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Results Of The Eucharistic Miracle Of Sokolka: The Host Is Tissue From The Heart Of A Dying Man! 

Results Of The Eucharistic Miracle Of Sokolka: The Host Is Tissue From The Heart Of A Dying Man! 

Laboratory analyses confirm that the structure of the cardiac muscle fibers and the structure of the bread are intertwined in a way impossible to reproduce by human means.

Every day, on the altars of Catholic churches around the world, the greatest miracle possible takes place: the transformation of bread and wine into the true Body and Blood of Christ.

Nonetheless, when we receive Communion, we can only touch its true nature with our faith, because our senses only perceive bread and wine, physically unaltered by the consecration.

What are the implications, then, of the Eucharistic event in Sokolka, Poland?

It took place on Sunday, October 12, 2008, two weeks after the beatification of Servant of God Fr. Michael Sopocko.

During the Holy Mass celebrated at the parish church of St. Anthony in Sokolka, at 8:30 a.m., a consecrated host fell from the hands of one of the priests during the distribution of Communion, next to the altar. The priest interrupted the distribution of Communion and picked up the host, and, in accordance with liturgical norms, placed it in a small container of water—in this case, one found in some churches beside the tabernacle, where the priest may wash his fingers after distributing Communion. The host was expected to dissolve in the water, which would later be disposed of properly.

Sister Julia Dubowska, of the Congregation of the Eucharistic Sisters, was the parish sacristan. At the end of the Mass, at the request of the pastor, Fr. Stanislaw Gniedziejko, she poured the water and the host into another container. Knowing that the consecrated host would take some time to dissolve, she placed the new container in the safe located in the parish sacristy. Only she and the pastor had the keys to the safe.

A week later, on October 19, Mission Sunday, when the pastor asked her about the condition of the host, Sister Julia went to the safe. When she opened the door, she noticed a delicate aroma of unleavened bread. When she opened the container, she saw, in the middle of the host—which was still largely intact—a curved, bright red stain, like a blood stain: a living particle of a body. The water was untainted by the color.

The sister immediately informed the priest, who brought in the other priests at the parish and the visiting missionary, Fr. Ryszard Gorowski. They were all amazed and left speechless by what they saw.

They kept a discreet and prudent silence about the event, considering its importance; this was a consecrated host which, by the power of the words of Christ at the Last Supper, was truly His Body. From a human point of view, it was difficult at that point to define if the altered form of the remainder of the host was the result of an organic growth, a chemical reaction, or some other cause.

They immediately notified the metropolitan archbishop of Bialystok, Edward Ozorowski, who went to Sokolka with the chancellor of the Curia and other diocesan officials. They were all deeply moved by what they saw. The archbishop ordered that the host be protected while they waited to see what would happen.

On October 29, the container with the host was transferred to the Divine Mercy Chapel in the rectory, and placed in the tabernacle. The next day, by decision of the archbishop, the stained host was taken out of the water and placed on a small corporal, which was then put back in the tabernacle. The host was kept this way for three years, until it was solemnly brought to the church on October 2, 2011. During the first year, it was kept secret. During that time, the Church authorities reflected on what to do, since they were dealing with a sign from God which needed to be interpreted.

By mid-January of 2009, the altered fragment of the host had dried out naturally, and remained like a blood stain or clot; since then, its appearance has not changed.

That same month, the archbishop requested histopathological studies be done on the host. On March 30, he created an ecclesial commission to study the phenomenon.

A piece of the altered host was taken and analyzed independently by two experts, Prof. Maria Sobaniec-Lotowska, MD, and Prof. Stanislaw Sulkowski, MD, in order to ensure the credibility of the results. Both are histopathologists at the Medical University of Bialystok. The studies were carried out at the university’s Department of Pathomorphology.

The specialists’ work was governed by the scientific norms and obligations for analyzing any scientific problem in accordance with the directives of the Scientific Ethics Committee of the Polish Academy of Sciences. The studies were exhaustively described and photographed. The complete documentation was given to the Metropolitan Curia of Bialystok.

When the samples were taken for analysis, the undissolved part of the consecrated host had become embedded in the cloth. However, the red blood clot was as clear as ever. This transformed part of the host was dry and fragile, inextricably interwoven with the rest of the fragment, which had kept the form of bread. The sample that was taken was large enough to carry out all the necessary studies.

The results of both independent studies were in perfect agreement. They concluded that the structure of the transformed fragment of the host is identical to the myocardial (heart) tissue of a living person who is nearing death. The structure of the heart muscle fibers is deeply intertwined with that of the bread, in a way impossible to achieve with human means, according to the declaration of Prof. Maria Sobaniec-Lotowska.

The studies proved that no foreign substance was added to the consecrated host; rather, part of the host took the form of heart muscle of a person near death. This kind of phenomenon is inexplicable by the natural sciences. At the same time, the Church teaches us that the consecrated host becomes the Body of Christ, by the power of His own words at the Last Supper, repeated by priests during the consecration of the Mass.

The results of the histopathological studies, dated January 21, 2009, were included in the dossier given to the Metropolitan Curia of Bialystok.

In its official communiqué, the Metropolitan Curia of Bialystok stated:

The Sokolka event is not opposed to the faith of the Church; rather, it confirms it. The Church professes that, after the words of consecration, by the power of the Holy Spirit, the bread is transformed into the Body of Christ, and the wine into His Blood. Additionally, this is an invitation for all ministers of the Eucharist to distribute the Body of the Lord with faith and care, and for the faithful to receive Him with adoration.”


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Aleteia

Coincidence? Do You Know All Major Relics Of Christ Have The Same Blood Type

Coincidence? Do You Know All Major Relics Of Christ Have The Same Blood Type


True and devout Catholics believe in the Real Presence, whereby Jesus Christ is made literally present in a consecrated Host through transubstantiation.

Jesus said to them, ‘Amen, amen, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you do not have life within you. Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him on the last day.’” – John 6:53-54

Since its earliest inception, many have been intensely skeptical of the Catholic doctrine of the Real Presence. However, over the centuries there have been many reports and accounts of the Host miraculously turning into physical flesh and blood. When studies were performed on these miraculous Hosts, along with relics of Christ, an astonishing discovery was made – the same blood type was found every time – type AB.

The earliest recorded event of a consecrated Host miraculously turning into physical flesh and blood dates back to the 8th century in the city of Lanciano, Italy. Called the Miracle of Lanciano, a monk was skeptical about the Real Presence and transubstantiation. When he celebrated Mass and said the Words of Consecration with doubt in his soul and heart, before the monks eyes he saw the the Host changed into living flesh and the wine change into coagulated blood.

In 1971, scientists performed a study on these relics which had been perfectly preserved throughout the ages. The Host was human heart tissue with the blood type AB, the rarest of all. The blood was found to have no preservatives, and also was blood type AB.

Another miraculous occurrence took place in 1996, when a woman in Buenos Aires found a desecrated Host in a candle holder in her parish church. She turned the Host to her priest who went to dissolve it into water per Canon Law. When the priest went to do so, the Host turned into flesh and blood. 3 years later, the Bishop of Buenos Aires sent the host to the US for testing. The results came back the same – human heart tissue with blood type AB. At the time, the Bishop of Buenos Aires was Jorge Bergoglio who later became  – Pope Francis.

Additional tests of trace amounts of blood on the Shroud of Turin along with traces from the Shroud of Oviedo (the cloth wrapped around Christs face shortly after his death) also were shown to be of blood type AB, lending credence to the evidence that Christs blood type was AB, and Hosts literally turn into His flesh and blood when consecrated.

Amazing coincidence or proof? Blood type AB is the universal recipient for blood transfusions, and all tested Hosts were found to be heart tissue (according to scientists, the heart tissue is said to be that of one in distress!). As we know, Christ will receive anyone into His heart who is willing.

Miracle Of The Eucharist: A Cancer Survivor Shares His Testimony 

Miracle Of The Eucharist: A Cancer Survivor Shares His Testimony 

This testimony was shared in the first person to a Catholic Priest with catholicdigestt.com


A strong testimony about the power of the Eucharist.

I met a tireless Extraordinary Minister of the Eucharist. At the weekend, I went to help in a temple outside the city, because the priest there got sick. I started early with the six o’clock Mass. Mr. Lalo soon came and introduced himself to me:

Father, I am minister of the Eucharist and I will visit 16 sick people. Could you give me the wafers?

– With pleasure! I’ll just consecrate them and I’ll give it to you.

At the end of Mass, I handed him the wafers and he quickly left to take them to the sick. I was surprised by Mr. Lalo’s enthusiasm. It seemed that his feet were flying to bring Christ to those who could not go to the temple.

I continued with the morning ceremonies. Before the end of the noon mass, I saw Mr. Lalo again. He was entering the chapel and, at the time of communion, he asked me: “Father, there are 11 sick people missing. Could you give me more wafers?” I handed it over and he left to finish the visitation.

At the last Mass, he appeared again. Now with his wife, children and grandchildren. At the end of the celebration, I did not resist and called him. I thanked them for visiting so many sick people and expressed that I was surprised by their enthusiasm and kindness for having donated all their Sunday to Our Lord and to all who needed it. What I heard from Mr. Lalo was such a powerful testimony that I want to reproduce it completely.

Father, there is nothing to be thankful for. I’m simply doing something to who gave me back my life and gave me health. Three years ago, I felt that the world was falling on me, it had terrible pains all over my body. At first, they did not know what I had. Until I was told that it was cancer of the spine.

My life came down. I fell into a deep depression, gave up my work and did not want anyone to visit me . But the minister Rosita insisted so much that I ended up receiving her. After that, I began to receive Holy Communion every week.

From there everything changed: every Sunday, I kept waiting to receive the body of Christ. With the days, I began to notice that, when I communed, I began to change from the inside out . I was filled with joy and strength, I felt more loved and accompanied by God himself. It seemed that my cancer was no longer so terrible.

remember very well the day when, in prayer, I said to God: ‘So much time of life and only now, in the midst of an illness, I can feel you by my side. I would love to be healthy to take you wherever they are waiting for you. I am sure that you will change their lives, as has changed mine.’ And Our Lord took my desires seriously.

In three months, I no longer felt any pain and the doctors could not explain what had happened: ‘It seems like a miracle . You no longer have cancer. Now you can go wherever you want … ‘

For me, it was not the doctor who said it, rather Jesus in the Eucharist that reminded me:I gave you the health to go together to visit all those who need … ‘

Father, that is why I am so happy, without cancer and fulfilling my promise with Him. As long as I have strength, I will visit all who are like me: without health, without spirit, without the will to live. I want them to know that they are not alone because they have a great and strong God who can help them”.

What a wonderful testimony! As I spoke, I smiled with joy to see that Christ is indeed present in the Holy Host that I take daily in my hands. I regretted my lack of faith, especially when I felt the way was difficult.

Now I realize that everything was so complicated because I walked alone … If I had let the Eucharistic Christ accompany me every moment, everything had been simpler.

My heart told me that just as the Good Jesus gave another opportunity to Mr. Lalo, he will also give me, so that I live each Eucharist as the extraordinary event that it really is, and to remind all the sick of body or soul that they are not alone; that the best medicine is Holy Communion .

I take this opportunity to thank all the Extraordinary Ministers of Communion who, with joy and gratuitousness, help to bring Christ closer to the sick. God bless you a lot!

Eucharistic Miracles (44)

Eucharistic Miracles (44)

SPAIN, 1300            

Eucharistic Miracle of O’Cebreiro.
In a freezing winter of 1300, a Benedictine priest was celebrating Holy Mass in a side chapel in the church of the monastery at O’Cebreiro. He assumed that on that harsh winter day, in which snow was falling in abundance and the wind was unbearable, no one would dare come to attend Holy Mass. He was mistaken.   

A peasant of Barzamaior named Juan Santín made his way up to the monastery to participate in the Mass. The priest celebrating the Mass, who did not believe in the Real Presence of Christ in the Blessed Sacrament, despised the sacrifice in his heart and likewise despised the good will of the peasant.   

He began to celebrate the Mass with this disposition and just after he pronounced the words of consecration, the Host was turned into Flesh and the wine into Blood, which spilled out of the chalice, staining the corporal.   

It appears likewise the head of the wooden statue of the Virgin Mary was bowed in adoration at the moment of the Miracle. The people today call it the “Madonna of  the Miracle.”  

The Lord wished to open the eyes of the unbelieving priest who had doubted and to reward the great devotion of the peasant. For almost two hundred years, the Host turned into Flesh was left on the paten, until Queen Isabella, while making her way on pilgrimage to Saint James of Compostela, passed through O’Cebreiro and came to learn of the Miracle. The Queen at once had a  precious reliquary made of crystal and fitted to contain the miraculous Host.  

Each year, on the Feast of Corpus Christi,  August 15th  (the Assumption  of  the BVM),  and September 8th (the  Nativity  of the  BVM), the Relics of the Miracle are carried in procession together with the statue of the Virgin Mary.   

Among the many documents which testify to the authenticity of the miracle, we cite the Bull  of Pope Innocent VIII in 1487 and that of Pope Alexander VI in 1496, as well as a report of Father Yepes. 

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