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...