photographs taken in Naju had images of the Holy Eucharist beside
the Blessed Motherís statue
was the Feast of the Installment of the Papacy. An intense fragrance
of roses was filling the Chapel from the morning. Large amounts of
fragrant oil also exuded from the Blessed Motherís statue. The
fragrance was so strong that it was almost intoxicating. While we
were praying in the Chapel, Julia came in. She read the Scripture
and prayed. Then, she began taking photographs of the Blessed
Motherís statue. While she was taking photographs, I and others in
the Chapel noticed that the Blessed Motherís statue was moving to
her left. We were very amazed. A man from Inchon, who was also
taking photographs, first thought that his camera was shaking. Later
he was amazed also after realizing that the statue itself was
moving. After Julia finished taking photographs, she began suffering
pains again and left the Chapel supported by others. Later, Rufino
Park, the Chapel administrator, told us that Julia had received a
message from the Blessed Mother.
days later, Rufino looked quite excited with joy and asked us to
come and see the photographs that had just been developed. We prayed
together and saw the photographs. We were totally amazed, because
there were unexpected images of the Holy Eucharist and the Chalice
in the photographs. On the Eucharist, there were images of a cross
and letters: alpha and omega.
looked at the images in the photographs more closely with a
magnifying glass. The Eucharist was bleeding! How can I describe
this amazing mystery? The Chalice in the photograph looked
exquisitely-made. Then, I understood why the Blessed Mother moved to
her left while the photographs were being taken: she wanted to make
more room for the Eucharist and the Chalice.
felt a sense of awe about the Holy Eucharist. I had been receiving
Communion out of habit and without much devotion. I had been a
sinful person who had attended Mass and received Communion
superficially. I was more shocked by this miracle, which I
personally witnessed, than by any other miracles in Naju. After
seeing this miracle, I became firmly convinced of the Lordís
living presence in the Eucharist. I realized that we should receive
the Lord with a clean heart and a clean body, giving Him profound
adoration and love.
Lord is alive and waiting for us in the tabernacles, but we have
been so forgetful and indifferent toward Him. This miracle made me
clearly aware of the Lordís living presence in the Eucharist and
made me realize that we should become sanctified to be more worthy
of receiving Him. I was fearful that I might again become cold
toward Jesus Who is hiding in the Eucharist. I made a firm
resolution to reform my life, to give an utmost adoration, love and
reparation to the Lord. Jesus, Who is in the Blessed Sacrament, let
us become flames of love for Thee! Amen.
Mi-Ja Cha, 148-66 Bongchun 6-dong, Kwanak-ku, Seoul, June 1993.