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Woman Run Over by NYC Trains 3 Times, Survives

22-year-old manages to roll into small space between platform, train

(Newser) - New York City's subway system claimed 53 lives in 2013 ; a 22-year-old narrowly, and miraculously, avoided being added to 2014's tally yesterday morning. Mary Downey, a 22-year-old Irish immigrant living in the Bronx, fell onto the tracks at a Times Square station around 6am; she was, in the... More »

Miracle Credited to Pope Paul VI

He's set for beatification in October

(Newser) - No Pope Left Behind? Francis is rapidly shuffling his predecessors toward sainthood, yesterday attributing a miracle to Pope Paul VI in a move that puts him on the path to canonization—just after last month's canonization of John Paul II and John XXIII . Paul, who was elected in 1963... More »

Baby Born Dead Revives 25 Minutes Later

She's now breathing on her own in hospital

(Newser) - Robin Cyr heard the words no mother wants to hear after giving birth Saturday in Halifax: "My aunt looked at me and said, 'Your baby girl’s gone,'" Cyr told Metro News . Doctors, too, told Cyr her baby had died. But then her aunt started praying,... More »

'Ghost White Baby' Born Without Most of Her Blood

Hope Juarez lost an estimated 80% of her blood before birth

(Newser) - Hope Juarez's first name is an appropriate one: The 6-week-old is only the second known "ghost white baby" born in recent years to actually survive. She's so described because she was born with almost no blood, giving her a very white appearance. ABC 7 reports on the... More »

Teen Survives 3,500-Foot Fall

Mackenzie Wethington recovering after skydiving accident

(Newser) - An absolutely amazing story out of Oklahoma, where a Texas 16-year-old survived a 3,500-foot fall in a skydiving mishap—and didn't even require any surgery for her injuries. Mackenzie Wethington, who went skydiving Saturday as a birthday present from her parents, slammed into the ground, yet somehow only... More »

Miracle Cat Found Alive in Rubble of Burned Shelter

Many other animals died in the blaze

(Newser) - A Kentucky animal shelter burned to the ground last Friday with 60 animals inside, about half of whom died in the blaze—but nearly a week later, a miracle. Freckles, a 1-year-old cat, was found in the rubble of the Knox Whitley Animal Shelter, WKYT reports. She was found by... More »

'Dead' Man Brought Back to Life—After 45 Minutes

Anthony Yahle appears in fine health weeks later

(Newser) - It's apparently the week of astounding brought-back-to-life stories. The latest person to return from the dead is Anthony Yahle, whose case is being hailed a miracle by doctors. The Ohio man was rushed to the hospital on Aug. 5 after his wife realized he was breathing oddly in his... More »

Car-Crash 'Angel' Identified

The Rev. Patrick Dowling came to Katie Lentz's aid

(Newser) - A mysterious priest who showed up to pray at the scene of a Missouri car crash may have been heaven-sent, but he only traveled about 150 yards to get to there. It turns out the "angel" priest who prayed with Katie Lentz, 19, then seemingly disappeared last Sunday is... More »

Was Mysterious Priest at Car Wreck an Angel?

The family of the victim think he might be

(Newser) - A mysterious priest who showed up to pray at the site of a car crash near Center, Missouri, has some of the people involved talking about angels and miracles. Katie Lentz, 19, was hit head-on by another car Sunday morning; the Mercedes she was driving flipped and she was pinned... More »

Woman Survives Car's 40-Foot Plunge Off Bridge

Morgan Lake, 22, 'started to drown' ... then decided to live

(Newser) - It's the kind of story that rarely comes with a happy ending, but Morgan Lake's tale is the incredible exception. The 22-year-old was crossing Maryland's Chesapeake Bay Bridge on Friday night when she spotted danger in her rearview mirror: a truck barreling toward her at "full... More »

John Paul Gets His 2nd Miracle

Ill woman reportedly recovers, moving him closer to sainthood

(Newser) - Pope John Paul II continues to zip along toward sainthood. A Vatican official tells the Telegraph that a second miracle has been attributed to the late pontiff, reportedly of a gravely ill Costa Rican woman who prayed to his memory and recovered. Cardinals and Pope Francis are expected to sign... More »

19th-Century German Nun Performed Miracle: Vatican

Affirmed Mother Theresia Bonzel healed Colorado Springs boy in 1999

(Newser) - For anyone looking for a miracle amidst the gloomy news, the Vatican provides: The Denver Post reports that Pope Francis has set a 19th-century German nun on a journey toward sainthood after verifying she was responsible for healing a Colorado Springs boy in 1999. In the first days of his... More »

'Virgin Mary Tree' Sparks Knotty Problems

NJ cops quell disputes, protect 'miracle' as throngs flock to see 'Virgin'

(Newser) - A knot in a tree said to resemble the Virgin Mary is sparking a holy mess in a New Jersey town. Throngs are coming to pray and weep before the "miracle" spotted earlier this month by a woman riding to her job in a perfume factory. Others come to... More »

Dallas Mayor: It's a Miracle

It's 'amazing' no one was killed amid massive destruction, he says

(Newser) - Eighteen-wheelers were sent spinning though the air , hundreds of homes were smashed and cars crunched when as many as 13 tornadoes hit the Dallas region —but "miraculously" not a single person lost their lives, said a stunned mayor. "It looks like the Dallas-Fort Worth area really... More »

Shroud of Turin Can't Be Fake

Researchers think you'd need lasers to reproduce it

(Newser) - The Shroud of Turin must be real rather than a medieval forgery, an Italian study has concluded, because the markings on it could not possibly have been created with medieval technology. Scientists tried to recreate the sepia image of a crucified man that graces the shroud, and found its physical... More »

Tim Tebow: Miracle Worker

Sports analysts agog after Denver Broncos' latest victory

(Newser) - After a stunning performance in yesterday's last-minute 13-10 victory against the Chicago Bears, sports commentators are wondering if Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow really is capable of miracles.
  • Declaring Tebow his "personal quarterback and savior," Jeff Neuman at RealClearSports catalogs five miracles made in last night's
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12-Year-Old Girl Key in Boy's Dramatic Ocean Rescue

Nicole Kissel risked her own life to help Dale Ostrander

(Newser) - When Nicole Kissel heard fellow 12-year-old Dale Ostrander's cries for help, she turned her boogie board toward the deeper waters of the turbulent Pacific even as her father shouted for her to stop. She pulled Dale onto her board, and the two fought the rip current together, even as... More »

Woman Claims Miracle by Controversial Pope

She says Pope Pius XII intervened with God to cure her cancer

(Newser) - Pope Pius XII: controversial pope, saint? Possibly. An Italian woman says the World War II-era pope, who many Jews say failed to speak out enough to stop the Holocaust, is behind her miraculous recovery from cancer. Maria Esposito had wasted away to 92 pounds and tells the AP she couldn'... More »

NC Locals Hail 'Kudzu Jesus'

A little bit of paradise near a hotdog stand

(Newser) - Other states might be green with envy, but it's only North Carolina that can claim its very own "miraculous" Kudzu Jesus. The mass of runaway weeds growing up a power utility pole and wires near the town of Kinston looks remarkably like Jesus Christ on the cross, say... More »

Turin Shroud Is Art, Not Relic: Book

Art historian says he has spotted artist Giotto's signature

(Newser) - The "miraculous" Shroud of Turin is not the actual burial cloth that covered Christ's body, but is merely the work of a Renaissance artist. That's the claim in an explosive new Italian book. Many Catholics believe the shroud shows a mysterious, miraculous image of Christ's body,... More »

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