By Fr. Francois-Marie Lethel
I write this testimony at Rome on this Sunday, June 28, day of the Lord’s Resurrection, Memorial of Saint Irenaeus of Lyon on the eve of the Solemnity of our two great Saints of Rome, Peter and Paul.
Along with other brothers of my Community, I was stricken by the coronavirus, despite our efforts to respect all the health rules. On the evening of June 8, I was very sick and an ambulance took me to the emergency room of the Gemelli Hospital, where Saint John Paul II was hospitalized after the attack <on his life>. On the morning of the 9th, I was hospitalized in the Columbus, the COVID section of the Gemelli, where I stayed for 17 days in complete isolation, shut in my room until I left the hospital on June 25, perfectly cured, without need of care or other controls. I thank Jesus and Our Lady for this somewhat miraculous “resurrection,” more critical at my 72 years of age!