The Miracle Cat

The Miracle Cat is the author’s personal journey of perseverance, overcoming trauma and forgiveness of self and others. Ceuzinha was once a young woman with big dreams and a passion for writing but then she experienced sexual assault and both her dreams and voice were lost. Lost until, Leopardo, the miracle cat came into Ceuzinha’s life and helped her recover her repressed memories, courage and voice.

Now as a woman in her early sixties, with Parkinson’s disease, Ceuzinha has reclaimed her power and shares her story of resilience, strength, and the healing power of love.


"Heavenly sent to melt my stone heart by feeling the past, to heal the present."


The author’s commitment is to continuously grow in God’s faith, and to be able to assist others in their healing process. Even greater is Ceuzinha’s motivation to help animals by using all profits of her book, The Miracle Cat, to set up a shelter where all cats and dogs will be taken care of for the remainder of their life, free of threat, violence or hunger.

Maria do Céu Oliveira-Cabral

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Maria do Céu Oliveira-Cabral, mostly known as “Ceuzinha” was born in São Miguel, Açores, Portugal where she lived until 19 years of age. In 1976 she immigrated to Canada.

As a widow, Ceuzinha presently lives in Caledon, Ontario with her son and several cats along with various adopted squirrels, birds, skunks and other strays that she feeds regularly as they venture into her backyard.

The author has worked in cleaning services, food industry, Portuguese language instructor, Telecommunications, Air Portugal, social work (employment field as a workforce specialist).

While working full time, Ceuzinha enrolled for continuing education at Sheridan College graduating in Management Studies, and Human Resources Specialist. She also graduated from Labour Education with a focus on Human Rights and Women’s Rights.



What Readers are Saying about Ceuzinha's Memoir


The Miracle Cat
is a must read. Heartbreaking
with her detailed accounts of being abused in a time and place where she had no voice. Heartwarming that it took some unconditional love from a stray cat to open the floodgates of love and forgiveness!

~ Helga DeSousa

Leopardo is really,
The Miracle Cat. This book is a great read for anyone who loves cats and believes in the power of animal love. A tough read at times because of the author’s challenges but The Miracle Cat is definitely an inspiring book and worth reading.

~ Frank Zazzara

Thank you Ceuzinha,
I just read your book, It is wonderful. A true experience of living through trauma and abuse, inherent guilt and shame, yet strength to overcome all obstacles to survive. Your kindness for others and animals is evident.

~ Peter Chow

It was a series of
shocking moments,
as I grasped the various unbelievable experiences of Ceuzinha. It is a True Miracle that the author has maintained a Forgiving Spirit. My respect and admiration go to you, Ceuzinha!

~ Ana Paula Biscaia

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