The Guardian Angel: Eucharistic Miracle of Avignon, France & Tumaco, Colombia
Two Eucharistic Miracles that Miraculously controlled the power of Nature, which can actually show the love of Jesus and how insignificant we are when Nature acts up and in our weakness we are unable to do anything in a natural way, yet because of the infinite love and mercy of Jesus, he can in a Supernatural way protect His children and give future generations a glimpse of His Omnipotence. Love and prayers in Christ. To Jesus through Mary & Joseph, GregoryMary
When flood waters parted to make way for the Eucharist
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.
The tsunami that receded when it was blessed with the Blessed Sacrament The miracle reportedly occurred in 1906 in Tumaco, Colombia.
At the start of the 20th century a great undersea earthquake shook the Pacific Ocean and casued a tsunami that devastated the shorelines of many cities. However, according to the inhabitants of Tumaco, Colombia, a huge wave was pushed back when the local priest processed out with the Blessed Sacrament.
When the people of Tumaco felt the ground shake on the morning of January 31, 1906, they immediately went to their parish priest, Fr. Gerardo Larrondo. The local inhabitants begged their pastor to perform a Eucharistic procession that would invoke God’s aid to fight back the tsunami wave that threatened the very existence of their city.
The people could see the giant wave approaching the city and so Fr. Larrondo gathered up his courage and with the Holy Eucharist placed in a monstrance, processed head-on towards the wave. He said to the people, “Let us go, my people. Let us go toward the beach, and may God have pity on us.”
Bravely, Fr. Larrondo approached the wave and made the sign of the cross with the Eucharist — and almost immediately the wave receded and turned back.
At the sight of the wave receding everyone shouted loudly, “Miracle, miracle!” It appeared to the people that the hand of God stayed the destructive force of the tsunami and spared the people because of their firm faith in the power of the Eucharist.
Word spread about the apparent miracle and the people of the city rejoiced and thanked God for having mercy on them in their need.