my flesh and drinks my blood remains in me and I in him."
~ Words of Jesus Christ, John 6:55-56
From left to right: St. Catherine of Siena, St. Juliana Falconieri, & Bl. Margaret Ebner.
|Bl. Imelda Lambertini|
+ OTHER EUCHARISTIC SIGNS
The same grace of flight was granted to other individuals after their Holy Communions, among them: St. Benedict Joseph Labre (d. 1783) and Bl. Maria of the Passion (d. 1912). In St. Benedict's case, it was a common sight in the Basilicas of Rome to find him kneeling, suspended in mid-air in ecstatic prayer after Mass. The sacristans - who referred to Benedict Joseph as "the saint" - had gotten so used to the sight, they would just ignore him and continue on with their chores.
|St. Clare saving Assisi from invaders|
through the power of the Host.
A notable example of this supernatural recognition was exemplified in the life of Louise Lateau (d. 1883) who, when the Host was brought into her presence during her weekly Passion Ecstasies, would immediately fall to her knees facing the priest who carried the Body of Christ. Louise performed this act of adoration although she was in an altered state and oblivious to her surroundings, and even when the Blessed Sacrament was concealed from view.
I could relay much, much more Eucharistic miracles in the lives of our Saints, Blesseds, and Servants of God... but the above is sufficient to confirm the divine and miraculous nature of the Blessed Sacrament. The Host is indeed the Bread of Life, spoken about so clearly in Sacred Scriptures... and rightfully, Jesus in the Eucharist, is cause for us to rejoice and celebrate - Hallelujah!
not hunger: and he that believeth in me shall never thirst."
~ Words of Jesus Christ, John 6:35