Is this the heart of Jesus?

Is this the heart of Jesus? October 2, 2011

Maybe.  It was discovered three years ago, but could signify a Eucharistic miracle in Poland.


Roman Catholics in Poland gathered Sunday for a special Mass celebrating what they see as a miracle: the appearance on a communion wafer of a dark spot that they are convinced is part of the heart of Jesus.

The communion wafer in question developed a brown spot in 2008 after falling on the floor during a Mass in the eastern Polish town of Sokolka. Two medical doctors determined that the spot was heart muscle tissue, church officials have said.

Bialystok Archbishop Edward Ozorowski said during the Mass that in history, the “substance of Christ’s body or blood has become available to the human senses, and this also happened in Sokolka.”

“For God, nothing is impossible,” Ozorowski said.

The dark-spotted wafer was carried aloft in a reliquary by a golden-robed priest in a procession and was put on display in the town’s church of St. Anthony as about 1,000 faithful looked on, according to a report and footage carried by the TV station TVN.

Catholics believe that the bread and wine that priests use during the sacrament of communion — or the Eucharist — are changed into the body and blood of Jesus Christ.

The wafer was dropped by a priest celebrating communion in 2008. In accordance with church practice, the priest placed the wafer in water to dissolve it. Several days later a nun found that the wafer had not dissolved completely, and found a red mark on it.

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9 responses to “Is this the heart of Jesus?”

  1. I would have liked to see quotes from the doctors. I’m a faithful Catholic, but I like documentation to be provided. I have seen this type of ‘miracle’ in the news in states several times, and the redness always turned out to be a common mold growing on the dissolved host (it always appeared after being placed in water).

  2. There’s a popular Eucharistic miracle in Italy that’s very similar: the sacramental wine was determined to be blood — in fact, a universal blood type, A/B, I think (!) — and the host was found to be myocardial tissue, from the heart.

    Read more here.

    Dcn. G.

  3. I find these kind of things interesting, but does it really matter? I Cor: 1:22

    I mean, I don’t doubt that nothing is impossible with God, however, Jesus is still Lord whether he shows Himself in signs like this or not.

  4. If the host is dropped why not consume it?.. too logical? or when does fastidiousness become a virtue and a source of Divine intervention.?

  5. Who’s heart tissue is it? I mean surely the heart of the Resurrected Jesus is a bit different from a normal heart? Trans-physical to use N.T. Wright’s phrase.

    I think the glorified body would be different from the pre-resurrected body.

  6. I think it is the same body but in glorified form. But putting that aside, what are the odds of this happening? And there are many more eucharistic miracles like this one.

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