April 3, 2019

The Daughter of General Clement

A woman, the daughter of General Clement, had suffered severe pains for 17 years. One leg had lesions that went all the way to the bone. Although she could not walk, she decided to go to Lourdes, Frances. Her condition was so infirm and weak that, on the way from the station to the Sanctuary, she fainted 3 times. On the morning of September 16, 1903, she received Communion, and in the afternoon, she attended the procession of the Blessed Sacrament. The Savior passed by her and she fell backward on her couch, as if, according to at least one there, she was disappointed. The Bishop, Monsignor Dubillard, who was carrying the ostensorium, noticed her and turned back. He blessed her and placed the ostensorium on her very head. The woman felt she was cured, uttered a cry and leaped down onto her feet. Although her feet had not touched ground for a number of years, she now walked behind the Holy Eucharist, following the procession on her own. The crowd was not unperceptive and gave her a loud reaction.

Source: McHugh, Joan Carter, My Daily Eucharist, (Lake Forest, IL, Witness Ministries, 2012), entry for August 13 with an excerpt from The Real Presence of Jesus Christ in the Eucharist by Cardinal Gaetano De Lai.


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