It was her complete recovery, without scientific explanation, combined with the prayers of Catholic sisters through MacKillop that prompted the Vatican to accept Mrs Hopson’s cure was a ”miracle” – the reason for MacKillop’s beatification in 1995. Mrs Hopson gave birth to six healthy children and for many years has lived in the Blue Mountains.
While Mrs Hopson has kept her identity secret for decades, she is understood to have an arrangement with a commercial television network for her story.
I just knew there would be money involved somewhere.
For the record, my mother died of cancer in Sydney in 1969. No miracles occurred, though I am quite sure she prayed for them. Maybe Saint Mary was off-duty then…