Vatican International Exhibition: Eucharistic Miracles of the World is coming to St. Cletus!
When: Saturday April 16th 5:30 – 8:00 pm and Sunday April 17th 7:30 am – 3:00 pm
Where: Morrissey Hall
At every mass, a miracle occurs when the bread and wine are transformed into the body and blood of our Lord Jesus Christ through transubstantiation, but the bread and wine retain the physical characteristics of bread and wine. However, throughout history, Jesus has on many occasions made his body and/or blood visible in the Eucharist.
Early in the history of Christianity, one of the Desert Fathers wrote about a monk who doubted the Real Presence in the Eucharist. When his disbelief was challenged by two priests, the monk told them that he wouldn’t believe until he saw it with his own eyes. A week later, an angel and a Child appeared at the altar during consecration. The angel pierced the Child with a sword, and blood ran into the chalice.
In 2001 in India, Father Johnson Karoor witnessed the exposed Blessed Sacrament physically changing, and the image of a human face soon appeared.
In between those nearly 2,000 years, countless people claim to have witnessed Eucharistic miracles. Of those that have been investigated and approved by the Catholic Church, 140 are featured in “The Vatican International Exhibition: Eucharistic Miracles of the World”. We hope you will be able to attend the exhibit. Do you know Jesus’ blood type? Look at the sample poster from the exhibit that is next to the library cart to find out the answer.