March 25, 2017

Mother Marie Adele Garnier

Mother Marie Adela Garnier was born on August 15, 1838, in Grancey-le-Chateau, in northeastern France.

Early in her life, she had a vision of Jesus in a Host given to her during Communion, which affected her for the rest of her life. In 1885, while engaged at a church in Montmarte, she established perpetual adoration of the Blessed Sacrament there. In 1898, she founded Adorers of the Sacred Heart of Jesus of Montmarte, an order of nuns dedicated to perpetual adoration.

In 1901, the Law of Associations created certain repressions that spurred her to move the order to England. They settled in London, at Tyburn. It was there, in the 16th and 17th centuries that 105 priests, religious and laypeople were executed for being Catholic during the Protestant Reformation.

Toward the end of her life, in 1923, she had another impactful vision in the Eucharist, this one of the living heart of Jesus. In June of 1924, she passed from this life.

Last year, the Church agreed to open the Cause for her canonization.

A biography of her spiritual life was published several years earlier, in 2012. It was in that book that an account was given of yet another vision with the Eucharist. This one came from a letter she had written herself, to Fr. Charles Sauve. She related the following:

“At the moment in which the priest took a particle of the Holy Host and put it into the chalice I raised my eyes to adore and to contemplate the holy particle…The fingers of the priest held not a white particle but a particle of striking red, the colour of blood and luminous at the same time … The fingers of the priest were red on the right of the particle, as from a blood stain that seemed still wet.”

She describes the Host as “striking red” and “luminous at the same time,” signifying perhaps, both the sacrifice of the Cross and the resurrection that followed, all in one vision of His Being.

Source: “Nun who Witnessed Eucharistic Miracles on Path to Sainthood,” Rezac, Mary, Catholic News Agency, October 14, 2016,; and “Vatican Opens Cause of Nun who Saw Host turn Blood-Red, Caldwell, Simon, Catholic Herald, October 3, 2016,


One Comment on Mother Marie Adele Garnier

  1. Catherine Taylor on Mon, 29th Jan 2018 12:56 am CDT
  2. I truly believe in these Miracles & l call her Saint Marie-Adele Garnier. I have great faith in God & l have had miracles happen in my life. My hope is in God that his hand will yet save me in Jesus name, l pray Amen. Saint-Adele Garnier Please pray for me. Thank you. Amen.

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