Praise the Good Lord for occasional good news. From time to time, God provides for the heretic and the skeptic tangible demonstrations of His real and objective Presence, evidence for the truths of the ancient faith which today are often discarded by those whose duty it is to believe, profess, and defend them. And while the absolute uniqueness and holiness of Holy Matrimony, Holy Communion, the priesthood, and the Church herself are being debated today as if they were problems to be resolved or exaggerations to be toned down in the Gospel and the Catechism – again, praise the Good Lord for silencing our stubborn idiocy for just a moment with yet another proof of His Real Presence in the Holy Eucharist. May our mundane thoughts turn from ourselves to the supremely Beautiful One who is Eternal Truth Incarnate, and Who has chosen to remain among us as the supersubstantial Bread of Life.
ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE BISHOP OF LEGNICA
On the Eucharistic Miracle in St. Jack Parish in Legnica
“Sisters and Brothers in Our Lord Jesus Christ!
As The Bishop of Legnica, I hereby announce to the public and inform them about an event that took place in the parish of St. Jack in Legnica, which has the signs of a Eucharistic miracle. On 25th December, 2013 during the distribution of Holy Communion, a consecrated Host fell to the floor and then was picked up and placed in a water-filled container (vasculum). Soon after, stains of a red color appeared. The former Bishop of Legnica, Stefan Cichy, set up a commission to observe the phenomenon. In February 2014, a tiny red fragment of the Host was separated and put on a corporal. The Commission ordered that samples be taken in order to conduct thorough tests by the relevant research institutes.
In the final announcement of the Department of Forensic Medicine, we read as follows: In the histopathological image, the fragments of tissue have been found containing the fragmented parts of the cross striated muscle. (…) The whole (…) is most similar to the heart muscle with alterations that often appear during the agony. The genetic researches indicate the human origin of the tissue.
In January this year I presented the whole matter to the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith in the Vatican. Today, according to the recommendations of the Holy See, I ordered the parish vicar, Andrzej Ziombro, to prepare a suitable place for a display of the Relic so that the faithful could give it proper adoration. Hereby, I also ask that visitors be provided with information and regular teaching be conducted that could help the faithful to have the proper attitude to the Eucharistic cult. I also command that a book be made to register all received benefits and other miraculous events.
I hope that this will serve to deepen the cult of the Eucharist and will have deep impact on the lives of people beholding the Relic. We see this mysterious Sign as an extraordinary act of love and goodness of God, who comes to humans in ultimate humiliation.
I cordially ask for your prayer and I bless you.
+ Zbigniew Kiernikowski
The Bishop of Legnica”