Pope Francis’ Eucharistic Miracle in Argentina

Jesus EucharistEaster is a beautiful time to deepen our devotion to Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament.  The Pascal Mystery which we celebrate in a special way during the Easter Triduum—the Passion, death and bodily resurrection of Christ—is daily present to us in the Eucharist.  The Church teaches that Jesus is really, truly, and actually there—Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity—in the Holy Eucharist.

Unfortunately it is all to easy, due to human weakness, to begin to lose our sense of awe, wonder, and adoration of Our Lord in the Eucharist.

A great way to reinvigorate our belief and to encourage devotion to Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament is by reading accounts of Eucharistic miracles that have occurred throughout the ages of the Church, from the earliest years to modern times. In fact, Jesus gives us these miracles throughout the centuries so that our love for him in the Eucharist will not wane or grow cold.

If you haven’t had the chance to visit a Eucharistic Miracle exhibit, I highly recommend it.  You can read many of the accounts online at the Real Presence Eucharistic Education and Adoration Association website.  Click on the “English” tab and scroll down until you see “Miracles by Country”.   Each of those hyperlinks opens to a PDF document of various documented, Church-verified accounts of Eucharistic Miracles.

One recent account of a scientifically analyzed Eucharistic Miracle was witnessed by our own Pope Francis while he was Cardinal Bergoglio.  We’ve included two accounts for you below, a blog article written about the miracle as well as a YouTube video by one of the witnesses. Hopefully reading and viewing these accounts will deepen your awe and reverence when receiving Holy Communion, and also encourage you to spend more time in Eucharistic Adoration.


Cardinal Bergoglio’s Eucharistic Miracle in Argentina

A recent documented account of a Eucharistic Miracle took place in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 1996 under the leadership of Cardinal Bergoglio, now Pope Francis:

At seven o’clock in the evening on August 18, 1996, Fr. Alejandro Pezet was saying Holy Mass at a Catholic church in the commercial center of Buenos Aires. As he was finishing distributing Holy Communion, a woman came up to tell him that she had found a discarded host on a candleholder at the back of the church. On going to the spot indicated, Fr. Alejandro saw the defiled Host. Since he was unable to consume it, he placed it in a container of water and put it away in the tabernacle of the chapel of the Blessed Sacrament. On Monday, August 26, upon opening the tabernacle, he saw to his amazement that the Host had turned into a bloody substance. He informed Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio, who gave instructions that the Host be professionally photographed. The photos were taken on September 6. They clearly show that the Host, which had become a fragment of bloodied flesh, had grown significantly in size. For several years the Host remained in the tabernacle, the whole affair being kept a strict secret. Since the Host suffered no visible decomposition, Cardinal Bergoglio decided to have it scientifically analyzed. Read more here.

Watch a YouTube video of the account below:

About Gretchen

Gretchen is a recent convert and completely in love with the Catholic faith. She is very active in her parish and has recently joined the Lay Dominicans. She holds an M.A. in Christian Apologetics & currently works on copywriting, content marketing, and social media for The Catholic Company.
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57 Responses to Pope Francis’ Eucharistic Miracle in Argentina

  1. Paula says:

    2015 will be a year of more learning about my faith as well as to share it with others. I have seen in Italy, Lanciano and Orvieto more of this type of thing. It is REAL. Like many, I didn’t need to see to believe in all of this. Thank God.

  2. Dianne FLOREZ says:

    Love the video than you

  3. Mrs. G. Dias says:

    Praise the Lord. He is very much present in the Holy Eucharist. Thank you Jesus for being there so that I can visit you and interact with you. It helps me to relax. As you said , ” All those who are overburdened come to me and I will give you rest. Very truly said. Love you Jesus. Wash away all our sins with your most precious blood.

  4. oscar says:

    I truly bealive jesus is present in the blessed sacrament,lord Jesus i pray you make my faith grow stonger, amen.

  5. MATHEW K M says:


  6. Eugene says:

    Truly,our Lord Jesus Christ is ever present in the Holy Eucharist.am so happy to read about this miracle…please Lord increase my faith

  7. the miracles of holy Eucharist strengthen our faith and help us to have more intimate relationship with Christ the savior of the whole world. i personally i love to experience to learn about these miracles of Eucharist to help people to close to the Lord our God Jesus

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