My daughter is 11 and has cancer - My son is a United States Marine and until today was in a hot hot hot zone in Afghanistan. I've been tough for a year against the worries and issues my children are facing...and we all pray. My son uses a military bible...and my daughter prays with us every evening. But, I was feeling despair and losing a grip on the gift of "toughness" that God has given me. I do not know why, but one day at work I looked up the Basilica at Carey....and I couldn't pull myself away. I almost immediately found the schedule for the Healing Mass and knew that I should take my daughter and go. I do not believe "I" did this, I believe my guardian angel, the Holy Spirit or someone up there guided me to do this.
Well, we went to the Mass and the healing ceremony afterward. It was amazing. My daughter said she felt tingling at her biopsy spot and that she felt so relaxed. She said she felt she wanted to lay back, but didn't need to because she asked God while we were in line not to lay her down - she was too nervous and self-conscious to lay down.
When the priest prayed over me, I shook from head-to-toe and tears just kept rolling down my face. Afterward I had a dull head-ache and I just kept weeping I felt a feeling of sorrow for almost an entire day afterward. I don't know how to interpret the sorrowful feeling and the urge to keep on crying. I want to think that the Holy Spirit was pulling all the worry and anxiety out and the crying is cleansing. Does that make sense?