NOTICE: I am a practicing Catholic, active and in good-standing with my local diocese, who professes faith and loyalty to the Church. This ministry - my "little work" - is strictly a personal expression of that faith and loyalty, and not an officially recognized ministry in the Diocese of Honolulu.
~ Peter, Ministry Administrator
Saturday, February 17, 2024
Sunday, February 11, 2024
- Animals of all sorts understood and obeyed his commands: Examples include times when the oxen he employed to pull the monastery's alms wagon would be let loose in open wilderness only to obediently return to him when he called to them; an unruly horse known for bucking riders would become docile only when the Blessed rode it; and ants that once harvested wheat intended for the monastery returned what they collected upon Sebastian's command.
- Private apparitions of Our Lady and Saints: In the monastery of Cholula, it was once recorded that the Blessed Virgin appeared to Bro. Sebastian during his thanksgiving after Holy Communion; on another occasion, the holy friar was encouraged in his vocation and devotions by visits from St. Francis of Assisi and St. James the Apostle to whom he was greatly devoted.
- Angelic assistance: Bl. Sebastian was often helped by his personal guardian angel during difficult tasks. For example, he once got his wagon stuck in thick mud and was unable to pull it free, even with the aid of his oxen. A youth dressed in white appeared out of nowhere and single-handedly pulled the wagon out of the mud before vanishing.