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Divine Mercy Parish to host Eucharistic Miracles Exhibit

A travelling exhibit of Eucharistic miracles from around the world will be on display from December 9th  through December 28th at Divine Mercy Catholic Church.

The exhibit, which is a duplicate of an exhibit by The Real Presence Association Inc., based in Chicago, includes large color photographs with historical descriptions, which tell the stories of hundreds of Eucharistic miracles that have occurred throughout the ages.

Fortifies belief in Real Presence

According to the Vatican International Exposition of the Eucharistic Miracles of the World, the objective of these exhibits is “to fortify our belief on the Real Presence of our Lord in the Eucharist. The various Vatican approved documented miracles on the transformation of the sacred host and wine to the body and blood of Christ is a living testimony of Christ’s presence in the Eucharist.”

One of the stories highlighted in the exhibit is from Pope Francis, who experienced a Eucharistic miracle in 1996, when he was Auxiliary Bishop Jorge Bergoglio in Buenos Aires.

One of his priests had placed a discarded host in a container of water and locked it in the tabernacle. Several days later, when the priest opened the tabernacle, he saw that the host had turned into a reddish substance, according to the Real Presence website.

For three years, the host was kept in the tabernacle and the event was kept secret. In 1999, the host had still not decomposed, so Bishop Bergoglio had it examined, and investigators found human DNA, according to the website.

Viewing hours

Viewing hours in the Paulding Church Basement will be Saturday December 9th from 4 to 7 p.m., Sundays from 8-6 pm, weekdays from 8am to 6 pm .

Divine Mercy Parish is located at 315 N Main Street, Paulding OH. For more information, call the parish office at 419-399-2576.

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