March 26, 2017

The Light, the Face, the Peace

Lawrence Chlebik from McAlester, Oklahoma had just become a Eucharistic minister. He had a problem, however. He wondered how he could be a true minister of the Eucharist when he himself still had doubts about the Real Presence.

One Sunday, he was called to be a Eucharistic minister. He prayed very hard for Jesus to show him how He could be there in a little white host while He was still everywhere else in the world.

He was up in the sanctuary when the priest consecrated the Host. As the priest held It above the chalice, he saw a light come from the chalice and envelop the Host. Then he saw the profile of Jesus in the Host. He stared at it, not believing his eyes. He remembers that a strong feeling of peace then came over him.

After that, his doubts were gone.

Source: Proctor, Sr. Patricia, OSC, 201 Inspirational Stories of the Eucharist (Spokane, Washington, The Franciscan Monastery of St. Clare, 2004) p. 76.


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