Eucharistic Miracle at St Patrick’s in Illinois May 4, 2015

Eucharistic Miracle at St Patrick’s in Illinois

May 12, 2015 Filed under Articles, Headline Articles, NAF Articles


A host was found by a custodian at St Patrick’s in Rochelle, Illinois. It was placed in water by the Deacon to dissolve on May 1, 2015, four days later, May 4, 2015, it appears to have turned into flesh and blood. See the photo above.  The Deacon took this picture. O Sacrament most holy, O Sacrament Divine, all praise and all thanksgiving be every moment Thine. (reposted from a friend of the Deacon) I have no other information at this time. If I learn more I will update. We certainly await an official ruling from the church.


The proper way of disposing of a Consecrated Host is to:

  1. In a situation where a communicant drops the Sacred Host on the floor in the Church when receiving the Sacrament of Holy Communion, he should pick it up and consume it immediately.
  2. In the case where a priest or Eucharistic minister served the Sacred Host to an elderly in a Senior’s Home and the senior spit it out, being unable to swallow it, the Sacred Host should be collected in a piece of linen and returned to the parish for the priest to dispose of it.
  3. To dispose of a Sacred Host, the priest or Eucharistic minister must dissolve it in water to the point where the Host no longer has the appearance of bread. This may require that the Host be broken up in pieces prior to placing it in water.
  4. The next step is to pour the liquid down the sacristies sacrarium (a special sink with a drain going directly into the ground, not the sewer). When such is not available, the liquid should be poured on the ground in a location that would not be walked over, such as behind a flower bed that is along a wall, at the foot of a statue or similar places.

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