My brain damage was
healed thanks to the graces from the Blessed Mother of Naju!
Good evening! My name is Lucia Lee from Seoul.
On November 3, 1998, I had a stroke and was brought
to the intensive-care unit of a hospital. The doctor said that my
cerebellum was severely damaged. I lost the sense of balance and needed
to sit in a wheelchair to move around at the hospital. After I was
discharged from the hospital, I had to hold on to something while I was
walking. When I was driving, it was very difficult to back up or park the
On December 8, 2001, the Solemnity of the Blessed
Mother's Immaculate Conception, I came to Naju for the first time thanks
to the information given by someone and smelled lots of the fragrance of
roses while I was in Naju.
One month later, in January 2002, it was snowing
heavily and my family members strongly opposed my going to Naju, but I was
so anxious to come back to Naju that I came with my sister-in-law.
Despite the snowfall, we did the Stations of the Cross on the Blessed
Mother's Mountain together with other pilgrims. The doctor had told me
that I might have another stroke, if I was exposed to cold weather, but we
were able to finish the pilgrimage without any problem.
I firmly believe in the authenticity of the Blessed
Mother of Naju. While I was in the Chapel in Naju, I was looking at the
large photographs of the Blessed Mother shedding tears and tears of blood
and thought that she was weeping because of me. I deeply repented of my
sins and received lots of graces for my conversion.
On February 2, 2002, I again set out for Naju. In
the bus, there was a woman who was suffering from a severe headache.
Because I also was suffering from severe pains in my brain, as if it was
being pricked with needles all over, I deeply sympathized with that woman
and prayed for her throughout the trip to Naju. She said that she was
going to Naju hoping for her recovery. While I was continuously praying
for her, I suddenly felt that my eyesight became clear and my headache was
gone also. I could see the scenery outside the bus windows clearly. I
felt that it was the beginning of the healing of my illness. The
condition in my brain continued improving and was becoming normal.
Throughout the overnight prayer meeting in the Chapel
in Naju that night, I continued smelling the odor of Oriental herbal
medicine. I asked around in the Chapel if anyone was taking herbal
medicine, but there was no one taking any medicine during the prayer
meeting. It was only me who smelled the strong odor of herbal medicine.
The prayer meeting ended at about 4 a.m. I went to
the back room to buy several dozen scapular rosaries. Then, I got on the
bus and showed others the scapular rosaries, inviting them to smell the
usual fragrance of roses from the scapular rosaries. Before I handed the
rosaries to other people, I smelled them first, but, to my surprise, it
was the odor of herbal medicine instead of the fragrance of roses. I
asked others to smell it, but no one smelled any herbal medicine. So, I
tried again, but still smelled the same strong odor of herbal medicine.
When I arrived home, I smelled the scapular rosaries again, but this time
it was the fragrance of roses! Then, I noticed that I completely regained
the sense of balance. I was able to stand up straight without shaking or
feeling dizzy after kneeling on the floor and wiping it for a while. I
made various body movements to make sure. I also shook my head vigorously
like a mad person, but it did not make me feel dizzy or shaky. The pains
were completely gone also. After examining me, the doctor said that I was
Thus, I was healed during a pilgrimage trip to Naju.
Now, I attend Mass every day and pray fifteen decades of the rosary every
day. This is truly a miracle to me.
There is one more. One day when I was coming back
from a rural town, I made a wrong step and the ligament was stretched.
There was swelling as big as a half of an egg and dark in color because of
bleeding from ruptured veins. I continued going to work, but limped
whenever I walked. People said that it would take at least one month for
healing. I wanted to visit a hospital, but had to delay it because of too
One morning, I rubbed the wound with the water from
the Blessed Mother's spring in Naju. I repeated it at lunch time and in
the evening. The next morning, when I had an appointment at the hospital,
I found my foot back to normal. The swelling was completely gone along
with the pain and the dark color. I had no problem walking around or at
the workplace. I only applied the water three times, but was healed in
Thank You so much, Lord and Blessed Mother!
Lucia Sul-Kyung Lee
725 Gong-Reung 3-Dong
February 7, 2004