Wow. It’s been a while since I blogged, hasn’t it? This happens every six months or so, because as editor of The Priest, all my “spare time” at the computer is monopolised by my preparations for that august journal.

I’ll send the latest issue to the printers soon, and when I do, I’ll provide a preview here. It’s a great magazine, even if I do say so myself!

Meanwhile, this video turned up in my Facebook feed today:

This sort of thing happens to me. All. The. Time.

1. A sacred host is spoiled.
2. I place it in a covered dish of water as proscribed.
3. It does not dissolve in minutes!!
4. Over a week or longer, it slowly disintegrates.
5. It always turns red.

I don’t think this is a miracle. I think it’s just nature taking its course. I imagine other priests can corroborate this.

That said, I’m a great believer in eucharistic miracles. I hope to visit Lanciano during my Year of Mercy pilgrimage next year. I’m looking forward to that very much.

The miraculous hosts at Lanciano, consecrated over 1,000 years ago.

The miraculous body and blood of Christ, consecrated in Lanciano over 1,000 years ago.