She wanted to get back her lost love, but I did not expect this to happen.
During the 13th century in Altare, Italy, there was a young woman with a broken heart. He had lost the love of his life and was determined to get it back. This woman was willing to do anything and, since she could not convince him with words, she looked for someone who could force her to change her mind.
The young woman found a sorceress and begged her to help her by the means that would bring her beloved back.
The sorceress had an idea. He would prepare a love potion for the woman, but he needed an essential ingredient: a consecrated host.
Desperate, the young woman attended the next Mass at the local cathedral and approached the priest to receive communion in their language. The priest placed the Eucharist on his tongue, but the woman kept it inside her mouth, left the line and, when nobody saw her, spat the host on a piece of cloth.
He returned to his house and kept the host wrapped in the handkerchief until he could return to visit the sorceress. After three days, he opened the cloth to check the condition of the host. What he discovered was not the white host that he had kept in the beginning.
Instead, the young woman found a piece of bleeding flesh and realized that the host had physically transformed into the Body and Blood of Christ.
He hastened to return to the Church and repented of his sin. The sorceress also repented and both women were converted after such a miracle . It could be said that they fell under the “spell” of the authentic “love potion” of the presence of God in the Eucharist.
Pope Gregory IX investigated the miracle in his time and considered it an obvious sign that contradicted the different statements against the true presence of Jesus in the Eucharist.
For him and for those who were witnesses, it was confirmed that Jesus is truly present in the Eucharist, body, blood, soul and divinity.
The miracle coincided with other similar events throughout Europe and helped to open the way to the institution of the Feast of Corpus Christi, which begged the faithful to believe with ardent faith in the invisible miracle that happens every time a mass is celebrated.
The bleeding host is still preserved in Altare Cathedral and is displayed in a monstrance. There it remains as a reminder of the eternal love of Jesus towards all humanity in the Blessed Sacrament of the altar.
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