consecrated host

Sacrilege Happened - Prayer Request

Just learnt all Consecrated Hosts were stolen recently in my hometown.

Please help me pray for reparation, conversion of those who did it and to possibly have The Lord back.


O Most Holy Trinity, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, I adore Thee profoundly.
I offer Thee the most precious Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Jesus Christ present in all the tabernacles of the world, in reparation for the outrages, sacrileges and indifferences by which He is offended.
By the infinite merits of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary I beg the conversion of poor sinners.

 Normandy produced the largest known collection of male witches anywhere in Western Europe. From 1564 to 1660, the judicial records of the Norman Parlement at Rouen (almost 90 percent complete between 1585 and 1630, the peak years of recorded witch trials in Normandy and across Western Europe, generally) reveal that almost three-fourths of its 380 recorded witchcraft defendants were men. Approximately two-thirds of the 100 people whom the Rouen Parlement condemned to death for witchcraft were men; men virtually monopolized Norman witchcraft cases after 1630, providing its final defendants long after Louis XIV supposedly decriminalized witchcraft in 1682. 

 Shepherds accounted for over one-fifth of all male witches in Normandy, using a variety of magical methods either to sicken or to cure livestock. The most frequently mentioned malevolent substance used by shepherds was toad venom; their most powerful benevolent magic required stolen consecrated Hosts. Two other occupational groups were also overrepresented among Norman witchcraft suspects: clergymen (prominent from 1598 until the 1640′s) and blacksmiths, who practiced illicit forms of veterinary medicine. Normandy experienced no witchcraft panics, but rather a steady trickle of witch trials every year. The Witches’ Sabbat was well known before 1600, but apparently never led to multiple denunications and trials. After 1590, the Rouen Parlement became more severe than Paris in judging accused witches.

 Toads and Eucharists: The Male Witches of Normandy, 1564-1660“, by William Monter, French Historical Studies, Vol.20, No.4,  pp. 563-595.


Thought for the Day – July 19 

 In about the 700th year of Our Lord, in a monastery then named for St. Longinus, the Roman centurion who pierced the side of Christ with a lance, a priest monk of the Order of St. Basil was celebrating the Holy Mass…. Although his name is unknown, it is reported in ancient documents that he had recurrent doubts regarding transubstantiation. He had just spoken the solemn words of Consecration when the Host was suddenly changed into a circle of flesh, and the wine was transformed into visible blood. The priest praised God for blessing him in such a way and invited all present to view the miracle… The Flesh remained intact and the Blood congealed into five pellets which exhibited peculiar physical characteristics…… Many verifications of the miracles have been done throughout the centuries, the last in 1970. The following conclusions were ascertained: the flesh was striated muscular tissue of the myocardium having no trace of preservative agents. The flesh and the blood were of human origin, belonging to the same blood type, AB. Their findings conclusively excluded the possibility of fraud. The ostensorium is now kept in a tabernacle over the high altar in the Church of St. Francis – Fr. Sam Tiesi, T.O.R.

[Saint Catherine heard Jesus say to her:] “It is the whole divine being that you receive in that most gracious sacrament under that whiteness of bread. And just as the sun cannot be divided, so neither can my wholeness as God and as human in this white host. Even if the host is divided, even if you could break it into thousands and thousands of tiny bits, in each one I would be there, wholly God and wholly human… Imagine that many people brought candles, and one person’s candle weighed one ounce, another’s two or six, someone else’s a pound, and yet another’s more than that, and they all came to your lamp to light their candles. Each candle, the smallest as well as the largest, would have the whole light with all its heat and color and brightness… Well, this is how it goes with those who receive this sacrament. Each one of you brings your own candle, that is, the holy desire with which you receive and eat this sacrament. Your candle by itself is unlit, and it is lighted when you receive this sacrament. I say it is unlit because by yourselves you are nothing at all. It is I who have given you the candle with which you receive this light and nourish it within you. And your candle is love because it is for love that I created you. So without love you cannot have life.”
—  Saint Catherine of Siena (1347-1380), Dominican tertiary, Doctor of the Church, co-patron of Europe
Dialogue Bk 2, para. 4-5 (trans. ©Classics of Western spirituality)

I was talking on the phone with my family back home today, and they told me that someone STOLE the consecrated Hosts from the tabernacle in my hometown parish. Everyone is very upset and concerned as to why and how this happened. I do not know the details, but sure hope that whoever took our Lord and Savior in the Most Holy Sacrament of the Altar is caught, and that the Host are brought back to its proper place of worship.

Blessed be God.
Blessed be His Holy Name.
Blessed be Jesus Christ, true God and true Man.
Blessed be the Name of Jesus.
Blessed be His Most Sacred Heart.
Blessed be His Most Precious Blood.
Blessed be Jesus in the Most Holy Sacrament of the Altar.
Blessed be the Holy Spirit, the Paraclete.
Blessed be the great Mother of God, Mary most Holy.
Blessed be her Holy and Immaculate Conception.
Blessed be her Glorious Assumption.
Blessed be the name of Mary, Virgin and Mother.
Blessed be St. Joseph, her most chaste spouse.
Blessed be God in His Angels and in His Saints. Amen.