We have started our simple exhibition of the Eucharistic Miracles which happened and were proved through the history of the Holy Church. (WE ARE ALL VERY WELCOME to visit The Chapel of the Sacred Heart in St Swithun’s church and to meditate what happened there.
This week: Eucharistic Miracle of ST CLARE of ASSISI 1240 (ITALY)
The Story in more detail
The History of Saint Clare, Virgin, tells of various miracles performed by Saint Clare. There are episodes of multiplications of loaves and of bottles of oil that appeared in the convent when there was none before. But Clare performed the most famous of the miracles in 1240 on a Friday in September, in which she turned away an attack by Saracen soldiers who had broken into the convent cloister by showing them the Sacred Host. St. Clare of Assisi’s great faith in the Eucharist brought about this Eucharistic Miracle, which is described by Thomas of Celano in the Legend of St. Claire, Virgin, contained in Franciscan Sources.
In 1240, Saracen troops employed by Frederick II of Swabia, known for their savagery and cruelty, were assembled at the monastery of San Damiano, where St. Clare and her fellow sisters resided. St. Clare, filled with trust in the Eucharistic Jesus, with great courage took the Blessed Sacrament and went out with it to face the Saracen troops, begging God to spare the life of her sisters and to protect the city of Assisi. The Lord heard the fervent prayers of St. Clare and immediately the Saracens, as if repelled by a mysterious force, moved away from the monastery of San Damiano and departed from the city of Assisi, which did not suffer any damage.