15th March 


The Servant of God Peter of Malines


Confessor, First Order

About the year 1250 Fr. Peter lived in the Franciscan convent at Malines, in Brabant, a model of perfection, he cultivated a special devotion to the Blessed Sacrament; celebrating the holy sacrifice of the mass with the greatest reverence and devotion.

Once when he raised the consecrated Host on high at the elevation some children kneeling at the altar rail close by saw a beautiful little boy in his hands instead of the Host. Filled with astonishment they drew the mothers’ attention to the miracle.

After his death Fr. Peter’s body was laid to rest in front of the altar of the Blessed Sacrament: however, so many miracles occurred there, and so many people congregated there that the divine services were seriously disrupted; the Guardian of the convent commanded the deceased, under holy obedience, not to work anymore miracle. (Several Historians bore witness that this was the same thing that St. Francis commanded Br Peter of Cantani to do).

Sainted Peter of Malines gave prompt obedience to his Guardian even after his death and the miracles at the grave ceased forthwith.






Prayer of the Church

(Feast of Corpus Christi)


O God, Who in this wonderful Sacrament hast left us a

memorial of Thy Passion: grant, we beseech Thee, so to venerate,

the sacred mysteries of Thy Body and Blood, that we may ever

feel within us the fruits of Thy redemption.

Who liveth  and reigneth

with Thee and the Holy Spirit,

One God, now and forever.  Amen



Habig, Marion A., O.F.M., 1959, ed., The Franciscan book of Saints, Franciscan Herald press, Chicago, Illinois


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