Saint John Vianney and the miracles of the flour and wine
Miracles in the life of Saint John Vianney
The Miracle of the Multiplication of the Flour.
Once, at La Providence, there was not enough flour to bake even an oven full of bread.
The mill couldn’t grind the wheat that had been sent over. There was just enough flour to bake three loaves of bread.
When they had seen there was not enough flour to feed all the girls in the school, they went to John Vianney.
He told them to use the little they had.
They took the small amount of flour they had, and began to knead it. The trough filled, overflowing with dough as on days when they had a large sack of flour. Had John Vianney prayed?
Did he ask the Lord to multiply the loaves as He had, on the Mount of the Beatitudes? It is definite that a Miracle was granted by the Lord for the John Vianney's spiritual children. Was it by his intercession? What do you believe?
The Miracle of the Wine.
One day, John Vianney came to his people, advising them a full cask of wine had split and the contents had spilled onto the sand floor.
Sure enough, when they investigated, the cask was empty.
They tried to retrieve whatever they could of the clearest wine from the sand. They were barely able to collect two little pails of clear wine.
They poured what little they had into a cask which was nearly empty. To their amazement, they kept drawing from the cask for days, till there was nothing left!
Beside the now empty cask was another cask of wine, half full.
They decided to pour the 50 liters of wine from the half full cask, to the empty one beside it, which had a capacity to hold 200 liters of wine.
Jokingly, one of the women teased, "See if the cask is full!" Imagine the look on her face when the other woman replied, "It is! Look, I can touch the wine with my finger."
Ars is a very peaceful place.
It was such a privilege to go there to gather information and tape scenes of the village and surrounding area for our
Saint John Vianney book - dvd and cd.
Between the School that the Cure founded and the back of the Church is a great underground hall.
We discovered it by accident looking for toilets.
We placed as many of the scenes of the little village and Church area in the dvd as possible to bring Ars and the Cure to you.
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