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September 5, 2011

Pope named Envoy for Celebration of 600th Anniversary of Eucharistic Miracle in Croatia!

Photo of Shrine of the Miracle of the Precious Blood, Ludbreg     © Real Presence Association  uploaded by Speramus-We Hope  with  permisssion     Procession held every year in September, during the week when  the miracle called Sveta Nedilja is celebrated

VATICAN CITY, AUG. 30, 2011 (Zenit.org).- Benedict XVI appointed Cardinal Jozef Tomko to be his special envoy at the celebrations marking the 600th anniversary of the Eucharistic miracle of Ludbreg in Croatia. Cardinal Tomko, retired prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, will represent the Pope at the events Sept. 4 in the Croatian Diocese of Varazdin. The 87-year-old cardinal is a native of Slovakia. In a Latin-language letter to Cardinal Tomko published Saturday by the Vatican, Benedict XVI reminded that "without the Eucharist we cannot be true Christians and the Church cannot be built up for the salvation of men." More entire Zenit article  

The 1411 miracle involved a priest doubting transubstantiation. As he celebrated Mass, the Precious Blood took on the appearance of blood. Croatian faithful have venerated this Eucharistic miracle down the centuries and have witnessed innumerable healings linked to it, noted Vatican Radio.  Benedict XVI referred to this Miracle during his visit to Croatia in June Click for Pope's Homily

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      The Story Of Ludbreg!
In 1411 at Ludbreg, in the chapel of the Count Batthyany’s castle, a priest was celebrating Mass. During the consecration of the wine, the priest doubted the truth of transubstantiation, and the wine in the chalice turned into Blood. Not knowing what to do, the priest embedded this relic in the wall behind the main altar. The workman who did the job was sworn to silence. The priest also kept it secret and revealed it only at the time of his death. After the priest’s revelation, news quickly spread and people started coming on pilgrimage to Ludbreg. The Holy See later had the relic of the miracle brought to Rome, where it remained for several years. The people of Ludbreg and the surrounding area, however, continued to make pilgrimages to the castle chapel. In the early 1500s, during the pontificate of Pope Julius II, a commission was convened in Ludbreg to investigate the facts connected with Eucharistic miracle. Many people testified they had received marvelous cures while praying in it's presence. 

On April 14, 1513, Pope Leo X published a Bull permitting veneration of the holy relic which he himself had carried in procession several times through the streets of Rome. The relic was later returned to Croatia. n the 18th century, northern Croatia was ravaged by the plague. The people turned to God to call upon His help, and the Croatian Parliament did the same. During the session held on December 15, 1739 in the city of Varazdin, they vowed to build a chapel at Ludbreg in honor of the miracle if the plague ended. The plague was averted, but the promised vow was only fulfilled in 1994, when democracy was restored in Croatia. In 2005 in the votive chapel, the artist Marijan Jakubin painted a large fresco of the Last Supper in which Croatian saints and blesseds were drawn in place of the Apostles. St. John was replaced with Blessed Ivan Merz, who was included among the 18 most important Eucharistic saints in the Church’s history during the Synod of Bishops held in Rome in 2005. In the painting, Christ is holding in His hand a monstrance containing the relic of the Eucharistic miracle......See: The Real Presence Association: and Eucharistic Miracle of Ludbreg
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