Our Lady of the Sierras: Pilgrims come to Southern Arizona to hear Virgin Mary 'speak'
By Tom Beal ARIZONA DAILY STAR Tucson, Arizona Published: 12.21.2008
Horacio Soria Salazar didn't expect a miracle. Soria is a rational man, a mathematician, a former university president and secretary of education in the Mexican border state of Sonora.
He was a Sunday Catholic when prostate cancer moved him to ramp up his prayer regimen.
He had sought medical help, had the prostate removed. The cancer came back.
He and his wife and some friends journeyed to Our Lady of the Sierras shrine in the foothills of the Huachuca Mountains. They had heard about a woman named Pat who spoke regularly to the Virgin Mary, mother of Jesus. Soria thought that connection to a higher power might be helpful.
Soria prayed with Pat and she relayed what she called a message from the Virgin Mary that his body was being healed. His cancer vanished and hasn't returned in two years.
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