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This illustration of the Eucharistic Consecration at Mass is by artist Jason Koltuniak for the children's book from Divine Providence Press, The Incredible Christmas Eucharistic Miracle: "Cardiac Muscle... Typical of an Agony." This is an amazing Christmas Eucharistic miracle! On December 25, 2013, the Saint Hyacinth's Shrine in Legnica, Poland celebrated Christmas Mass. During Communion, a Host fell to the floor. Following the Church’s instructions to respect sacred species, the priest placed the Eucharist in a container of holy water and kept it in the tabernacle.

The Host Turned Red

However, two weeks later, the priest discovered that the Host turned red. He told the bishop and a commission was established to observe the phenomenon. 

Bishop Zbigniew Kiernikowski of Legnica later released a statement regarding the Forensic Medicine Department’s analysis results.

 "In the histopathological image, fragments of tissue were found, which contained fragmented particles of striated muscle tissue. The whole image (…) is very similar to that of a cardiac muscle (…) that shows changes typical of an agony. DNA shows that the tissue is of human origin."

Here’s a photograph of the red Host below:

Fragments of the Heart of Jesus were found in a Communion Host in Poland from Mass on Christmas Day.

It was a Christmas miracle!

The bishop instructed Saint Hyacinth’s Shrine parish priest Father Andrzej Ziombra to prepare an appropriate place for the relic to be exhibited, so that the faithful could see and venerate it. And since then, he has witnessed countless conversion stories resulted from this Eucharistic Christmas miracle.

In 2020, Father Andrzej Ziombra said that "my task was to collect information on miraculous cures, conversions, or themes related to the pilgrimage movement, and it is already clear that there are miraculous conversions, miraculous cures...

Conversion Stories

"There is a person in our parish who has been hostile to the Church all his life and has even fought against it. He also committed several crimes. In an inexplicable and extraordinary way, God converted him, and after 50 years, he confessed and received his First Communion. And in fact, he radically changed his life, his attitude towards God, and became a very fervent believer," Father Andrzej said.

This is just one of many conversion stories resulting from this Christmas Eucharistic miracle: “All of this is also a sign to me – a confirmation that God has sent this impulse to me for the world over, so the whole world will meditate on the Eucharistic miracle in Legnica and ask, ‘What will God say to me through this sign?'” Father Andrzej concluded.

This Eucharistic miracle brings together three feats that Jesus Christ accomplished for our eternal salvation:

(1) a God incarnate and born as a little baby;
(2) a God who gives Himself for us in the sacrifice of the Cross, and
(3) a God always waiting for us in the Eucharist.


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