March 16, 2017

Ursula Benincasa

Pope Gregory XIII heard of extraordinary occurrences involving Venerable Ursula Benincasa. To determine whether they were true, he directed St. Philip Neri to lead an investigation.

She was known to have an intolerance for food, although she was able to receive the Blessed Sacrament without issue.

As a test, St. Philip Neri ordered that she not be allowed reception of the Eucharist. For months, she obeyed. Finally, however, her physician declared that she was becoming too weak to survive.

St. Philip again permitted her to take Communion. As soon as the priest arrived with the Host, her strength began to return, and after receiving the Eucharist, she was completely restored to health.

St. Philip was thus convinced of her sanctity.

Source: Cruz, Caroll, Eucharistic Miracles (Charlotte, North Carolina, Tan Books, 2010) p.239.


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