April 5, 2017

The Grab Rebuffed

The Congregation of Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception of the Most Blessed Virgin Mary is a fraternal community of priests and brothers that was founded in Poland in 1673. In the U.S., the Congregation has a national shrine in Stockbridge, Massachusetts devoted to the message of Divine Mercy disseminated by St. Faustina. They also have a website that contains the certain story recounted below.

Fr.Chris Alar, director of the Association of Marian Helpers at that shrine, had been ordained a priest on May 31, 2014. He was then allowed some time off and he decided to spend it on a trip to Indian reservations in Saskatchewan, Canada. It was on Corpus Christi Sunday, June 22nd, that he was visiting a reservation on Lake Reindeer.

He was leading a Eucharistic procession through the neighborhoods there when he was approached by two young men. They stood in his way to stop him and began yelling vulgarities and threats at him. He sensed they intended to desecrate Blessed Sacrament in some way and he gripped the monstrance more tightly. Then, one of the young men approached and grabbed the monstrance.

As he did so, his hand was immediately “thrown off the monstrance, and it appeared to have burned his hands. He gripped his hands in pain. We all saw it.”

After this, the two men stepped aside and Fr. Alcar proceeded on his way.

Source: http://www.thedivinemercy.org/news/A-Mission-to-Native-Americans-6072.


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