The Guardian Angel: Eucharistic Miracle of Faverney, France***1608
This Eucharistic Miracle shows how God affirms the faith of those that are strong, and also of those who may be weak. There have always been wolves inside and outside of the Catholic Church working for Satan and trying to devour the Sheep (Romans 16:17-2020), it even speaks to the evil of those in rebellion to the Church, making God's pretend house that the protestants go to, more about money and power as seen in the actions of Calvinism and others protestants like Luther. And we even see a glimpse of what happened as the Masons intimidated and slaughtered anyone that was Catholic and not willing to go along with Enlightenment away from God. With all of this evil about, God in HIS love gave another miracle to his weak children to strengthen them in their faith to come back to him.
This evil is round about us now as our young are being slaughtered in Spirit, mind, and body. Let us pray that our Shepherds will stay in and return to the Deposit of Faith, and boldly professing and standing firmly in the Truth, which is only found in the Bride of Christ, the Catholic Church. May we all return fully to the two pillars, Eucharist & Mary. Love and prayers in Christ. To the Sacred Heart of Jesus through the Sorrowful & Immaculate Heart of Mary, GregoryMary
On the Vigil of the Feast of Pentecost, the monks of Faverney decided to expose the Blessed Sacrament for public adoration. During the night, a fire flared up which destroyed the altar and the sacred furnishings, but not the monstrance containing the Sacred Host. The monstrance was retrieved after a few days while it was suspended in the air perfectly intact. The miraculous Host is still kept today and many are the pilgrims who every year hasten to venerate the miracle.
In the 17th century, Protestantism and Calvinism spread quickly in France by means of the many material benefits conceded by the new religions to the members of the nobility and the clergy coming from the Catholic Church. This placed at risk the faith of many and created many uncertainties, even in the monasteries.
In the city of Faverney there was a Benedictine Abbey whose monks had departed a great deal from the rule of their founder. They held only the highest esteem for the devotion to the Lady of Notre-Dame la Blanche, known in all the area for its many miracles. Through her intercession many miracles had in fact been verified, among which was even the returning to life of two infants who were not yet baptized.
In 1608, on the Vigil of the Feast of Pentecost, the monks decided to prepare an altar for the exposition and adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. The lunette of the monstrance was very large, and because of this, they decided to put in two Hosts. When Vespers had finished the monks left the monstrance exposed on the provisional altar.
On the next morning, the sacristan opened the church and found it full of smoke, with the provisional altar completely reduced to ashes. He started to yell, and immediately the religious and other people hastened and proceeded to remove the ashes with the hope of finding some part of the monstrance.
When the smoke began to clear, they were astonished on seeing that the monstrance was suspended in the air. The multitude increased and crowded to see the Eucharistic marvel, in which the Hosts had remained unharmed regardless of the fire. The religious were astonished and unable to make a decision. They asked the counsel of the Capuchin friars of Vesoul.
The friars immediately prepared a new altar over the burned one and celebrated Holy Mass. During the elevation of the Host, the monstrance slowly descended upon the new altar.
When the canonical process finished, on July 10, the Archbishop of Besançon declared that the miracle was authentic, and on September 13, the Archbishop of Rodi, who was the nuncio in Brussels, made it known to Pope Paul V who granted a Bull of Indulgence. The miracle rekindled the faith of many. In 1862, the Congregation of Rites authorized the celebration of the miracle. In 1908 the third centenary of the miracle was solemnly commemorated with a National Eucharistic Congress. Even today it is possible to see and venerate the relic containing one of the two Hosts which remained unharmed. The other Host, unfortunately, after it was donated to the Church of Dole, was destroyed by the revolutionaries in 1794.
Our Lord Jesus Christ is present, Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity in the Eucharist, in all the Catholic tabernacles of the world. As it is in reality, the Eucharistic Jesus is the true Emmanuel, God with us, for sure, and loves us so much to give us miracles over the centuries to affirm our faith, because we are weak and are sometimes blind to the Eucharistic reality, because Jesus is veiled under the appearance of bread, but again, really and physically present in the consecrated Host, so that HE dwells in our midst. Jesus is at our disposal as he works within us and for us. Let us look at a couple of quotes from Saint Don Bosco:
“Ask the Blessed Virgin for the grace to receive Communion frequently and worthily….Try to imagine that the Blessed Virgin Herself will give you the Sacred Host. No one would dare strike at the Heart of Jesus while He is in Mary’s hands.”- Don Bosco
“Do you want the Lord to give you many graces? Visit Him often. Do you want Him to give you few graces? Visit Him rarely. Do you want the devil to attack you? Visit Him never in the Blessed Sacrament. Do you want the devil to flee from you? Visit Jesus often. Do you want to conquer the devil? Take refuge often at the feet of Jesus. Do you want to be conquered by the devil? Forget about visiting Jesus. My dear ones, the visit to the Blessed Sacrament is an extremely necessary way to conquer the devil. Therefore, go often to visit Jesus and the devil will not come out victorious against you.” Saint Don Bosco
I want to share with you the thoughts of a little 5th grade girl that was given an assignment when I was substituting at the Catholic School when school started. Drew said, “He that eats this Bread shall live forever.” This scripture means to me, eat Jesus’ body you will live forever and ever and ever. “Without me you can do nothing.”
This scripture means to me, if you put your mind to something without Jesus you can’t do it. “Come to me… I will refresh you.” This scripture means to me, Jesus will refresh my mind with His wisdom. What a joy to see the innocent thoughts and love of our children, and all the more reason for you and I to get past the rhetoric daily, and take action for the lives and souls of the children.