"The essence of perfection is to embrace the will of God in all things, prosperous or adverse. In prosperity, even sinners find it easy to unite themselves to the divine will; but it takes saints to unite themselves to God's will when things go wrong and are painful to self-love. Our conduct in such instances is the measure of our love of God."

St Alphonsus de Liguori

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"God gives us some things, as the beginning of faith, even when we do not pray. Other things, such as perseverance, he has only provided for those who pray."

St Augustine

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"When the devil has failed in making a man fall, he puts forward all his energies to create distrust between the penitent and the confessor, and so by little and little he gains his end at last."

St Philip Neri

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"I am the Way, the Truth and the Life"  - John 14:6

The Miracles of Jesus

Miracles Showing Power Over Disease and Demons
         

 

Matthew

Mark

Luke

John

A man with leprosy

8.2-4

1.40-42

5.12-13

 

A Roman centurion's paralysed servant

8.5-13

 

7.1-10

 

Peter's mother-in-law

8.14-15

1.30-31

4.38-39

 

Two demoniacs from Gadara

8.28-34

5.1-15

8.27-35

 

A paralysed man

9.2-7

2.3-12

5.18-25

 

A woman suffering from haemorrhages

9.20-22

5.25-29

8.43-48

 

Two blind men

9.27-31

 

 

 

A mute demoniac

9.32-33

 

 

 

A man with a withered hand

12.10-13

3.1-5

6.6-10

 

A blind and mute demoniac

12.22

 

11.14

 

A Canaanite woman's demonized daughter

15.21-28

7.24-30

 

 

A young epileptic demoniac

17.14-18

9.17-29

9.38-43

 

Two blind men

20.29-34

10.46-52

18.35-43

 

A deaf man with a speech impediment

 

7.31-37

 

 

A man with an unclean spirit

 

1.23-26

4.33-35

 

A blind man at Bethsaida

 

8.22-26

 

 

A woman crippled by a spirit

 

 

13.11-13

 

A man with dropsy

 

 

14.1-4

 

Ten men with leprosy

 

 

17.11-19

 

The high priest's slave

 

 

22.50-51

 

A royal official's son at Capernaum

 

 

 

4.46-54

A sick man at the pool of Beth-zatha

 

 

 

5.1-9

A man born blind

 

 

 

9.1-7

     

 

 

Miracles Showing Power Over Nature

 

       
 

Matthew

Mark

Luke John
Calming the windstorm on the sea 8.23-27 4.37-41

8.22-25

 
Walking on water 14.25 6.48-51  

6.19-21

Feeding more than five thousand 14.15-21 6.35-44 9.12-17 6.5-13
Feeding more than four thousand 15.32-38 8.1-9    
A coin in a fish's mouth 17.24-27      
Withering a fig tree 21.18-22 11.12-14,    
    20-25    

Commanding an amazing catch of fish

   

5.4-11

 
Turning water into wine      

2.1-11

Commanding another catch of fish       21.1-11
         

Miracles Showing Power Over Death

         
 

Matthew

Mark

Luke John
The daughter of Jairus 9.18-19, 5.22-24, 8.41-42  
  23-25 38-42 38-42  
The only son of the widow at Nain     7.11-15  
Lazarus      

11.1-44