Ven Maria del Pilar Cimadevilla healing oil
The Ven Maria del Pilar Cimadevilla healing oil is dedicated to the young Spanish girl who died in 1962.
Venerable María del Pilar Cimadevilla, called Pilina, (1952 – 1962) was a Spanish girl who is being considered for sainthood by the Roman Catholic Church. Consequently, the Congregation for the Causes of Saints declared her “heroic virtues” on April 19, 2004. However, a certified miracle is required for her to be beatified. Also, a second certified miracle would be required for her to be canonized as a saint. She is currently known as a Servant of God.
Maria was born in Madrid February 17, 1952 to Colonel Amaro Cimadevilla and María del Rosario López and was noted for her piety, docility of spirit, and her intelligence. At the age of nine, she developed Hodgkin’s lymphoma. She was treated at a hospital staffed by nuns devoted to the Missionaries of the Sick. As a result, Pilina was inspired to offer up her own suffering in hope of helping others who were ill. Her illness caused her spirit and her faith to mature rapidly. She died in her mother’s arms on March 6, 1962. After her death, her supporters began to promote her cause for sainthood.
Tradition of oils
The tradition of anointing with sacred oil is very old indeed. It is used in sacraments and also as a devotional practice. The sick person applies the oil and blesses themselves. As they do so, they are asked to pray to whomever the oil is dedicated to. The Irish blessings oils do not have miraculous power. It is God who has the power to heal. Prayer and a gesture of faith, like applying the oil, are important ways for us to express our faith in God’s power. By doing so we place our trust in God.
The bottles of oils going out are accompanied with a prayer card personalised for the saint to whom the oil is dedicated to.
Apply for your Ven Maria del Pilar Cimadevilla healing oil here at A Blessed Call to Love, Ireland.