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My Daily Eucharist - Reflection for December 6, 2022

The "Miracle of the Eucharist" took place in Betania on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, December 8th, 1991.

Father Otty, a priest from Colombia and the Chaplain for Betania, was celebrating Mass for the vigil of the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. It was a midnight Mass. At the time of the Consecration about fifteen thousand people present saw a bright, rose light over the Host... At the time of Communion Fr. Otty broke the Host in half and broke off a small particle to put into the chalice. He had difficulty believing what he saw happening to the remaining part of the Host. It had begun to Bleed. It was truly the Body and Blood of Christ.

For three days the Blood on the Host was fluid, and then it began to dry up. Another small miracle is that the Blood didn't seep through the wafer thin Host. The opposite side of the Host shows no sign whatsoever of Blood.

The Blood on the Host is not a very large spot. The importance of the miracle is that it is a sign. Miracles are signs. The importance is not in the miracle itself, but in the sign. It is a sign that Our Lord is truly present in the Eucharist. In the miracles of the Bible it is not the miracle, but the sign–the sign of our Lord's mercy and love for His Children.

The "Miracle of the Eucharist" has been examined in laboratories and it is human blood...

Again, it is a sign. It is a sign of the Transubstantiation and that is what is important for us today. God is trying to manifest to us that our faith in the consecrated Host as the Body and Blood of Christ is authentic.

I intend to construct a special altar in the Cathedral of my diocese of Los Teques for this "Miracle of the Eucharist."

Apparitions in Betania, Venezuela
Bishop Pio Bello Ricardo

Acknowledgement

Reprinted with permission from Witness Ministries, a lay apostolate dedicated to renewing appreciation for the Mass as the greatest gift which God has given to His beloved spouse, the Church. Their mission is to show how, in the Eucharistic Liturgy, Jesus renews and transforms us–and the world–in His life and love. Their published titles include:

· My Daily Eucharist
· My Daily Eucharist II
· The Mass
· Eucharist God Among Us
· Feast of Faith
· Dying to Live

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