December 1, 2016

Brother John of Alvema

Brother John of Alvema was a disciple of St. Francis of Assisi. It was said that he saw angels at Mass, angels that have been seen by other saints and mystics and are reportedly present at every Mass.

Once during Mass, at the time of consecration, the Host vanished from his sight and he instead saw Christ Himself. He collapsed in this ecstasy and was carried into the sacristy, enrapt and motionless.

Is one to believe such unseen happenings transpire only at certain Masses? If not, then the very same will be the case at the next Mass we attend.

Source: Brown, Michael H., Secrets of the Eucharist (Goleta, CA, Queenship Publishing Co., 1996), p. 67.


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