Saint Maximilian desired to write a book on the teaching of the Church with a chapter entitled "Dogma: The Most Blessed Sacrament", perhaps eventually to be published as a booklet. He wished to write of dogma "in a popular, lively style, illustrating the doctrine with miracles attested by competent witnesses (for example, bearing on the Eucharist)". The constant demands of the apostolate did not permit him to write such a work. But in the material for a book on the Immaculate, we find the description of the apparition of our Lady to Alphonse Ratisbonne in the Church of Sant'Andrea delle Fratte, Rome, together with an account of a moral miracle bearing on the Eucharist. In an instant, this unbelieving Jew, without hearing so much as a word from the all holy Virgin, understood the entire Catholic Faith, including the truth about the Eucharist.

For the Life of the World: St. Maximilian and the Eucharist
Jerzy Domanski, O.F.M. Conv

Reprinted from Witness Ministries, a lay apostolate dedicated to renewing appreciation for the Mass as the greatest gift which God has given to His beloved spouse, the Church. Their mission is to show how, in the Eucharistic Liturgy, Jesus renews and transforms us–and the world–in His life and love.