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Posted on 06/08/2015 2:52:31 PM PDT by Matt_DZ_PL
POLAND: Newly elected President Duda saves the Corpus Christi from desecration
(translated from Polish)
On the National Thanksgiving Day, which was established in late 18th Century to commemorate Poland's patriotic struggle for independence, thousands of the inhabitants of Warsaw took part in an annual open-air Holy Mass, also massively attended by top state officials with the President-Elect Andrzej Sebastian Duda in person.
During the Holy Communion a sudden gust of wind blew off one of the consecrated Hosts from the chalice that was held by a priest giving the Corpus Christi to the gathered believers. Unseen by any of the participants, a small Host dropped on the ground and then driven by the wind rolled along the pavement for a several meters before It finally stopped in front of the kneeling and praying newly elected President Andrzej Duda. Having spotted the Holy Host rolling on the ground, the President spontaneously rushed to catch It with his hands and then strode up to the altar where he handed It over to the Cardinal Nycz, who was celebrating the Mass.
This unprecedented event was caught by the camera eye and could be observed on TV screens by millions of Poles all across the country.
Wow. This has to be the most fortuitous political event in living memory. Yes, religious, and yes, spiritual, but the impact is profoundly political.
I’m going to Poland ASAP!!!
May God bless this man and his leadership
To my way of thinking, those vicious attacks may become even stronger now :-(
I really, I do pray for the man.
I’m not a theologian but would not “desecration” require an intentional act? A gust of wind hardly seems to rise to “desecration.”
Regardless, it’s an interesting story.
Well, I’ve been thinking about it and have the same dilemma. Still, the Holy Host was lying on the pavement and, intentionally or not, could be trampled in dust by someone’s boots.
You’re both quite correct. The initial gust of wind that blew the Host away didn’t commit any kind of desecration any more than if some bird had come and started eating the Host. Forces of nature can’t commit desecration. But it would have been desecration if the Host were allowed to remain on the ground, no one bothering to pick the Host up.
Kudos to this President. An anti-Obama if I ever saw one.
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