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 | Katie Holland

Explore Eucharistic Miracles at Local Parishes

February 21, 2023 | Eucharistic Miracles happen every day.  Bread and wine are transformed into the real flesh and blood of our Lord Jesus Christ.  Even though most of the time we can’t see these transformations, the Lord does occasionally show us in visible ways that the Eucharist is his true flesh and blood.  

Natural disasters have been averted, images of Jesus have been found in the host, and ordinary bread has changed into cardiac tissue identifiable by forensic pathologists.

Blessed Carlo Acutis, a teenage boy from Italy who passed away in 2014, made it his life mission to document these miracles and make them available through a website for the whole world to see.  Because of his work, it is now possible for us to learn about the Eucharistic miracles that God has revealed so that our faith can be strengthened in the real presence.

In Avignon, France in 1433 there was a Eucharistic Miracle involving a flood.  During this time the Rhone river flooded the town and villagers and priests were forced to evacuate.  The priests of the Grey Penitent, a Franciscan Order, left the Blessed Sacrament exposed in the church.  After a number of days, they returned by boat to find the flood waters at waist level outside the church.  However when they opened the doors the flood waters were parted like the Red Sea had parted, and from the door to the altar where the Blessed Sacrament was still present, it was completely dry.   The priests returned to the church with many villagers to witness this miracle, and the people still celebrate this event each year on November 30th.

In Alboraya-Almacera, Spain in the 14th century a priest, who was bringing holy communion to the sick, was crossing a river when he was swept away and the Blessed Sacrament was lost in the river. The priest was very upset at his mistake and tried to retrieve the hosts.  A few fishermen downstream called to the priest to come and see what they saw - several fish carrying white disks in their mouths. The men retrieved the consecrated hosts and a solemn procession returned back to the church.  Later they built a church next to the river on the very spot where the fish carried back the hosts.

In Sokolka, Poland in 2008 a consecrated host that had been placed in the tabernacle in water became blood-stained.  The parish priest placed the host on a corporal and kept it for three years until he sent samples to two separate experts to study.  The scientific results came back exactly identical. The transformed fragment was heart tissue and was deeply intertwined with the bread in a way that would have been impossible to create.  There was no natural explanation for what the science indicated. 

Explore Eucharistic Miracles of the World

February 24th-26th, 2023
Christ the King Catholic Church

821 S Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa
The exhibit will highlight 30 of the miracles that have been documented by the Vatican and described in Blessed Carlo Acutis’ website For more information about Christ the King’s exhibit click here.

February 24th-26th, 2023
St. Anthony the Abbot Parish

20428 Cortez Blvd, Brooksville
Click here to learn more.

March 17th-19th, 2023
St. Raphael Catholic Church
1376 Snell Blvd, NE, St. Petersburg 
This is a special opportunity to be drawn into a deeper awe of the Eucharist in learning of the Eucharistic Miracles from around the world and Mystical Communions. Come make a Lenten pilgrimage with the whole family. Learn more here.


Parishes and organizations have access to copyright-free digital files to print and display posters of these miracles. To inquire about borrowing the exhibit materials to host your own exhibit, please contact Katie Holland at