While he celebrated Mass, a man shot him but something happened and shocked everyone.
In the book Garment of Grace the writer tells a story, among others, how a priest was saved by God through the wearing of a Brown Scapular.
One day a priest on pilgrimage was going to celebrate mass but on getting close to the Church he realised he had forgotten something: he had forgotten to put on his Brown Scapular.
Because of the debt of his devotion to the Blessed Mother, it disturbed him he would be celebrating Mass without honouring her. Even though he was risking running late to the Church he still managed to run back and get the Scapular
Little did he know that God was preparing some surprise for him that day.
Later, as he was offering the Holy Sacrifice, a young man approached the altar, pulled out a gun, and shot the priest in the back. To the amazement of all, the priest continued to say the prayers of the Mass as though nothing had occurred. It was at first presumed that the bullet had miraculously missed its target. However, upon examination, the bullet was found ADHERING TO THE LITTLE BROWN SCAPULAR which the priest had so obstinately refused to be without.
The book didn’t give any further details but it is amazing what small actions of faith can accomplish in our lives.
Maybe God would have still protected him with or without the Scapular but going back to get the scapular shows the existence of a childlike faith which is why God saw fit to protect him from this assailant.