Local author’s book on stories of faith,hope and healing

A Roscommon journalist recently unveiled an  inspirational book which is filled with true stories of Irish people from all walks of life, young and old, who share their remarkable stories of faith, hope and healing.   ‘When Heaven Answers’ was written by Teresa Nerney, a native of Roscommon and an experienced journalist.    The book features a number of fascinating stories, including:  Mickey Harte, manager of the Tyrone senior football team, and his daughter Michaela, sharing the importance of their faith. Alice Cairns describing how she healed after experiencing a mother’s worst nightmare, a teenage son going missing without trace.  Marion Carroll was on death’s door when she arrived at Knock Shrine in 1989 and now she reflects on her miraculous recovery from multiple sclerosis. Michael Woods desperately wished for a cure for his wife Rita’s Alzheimers, until healing came in a most unexpected way. Seán Mulrine shares how his wife, Ann, who was confirmed to be brain dead by the medics, returned to full health after being blessed with the mitten of Padre Pio.    Author Teresa reveals how Heaven answered their prayers, and the prayers of many others, in this poignant collection of interviews and stories from inspirational people who have conquered unimaginable challenges and sadness in their lives.   Teresa Nerney has worked as a journalist for over seventeen years, both as a reporter in the provincial press and as a features writer in the national media in Ireland. Presently she works as a journalist and author from her home in her native Roscommon. She writes for the RTÉ Guide magazine and contributes to and edits a number of publications.      Heather Parsons, who is recognised as one of the best-known commentators on the apparitions at Medjugorje, writes the foreword to the book.    When Heaven Answers is published by Mercier Press in paperback at €12.99. It is recommended.