December 15, 2016

Saint Alphonsus — Light as a Feather

One day in October, 1784, Fr. Tannoia was saying Mass. St. Alphonsus Ligouri was in attendance. The Saint was now close to 90 years old. He had to be helped into the church and into his seat. His assistant had exerted himself greatly in seeing this done.

While Fr. Tannoia said Mass, St. Alphonsus was praying before the Blessed Sacrament, the Eucharistic Presence to which the Saint had such a fervent and well-noted devotion. After some time, Fr. Tannoia heard some rustling from the area of the Saint and glanced sideways in that direction. He then saw, with his own eyes, the Saint raised into the air above his seat.

After the Mass was concluded, he again saw the Saint floating in the air, a happening that occurred “quietly and easily as though a light feather was being moved.”

Source: Cruz, Caroll, Eucharistic Miracles (Charlotte, North Carolina, Tan Books, 2010) p. 289.


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