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Blessed Imelda’s Miraculous Communion

Stained Glass Window from St. Vincent Ferrer Church in NYC Photo: Fr. Lawrence Lew, O.P.

Stained Glass Window from St. Vincent Ferrer Church in NYC
Photo: Fr. Lawrence Lew, O.P.

On May 12th 1333, the day of the vigil of the Ascension, Blessed Imelda Lambertini, a Dominican nun aged just 9 (!) knelt in prayer and the “Light of the Host” was witnessed above her head by the sacristan, who then fetched the Priest so he could see.

After seeing this miracle, the priest felt compelled to admit her to the Eucharist; in her time first Communion was not administered until the age of 12.

Immediately after receiving it, Bl. Imelda fell to the floor and died in complete ecstasy!

This stained glass roundel of the saint is in St. Vincent Ferrer’s, NYC.

Photo & Description by Fr. Lawrence Lew, O.P.

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