According to Polish Bishop Zbigniew Kiernikowski, a consecrated communion wafer fell to the floor in a local church on Christmas Day in 2013. Church officials naturally picked it up and put it in water, and then something amazing happened: red stains appeared!
That could only mean one thing!
The miracle was tested and the “Department of Forensic Medicine found: ‘In the histopathological image, the fragments were found containing the fragmented parts of the cross striated muscle. It is most similar to the heart muscle.’ Tests also determined the tissue to be of human origin and found that it bore signs of distress.”
Jesus has returned!
Sure, we laugh when Catholics say these consecrated wafers are literally the body of Christ, but look who’s laughing now! It’s a piece of muscle! Jesus has jumped off a dog’s asshole and landed on a wafer. That’s gotta be a sign.
Just one problem with all the hoopla surrounding this story…
It’s never Jesus. It’s always mold. Always.
One online blogger pointed to the red bacterium, Serratia marcescens, as a possible explanation.
According to Microbe Zoo, a website developed by the Center for Microbial Ecology at Michigan State University, the bacterium grows on bread and Communion wafers that have been stored in a damp place.
The answer makes much more sense and it can be replicated, unlike the supposed “Eucharistic miracle.”
It’s almost certainly just a fungus. And mold may be fascinating, but there’s no need to venerate it.
(Image via KSTU-TV. Thanks to Meagan for the link)