Silla, Spain - 1907
Silla, Spain - 1907
Silla, Spain is located on the east coast of the Iberian Peninsula about 10 miles south of Spain's third largest city Valencia.
On the feast of the Annunciation, March 25, 1907, Father Fernando Gomez pastor of the Church of Our Lady of the Angels in Silla, Spain discovered that the ciborium with the Consecrated Hosts was missing from the church tabernacle.
Two days later, the Hosts were discovered hidden in a garden outside the city. Father Gomez was called to recover the Hosts and he brought them back to the tabernacle in a solemn Eucharistic procession.
The parishioners provided a sacred vessel to protect the Hosts and they were kept in the Church of Our Lady of Angels. In 1934 the Hosts were again evaluated and found to still be incorrupt. At that time, the Archbishop of Valencia declared the preservation of the Hosts miraculous, and the sacred reliquary containing the Hosts was sealed with wax.
In 1936, the official document proclaiming this a Eucharistic Miracle was burned during a fire at the Archbishop's office. In 1982 on the 75th Anniversary of this Miracle, Archbishop of Valencia Miguel Roca undertook a new canonical process by which he officially authorized veneration of the Hosts.
Designed by Francisco Pechuan, the building of the Church of Our Lady of Angels began in 1750 but because of war in the area was not completed until 1851. The Church of Our Lady of Angels is located at Placa del Poble, Silla, Spain, and the Hosts of this Eucharistic Miracle are housed and protected in the Tabernacle of Our Lady of Angels. On the 100th Anniversary they were placed in a new reliquary and venerated in Eucharistic Procession.
We do not have to go all the way to Spain to witness a Eucharistic Miracle. Our Lord comes to us every time we are blessed to receive Him, Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity at Mass during the Eucharist. Happy are those who are called to the Supper of the Lamb.
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