March 16, 2016

He Fired A Rifle Directly Into It

In reading through The Healing Power of the Eucharist by Fr. John Hampsch, C.M.F., I came across a story involving some cloistered nuns in North Vietnam. It seems that Communist soldiers bolted into their convent one night and were confronted by the mother superior. She asked them to leave and then continued by imploring them to respect the sanctity of their chapel. She gave as her reason that the “King of Kings” was in there.

A lead soldier demanded to see this “King of Kings.” He was directed to the tabernacle and told that Jesus was in fact inside, in the form of the Blessed Sacrament.

The soldier then took a rifle and fired a shot directly into it. The soldier himself fell down, however. He was dead from a heart attack.

See: Hampsch, John H., C.M.F., The Healing Power of the Eucharist (Cincinnati, OH, St Anthony Messenger Press, 1999) p. 47-48.


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