March 7, 2017

La Rochelle

La Rochelle is a city in the Bay of Biscay, on the west coast of France. In the year 1461, Mrs. Jehan Leclerc came to the Church of St. Bartholomew, with her son Bertrand, for Easter Sunday Mass. Bertrand was 12 years old. At the age of 7, he suffered a terrible fall which left him not only paralyzed but mute as well.

When it came time for Holy Communion, Bertrand indicated to his mother that he also wanted to receive the Blessed Sacrament. The priest was reluctant to grant this request. Bertrand did not have the capacity of speech and consequently had not been able to make his first confession. Bertrand, however, continued to plead his case and, eventually, the priest relented.

From the instant he received the host, he felt shaken by a curious force. He became able to speak and to move, for the first time in years.

An account written immediately after the extraordinary event recorded Bertrand’s first words, which were, “Adjutorium nostrum in nomine Domini (Our help is in the name of the Lord!).”

Source: “The Eucharistic Miracles of the World,” a Vatican international exhibition, as reported by The Real Presence Eucharistic Education and Adoration and Association,


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