The Host “bled” after it was put up in the Monstrance and kept on the altar.
Several faithful thronged St Francis High School chapel in Secunderabad on Sunday after reports of a Eucharist miracle at the school’s chapel. The sacramental bread “bled” after it was put up in the Monstrance and kept on the altar.
The “oozing of blood” was noticed in the afternoon by a group of six persons, including two nuns, who were praying in the chapel. October 2 being the National Intercession Day, the sisters from St Francis Convent had organised an Eucharistic Adoration in the chapel from 3 pm.
The six people started praying after the Host was put up in the Monstrance and kept on the altar. The host refers to sacramental bread, altar bread or Communion bread. A monstrance is the vessel used for more convenient exhibition of an object of piety.
After about 10 minutes, Sr Carmel suddenly saw a red stain on the Host. “It seemed to be like a small scar. A couple of moments later, a drop of blood gushed out and spread all over the Host,” she said.
Upon checking, she said she found the blood was fresh and the Host had become wet with the blood stains. Sr Carmel said Jesus Chirst was giving a clear message that He was present amidst us even today in the form of the Eucharist.
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