Questions tagged [miracle]

In the strict sense, a miracle is an alleged event that defies the laws of nature. It is commonly attributed to one or multiple benign supernatural beings.

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Did eight Jesuit priests survive the nuking of Hiroshima without serious injury?

It is being frequently claimed by Catholic sources (e.g. Catholic News Agency, Catholic Herald) and even Wikipedia that eight Jesuit priests survived the nuking of Hiroshima with very minor physical ...
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Does the “Blood of Jesus on the Cross” flower only bloom during the Holy week (just before Easter)?

It is claimed that this flower grows only in the Holy week on social media. For example: Facebook This beautiful flower grows in New Zealand and is called the "Blood of Jesus on the Cross". ...
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Did Pope John Paul II perform a miracle?

The catholic church has very recently beatified late Pope John Paul II. As one of the requirements for this, the church required at least one miracle attributed to the candidate. In this case, a nun ...
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Do visitors of Lourdes experience spontaneous recovery more often than would be expected by chance?

People going to Lourdes sometimes return and tell stories about a miraculous healing they have witnessed. Do visitors of Lourdes experience spontaneous recovery more often than would be expected by ...
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Have there been documented cases of “blood pumping from the trunks of trees”?

Several British news reports (including the BBC "Bleeding trees") describe trees issuing red blood-like liquid when cut. Once the stuff of myth and legend, modern day eye-witnesses now catch on ...
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Does St. Januarius' “blood” congeal and liquefy?

Saint Januarius is famous for the reputed miracle of the annual liquefaction of his blood, which, according to legend, was saved by a woman called Eusebia just after the saint's death. Thousands of ...
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Did thousands of people claim to witness a strange solar phenomena (“dancing sun”) at Fatima?

Let me clarify, I'm not asking if a miracle happened, or for a scientific explanation for why the sun might appear to do what was claimed. I'm asking about the actual numbers... if there is any ...
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What happened at Fatima on 13 October 1917?

It is widely claimed (mostly by religious people) that there was a miracle in Fátima where the sun "danced". It is known as the miracle of the sun. Is there any scientific consensus that anything ...
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Did the Miracle of Lanciano turn bread and wine into flesh and blood?

The story of the Miracle of Lanciano is that, in 700 AD, a monk in Lanciano reported that: During the Mass, when he said the Words of Consecration [...], with doubt in his soul, the priest saw the ...
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Did Brother Yun escape a maximum security prison without help?

Liu Zhenying (known as Brother Yun) is an exiled Chinese Christian evangelist. Supposedly, he was sentenced to a maximum security prison some time ago and escaped miraculously, and "without any ...
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Was there a molecular test of Lanciano and Buenos Aires Eucharistic miracles?

Some roman catholic sources like this March 2012 US Roman Catholic Journal article This Is My Body–This Is My Blood claim there was an investigation performed about the eucharistic miracles in ...
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Did Franciscan friars survive the nuking of Nagasaki in a way suggesting a miracle?

Note: This is a very similar question to this: Did eight Jesuit priests survive the nuking of Hiroshima in a scientifically inexplicable manner? However, since in spite of their parallelism these ...
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Did a statue of Mary, mother of Jesus cry in St. Rita's church in Ja-Ela in Sri Lanka?

According to what seems to be this Roman Catholic church's official Facebook page: Official News : A miracle did happen today with tears coming from a statue of Mother Mary, during prayers. ...
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How should we evaluate the evidence for the miracle of Lanciano? [duplicate]

Here are the basics of the miracle of Lanciano: One day, a certain monk was offering the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. Although we do not know his identity, an ancient document described him as .....
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Did Elder Joseph of Vatopaidi start smiling 45 minutes after his death?

Elder Joseph of Vatopaidi was the Abbot of The Holy and Great Monastery of Vatopedi on Mount Athos, Greece. He died in 2009. Several religious Christians claim that his corpse started to smile after ...
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Someone speak fluent germany after coma [duplicate]

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/croatia/7583971/Croatian-teenager-wakes-from-coma-speaking-fluent-German.html The girl, from the southern town of Knin, had only just started ...