"The privilege of receiving the Holy Eucharist from the Hands of Jesus Himself was experienced by a number of saints, including St Laurence of Brindisi, a Capuchian, whose unusual talents and rare virtue were called upon by Pope Clement VIII for several unusual missions. One of these was his chaplaincy to the Imperial army of Prague. ...
With the Turks still menacing nearby Christian countries, the Imperial army of 18,000 men assembled to do battle with the Turks, who numbered 80,000. Vastly outnumbered, the Christians appealed to St Laurence for advice and encouragement. After delivering a rousing discourse, the saint, despite his mature years, mounted a horse and with the cross held high in his hands led the troops against the infidels. The crushing defeat of the Turks was attributed by all to the prayers and inspiration of the saint.
It is told that on his return from the campaign he joined his brethren at Gorizia, where Our Lord appeared to them and gave them all Holy Communion with His own Hand."
From Eucharistic Miracles
Joan Carroll Cruz
St Laurence of Brindisi
Preached in 8 languages fluently
1559-1619 ~ Italy
Doctor of the Church
FEAST DAY - July 21
"The Word of the Lord is light for the intellect and fire for the will, so that man
can know and love God. For the interior man, who through grace lives from
the Spirit of God, it is bread and water, but bread that is sweeter than honey
and water that is better than wine and milk. ... It is a hammer against a hard
heart obstinate in vices. It is a sword against the flesh, the world and the devil,
to destroy every sin." ~ St Laurence of Brindisi
St Laurence of Brindisi, pray for us!