In reality, every Eucharist is a Miracle!
A Catholic parish in Salt Lake City has possibly been gifted with a Eucharistic Miracle in the form of a bleeding host. The news crew explains the circumstances. Video embedded @
Note: It is standard practice for a soiled host to be dissolved in water for a period of time before being disposed of respectfully.
The Bread of Life Discourse: Gospel of John, Chapter 6 [excerpted for clarity]
Jesus said to them, “I am the living bread that came down from heaven; whoever eats this bread will live forever; and the bread that I will give is my flesh for the life of the world.”
The Jews quarreled among themselves, saying, “How can this man give us [his] flesh to eat?”
Jesus said to them, “Amen, amen, I say to you, whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him on the last day. For my flesh is true food, and my blood is true drink.”
Then many of his disciples who were listening said, “This saying is hard; who can accept it?”
Jesus said to them, “Does this shock you? The words I have spoken to you are spirit and life.”
As a result of this, many [of] his disciples returned to their former way of life and no longer accompanied him.
The Eucharistic Miracle of Buenos Aires – 1996
The Catechism of the Catholic Church
1376 The Council of Trent summarizes the Catholic faith by declaring: “Because Christ our Redeemer said that it was truly his body that he was offering under the species of bread, it has always been the conviction of the Church of God, and this holy Council now declares again, that by the consecration of the bread and wine there takes place a change of the whole substance of the bread into the substance of the body of Christ our Lord and of the whole substance of the wine into the substance of his blood. This change the holy Catholic Church has fittingly and properly called transubstantiation.”
Something to meditate on …
Tests of the blood on the Shroud of Turin and of the blood in the Eucharistic Miracles of Lanciano and Buenos Aires all show that Jesus had blood type AB-positive. About 3% of the human population has this blood type.
AB+ is the universal receptor for whole blood transfusions. Whole blood is that which is drawn directly from the body and from which none of the components, such as plasma or red blood cells, have been removed. A person with AB+ blood can safely receive whole blood transfusions from any and all blood types.
“He himself bore our sins in his body upon the cross, so that, free from sin, we might live for righteousness.” 1 Peter 2:24 [NABRE]
AB+ is the universal donor for blood plasma transfusions. Blood plasma is the pale yellow liquid component of blood that normally holds the blood cells in whole blood in suspension. It makes up about 55% of the body’s total blood volume. AB+ plasma can be safely given to any and all blood types.
Alan Jackson – Are You Washed In The Blood