Little boy healed by relics of Romanian holy hierarch

Suruceni, Moldova, July 9, 2021

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Thanks to the recently-canonized St. Dionisie (Erhan) of Cetatea Alba and Ismail, a little boy regained his ability to walk and speak.

“Today, I want to make known to you a miracle that happened at the Monastery in Suruceni with Mihai, who began to speak after touching the relics of the Holy Hierarch Dionisie,” the boy’s mother told

Maria and her son Mihai are from the city of Orhei. Mihai was born healthy, and he began to walk and speak when he was about 13 months old. However, after receiving his last measles shot at 2 years old, the boy stopped walking on his feet and stopped talking, Maria recalls.

First they went around to doctors all throughout Moldova, but to no avail. Later, living in the U.S., they visited top specialists there, but again, to no avail.

“All attempts to save my child proved futile,” Maria recalls.

After returning to Moldova last year, desperate and not knowing what to do, she decided to take Mihai to St. George’s Monastery in Suruceni to venerate the relics of St. Dionisie at the suggestion of local priests.

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St. Dionisie, a 20th-century hierarch of the Romanian Orthodox Church, is a greatly beloved saint of Moldova. His relics were found to be incorrupt in July 2018 and he was canonized in October of that year.

Maria told Mihai all about the saint and explained what they would be doing at the monastery.

They attended the Divine Liturgy, and after receiving Holy Communion, they went to venerate St. Dionisie. While venerating the relics, Maria heard how her son said: “St. Nisie.”

Then they went to get prosphora and holy water, and the child exclaimed: “Yes, holy water!”

Thus, through Holy Communion and the intercession of St. Dionisie, little Mihai found healing.

“This is not a fable—it’s what Maria experienced with her child,” writes

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Marlene DeGonish12/11/2021 1:32 pm
Such a lack of faith in the world! Read chapter 11 of Hebrews! Warning to those who seek signs in order to give glory to God...some day you WILL see proof. He will come on the clouds. Without faith in your heart thus will NOT be a happy day for you! Glory to Jesus Christ in all things and without proof first required! I know my place in creation. Why does He need to prove anything at all to me? Just read this lovely story of joy and say, "Thank you, Lord that they were blesed."
Amy 7/15/2021 7:34 am
Sandra, I agree it is wise to get a quote from one of the many doctors visited or even one of the priests mentioned before reporting it as a miracle in the newspaper, that would be enough for me personally. The odds of this being made up though seem low to me though.
Sandra Jayne Phillips7/13/2021 1:14 am
Would be interesting to have some medical evidence the child was ever 'Ill' other than his mother saying so.
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