“This is a time of great blessing for this community and for the whole world.” says Father Jose Dolores Castellanos Gudino of the phenomenon that occurred in his parish yesterday after blood flowed from a consecrated host. Amid songs, clapping, tears, long lines and cell phones trying to capture the moment, thousands of faithful Catholics and non-believers alike visited the Parish of Mary Mother of the Church located in Colonia Jardines de la Paz (Guadalajara, Mexico) to witness the alleged miracle.
A flash and a voice
It was 12:00 on the date when the pastor was making his daily prayer before the Blessed Sacrament when suddenly saw a flash and heard a voice that instructed him:
“Chime the bells to summon everyone, pour out blessings to those who are present, and all day. Take your small tabernacle from private worship and bring it to the altar of the parish, place the largest monstrance next to it, and do not open the Tabernacle until three in the afternoon, no sooner, when I will perform a miracle in the Eucharist. The miracle to take place will be called the “Miracle of the Eucharist in the Incarnation of Love Joined With Our Mother and Queen,’ you will take the sign of which I speak, and you will display it.”
Afterward, “the voice” told him to tell “the apostles” (the priests) to help all souls in their conversion and fill them with blessings.
An excited priest
Father Lolo–as his parishioners know him–said he could not utter a word to that voice that spoke except, “My Lord, am thy servant, I will do thy will.” His voice breaking with emotion that he could not conceal, the priest continued narrating what happened:
“I did as I was ordered, I asked them to open the doors of the church, it was about half past two, and I said to sound the bells as I was told. I took from my small private chapel this humble wooden tabernacle, I put it on the altar, also got the monstrance as I was ordered and at about three in the afternoon people were gathered in prayer to the Blessed Sacrament. When I asked if it was already three in the afternoon and everyone told me yes, I went to open the tabernacle, and the wafer consecrated through our Lord Jesus Christ was bathed in blood.”
Celebrate every July 24th
The father explained that what Jesus wants is to worship his body and blood bound to His Blessed Mother and that every July 24 we will remember the Eucharistic Miracle of the Incarnation of Love Joined with Our Mother and Lady. “I heard (the voice) tell me that a niche for the adoration of souls would be established in this community, and that if at any time they want to perform studies that require a part [of the host,] that they may do all the studies they want.” He added, “He (Jesus) is here present and I pass on to you only what I heard, together with those who saw what I saw.”
The ElInformador.com.mx adds: After the Mass, past 8:00 pm, Father Dolores Castelllanos’s secretary said he was unavailable to give an official statement, to say whether there had been contact with the Archdiocese of Guadalajara, or explain what would happen in the days after this incident.
During the first day of public viewing of the “bleeding host,” the disorder in the church was apparent, to the extent that the parish authorities advised cancelling the exposition–at times it was only possible to focus on the yelling and pushing of adults and children who wanted to come to the altar and be witnesses to what Father “Lolo” had seen. The makeshift security guard of Mary Mother of the Church chose to place a screen on which were projected images of the “bloody host,” but over time this only served to further captivate those who had heard the rumor, like Mrs. Clara Aparicio, who appeared before the “Eucharistic Miracle” trusting that the asthma with which she suffered would disappear.
“I did not doubt what I had heard so strongly, so clearly. Now I show it as I was told,” said the priest. At the stroke of 9:00 pm, the guards closed the doors to hundreds of worshipers leaving no opportunity to observe the “bloody wafer,” saying that the viewing would resume on Thursday at about 8 a.m.