After Priest anoints her with Holy Water:
Lucy Hussey-Bergonzi was a 13 year old child actress who had a walk on part in the film, Harry Potter and the Half-blood Prince. Shortly after filiming she collapsed with a brain hemorrhage. Lucy was in a coma and on life support when doctors performed emergency operations.
Her collapse was triggered by a rare condition Lucy had carried since birth called Arteriovenous malformation (AVM),a cluster of abnormal blood vessels that remain undetected until they burst.
Lucy was transferred to Great Ormond Street Hospital on February 15,2009, where she got through two operations while she was in a coma
Five days later the family was informed that Lucy would not live. At this point they called for a priest to baptise her before she died. As the holy water touched her forehead,Lucy’s arm shot up in the air and within 24 hours she was taken off life support.
Denise,Lucy’s mother,reports what happened as follows:
‘It was the day after her second operation when I turned to my husband Robert and said ‘we have to get her baptised. At that point I really thought she was going to die and I wanted to give her the best chance in the next life. We had no idea what we were doing but the hospital were brilliant and organised the whole thing for us in two days.
‘So five days after Lucy was first taken into hospital we were by her bedside saying prayers watching her about to be baptised. Then the moment the priest put holy water on Lucy’s head,her arm suddenly moved up. At first I thought she might be having a fit but within 24 hours she was taken off all the life support machines and tubes.
‘It could be she was recovering anyway,but the way it happened,even the nurses said it was a miracle.
When Lucy’s mother asked doctor’s why she had come back to them they said they couldn’t explain how it happened and to this day they don’t know how or why she recovered’.
Lucy,now 16 and a student at the Catholic Bishop Challenor School in London describes her recovery as follows:
‘‘I don’t know what to make of the way I came out of the coma. I’d never heard of anything like this before.
The doctors were saying it was a miracle,people who have brain haemorrhages usually don’t survive them. I think it was a miracle,I can’t think of any other explanation.’
Via the blog Protect the Pope, which adds,
Protect the Pope comment: It really shouldn’t surprise us that Lucy was saved from death by the sacrament of baptism,because as we believe the sacrament incorporates us into the life and love of the Most Holy Trinity through our participation in the life and death of Jesus,the eternally begotten Son of God.
Too often baptism and conformation have been reduced to mere sacraments of initiation,which of course they are,but they are also so much more than this,they are the intersection of the material world with the eternal world of God the Father, the son and the Holy Spirit.
Miracles still happen indeed!