Sunday, October 2, 2011

The heart tissue of Jesus in a wafer

We see the priest holding up a reliquary containing a dark spot that appeared on a communion wafer in 2008.
Under almost every circumstance that would be meaningless, at least to us.
But what do we know? Apparently, not much because there are Roman Catholics in Poland who believe that dark spot is the actual heart tissue of Jesus.

You read that right, but let's go over it again.

Roman Catholics in Poland gathered together 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.

This communion wafer developed a brown spot in 2008 after falling onto the floor. (we were thinking dirty foor)
But for some reason medical doctors were called in, and they determined that the spot was heart muscle tissue.

Bialystok Archbishop Edward Ozorowski declared 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 in a reliquary by a golden-robed priest in a procession parade and was put on display in the town's church of St. Anthony as about 1,000 faithful looked on.

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.