Port Louis, 11 June, 2020 / 1:30 am (ACI Africa).
The newly-published book containing testimonies on the life of Blessed Jacques-Désiré Laval, a renowned French Spiritan Priest, also referred to as the “Apostle of Mauritius” following his missionary work in the Indian Ocean island nation, aims at giving hope during moments of despair, the author has said.
Published by Spiritan Fr. Bernard Hym under the title, “Recognition to Father Laval: Testimonies and Prayers," the book contains a selection of 75 testimonies.
“Beyond the curiosity that these testimonies will arouse, the book wants to be an opportunity to give hope to those who despair and to invite others to share their thanks to Father Laval,” Fr. Bernard who is the Vice-Postulator of the canonization cause for Blessed Laval has said in a report published June 9 by the Diocese of Port-Louis.
Fr. Bernard hopes that from the “bouquet of thanksgiving,” in the book, he will identify a possible miracle attributed to Blessed Laval, which will allow the Church to proclaim him as Saint Laval.
He says that although the Church requires that the miracle “be a physical healing, instantaneous and complete, recognized as extraordinary by the doctors who followed the patient,” the book has more than just that.