December 7, 2017

St. Gertrude and His Love for Communion

On another occasion, St. Gertrude saw Christ Himself as she a priest handle the Eucharist. It was before they received Communion that she first saw Him. He was in a state of severe weakness, as if on the point of death. Then, at the time of Communion, she saw the priest elevate a Body which was far larger than even his own.

She felt that she understood the meaning of what she saw, the expansive size of Christ and yet His extreme weakness. His love was large, so large and great that it physically drained Him. The love He had was His love for us to receive Him, to be united with Him in Holy Communion.

Source: St. Gertrude, and a religious of her monastery, The Life and Revelations of St. Gertrude the Great (Charlotte, North Carolina, Tan Books, 2010) p. 371.


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