Eucharistic Miracle Under Investigation After Host Bleeds On Third Day
"[W]e can use this time to renew our faith and devotion in ... the Real Presence of Jesus Christ that takes place at every Mass."
SALT LAKE CITY (ChurchMilitant.com) - A possible eucharistic miracle in the diocese of Salt Lake City, Utah is now under investigation.
Last week during Holy Communion at St. Francis Xavier parish in Salt Lake City, a consecrated Host was given to a child who had not yet made his First Communion. The child's mother informed the priest presiding and returned the Host to him.
The priest, adhering to canon law, then took the consecrated Host and placed it in a container of water to dissolve. Three days later the consecrated Host began to bleed.
The head of the investigation committee, Msgr. M. Francis Mannion, issued the following statement:
Recently, reports of a bleeding host at St. Francis Xavier Church in Kearns have been circulating within the diocese. Monsignor Colin F. Bircumshaw, Diocesan Administrator, has appointed an ad hoc committee of individuals with various backgrounds to investigate the matter. The work of the committee is now underway. The results will be made public.By Matthew Pearson, Church Militant
The Host is now in the custody of the Diocesan Administrator. Contrary to rumor, there are no current plans for public exposition or adoration.
Whatever the outcome of the investigation, we can use this time to renew our faith and devotion in the greatest miracle — the Real Presence of Jesus Christ that takes place at every Mass.