Maplewood parish to host eucharistic miracles exhibit

| October 29, 2015 | 0 Comments

A Vatican-approved exhibit of 126 eucharistic miracles from around the world will be at St. Jerome Church in Maplewood from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Nov. 13-16.

Included are photographs and historical writings that tell the stories of the eucharistic miracles.

Cynthia Schluender, a parishioner who coordinates the Eucharistic adoration chapel at St. Jerome, highlights one of the exhibit’s miracles — the miracle of Lanciano, Italy.

“That came about when a priest was having doubts about the real presence of Christ in the Eucharist, and when he was saying the words of consecration, the host started bleeding in his hand,” Schluender explained. “It’s all documented . . . the bishop gets involved. Most of these miracles, the hosts are still intact.”

Housed at Epiphany Church in Coon Rapids, the exhibit is a duplicate of one from Chicago-based The Real Presence Association Inc. that groups could borrow, but were required to drive to Chicago to pick up and return. In 2013, a parishioner from St. Alphonsus in Brooklyn Center duplicated the exhibit that now travels to parishes in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, Schluender said. Any parish may host the exhibit by contacting Peggy Powell at Epiphany: 763-755-7706.

“Our goal is to help people deepen their belief in the real presence, and for some, change their disbelief,” Schluender said.

The event is free of charge and includes eucharistic adoration and children’s activities. St. Jerome Church is located at 384 E. Roselawn Ave. in Maplewood.

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