The lame walked. The blind could see. Lepers were healed.
These are some of the miracles attributed to the intercession of Father Patrick Power. In November 1929, a million people flocked to his grave in Holy Cross Cemetery in Malden, Massachusetts, to seek one thing, a miracle. Despite the fact that Power had been dead for nearly six decades, many insisted that they had been miraculously cured by him.
This is the story of the mysterious life, and afterlife, of this enigmatic, Irish-born, Boston priest who never made it a day past the age of 25. Using previously unpublished interviews, and archival documents, Supernatural Power examines the historical record surrounding all of the known miracles attributed to Father Power, during his life, and after his death.
Supernatural Power also objectively examines the complex events of autumn, 1929, when Power’s grave seemed to turn into a “wonder shrine.” Is Power’s final resting place still, to this day, a sacred location for the miraculous, a portal between the powers of this world, and the next?
Historian John Koerner, author of The Mysteries of Father Baker (Western New York Wares, 2005) has once again written a meticulously researched book that examines why people, even to this day, insist that Patrick Power may have been more than just a young priest, but a gifted “wonder worker” as well.