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Old 28th March 2015, 11:38 PM
daytonafreak daytonafreak is offline
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Default Pope Francis and Blessed Imelda

Pope Francis seems to like Blessed Imelda Lambertini. Remember that he has mentioned her at least twice.

But why has he been thinking about her? Recall part of her story:

"During her first Christmas in the convent, Imelda broke down weeping before the crèche. She had begged her community to let her receive Communion, but according to church law at the time, she had to wait until she was 12 years old.

After Mass, when nearly everyone had left the chapel, Imelda continued to pray. The sacristan noticed a growing bright light above Imelda's head, and within the glow, a Eucharistic host appeared.

The chaplain ran forward with a paten, and Imelda finally received the body of Christ. "

Similarly, Pope Francis has been thinking about her because this is a case where church law (unjustly) prevented someone from receiving Communion. Pope Francis is thinking about changing the rules for the reception of the Eucharist.

I also think this is providential because I think Blessed Imelda is the martyr of the Eucharist mentioned at Garabandal.
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