Eucharistic Miracle in Poland

May the Heart of Jesus in the most Blessed Sacrament of the Altar, be praised , adored and loved at every moment, in all the tabernacles of the world, even unto the end of time. Blessed be God forever!

Official recognition has come for an Eucharistic Miracle which occurred in Poland in 2013.  The following excerpts are from an article in the online SSPX Newsletter with my comments in blue.

Jesus, sweet prisoner of love! I adore Thee in the Most Blessed Sacrament.
Jesus, sweet prisoner of love! I adore Thee in the Most Blessed Sacrament.

“Recent miracles, which are investigated by scientists and made public by the proper ecclesiastical authority: are they not in the plan of God? And today as in the past, are they not a reminder of His Real Presence, a powerful apologetical argument, and an invitation to increase our faith and devotion?

May the Heart of Jesus in the Most Blessed Sacrament of the Altar, be praised, adored and loved, in all the tabernacles of the world, even to the end of time.

“On Christmas Day, 2013, a consecrated host accidentally fell to the floor during the distribution of Communion in the parish of St. Hyacinth, Legnica, Poland. The priest picked it up and placed the host in a container with water as the rubrics prescribe in such a case. Soon after, red stains appeared on the host. The then bishop of Legnica, Stefan Cichy, created a commission to investigate it. In February, 2014, a tiny red fragment of the host was separated and placed on a corporal.”

Tests were then conducted by the Department of Forensic Medicine in Szczecin.

“The final medical statement reported that “in the histopathological image, the fragments were found containing the fragmented parts of the cross striated muscle. It is most similar to the heart muscle.” DNA tests also determined the tissue to be of human origin, and found that it bore signs of distress.”

In January this year,  Bishop Kiernikowski presented the matter to the Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. “On April 10, Bishop Zbigniew Kiernikowski of Legnica made public in a Communiqué that a Eucharistic miracle had happened in 2013. In accordance with the Holy See’s recommendations, he ordered parish priest Andrzej Ziombrze “to prepare a suitable place for the Relic so that the faithful could give It the proper adoration.” 

Bishop Kiernikowski concluded his announcement with these words:

“I hope that this will serve to deepen the cult of the Eucharist and will have deep impact on the lives of people facing the Relic. We see the mysterious sign as an extraordinary act of love and goodness of God, who comes to humans in ultimate humiliation.

In Sokolka, Poland in 2008, a similar miracle took place, and a separate investigation led by Prof. Maria Elizabeth Sobaniec-Łotowka and Prof. Stanislaw Sulkowski, both from the University of Bialystok, concluded that the fragment analyzed was cardiac muscular tissue of a dying man.”

“The parish where these events happened is dedicated to St. Hyacinth, the first Polish Dominican and companion of St. Dominic. In 1240, during the Siege of Kiev by the Mongols, as the friars were fleeing, Hyacinth went to save the ciborium from the tabernacle in the monastery chapel. He heard the voice of Mary, asking him to take her with him. Hyacinth lifted the large stone statue of Mary and saved both the Blessed Sacrament and Our Lady.

The article then shares a fascinating bit of history with us: The Church where this miracle happened, St. Hyacinth’s church in Legnica was originally a protestant temple.  It was built in 1904/5 by order of Emperor Guillaume II when Silesia was under the Prussian dominion. It was then a Protestant temple built “in memory of Emperor Frederic III”. In 1945, the Red Army used it as a stable for horses. In 1972, when it was eventually converted to the Catholic Faith, it was the unique case of a Protestant church converted into a Catholic church in recent Polish history.

There are several encouraging points to note in the context of this new miracle.

St. Hyacinth, the patron of the church once risked his life to rescue the Blessed Sacrament and the Blessed Virgin Mary’s image from anti-Christian invaders. Remember St. John Bosco’s  Vision of the Two pillars, where the security of the faith was represented by the Barque of Peter mooring between two pillars signifying devotion to the Blessed Sacrament and to the Blessed Virgin Mary?

Also, the church where the miracle happened was once the home of a heretical sect, but had been consecrated in the true faith. Is that not a sign of hope for the future? Might we not find encouragement here to hope for the return of the conciliar, modernist church to the true faith, centered on devotion to the Blessed Sacrament, the true Holy Sacrifice of the Mass and devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary?

Finally, it is encouraging that this latest Eucharistic miracle occurred within the context of the Novus Ordo Mass. This shows that Christ continues to call the faithful, even those who are so unfortunate as to attend the deficient Novus Ordo, to return to true devotion to His loving Sacrifice.

The article posed the question,  “how can God allow a miracle to happen in the context of the New Mass?” and answered that, even though, “the rite in itself departs from the unequivocal expression of the Catholic doctrine about the priest, the Real Presence, and the propitiatory character of the sacrifice”, nevertheless, Eucharistic miracles have repeatedly occurred precisely when there is doubt or irreverence present.  They note:  “At Lanciano, the priest doubted the Real Presence. At Cascia, the priest was irreverent by putting the host in his breviary for a sick call.”

In closing, the article affirms, “Whenever the mass is valid, Our Lord is present. God freely manifests His power by a miracle to rectify the attitude towards the reality of the Eucharist. May these miracles lead to the suppression of Communion in the hand and bring the definitive triumph of the traditional Mass!”

For my part, I would really like to know if the Host that was dropped came from the non-consecrated hands of a person self-communicating in the hand. I believe that was the case in the Eucharistic miracle that occurred in Argentina under then-Bishop Bergoglio. One would think that the Argentinian miracle would confirm the current pope’s Eucharistic faith. But that does not appear to have been the case. In the words of Blessed Jacinta, “Poor Holy Father! We must pray very much for him!”

Our Lady of the Rosary taught us at Fatima to pray: “O Most Holy Trinity, I adore Thee. My God, my God, I love Thee in the Most Blessed Sacrament!”

Also at Fatima, St. Michael the Archangel taught us:

“Most Holy Trinity, Father, Son and Holy Ghost, I adore Thee profoundly, and I offer Thee the Most Precious Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of the same Son Jesus Christ present in all the Tabernacles of the world, in reparation for all the sacrileges, outrages, and indifferences by which He Himself is offended. Through the infinite merits of His Most Sacred Heart and the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I beg of Thee the conversion of poor sinners.”

Please pray this prayer as often as possible in reparation for the widespread sacrileges, outrages and indifference committed against the Most Sacred Eucharist.

~ by evensong