In 1993 Kathleen Evans was cured of terminal cancer at the age of 49. Her cure was recognised as Mary MacKillop’s second miracle. Last year, Mary became Australia’s first saint, taking her place among the saints of the Universal Church to become St Mary of the Cross.
After being diagnosed with lung cancer, which had spread to her brain, Kathleen was given only two months to live. With no medical intervention possible she turned instead to Mary MacKillop and to prayer.
Within days of a novena being said on her behalf by the Josephite Sisters and with a picture and relic of Mary MacKillop attached to her night gown, Kathleen began to regain her strength and eventually was miraculously cleared of cancer.
Now, 18 years later, Australia has its first saint and Kathleen, from Newcastle in New South Wales, is here to tell the story of this miracle. While in Melbourne with her husband Barry recently, Kathleen spoke to Kairos Catholic Journal’s Edwina Hall.
Read the full story here: And then Mary came in.