Eucharist in Saints’ Life – Fun Facts – Part 2

  • Bl. Contardo Ferrini was so absorbed in adoration with eyes fixed on the Tabernacle, that he took no notice when someone robbed his mantel spread over his shoulders.
  • Not even a bolt of lightning could distract her.” it was said of St. Mary Magdalene Postel, because she appeared so recollected and devout when adoring the Blessed Sacrament.
  •  St. Catherine of Bologna was placed before the Blessed Sacrament altar a few days after her death, her body rose up to a position of prayerful adoration.
  • During the funeral Mass of St. Paschal Baylon, his eyes opened twice — at the elevation of the Host and at the elevation of the Chalice.
  •  Bl. Matthew of Girgenti’s body was in the church for his funeral Mass, his hands joined in adoration toward the Eucharist
  • When someone wanted to do a portrait of St. Aloysius Gonzaga, there was a discussion about what posture to give him. The decision reached was to portray the Saint in adoration before the altar, because Eucharistic adoration was characteristic of him.
  • St. Francis of Assisi, St. Juliana Falconieri, St. Catherine, St. Paschal, St. Veronica, St. Joseph of Cupertino, St. Gemma, and many others, used to almost always go into a loving ecstasy immediately after Holy Communion.
  • St. John of Avila, St. Ignatius Loyola, and St. Aloysius Gonzaga used to make their thanksgiving on their knees for two hours.
  • The Saints could detect the absence of Our Lord from the unconsecrated host! St. Rose of Lima, Blessed Angela of Foligno, St. Catherine of Siena, St. Philip Neri, St. Francis Borgia, St. Joseph of Cupertino, and many other Saints, could sense the Real Presence of Jesus in the tabernacle and in the consecrated Hosts.
  • Once when St. Thérèse of Lisieux saw a small Particle of a Host on the paten after Holy Mass, she called the novices, and then carried the paten in procession into the sacristy.

Taken from ‘Jesus Our Eucharistic Love’ by Fr. Stefano Manelli, FFI

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