I am forced…by a conspiracy of facts” to conclude “that miracles do happen

SAINT JOHN VIANNEY AND A EUCHARISTIC MIRACLE

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“Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood remains in me, and I in them.” (John 6:56)

The Feast of Saint John Vianney is on August 4th, and so I bring to your attention a supernatural event that occurred in his life involving the Holy Eucharist. G.K. Chesterton (the writer, the critic, the convert) held on to his faith in an age of increasing skepticism because, among other things, “the objective occurrence of the supernatural.” He states: “If it comes to human testimony there is a choking cataract of human testimony in favor of the supernatural.” He adds: “Looking impartially into certain miracles of medieval and modern times, I have come to the conclusion that they occurred…. I am forced…by a conspiracy of facts” to conclude “that miracles do happen.” Here, then, is an example of such a “supernatural occurrence” testified to by Saint John Vianney himself.