Sara Ruiz Ortega died at age 83 in a hospice where she lived. In 1953, [she was] healed of inexplicable to science, a serious tuberculous peritonitis, through the intercession of Blessed [Manuel]
Sara Ruiz Ortega, unmarried and in recent years lived in a residence for the elderly in the Palencia capital, died on April 15 and was buried in the cemetery in the small town of Requena de Campos.
THE MIRACLE. The miracle in question occurred in Requena de Campos in December 1953 and in the person of the now deceased Sara Ruiz Ortega, who was then 18 years old. It was the first miracle of Manuel Gonzalez.
Her condition was considered incurable by doctors because of a serious tuberculous peritonitis, who left her paralyzed. A Palencian priest, Francisco Teresa León went to the House of Nazareth in Palencia for the relic [of Bl. Manuel] and placed it under the pillow, without her knowing it, and began a novena of prayer to God through the intercession of Manuel González. From that moment, and so absolutely inexplicable to medical science there was a sudden and radical change in the condition of the patient that a few days later, after five years of serious illness, got up and began to return to normal life.
It should be recalled that last March, Pope Francis signed the decree which approved the second miracle needed for canonization of the Sevillian priest Manuel González García (1877-1940), who was Bishop of Malaga and Palencia and that he was beatified on April 29, 2001 by St. John Paul II.
MARKED HIS LIFE. According to the Vatican Press Office, after receiving the Italian Cardinal Angelo Amato, prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, Pope Francis recognized a miracle through the intercession of the Blessed Spanish, founder of the Eucharistic Missionaries of Nazareth, and which will be proclaimed Saint.
On January 4, is celebrated as the Feast of Blessed Manuel Gonzalez "Feast of the Apostle of the Eucharist and Eucharistic faith model," as St. John Paul II defined the day of the beatification. On August 5, 1935, Pius XI appointed him as Bishop of Palencia, where he died in the odor of sanctity, on January 4, 1940.
The virtues of Manuel González carried to St. Pope John Paul II, declaring him Venerable on March 6, 1998, before being beatified on April 29, 2001. Moreover, Sara Ruiz Ortega "was a very religious and woman logically devoted to Manuel Gonzalez" recognized by this newspaper as the family was consulted, who added that the miraculous act occurred in Requena de Campos in 1953 is "logically marked the life of Sarah, which from that time she was found physically well."