As the people of Northeast awaits to see their much loved pastor being raised to the honours of the altar, the recent examination of miracle that reports the healing of Sr. Mercy Sebastian MSMHC called the attention of all. The Diocesan process to examine the miracle was held at Punalur Diocese from 5 to 12 March 2017. Fr. Pierluigi Cameroni, the postulator General and his team arrived from Rome and all the necessary arrangements and support needed for the process was rendered by Bishop Selvister Ponnumuthan of Punalur Diocese.
Official opening of the process was held on 5 March at Bishop’s House in Punalur in the presence of Bishop Selvester, Fr. Johnson Joseph, the chancellor, Sr. Philomena Mathew the Superior General, Sr. Elizabeth Packumala, Sr. Jancy Joseph, the Secretary General and other sisters. During this, Fr. Pierluigi Cameroni, the Postulator General, Fr. Jude Thadevus, the episcopal delegate, Fr. Christy Joseph, the promoter of Justice, Fr. Shanish Joseph, the Notary and Dr. Yaneek and Sr. (Dr.) Sherly Mary Abraham, the medical experts made their oath of secrecy and signed the documents before the Bishop.
The process involved examining the doctors who treated Sr. Mercy, all those who were connected with her healing and a testimony by Sr. Mercy herself. Though tedious and tiresome was the task, the group completed the process on 10 March.
During the official closing of the process, the document comprised of the entire process was duly signed and sealed by the Bishop Selvister and it was handed over to Fr. Pierguigi Cameroni, the Postulator General of the process of canonization of Venerable Stephen Ferrando.