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Eucharistic Miracles (50)

Eucharistic Miracles (50)

France, 1888                      

Eucharistic Miracles of Lourdes.


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. 

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True Stories: Eucharistic Miracles (3)

True Stories: Eucharistic Miracles (3)


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On the 17th of December, 1899, the fast mail on the way from Bordeaux to Paris met with a collision. In the mail car was Gabriel Gargam, a 30-year-old post office express clerk. At the time of the wreck the train was going at the speed of fifty miles an hour.  By the crash Gargam was thrown fifty-two feet.  He was terribly bruised and broken and paralyzed from the waist down.  He was barely alive when lifted onto a stretcher.  Taken to a hospital, his existence for some time was a living death.  
After eight months he had wasted away to a mere skeleton, weighing but seventy-eight pounds, although normally a big man.  His feet became gangrenous.  He could take no solid food and was obliged to take nourishment by a tube.  Only once in twenty-four hours could he be fed even that way.

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The Miracles Of Lourdes: The St. Bernadette Story

The Miracles Of Lourdes: The St. Bernadette Story

In February 1858 the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to a 14-year-old girl called Bernadette Soubirous (now St. Bernadette) in the remote Grotto of Massabielle.

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On 11 February 1858, Bernadette Soubirous was out gathering firewood with her sister and another friend at the grotto of Massabielle outside Lourdes, Bernadette saw the first of 18 visions of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

The other girls saw nothing. The apparition did not identify herself until the 17th vision, and until then Bernadette called her simply ‘Aquero’ (‘she’ in the local dialect).

On the ninth vision, the lady told Bernadette to drink from the spring that flowed under the rock.

Although there was no known spring there, and the ground was hard and dry, Bernadette assumed the lady meant that the spring was underground. She did as she was told and dug into the dirt, and a spring appeared which continues flowing to this day. The water of the spring pocesses miraculous healing properties; in the 145 years since then, about 70 cures have been verified by the Lourdes Bureau as “inexplicable”, but only after extremely rigorous scientific and medical examinations failed to find any other explanations.

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