A Transfusion of His Blood
Fr. Charles Banet is a seventy-three year old priest who has suffered from a blood disease he has had for many years. Recently diagnosed with prostate cancer, he was told one afternoon he would have to discontinue radiation therapy because his blood platelet count was alarmingly low … Back home in Holy Rosary rectory he asked Fr. Robert DeGrandis, with whom he lived, and Annie Ross Fitch, who was visiting, to pray over him … Annie inquired if he had said Mass yet that day. When he said he hadn’t, she suggested that when he say Mass, he ask Jesus to give him a transfusion of His Blood. So he did jiust that. When he was about to drink the Precious Blood he said, “Jesus … I want … if you can afford it … I’d like a transfusion of Your Blood in anticipation of the evaluation they’re going to make of my blood tomorrow.”
The next day Fr. Banet went for another blood test and they told him that his blood tested perfect. “I guess it ought to be because it’s Jesus’ Blood” he said spontaneously, to which they kind of laughed then dropped that line of thinking. This was the first blood test in many years which tested perfect. Today Fr. Banet is completely healthy and cancer free and no medical explanation was ever given for the healing of his blood.
(Taken from My Daily Eucharist II by Joan Carter McHugh, and an excerpt contained there from the documentary film, Living Presence, by The Mercy Foundation.