Alleged Eucharistic Miracle in India

Reverend Johnson Vadakkapurathan of the parish 'Our Lady of Mount Carmel', Chumukedima, Nagaland, India, claims that a Eucharistic miracle took place in his parish.

In March, a parishioner brought a Protestant to a Novus Ordo Eucharist. She also grabbed a host during communion but took it home without consuming it. After a restless night, she returned the host to the church.

Father Vadakkapurathan broke the host into pieces and poured holy water over it to dissolve it, while keeping it in the tabernacle. Days later, on Palm Sunday, 24 March, he opened the tabernacle and allegedly found in the vessel in which he had dissolved the host, a solid surface that was bleeding.

Bishop James Thoppil of Kohima launched an investigation on 27 March.

Most cases of blood-like colouring of dissolved hosts are caused by Neurospora crassa, a type of red bread mould. Another agent responsible for the "bloody bread" effect is Serratia marcescens, a type of rod-shaped bacteria.


Abbé Jean-Marie du Divin Coeur de Jésus
Jesus (the Holy Eucharist) kept in a pickle jar so they can screw a lid on it. In India, He is not worthy of being placed in a nice glass container that has a lid on it.