April 5, 2019

From St. Boniface Church, Piqua, Ohio

In 1990, Fr. Angelo Caserta was the pastor of St. Boniface Church in Piqua, Ohio. The June 10th bulletin for his parish contained the following account that he wrote:

I don’t recall the exact time when this happened but that does not really matter. Some two months ago or more someone had received Holy Communion and then took the Sacred Host out of his/her mouth, leaving it in the church pew. Annie Koenig was cleaning up the church when she noticed the host and brought it to her mother, Carol, who gave it to me. Someone had definitely put it in his/her mouth. I took the Sacred Host to the sacristy, put water in a small glass container and then broke up the Sacred Host into small pieces so that it would disintegrate. I placed it on the far end of the counter but shortly forgot about it.

On May 25th when I was putting things in order I noticed the glass container had something in it. When I had it to the rectory to clean it I noticed that there were blood stains on the glass. Upon examining it I saw where there was a great deal of blood and not just a faint sprinkling of it. I know with certainty that it is the precious blood of Jesus. There is no other explanation. Jesus let this all happen and while I do not know the reason, yet I am also sure that He had something definite in mind…

Source: Kaczmarek, Louis, Hidden Treasure, The Riches of the Eucharist (Plattsburgh, N.Y., Trinity Communications, 1990) p. 100-01.


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