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“I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”

-John 8:12

Eucharistic Miracle of Dijon, France, 1430

In the Eucharistic Miracle of Dijon, a lady purchased a monstrance which by mistake still contained the Sacred Host. The lady decided to use a knife to remove the Host, which started to drip living Blood that dried immediately, leaving imprinted the images of the Lord, seated on a semicircular throne with some of the instruments of the Passion on the side. The Host remained intact for more than 350 years, until it was destroyed by the revolutionaries in 1794.

In 1430, in Monaco, a lady purchased a monstrance from a second hand dealer. It was most likely stolen because it still contained the Sacred Host for adoration. The lady, being very ignorant in regard to the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist, decided to remove the Host from the monstrance, with a knife. Unexpectedly the Host began to drip living Blood which dried immediately, leaving imprinted the image of the Lord, seated on a semicircular throne with some of the instruments of the Passion on the side.

The lady, unsettled, went to Canon Anelon, who kept the Host with himself. The episode quickly came to be known even by the Pope, Eugene IV, who desired to donate the miraculous Host to Duke Phillip of Borgogna, who in turn donated it to the city of Dijon. We know with certainty that in 1794 the miraculous Host was still in the Basilica of San Michael the Archangel, but on February 9 of that year, the municipality of Dijon requisitioned the church to consecrate it as temple of the new sect “la Raison”, that is of the “godess of reason”. The miraculous Hostwas burned. Many are the documents and the works of art which illustrate the miracle, For example, one of the stained glass windows of the Cathedral of Dijon in which the main scene of the marvel is portrayed.

© 2006, Istituto San Clemente I Papa e Martire / The Real Presence Association, Inc.