Courage from the Communion

The Eucharist gives us strength /
– Soldier’s heroism due to the Eucharist

There follows another example of the strengh that comes from the Communion…

A French army officer recalls how he was taking part in the bitter fighting on the heights of Notre Dame de Lorette, 1915. One of his men was a soldier from Brittany who showed marvellous courage and nerve. Time after time, when the word was given for another rush , he was the first to up and plunge into the hail of bullets; and his example gave heart to all the other men around.
During a pause in the advance he lay next to his lieutenant, who said, ‘I wish the company had a few more like you! How do you do it?’
‘Well, you see, mon lieutenant, I was at Communion this morning.’