1You must be a single male of 18+
2Desire to love the Lord, totally
3Be willing to pray and work hard
Join our community of brothers for up to 2 weeks.  Find out more...


Please contact Br. David Mary: LIVE RECORD | 402-786-2705 | Email

Franciscan Brothers . Knightly Service . Radical Love

Seeing the Eucharist Through 'Little Souls'

gwenda jean2Here are Dr. Marie Peeters-Ney's profound insights on the grace of witnessing 'little souls' receive the Holy Eucharist and the sacrament of Reconciliation.

"I had the immense privilege of living three years in a Jean Vanier L'Arche Community in Paris, France. During those three beautiful years, my handicapped friends taught me the overwhelming graces we receive in the sacraments of Reconciliation and the Holy Eucharist. At a time when these sacraments are often not understood, I thought it might be useful to share these moments of grace.

A friend of mine, let us call her Agnes, had left the Church as a consequence of her tumultuous and dissolute life. While living at l'Arche, she was responsible for the care of a middle-aged woman named Mimi. Mimi was a tiny woman, the size of a child. She had severe disabilities and was in a state of apparent coma. Totally dependent on others, with whom she was unable to communicate, she had to be carried to the altar to receive Jesus in the Holy Eucharist.

screen shot 2017 11 30 at 4 29 45 pmMimi could not receive Jesus in the host. She could only swallow a few drops of the Precious Blood, which was given to her with a small spoon. Agnes approached the altar, carrying Mimi in her arms. The moment Mimi received Jesus, my friend felt her go into ecstasy. Her whole body relaxed, her face, usually contorted with pain, became radiant and peaceful. An angelic smile illuminated her face. She was beautiful. Overwhelmed by this experience, my friend turned her life around and converted. As she likes to say, "Mimi was carrying me, not the other way around."8901618 3x2 700x467

My friend Jacques, a 55-year-old man, had severe mental disabilities and was profoundly deaf. He knew a few words, which he would yell out, to try to communicate. During a week-end retreat, several priests had come to hear confessions. My Jacques went to one of the priests, sat down on the chair facing the priest and shouted out the few words he knew. The priest looked down and must have been praying. He gave Jacques the absolution. As soon as he had finished, Jacques jumped up, obviously overjoyed. He hugged the priest. Then he bent down and kissed the priest's stole. Great tears rolled down the priest's face as he embraced Jacques.

I do not wish to make a commentary on these two events. I just hope they touch you as much as they touched me. Great is God's love!"



dr marie peteers neyDr. Marie Peeters-Ney is a retired physician (pediatrician) who worked with Professor Lejeune until his untimely death.  She is married to Canadian psychiatrist Dr Philip Ney.  Together, they teach counselling to those who wish to help men. women and children deal with their abortion. Dr. Peeters-Ney has been on the board of COLF for six years and has been religious education coordinator in her parish, Our Lady of the Rosary in Langford, Victoria.

-- Related: How To Defeat Euthanasia: A Personal Story by Dr. Marie Peeters-Ney | https://catholicinsight.com/how-to-defeat-euthanasia-a-personal-story/
-- The Disabled, A Path To God by Jean Vanier | http://www.catholicherald.co.uk/commentandblogs/2015/05/20/the-disabled-are-not-a-punishment-of-god-but-rather-a-path-towards-god/

Activity Stream

Br. David Mary added a new event yesterday

Jesus, Please Heal Me

Fr. Craig Doty (Prayer Teams available) Know the Loving,...

  • Friday, 02 November 2018 07:00 PM
  • Our Lady of Good Counsel Retreat House, 7303 N 112th Street, Waverly, NE

Community Events

View All Events

EWTN Features

  • Vaticano - 2018-08-19 - Vaticano Ep. 11353
  • EWTN NewsLinks - 2018-08-21
  • Daily Catholic Mass - 2018-08-21 - Fr. Joseph
  • Vaticano - 2018-08-05 - Vaticano Ep. 11351
  • Promo EWTN News Nightly - 2018-08-21
  • Bookmark Brief - Being A Grandparent
  • Bookmark Brief - Thinking Like Jesus
  • Take 2 with Jerry & Debbie - 08/21/18 - What Spiritual Memories Do You Have From Your Childhood?
  • At Home With Jim And Joy - 2018-08-20 - Jorge And Noelia Sousa
  • Vaticano - 2018-08-12 - Vaticano Ep. 11352
  • EWTN News Nightly - 08-20-2018 Full Episode with Lauren Ashburn
  • Monsignor Charles Pope discusses homosexuality - ENN 2018-08-20
  • Pope Francis condemns abuse and its cover-up - ENN 2018-08-20
  • Rachel Bovard discusses Twitter’s censor claims - ENN 2018-08-20
  • The Archbishop of Dublin, Ireland has high hopes for Pope Francis' visit - ENN 2018-08-20
  • Cardinal Wuerl meets with council - ENN 2018-08-20
  • EWTN Theology Roundtable - 2018-08-19 - The Roots Of The Clergy Corruption Scandals
  • Sunday Best with Fr. Benedict Groeschel


Send us a voice mail:
Voice Mail                Voice Mail
LIVE RECORD NOW or 402-786-2705


Don't miss a thing!

Stay up-to-date with the Knights' low volume, no spam, newsletter.