Flood waters parted to make way for the eucharist-1433
Today, two special Eucharistic Miracles from France who was at one time called the Daughter of the Catholic Church. Although major changes have happened since the French Revolution and much of it not good for lives and souls. Yet we have been allowed to learn and know the many Eucharistic Miracles that happened out of the Love of Jesus for a land that had many saints and also many martyr for their Catholic faith, and may we have the strength of the Holy Spirit if we are ever called to make a stand for the Bride of Christ. Lord help us die to ourselves so that we may know, love, and serve you now and into eternity. Do we put on the armor of God daily for ourselves and those we love before we go out into a world that would like to get rid of all the Catholics before ;they convert and revert those who seek a Holy God. Well lets look into Scripture and see why we should. Love and prayers in Christ to your family, GregoryMary
On November 30, 1433 a small church run by the Gray Penitents of the Franciscan Order was exposing a consecrated Host for Perpetual Adoration. After days of rain the rivers swelled, and surprisingly, Avignon was submerged. By boat, two friars of the Order succeeded in reaching the church where the Holy Sacrament had been left for adoration. When they entered the church, they saw that the waters were divided to the right and to the left, leaving the altar and the Sacrament perfectly dry.
The Eucharistic miracle of Avignon occurred in the Church of the Holy Cross, home of the Gray Penitents of the Franciscan Order, whose founding goes back to the times of pious King Louis VIII. At the time of this miracle, Avignon was considered the center of Christendom, and the city’s “Palais des Papes” was home to a series of seven popes.
After several days of heavy rain, the Sorgue and Rhône Rivers rose steadily and reached a dangerous height. Finally, on November 30, 1433, Avignon, was flooded. The friars were certain that their little church, which stood along the Sorgue, had been destroyed by the raging waters. Fearing that the Blessed Sacrament, which was exposed for Perpetual Adoration, had been swept away, the head of the Order and another friar rowed to the church. Getting there was difficult, but when they finally arrived they found a miracle.
Although water around the church was four feet high, a pathway from the entrance of the church to the altar was perfectly dry. The Sacred Host was unscathed. The pathway from the entrance to the altar called to mind the parting of the Red Sea in the time of Moses, for all along the sides of the church, water steadily rose, but the pathway remained completely dry.
Amazed by what they were seeing, the friars had others from their Order come to the church to verify the miracle. The news spread rapidly, and many people, including those in authority, came to the Church, singing songs of praise and of thanks to the Lord. Several hundred people witnessed this miracle. Later on, the Gray Penitents determined that the anniversary of the miracle would be celebrated in the church every year on the feast day of St. Andrew the Apostle.
Even today, every November 30th, the brothers reunite at the Chapelle des Pénitents Gris to celebrate the memory of the miracle. Before the blessing of the Holy Sacrament, the brothers perform a sacred chant taken from the Canticle of Moses, which was composed after the parting of the Red Sea: “I will sing to the LORD, for he is gloriously triumphant… At a breath of your anger the waters piled up, the flowing waters stood like a mound, the flood waters congealed in the midst of the sea… In your mercy you led the people you redeemed; in your strength you guided them to your holy dwelling.” (Exodus 15, 1-18).
During a massive flood, a monstrance holding the Eucharist was miraculously preserved.
During the 15th century torrential rain fell on the French city of Avignon. The Sorgue and Rhône rivers continued to rise until they flooded the lower part of the city, making it one of the worst floods ever in that region. A group of Franciscan friars were worried that their small church would be destroyed.
Even worse, the Eucharist had been exposed in a monstrance on the altar and was not put away before the flood waters came and the Franciscans escaped.
Two friars went in their boat and rowed towards the chapel to assess the damage. They couldn’t believe their eyes.
After opening the front door they saw before them a sight that seemed straight out of the Bible. The waters were miraculously parted on either side, reminiscent of Moses leading his people through the Red Sea. The middle of the chapel was completely dry, with the altar and monstrance untouched by the water. Six feet of water lined the sides of the church as the Franciscans made their way to the altar.
Immediately the friars went back to report what they saw and to have others confirm the miracle. For a few days the miracle was maintained and several hundred residents of the city witnessed the miraculous event. They processed with the monstrance to a different Franciscan church and read the following passage, “Then Moses stretched out his hand over the sea; and the Lord drove the sea back by a strong east wind all night, and made the sea dry land, and the waters were divided” (Exodus 14:21).
The friars wrote down the miracle in their register, which is still preserved there.
To this day the anniversary of this miracle is kept at this church on November 30.
Neuvy-Saint-Sépulcre in Indre.1257
There are two drops of Blood from our Lord, Jesus Christ, collected on Calvary during the Passion, preserved in the church of Neuvy-Saint-Sépulcre in Indre. They were brought to France in 1257 by Cardinal Eudes returning from the Holy Land.