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Cascia, Italy, Minor Basilica,1300's ~ the Eucharistic Miracle & remains of Blessed Simone Fidati. A certain priest had lost his respect for the Eucharist, and when going on a call to administer the Holy Sacraments to an ailing peasant, took a Consecrated Host & placed it irreverently between the pages of his breviary. When he opened the book, he saw that the Host had turned red with fresh blood & was impregnated with the two pages between which it had been placed. The priest sought out for c...
THE MONSTRANCE A good monstrance has several beams streaming forth from the Blessed Sacrament. This is taken from the Gospel account, that His face became radiant as the sun. It is no coincidence that the monstrance, too, looks like a large sun upon a stand. Christ is the true Sun, and the radiance of His face is depicted in the monstrance.
"My Lord Jesus Christ, who, for the love You bear to mankind, do remain night and day in this Sacrament, full of pity and love, awaiting, calling, and receiving all who come to visit You; I believe that You are present in the Sacrament of the Altar; I adore You from the depths of my own nothingness; I thank You for the many graces You have given me, and especially for having given me Yourself in this Sacrament...," - St. Alphonsus Ligouri