And the history of the Church, from ancient times to the modern day, is full of them. God in His mercy has not only given us the revealed truths of Scripture and Tradition, but in all times and places has exercised his power on earth in extraordinary ways: to teach, correct, warn, and inspire His people according to the needs of the age.
In Bleeding Hands, Weeping Stone, popular Catholic author and speaker Elizabeth Ficocelli reveals history's most magnificent miracles. Some of them are quiet and simple, some of them are dramatic bordering on outrageous - but all of them are signs of God's loving, providential hand at work in the world, continually inflaming our hearts to greater faith and more ardent love.
In brisk, easy-to-read accounts, perfect for bedtime or the break room, Bleeding Hands, Weeping Stone relates the amazing (but true) stories of:
The woman who stole a Host from church and hid it at home, only to find that it had turned to real human flesh.
The apparition of the Blessed Virgin Mary that put an end to human sacrifice in Mexico - and the miraculous image she left for us there.
The pious farm girl who prayed to share in Christ's Passion, and received miraculous wounds on her head, hands, feet, and side. For twelve years until her death she lived on nothing but the Eucharist.
The arrogant knight who demanded the largest Host at Communion - and was swallowed up by the stone floor of the church! (You can still see the holes today.)
Saints who could levitate, glow with inner light, or appear in two places at once, and whose bodies did not decompose even hundreds of years after death.
And many more miracles, from the obscure and near-forgotten to the most significant apparitions and prophecies of our faith.
You're sure to enjoy reading and sharing these stories of God's miraculous workings in history. But Bleeding Hands, Weeping Stone does more than tell stories: it explains why God performs miracles, and what our disposition should be towards them. So let these pages deepen your faith in God's ever-present love and care.