About eight years ago my sister Evelyn had a serious operation in Mullingar hospital. It was abdominal. We were told that the
operation went well and that she would be out again in a very short time. We were all so glad to hear such great news but that was short lived. On the third morning after the operation my sister Eileen who was living in Wexford at the time, got a call about 3.30am to come to the hospital straight away as Evelyn had become very ill and to inform all other members of the family.
Eileen made contact with me straight away and informed me that from what she could understand Evelyn didn't have much time left.
Eileen by the way was a nurse for 35 years so she understood how serious the case was. I told her I would meet her at the hospital and that I would have with me some Matrix Medals from the House of Prayer. Eileen however had been living and working in England for 40 years so was totally unaware of anything to do with the House of Prayer or Matrix medals.
When we arrived in the intensive care unit Evelyn was very low, she was unconscious and she had turned black in colour, there didn't seem to be any hope for her. I left the medal on the locker at the side of her bed, prayed, and we then left to discuss funeral arrangements. As far as we were aware and indeed the doctors, that was all that was left to do. There was no change in her
condition that day but the next morning the doctors rang to say there seemed to be some improvement with her. Several days passed and she continued to improve. Soon she was ready to be moved to the recovery ward.
To our great surprise when all Evelyn's belongings were moved to her new ward and placed in her new locker, Evelyn out of the blue asked "where is the medal?" Eileen said "what medal?" she replied "the medal that J.P brought in the other day and left on the locker beside my bed in ICU". How she could have known about it we do not know, as she was unconscious when it was left there and during her recovery we had not thought to mentioned it to her.
Evelyn made a complete recovery in a very short time, of course thanks to Our Lady Queen of Peace. It was indeed a miracle without any doubt. Thanks be to God and Our Blessed Mother, Christina Gallagher and Fr Gerard McGinnity.