A miracle is called supernatural because the effect is beyond
the productive power of nature and implies supernatural
Thus St. Thomas Aquinas teaches: "Those
effects are rightly to be termed miracles
wrought by Divine power apart
from the order usually observed in
, III, cii
"and they are apart from the natural order
because they are
"beyond the order or
laws of the whole created nature"
In ordinary language: that which is beyond the present
knowledge and power of the medical or physical sciences.