This week from June 4 – 9, we will have Eucharistic Miracles exhibited in Faustina Room for your view, morning 8:30 – 9:00 a.m. and evening 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
These were collected by Carlo Acutis, who had deep faith and devotion to the Eucharist. Who is Carlo Acutis? He was a Catholic Italian teenager, a computer programmer. He was diagnosed with leukemia; he offered all his sufferings to The Lord and the Church. From the time of his First Holy Communion at age seven, he never missed daily Mass. He loved the Eucharist so much that he spent one hour in adoration every day after receiving the Eucharist. He died at the age of 15 on October 12, 2006. He was beatified and declared a young Saint on October 10, 2020, two days before the 14th anniversary of his death.
As a computer programmer, he built a website cataloguing Eucharistic Miracles. On the site, he told the readers: “The more often we receive the Eucharist, the more we will become like Jesus, so that on this earth we will have a foretaste of heaven”. He has collected about 136 Eucharistic Miracles, that happened in different countries around the world through the history. The Catholic Church has recognized over one hundred Eucharistic Miracles. The most important Eucharistic Miracle is the Miracle of Lanciano, that is alleged to have happened in the 8th century in the city of Lanciano, Italy.
An International exhibition of the Eucharistic Miracles has been designed and created by Carlo Acutis. La Crosse Diocese has received some of the Eucharistic Miracles and distributed to the Parishes. So much so, each Parish in Stevens Point Deanery will have eight Eucharistic Miracles exhibited in four frames. Please come and see and have a knowledge of the fact that Jesus is alive in the Eucharist. The living Lord has manifested his presence at different time of the history. Let us be strengthened in our faith that Jesus is substantially present in the Most Holy Sacrament of the Eucharist.
May The Lord increase our faith
Fr. Arul Joseph V.