
that my wife’s sinusitis would worsen and she would sneeze a lot.
Next morning, to my surprise, she was washing clothes and cleaning
the house as if she did not have any problem.
I asked, “Uh! Are
you really okay?” She
said, “The Blessed Mother healed me.
I am perfectly okay.” I
was not sure and took her to a hospital for examination.
She was really healed of sinusitis!
Because of her severe allergy problem, her nose bone had been
crooked, but now her nose bone was straight again!
my wife and I had visited many hospitals because of her chronic sinusitis. Some of the doctors said, “It is very hard to be
completely healed of this kind of sinusitis.
If someone finds a cure for sinusitis caused by allergy, he will
become a millionaire.” The
only thing they could do for my wife was to reduce the symptoms. They advised us not to believe anyone who claims to have a
cure for this illness. However,
my wife was completely healed thanks to the grace from the Blessed Mother!
my business problem was also resolved so satisfactorily and speedily that
we were able to come back to Naju with happy and relaxed hearts like this
sincere thanks to the Lord and the Blessed Mother of Naju for having
poured so many blessings upon our family.
Sungwon Apartments, Bldg. 101, #1502
December 9, 2001