March 11, 2017


The village of St. Georgenberg-Fiecht sits in a mountainous area of the Tyrol region in western Austria. During the year 1310, a priest was celebrating Mass in a monastery there. The abbot, Abbot Rupert, the monks in service there and numerous pilgrims were present for the Mass. The priest who was celebrating the Mass, however, had serious doubts as to whether the consecrated wine was truly the blood of Christ.

It is reported that the appearance of wine was replaced by an appearance of blood, which then began to bubble and boil, and then began to overflow the chalice.

The abbot and those present came to the altar, to see for themselves what had taken place.

The priest was unable to consume all of the Holy Blood. The abbot decided to place the remainder in a vessel in the tabernacle on the main altar.

News of the event spread and many more pilgrims came to the monastery, to revere the relics of this extraordinary event.

Today, in the side altar of the church that serves this monastery, there is a plaque that provides a record of the above. It also attests that,“in 1472 Bishop Georg von Brixen sent the abbot of Wilten, Joahannes Lösch, and the pastors, Sigmund Thaur and Kaspar of Absam, to better study the phenomenon. As a result of this investigation, the adoration of the Blessed Blood was encouraged and the miracle was declared authentic.

Source: “The Eucharistic Miracles of the World,” a Vatican international exhibition, as reported by The Real Presence Eucharistic Education and Adoration and Association,


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