below her gums. She went to the dentist for medications but it were of no effect, which referred her to the Maxillofacial specialist who seeing the appearance of the wounds and that every day it's getting worse, referred her to the Hospital Universitario de la Princesa to urgently conduct a biopsy in which the result founds out that she has a Plasmablastic lymphoma (PBL) is an aggressive subtype of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL), which frequently arises in the oral cavity of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infected patients. The doctor who attended her, told her that she had to put her immediately in a very aggressive chemo, because it was a very aggressive cancer and that he didn't know if she could bear it because she was very thin and weak.
They did not know anything about Blessed Manuel Gonzalez, but began to make the novena. On the fourth day they called the Hospital to begin chemotherapy and the Doctor surprisingly found out that the cancer had disappeared. "There is nothing, madam", He said, "I don't have to put any treatment."
"Can it be a miracle?" she asked; "I do not believe in miracles," the Doctor replied; "What I know scientifically is that cancer does not cure; if it is not in the mouth it has to be in another site and I'll have to spent months in making tests for the entire agency"; not finding any symptoms the doctor gave a report saying: "there has been a spontaneous regression."
With that statement and medical history the Cause for the Canonization of Beato Manuel went to Rome on July 20, 2009 to ask the Congregation for the Causes of Saints authorization to begin the diocesan process without waiting for the five years requirement to spend at least for a cure of cancer, as it had been instantaneous and untreated.
The Secretary of the Congregation, Archbishop Michele di Ruberto, said that for him there was no problem but wanted a doctor to examine it. The Cause went to Dr. Enrico de Campora which the good Archbishop refereed the Cause to go and Dr. Campora read the story of María del Carmen and said: "Let me record it and within a week I will call you."
After a week, the Cause had a response from the doctor and told that the case of healing of María del Carmen Varela Feijóo was extraordinary. On October 7 of that year 2009, the opening of the diocesan process was done in Madrid. On May 31, 2010 it was closed and on June 9 was delivered to the Congregation for the Causes of Saints in Rome. There have been many difficulties that have been fixed which have caused long delays.
On 29 October 2015 a committee of medical experts from the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, said the healing of Maria del Carmen had no human explanation. On 15th December a commission of theologians, analyzed the alleged miracle giving its approval. On March 1, 2016 gave approval from Cardinals and Bishops of the Congregation responsible for Causes of Saints. And on 3rd day of the month, the Holy Father authorized the promulgation of the Decree.