Worshippers at St. Francis Xavier Church in Kearns, Utah are claiming that they have a miracle on their hands this week after a consecrated wafer began acting strangely.
According to Conservative Tribune, the wafer was consecrated at a mass on November 22, but since it was not needed for communion, the priest put it aside. He then disposed of it in a glass of water, but it did not dissolve. Instead, it began to bleed.
This led parishioners at the church to believe a miracle was taking place, since the wafer and red wine accompanying it are meant to symbolize the blood and body of Christ. Many say that this image may actually be Christ’s body bleeding for our sins.
The diocese is currently investigating this incident.
“Recently, reports of a bleeding host at St. Francis Xavier Church in Kearns have been circulating within the diocese,” Monsignor Francis Mannion, head of a committee from the diocese, said. “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.”
“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,” he added.
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