“It is not enough that we watch online,” he said. “We still need the Eucharist.”
The Eucharist “can help us come out of the situation we are in, have strong faith, and not lose hope.”
Sharon Dlima finds the display particularly moving.
“This exhibition speaks to my heart directly,” said the lector and catechist. “Jesus is truly present and he is wanting to speak to us through the power of the Eucharist. We are talking about something real here. It’s not just something artificial. It’s serious business. It’s Jesus talking to me and wanting me to spend time with him in the Blessed Sacrament.”
She believes the exhibit can be a powerful evangelism tool. “If you doubt that God is real, go and see for yourself. He has given us proof, and it is in that exhibition.”
Parishioner Pat Labreche also finds comfort in the exhibit. “The stories are quite moving,” she said, recounting one miraculous occasion in Avignon, France, in 1433, where major flooding left a church standing in four feet of water, save for one dry path from the front door to the altar, where the Blessed Sacrament was displayed. It reminded her of the parting of the Red Sea.
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“Jesus, over the years, when people have doubts, has made himself visible to them,” she said. “He is our way to heaven, and if we keep him in the centre of our lives, he’ll journey with us.”
Father Mascarenhas invites anyone interested in contemplating Eucharistic Miracles in private prayer to sign up through St. Edmund’s Parish.
“We are here. We are waiting for you. Jesus is waiting for you.”