Bishop Emmanuel Delmas of Angers, France confirmed the healing of a man at the Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes.
"This healing can be considered as a personal gift of God for this man, as a fact of grace, as a sign of Christ the Savior," the bishop said March 27.
Serge Francois, 56, had lost almost all mobility in his left leg after complications from two operations left him with a herniated disc. He made a pilgrimage to the shrine on April 13, 2002 to pray for healing.
Bishop Delmas noted that the healing took place after Francois "had finished praying at the grotto and went to the miraculous spring to drink the water and wash his face. A unique gesture of the Virgin Mary can be seen in the healing of this man," he said.