The story of the Eucharistic Miracle that happened in Kumasi, Ghana in West Africa in the 1990s. This is what happened when a Protestant man saw what looks to him as idolatry during the Corpus Christi procession. This man took photographs of the monstrance with the intention to show it to some non-Catholic Christians as a proof that Catholics worship a wafer god. The man who was a professional Photographer went to develop his photographs. At the photo lab this miraculous photo of Jesus Christ was among his films. When he was given this outcome of the photograph, he first disputed with the guys at the photo lab saying this wasn’t one of his films. They showed him his negatives containing this very image of our Lord.
Guest what happened next? He fainted. Yes, this man fell unconscious. When he was revived. The man confessed about what really happened. The photo studio realizing that this was a miraculous image started to developed the negatives and consequently began spreading this wonderful image. I’m happy to share this with the world.
For those who don’t know what a monstrance is. Below is an image of it:
A monstrance is the vessel used in the Roman Catholic Church to display the consecrated Eucharistic host, during Eucharistic adoration or Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament.
I am the bread of life. Your fathers ate the manna in the wilderness, and they died. This is the bread which comes down from heaven, that a man may eat of it and not die. I am the living bread which came down from heaven; if any one eats of this bread, he will live for ever; and the bread which I shall give for the life of the world is my flesh. ~Jesus Christ (John 6:48-51 RSV)
So Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of man and drink his blood, you have no life in you; he who eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day. For my flesh is food indeed, and my blood is drink indeed. He who eats my flesh and drinks my blood abides in me, and I in him. As the living Father sent me, and I live because of the Father, so he who eats me will live because of me. This is the bread which came down from heaven, not such as the fathers ate and died; he who eats this bread will live for ever.” (John 6:53-58 RSV)
I speak as to sensible men; judge for yourselves what I say. The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not a participation in the blood of Christ? The bread which we break, is it not a participation in the body of Christ? Because there is one bread, we who are many are one body, for we all partake of the one bread. ~St. Paul of Tarsus (1 Corinthians 10:15-17 RSV)
For I received from the Lord what I also delivered to you, that the Lord Jesus on the night when he was betrayed took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it, and said, “This is my body which is for you. Do this in remembrance of me.” In the same way also the cup, after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.” For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes. Whoever, therefore, eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty of profaning the body and blood of the Lord. Let a man examine himself, and so eat of the bread and drink of the cup. For any one who eats and drinks without discerning the body eats and drinks judgment upon himself. That is why many of you are weak and ill, and some have died. ~St. Paul of Tarsus (1 Corinthians 11:23-30 RSV)
And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. ~St. Luke the Evangelist (Acts 2:42 RSV)
Let no one eat and drink of your Eucharist but those baptized in the name of the Lord; to this, too the saying of the Lord is applicable: ‘Do not give to dogs what is sacred’. ~Didache 9:5
I have no taste for corruptible food nor for the pleasures of this life. I desire the bread of God, which is the Flesh of Jesus Christ, who was the seed of David; and for drink I desire His Blood, which is love incorruptible! ~St. Ignatius of Antioch (Letter to the Romans 7:3)
We call this food Eucharist, and no one else is permitted to partake of it, except one who believes our teaching to be true and who has been washed in the washing which is for the remission of sins and for regeneration and is thereby living as Christ enjoined. For not as common bread nor common drink do we receive these; but since Jesus Christ our Savior was made incarnate by the word of God and had both flesh and blood for our salvation, so too, as we have been taught, the food which has been made into the Eucharist by the Eucharistic prayer set down by him, and by the change of which our blood and flesh is nurtured, is both the flesh and the blood of that incarnated Jesus. ~St. Justin Martyr (First Apology 66 )
The Blessed Eucharist is the perfect Sacrament of the Lord’s Passion, since It contains Christ Himself and his Passion. ~St. Thomas Aquinas
Keep close to the Catholic Church at all times, for the Church alone can give you true peace, since she alone possesses Jesus, the true Prince of Peace, in the Blessed Sacrament. ~St. Padre Pio of Pietrelcina
If angels could be jealous of men, they would be so for one reason: Holy Communion. ~St. Maximillian Kolbe