The Vatican International Exhibition of Eucharistic Miracles
at St. Robert Bellarmine the weekend of September 16-17 and September 18-20
in Fr. Jacob’s Library.
This is an extensive exhibition of photographs and historical records presenting a sampling of ancient and modern Eucharistic Miracles that have taken place in various parts of the world. All the miracles in the exhibition are Church-approved. The exhibition has travelled all over the world and we are very blessed to welcome it to St. Robert during the week of the celebration of our patron, St. Robert.
What is a Eucharistic Miracle?
A Eucharistic miracle is some extraordinary event or phenomenon, which manifests the Real Presence of Jesus Christ in the consecrated bread and wine as a way that we can discern with our ordinary senses.
How do we know this is real?
Whenever a claim of a private revelation, such as a Eucharistic miracle or an apparition is made, the Church makes a rigorous investigation. The revelation is only approved after the church is satisfied that
1) The people involved are credible
2) There is no natural or scientific explanation for the phenomena
3) The revelation contains nothing contrary to public revelation
4) The revelation is bearing good fruit for the Kingdom of God.
The miracles in this exhibition have all gone through this process and are all church-approved.
Why are we hosting this event?
Because it is AWESOME!
And because as Pope John Paul II states, “The Church draws her life from the Eucharist.” So in all our work – washing dishes, our everyday jobs, praying with our families, visiting the sick, our acts of service…it is all possible through Jesus. Jesus is truly present to us in the Eucharist and therefore we are able to live out our faith.
The importance of the Eucharist in our daily lives cannot be overstated. This exhibit can help reawaken and deepen our faith and love for the Jesus present in the Eucharist. The hope is that this exhibit will further root us in the reality of Jesus Christ and help us to grow – both individually and as a parish community – to live our Christian faith with greater love, enthusiasm, and passion.