April 5, 2017

St. Columba of Rieti

At the age of 20, St. Columba or Rieti began an absolute fast on the Eucharist alone. Pope Innocent VIII heard of this and had a stringent investigation conducted. It confirmed the authenticity of her fast.

When her confessor asked her how it was that she could live only on the Eucharist, she replied that after receiving her Lord, she felt fully so satisfied that all desire for earthly food left her.

Source: Cruz, Caroll, Eucharistic Miracles (Charlotte, North Carolina, Tan Books, 2010) p. 240-41.


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