Vatican City: Manuel Gonzalez Garcia one day arrived in his home town in Seville and found that there was no one in front of the tabernacle in the Church. He then realized that Jesus who came to give life to the mankind was in the Eucharist and nobody was with him. We had abandoned him. So he himself decided to be the “Bishop of the abandoned tabernacle.”
He described his goal in life by coining the word to “eucharistize” the world. To make it a reality he founded the Eucharistic Missionaries of Nazareth. On October 16, Pope Francis had approved the miracle which occurred in his intersession leading to his canonization. Pope Francis would canonize him along with six other blesseds.
Sr. Monica Maria Yuvan, a nun belonging to Eucharistic Missionaries of Nazareth said that Manuel Gonzalez preached about the importance of realizing God’s love and the truth that God is alive in every tabernacle, and is present in the Eucharist.
She continued by saying “what we can learn from him is that we are not alone. That God is always with us and on our side. No matter how poor or miserable we are. Even when we abandon him, when we walk away… He is never going to leave our side.”
He was born in Seville, Spain in 1877.