St. Paschal Baylon, was a simple lay brother of the Franciscan Order, and, by preference, occupied himself with the roughest and most servile tasks. He was distinguished by an ardent love and devotion to the Blessed Sacrament. He died in the odor of sanctity, May 15, 1592. Even after his death his body moved and his eyes opened in an act of adoration when the priest raised up the sacred host at the elevation in the Mass. Pope Leo the XIII declared him protector of all Eucharistic Congresses and works.
(Source: The New Roman Missal by Father Lasance).
You must be logged in to post a comment.