KofC: What is the miracle that Pope Francis approved for Father McGivney’s beatification?
In May, Pope Francis approved a miracle attributed to Father McGivney, putting him one step closer to sainthood. The Knights of Columbus’ founder is recognized as having miraculously interceded on behalf of Mikey Schachle, the son of Michelle and Daniel Schachle, a Knights of Columbus insurance agent in Tennessee. Before Mikey was born, he was diagnosed with Down syndrome as well as a rare condition that doctors said would “take his life shortly after birth.” After his parents and others began praying through Father McGivney’s intercession, Mikey was cured, and his parents named him Michael McGivney Schachle. He is now 5 years old.
Fr. McGivney will be beatified in a special Mass celebrated by Cardinal Joseph Tobin, Archbishop of Newark, on Saturday, October 31, 2020. The celebration takes place at St. Joseph’s Cathedral in Hartford, in the US state of Connecticut.
WATCH the Beautiful Video Below with the Family of the Miracle Baby who was Healed by Fr. Michael McGivney: