Hyderabad: 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.
It’s a message from Jesus, devotee says
Several faithful thronged St Francis High School in Secunderabad on Sunday after reports of a Eucharist miracle at the school’s chapel. One of the devotees said that while adoring Jesus in the Host, people should try to understand the message Jesus was giving through this incident.
He said Jesus bled when he was wounded. “If he is bleeding now, it is because of the sins of people and also a message to people that they should turn their backs on their sinful nature and come back to Him.”
There was no official announcement from the Archdiocese of Hyderabad. According to sources, such incidents are known as apparitions and the Catholic church follows a proper procedure to declare it as a miracle after inquiring into it.
Such incidents of blood oozing from Mother Mary’s statue happened in AP, but this is the first time, blood oozing from an Eucharistic Host in the Telugu states.