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6  Testimony -  Blessed Imelda - Miracle

Imelda Lambertini entered the Dominican Convent at the age of nine. She had a burning desire for Jesus in the Holy Eucharist and wanted to receive Communion but was not allowed because she was under the required age of twelve years.
She received a special gift from the Lord on the Feast of the Ascension in 1333. While praying, a Host appeared suspended in mid-air in front of her. The priest was called and he gave her Holy Communion. She went into ecstasy and never awakened.
She died while receiving her First Holy Communion!
Her body remains incorrupt. 

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179  Saint  Margaret Mary Alacoque, (1647-1690) - Testimony

Revelation of the Sacred Heart

It was on June 16, 1675, that the last of the grand revelations relative to the Sacred Heart took place. It was to close the cycle of those solemn disclosures. Until then the humble virgin had received from the Lord only personal favors, very like those with which other holy souls had already been favored. He had only demanded of her some individual practices of devotion. Now however, the hour was come for Him to invest her with her grand, public mission.

During the octave of the feast of the Blessed Sacrament, June 16, 1675, Margaret Mary was on her knees before the choir-grate, her eyes fixed on the tabernacle. She had just received "some of the unmeasured graces of His love". We have no particulars of these graces.

Suddenly the Lord appeared on the altar and discovered to her His Heart:

"Behold", said He to her, "this Heart which has so loved men that it has spared nothing, even to exhausting and consuming itself, in order to testify its love. In return, I receive from the greater part only ingratitude, by their irreverence and sacrilege, and by the coldness and contempt they have for Me in this sacrament of love. What is most painful to Me," added the Savior, in a tone that went to the Sister's heart, "is that they are hearts consecrated to Me"

Then He commanded her to have established in the Church a particular feast to honor His Sacred Heart.

"It is for this reason I ask thee that the first Friday after the octave of the Blessed Sacrament be appropriated to a special feast, to honor My Heart by communicating on that day, and making reparation for the indignity that it has received. And I promise that My Heart shall dilate to pour out abundantly the influences of its love on all that will render it this honor or procure its being rendered". 

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610  Testimony -  St Joseph of Cupertino

Joseph had great devotion to the Blessed Sacrament. On one occasion he was travelling with another priest and they entered a small village. On going into the Church, the other priest wondered whether the Blessed Sacrament was reserved there. Joseph commented that he did not know and with that he cried aloud and flew (in levitation) towards the tabernacle and adored the Blessed Sacrament which he miraculously knew to be present. 

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611  Testimony -  Adoration after death

Some saints have been favoured by the Lord, even after death, to perform an act of adoration to the Blessed Sacrament.
Thus, when St. Catherine of Bologna was placed before the Blessed Sacrament altar a few days after her death, her body rose up to a position of prayerful adoration.
During the funeral Mass of St. Paschal Baylon, his eyes opened twice - at the elevation of the Host and at the elevation of the Chalice - to express his adoration of the Eucharist.
When Blessed Matthew of Girgenti's body was in the church for his funeral Mass, his hands joined in adoration toward the Eucharist.
At Ravello, Blessed Bonaventure of Potenza's body, while being carried past the altar of the Blessed Sacrament, made a devout head-bow to Jesus in the tabernacle. 
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