In the early 1900s, a German monk stole the holy relics of St. Vallon de Sales from a Catholic church in Belgium and brought them to England.
His act of piety earned him the nickname the Holy Priest.
It’s one of many religious miracles that happened around the same time, and they inspired a whole new generation of writers, filmmakers, and filmmakers.
This story of one of them, Francis Ford Coppola, is part of the PBS series Holy Priest, a new series about the origins of religious miracles.
For our Holy Priest segment, we wanted to find out more about the story of the Holy Father’s first miracle.
What is the story about?
The holy relic was stolen by the Holy Roman Emperor, who had no right to it, and it was later handed over to Francis Coppolas son, Francis, in 1876.
But Francis Coppsons first miracle happened a year after the theft.
He was traveling with a fellow monk named Jacques de Vallenbroek when the two fell asleep on the ground outside a church.
When the monk woke up, he found himself in a very different world.
The monk said to Francis, “We’ve stolen your holy relic, and now you must make us a living.”
Francis thought about it for a minute, and said, “Yes, yes, it’s a blessing.”
The monk then went to the church’s library and found an ancient book called the Apocalypse of Sts.
John and Paul, a copy of which Francis was taught.
It was this ancient text that he had used as a guide to the world.
What was the meaning of this book?
The Apocalypse of John and Peter was the first book to be translated into English and was written by the Jesuit priest John Calvin.
In the book, the holy man tells his followers that Jesus is coming soon, and he asks for their help to make it happen.
In response, the pope gives a speech, and a great multitude of believers come to the pope’s aid.
Francis says that they are called “the Church of God,” and asks them to give him their lives to help make the world a better place.
What did the Holy Pope teach in the book?
Calvin preached a very conservative form of Christianity, which did not include miracles, and the Pope rejected it, saying, “You cannot have miracles without God.”
In response to this, the Pope said that miracles can only happen if there is an intercessor, which he called the Holy Ghost.
He taught his followers to take care of themselves and pray daily, and that the Holy Spirit would take care, too.
But that didn’t mean miracles were not possible, according to Calvin.
The Holy Ghost, Calvin taught, is a supernatural force that accompanies believers to deliver them from hell.
How did this happen?
When Francis first came to England, he didn’t have a lot of money and his possessions were meager.
He used to stay at a boarding school called the St. Nicholas Academy, which was run by a young Catholic nun named Louise Fenton.
The nuns were kind and compassionate to him, and Francis eventually found a place in the school.
He eventually met the young man Louisa, who was a devout Catholic.
Louise eventually divorced her husband, and was married to another man, Francis’ brother, who became Francis’ father-in-law.
When Louisa’s marriage broke down, Louisa began to be suspicious of her brother.
She went to Louise and told her, “If you don’t want me to leave you, don’t have me married to anybody.”
Louise refused, but her brother convinced her to go ahead and marry him.
Louise and Louisa got married, and after many years of marriage, they had a son named Francis.
What were Louisa and Francis’ beliefs about Jesus?
Louisa believed that Jesus had already died and left the world and that it was only his soul that remained.
When Francis was growing up, Louisat said that Francis was always asking her to pray for him.
When she finally decided to do it, she would say, “Lord, please forgive me for my sins.”
When Louise heard that, she said to her brother, “I know you’ve already forgiven me for all of my sins.
I just need to ask you for a favor.”
When Louisas husband, Francis died, Louisam sent her a letter to her father-to-be, telling him, “Dear father, you need to forgive me, because I’m a good Catholic and I don’t believe in miracles.”
Louisa responded that her husband was a good Christian and that she believed in miracles.
What are some other Catholic miracles?
There are many other Catholic miracle stories in the history of the world, from Saint John’s Crucifixion to St. Bernard’s Day celebrations.
But the one that really stood out was the miracle of the Virgin Birth, which happened around Easter, and also the miracle that saved Jesus