The Power of Thought
April 21, 2015
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On the morning of September 21st, 1774, Alphonsus Ligouri, abbot of the monastery of Arienzo, was found in what appeared to be a deep sleep. This was a matter of some concern to his brother monks because Alphonsus was clothed in the liturgical vestments used by the clergy in saying Mass. All efforts to rouse him failed but his heart was regular, though slow, and his breathing easy so aside from putting him into his bed no particular treatment was accorded him.
When he awoke several hours later, he found the monks of the monastery gathered around him. “What is the matter ?” he asked. “Why are you all standing here ?”
“We have been worried about you,” was the reply. “You haven’t moved for hours and we thought you might be at death’s door.”
Ligouri then made a very strange remark, “I feel perfectly all right,” he said, “but I have just come from Rome, from the bedside of the Pope. He is now dead.”
The monks naturally assumed this to have been a dream but four days later when word came from Rome, they were astonished to learn that the Pope had died at the time when Ligouri was in a trance-like sleep. And more than that : Among those in attendance at the bedside of the dying Pontiff had been Alphonsus Ligouri.
Other details soon came to light. Everyone who was present including the superiors of the Dominican, Observantine and Augustine Orders, not only spoke to Ligouri but joined with him as he led the prayers for the dying Pope.
Two sets of witnesses saw Ligouri both in Arienzo in a coma-like sleep, and in Rome. This is what is known as bi-location, being in two or more places at once, and there are many such cases on record.
From A Rosicrucian Speaks by Joseph J. Weed