Kieran’s mother, Kathleen took him to the Mercy Convent in Clonakilty to be blessed with the relics of Padre Pio. After the blessing, Kieran had a better colour, had more energy, and every time Kathleen took him to St Finbarr’s for his check-up his results were getting better. The best news came in November 1976, when the doctor said that Kieran’s kidneys were functioning perfectly, were growing tissue, and would not need to be removed. While Kieran’s rapid cure is medically unexplained; Kieran’s mother is certain of one thing; “it was definitely Padre Pio who cured him." Padre PIo had been dead eight years by the time of this miraculous cure, but when he walked on this earth, Padre Pio assured us that: ‘I can do more for you in heaven than I can do here on earth.’
PS - I went to school (High School) in the West Cork town of Bandon. The Irish language for Bandon is ‘Droichead na Banndan’, meaning the bridge of the Bandon River, is just 20 miles west of Cork city and is the doorway to luscious and verdant West Cork. This picture is of the Bandon River.