Saint Chad - an invisible concert of music had been heard above his cell
Type of spiritual experienceHallucination
Saint Chad was bishop of Litchfield, England, and died in 671. The account is drawn from Omer Englebert’s Lives of the Saints (David McKay, 1951, p.84), which reads:
A description of the experience
He died, a victim of the plague, in his beloved Abbey of Lastingham. A week before, an invisible concert of music had been heard above his cell. Chad opened the window and said to Brother Owen, who was listening in the garden.
"That is the angels who are singing, in seven days they will come back to fetch my soul."
The source of the experience
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Observation contributed by: Henry Ibberson