December 19, 2014

Midnight Mass, 1930

Father Hartl was present again in Resl’s room after the Midnight Mass on Christmas of 1930. “She felt…in a manner that cannot be explained naturally, the nearness of the Eucharist before it was brought to her…while lying in bed, she described exactly how the pastor (Father Naber) was taking the Blessed Sacrament from the tabernacle to bring her Communion. She descried vividly his coming to her home. The road was icy and she saw how carefully he walked and made a little detour.” Father Naber tells how, because he stopped en route to visit a parishioner who was sick, he was delayed in arriving at Resl’s home. She knew of this delay…

(Taken from an entry in My Daily Eucharist, by Joan Carter McHugh, containing an excerpt from The Story of Therese Neumann by Albert Paul Schimberg.)


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