Fr James we’ll call him, was an Anglican priest with extraordinary powers. He had the healing gift. He could read souls and he saw dead people.
This true story happened to my brother, and it will remind you of the power of the Mass and the need to remember the dead in your prayers.
This podcast is one from my Stories of the Unexpected channel. It is usually reserved for Donor Subscribers, but I’m making it available for all today for All Souls’ Day.
Also, if you’re interested, new episodes of Stories of the Unexpected (like the recent one about giants and the Nephilim) will continue to be reserved to Donor Subscribers, but gradually I’ll also be uploading the older stories to BreadBox media so these encouraging stories about the miraculous, the marvelous and the weird can be appreciated by everyone.
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Fr Longenecker, this is an excellent idea – the stories so far have been very thought-provoking and it is timely to reaffirm the reality of the supernatural. A valid inducement to subscribers!
This story gives me hope for my non-Catholic family and friends, of which there are many.
I really appreciated hearing this story at just such a moment, Father. Thank you! I just attended the funeral Mass of a dear friend this week and so this story was quite a consolation. God bless you!
Beautiful story. Thankyou🙏😘
Father – this story lone is worth the cost of subscription this month. Thanks for sharing it.
Thanks for joining!
Dear Father, you have solved a great question for me having to do with my father’s Anglo-Catholic priesthood. He believed he was ordained in apostolic succession and that when he celebrated the Anglican Mass, the Real Presence occurred. For years I wondered if his Mass could have been valid because he believed it to be, and I was told by a Catholic theologian that no, itvwas not a valid Mass. But now you have led me to the understanding that it was effective prayer and that is a great and wonderful consolation for me. Before my mother remarried at the age of 83, she had a vision of my father in his vestments!! He is wearing his vestments in Eternal Life and that is a confirmation for me of the holiness and sanctity and effectiveness of his earthly life.
Yes. It is possible that non Catholic Eucharists and communion services are effective–that they communicate graces while they are still invalid Catholic masses. The question of validity is not the same thing as effectiveness. Whether or not the sacrament was confected–whether transubstantiation took place is another matter. The church says it does not occur within a non valid Mass, but that does not mean that God’s love and grace is totally absent.