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By Katherine Burgess
The Wichita Eagle 

Wichita men pray before Eucharist overnight for 33 years

 

April 21, 2017



WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — It's peaceful in the chapel at 3 in the morning, with only the sound of a softly ticking clock or the occasional rustling from the two men kneeling, one clasping a rosary.

Two candles flicker at the sides of the Eucharist; the consecrated bread that the Catechism of the Catholic Church teaches has become the actual body, blood and soul of Jesus.

The Eucharist is contained in a monstrance, a container that looks like a circle of gold flame.

Steve Freach, one of the two men, remembers the story of a peasant who spent hours in front of the Eucharist. When asked why he di...



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