That night I couldn't sleep. I was very disturbed. I felt as though God were trying to tell me something. About four o'clock in the morning, I was still awake. I was turning and twisting. So, I got up and knelt at the side of the bed and said, "Jesus, what is it that you want to say to me?"

I felt the Lord saying to me, "You must make me known in the Eucharist. People are coming to you. People will come from all over looking for healing. They will say, 'Oh, if only we could get Sister Briege to touch us' or 'If Sister Briege could only lay hands on us, then we'd be healed.'

"Many are making false gods out of people in healing ministries. They are seeking after people and not me. I come every day in the Eucharist. I promised to give you life and to give it to you more abundantly, to fill you with strength for your pilgrimage.

"I want you to go out now into the world and point to me in the Eucharist. I want you to tell people to take their eyes off Briege McKenna and fix their gaze on the Eucharistic Lord, to put their faith in me. You can disappoint them, and you will disappoint them, as will any person who attracts people to themselves. But if you point them to me, then they will never be disappointed."

Again, this showed me that I had to be a signpost, pointing to Jesus. From this experience in prayer, I began centering my teaching on the Eucharist.

Miracles Do Happen
Sr. Briege McKenna, O.S.C.

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.