Eucharist in Saints’ Life – Fun Facts – Part 1

  • Do you know that St. Francis Borgia used to make at least seven visits to the Blessed Sacrament every day?
  • St. Maximilian Kolbe, when he was a young student, during the school break he went to Chapel and visited the Blessed Sacraments.
  • St. Robert Belllarmine during his youth, when he was on his way to and from school, used to pass a church four times. Thus, four times a day he would stop and pay a visit to Jesus.
  • St. Hugh, St. Thomas Aquinas, St. Francis de Sales, St. Ignatius, St. Charles Borromeo, St. Francis Borgia, St. Louis Betrand, St. Joseph Cupertino, St. Leonard of Port Maurice and many other Saints went to Confession every day before celebrating Holy Mass.
  • St. Therese of the Child Jesus wrote a little eucharistic poem titled ‘Desires near the Tabernacle’.
  • St. Margaret Mary Alacoque attended Holy Mass and never fail to gaze at the Crucifix and the lighted candles. Crucifix reminds her of what Jesus did. Lighted candles remind her of what she must do for Jesus.
  • During his apostolic travels, St. Francis of Assisi used to carry with him a broom to sweep the churches he found dirty.
  • During the celebration of Holy Mass, St. Bernard saw an unending stairway which led up to Heaven. He saw many angels ascended and descended carrying soul from Purgatory to Paradise.
  • The greatest suffering of St. John the Cross when he was imprisoned was being unable to celebrate Mass nor receive Holy Communion for nine continuously months.
  • St. Alphonsus de’ Ligouri with his abdomen pains walked ten miles in order to say a Holy Mass
  • St. Lawrence of Brindisi journeyed forty miles on foot in reaching a Catholic Chapel to celebrate a Holy Mass. He said, “The Mass is my Heaven on earth.
  • St. Bernadette, when she had to be confined to her bed for long time said to her fellow sisters, “I unite myself to all Masses celebrated in different parts of the world every hour, especially during those nights when I cannot sleep.
  • St. Paschal Baylon knelt on the pasture during his work time as shepherd when he hear the church bells give signal for Mass.
  • St. John Berchmanns when he was a school boy, left home so early in the morning. When his grandmother asked him why he left so early, he responded, “To win blessings from God, I serve three Masses before going to school.
  • St. Francis Assisi usually attended two Masses each day.
  • Venerable Francis of the Child Jesus, served ten Masses every day.
  • St. Frances Xavier Cabrini, on feast of the Sacred Heart, remained in Adoration for twelve continuous hours.

 

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

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