Friday, January 03, 2014

A Mystery of Light....solved

J.M.J. + O.B.T. + M.G.R.*

Bawol, Poland 1264

     It was a very turbulent and trying time in Poland's history, with many people falling victim to the dreaded Black Plague that stalked Europe. The population was depleted, and religious standards changed after the loss of older churchmen. People were devastated by the loss of family and friends, and the overall outlook was hopeless.

     It was in these trying times that a strange phenomenon arose from the marshy swamps near the village of Bawol, Poland. Nobody knew what to make of the arresting rays of light and the lightning bolts that ran across the sky. After the strange lights were first seen, people began visiting the spot to see who or what was causing the amazing light that nightly lit up the sky.

     During this miraculous occurrence, news reached Bawol that someone had broken into a church in Krakow and stolen the pyx containing the Most Holy Eucharist. The bishop entreated the people to pray and fast for the safe return of the Sacred Host, but was fearful that the thief had desecrated the Real Presence of Jesus.

     Hearing of the mysterious lights emanating from the swamp, the Bishop led a procession to the site. The people dug into the marsh and found the pyx, which contained the Blessed Sacrament, perfectly preserved amidst the slime and filth of the swamp. After the Sacred Host was restored to the Krakow church, the mysterious lights stopped. King Casimir the Great had the swamp drained and erected a magnificent church, which he dedicated as Corpus Christi, the Body of Christ.

Sincerely yours in Jesus and Mary,
Mike Rizzio

Imitate Mary
Become like Jesus
Live for the Triune God

Seek the Light of Our Lord Jesus Christ
See you on the High Ground!

* - J.M.J. + O.B.T. + M.G.R. stands for:
Jesus, Mary and Joseph;
O Beata Trinitas;
St. Michael, St. Gabriel and St. Raphael

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