December 14, 2017

St. Gertrude and the Crowd

Once, St. Gertrude was present when Communion was being distributed to the people. Her wish was merely to catch a view of the Host. The crowd was so great, however, that she could not even do that.

Then, she heard the voice of Jesus saying, “A sweet secret shall be between us, which is unknown to those who absent themselves from Me, but you, if you would enjoy it, approach.” He then told her that while she would not see Him in the Host, she would still “taste and prove the sweetness of this hidden manna.”

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. 167.


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