Having emerged from the hospital, on the road he passed in front of a bookstore and was surprised at the representation in front of him of his savior [i.e. a photograph of Elder Paisios on a book cover]. Thus he acknowledged his benefactor and full of gratitude he bought the book and read it.
He hastened to venerate at “Panagouda” (January 1998) [Elder Paisios' former cell on Mount Athos], where he related the above. Besides being rescued from certain physical death, the intervention of the Elder radically changed his life. He sought a spiritual father and went to Confession. He stopped his worldly life despite the intense pressures of relatives. «I cannot continue in the same way! In my mind the bright, smiling face of the Elder continually comes», he said with tears in his eyes."
For an talk in Greek of some of the miracles worked by Elder Paisios, see: http://apantaortodoxias.blogspot.com/2010/02/blog-post_7715.html.