March 13, 2018

St. Bonaventure

Once, St. Bonaventure was consumed by a fear of receiving the Eucharist. He wanted very much to take Communion, but dared not because of worries, in his own mind, of being too unworthy. This caused him to hold back from the Blessed Sacrament for some time.

Then, one day, while he was assisting at Mass, a portion of the Sacred Host left the hands of the priest and placed itself on the tongue of St. Bonaventure.

Instantly, St. Bonaventure understood that his own misgivings were not shared by the Lord, to his immense relief and joy.

Shapcote, Emily Mary, Legends of the Blessed Sacrament (London, Burns & Oates) p. 39.


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