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Receiving First Holy Communion from an Angel: A true story.

Francisco, Jacinta and their cousin Lucia were three young children from Fatima in Portugal, to whom Our Blessed Lady appeared in 1917.  Before her apparition to them, she sent an Angel who called himself the Angel of Peace, to prepare the children for Her coming. An angel appeared to them three times in all.  He was known to be the guardian angel of Portugal. The third time the angel arrived when the children were praying the pardon prayer he taught them. He was holding a chalice, above which was the Eucharist. Drops of the Precious Blood of Jesus were dripping from the Host into the chalice. The angel then left the chalice suspended in the air and knelt down beside the children. All of them, the children and the angel, bowed down profoundly, heads to the ground, before Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament. 

The angel then got up, took the chalice and the Sacred Host in his hand, and gave the Host as Holy Communion to Lucia who had already made her first holy communion.  He then gave Holy Communion to Francisco and Jacinta from the chalice containing the Precious Blood of Jesus.  This was the first time they had received Jesus in Holy Communion as they were too young yet to make it in the local Church.  The angel did so because God wanted to strengthen them with heavenly food for the task He was about to entrust to them through His Blessed Mother. After giving the children Holy Communion, the angel and the children bowed down in profound adoration and thanksgiving for what they had just received.

Then, when the hearts and souls of the children were filled with a beautiful peace, the angel left them, and this time for good. He had completed his mission to them. They were utterly changed by the entire experience of the visits of the angel. Truthfully, because of the incredible sense of the presence of God both around them and in their souls, they were never quite the same again.  All they desired to do was to pray, to visit Jesus in the tabernacle.

The angel taught the children:
1) to pray reverently
2) to beg for pardon  for sinners
3) to make sacrifices, and above all
4) to adore Jesus profoundly in the Blessed Sacrament

Today, seven young souls will receive Holy Communion in our mission. Let us join together in prayer for them as our Bishop presides over this sacred moment in their lives. As Our Lady instructed Francisco and Jacinta, let us also pray: “O Most Holy Trinity, I adore Thee! My God, I love Thee in the Most Blessed Sacrament!”

Please pray for all those who have died recently:

Thomas Mani (87), George Kakkassery (75) Thomas Chummar (81) P V Varghese Punnackapadavil (88)

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