Category: Spain

Spain: Moncada

In the Eucharistic miracle of Moncada, Baby Jesus appeared in the Sacred Host to dissipate the doubts of a priest uncertain about the validity of his priestly ordination. At the end of the 14th century, in fact, the French cardinals elected an antipope hoping that he would transfer the Holy See back to Avignon. This event created great confusion among the clergy, to the point that many priests started doubting whether they had been validly ordained. Fr. Odorico Raynaldi described the fact in his Anales Eclesiasticos. It is also narrated in other numerous documents kept in the archives of the city of Moncada.

Spain: Daroca Part 2

Don Mateo brought them to the place where he had hidden the corporal and they found the Hosts drenched in Blood.

Spain: Alboraya-Almácera Part 2

Great was his joy when he saw that the three prodigious fish were there, almost completely out of the water, lifting the Hosts, intact, with their mouths, like little trophies.

Spain: Ponferrada

In the miracle of Ponferrada, Juan De Benavente decided to steal the tabernacle containing a precious silver ciborium with numerous consecrated Hosts inside from his very own parish. With only the passing of time and miraculous circumstances the recovery of the stolen Hosts, which remained perfectly intact, was made possible.

Spain: Cimballa

In the year 1370, the pastor of Cimballa was assaulted with a strong doubt during the Mass about the true presence of Jesus in the Eucharist. The Host then transformed into flesh and from it began to flow blood onto the altar-linens. The episode reenforced the wavering faith of the priest who penitently retired to a monastery dedicating himself to a life of penance and prayer. Every year, the 12th of September, the
memory of the miracle in the parish church is celebrated where even now the Relic of the corporal soaked in the Blood is kept.

Spain: Valencia Part 1

This precious object has always been at the center of extraordinary stories and novels like the legend of the Knights of the Round Table in England, the stories of Perceval in France, and Parzival in Germany of the twelfth and thirteenth century. This genre was used by Wagner in a Christian esoteric perspective and at the end of the twentieth century the fantastic novels of B. Cornwell favored the birth of the editorial trend still alive today.

Spain: O’Cebreiro

The Eucharistic miracle of O’Cebreiro – During the Mass the Host changed to Flesh and the wine changed to Blood and was expelled from the chalice, staining the corporal. The Lord performed this prodigy in order to sustain the little faith of the priest who did not believe in the Real Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist. To this day, the Sacred Relics of the miracle are guarded near the church where this prodigy took place and numerous pilgrims go there annually to honor them.

Spain: Gorkum-El Escorial

The relic of the Eucharistic miracle can be venerated even today in Spain. But it is kept in the Royal Monastery in El Escorial, but the miracle was verified in Holland. Some Protestant mercenaries entered into the Catholic church in Gorkum and plundered it. As a sign of insult, one of the mercenaries trampled a consecrated Host with a spiked boot, which broke it into three pieces. Immediately from these piercings, it began to drip live Blood and in the Hosts formed themselves like three small wounds in the shape of a hoop that is possible to contemplate even today.

Spain: Caravaca de la Cruz

The Eucharistic miracle of Caravaca de la Cruz regards the celebration of a miraculous Mass during which Jesus appeared inside a Host together with a Crucifix. Thanks to this apparition, the Muslim king of Murcia and his family were converted to Catholicism. The most authoritative document describing the Miracle is the contemporary testimony of the Franciscan Father Gilles of Zamora, the historian of King St. Ferdinand.

Spain: Zaragoza

In the consecrated Host, stolen by a woman of Zaragoza to use in making a love potion, the Baby Jesus appeared. In the town hall archives of the city of Zaragoza is preserved the document that describes the miracle in detail. And in the cathedral, next to the chapel of “San Dominguito del Val” there is a painting accurately depicting the marvelous event.