Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Eucharistic Miracles of Lourdes in France, 1888

On August 22, 1888, at 4 o’clock in the afternoon, there took place for the first time at Lourdes the procession together with the benediction of the sick with the Blessed Sacrament.  It was a Priest who proposed this pious practice and it has not been abandoned since that time.  Once, on August 22, 1888, when the Benediction with the Blessed Sacrament was imparted to the sick gathered in front of the grotto of the apparitions, Pierre Delanoy, who had been suffering for years from ataraxy (an illness which impedes the coordination of voluntary movements, and leads to certain death), was healed instantly as the monstrance passed by him.  It was the first
Eucharistic Miracle that took place at Lourdes.

From that day on, the sick who make their way to Lourdes on pilgrimage are blessed with the Blessed Sacrament, and the miraculous healings that have been confirmed through the Blessed Sacrament passing by are innumerable.  The Shrine of Lourdes is a shining example of faith in the Real Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist.

2 comments:

Anne Cahalan said...

22nd August is also the Memorial of the Queenship of Our Lady.

haveittodayray said...

A few weeks ago at St. Sharbel Maronite Catholic Church, in Las Vegas, a statue of St. Sharbel started to "bleed oil" after 2 visiting priests from Mexico, said Mass there. Not a hoax. I visited the statute myself and saw the oil pouring from the head and over the chest and arms. The statue is being guarded by the Knights of Columbus 24/7 for its protection. If your ever in Las Vegas, you can see the statute at St. Charbel Maronite Catholic Church.