In June 1991, a young woman from Morocco (Casablanca), a former Muslim who had become an Orthodox Christian, visited the holy monastery of St. Thomas of Mt. Maleon in the area of Velanidia (= Acorns) in Greece.
She took with her a small bottle of water from the fountain that had gushed after the prayer of St. Thomas.
When she returned to her home, she gave her water to her cousin, Mahdi, six-years-old, who was under a demonic effect. Muslim exorcists could not help him and the boy was almost dead of beatings and starvation.
As soon as he drank two three sips from St. Thomas's holy water, the boy come round and soon became totally well.
Today, the young woman, called Panagiota, lives in Athens and is married to a Greek Orthodox Christian.
This story was written in 1992 by an important Orthodox Christian Teacher from Greece, Father Daniel Gouvalis, and published here (in Greek).
St Thomas of Mt. Maleon (commemorate on July 7)
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Saint Thomas of Mt. Maleon was a military commander before he became a monk. Strong and brave, he had participated in many battles, and brought victory to his countrymen, for which he gained glory and esteem. But, striving with all his heart towards God, Thomas abandoned the world and its honors, and he took monastic vows.
With great humility he visited monastic Elders, asking for guidance in the spiritual life. After several years Thomas received the blessing for solitary wilderness life and, led by a pillar of fire at night by the holy Prophet Elias, he settled on Mount Maleon (Cape of Maleas, Greece). Dwelling in complete seclusion, Saint Thomas fought with invisible enemies with as much courage as he had displayed against the visible enemies of his country.
The life and deeds of Saint Thomas could not be concealed from the surrounding area. People began to flock to him seeking spiritual guidance, and even those suffering from sickness, since he received from God the blessing to heal infirmities.
Many believers received help through the prayers of the holy monk. Even after his death, he does not cease to heal those who seek his aid, from every passion and sickness.
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