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The Catholic Defender: The Eucharistic Miracle of Erding Germany 1417

On Holy Thursday 1417 a peasant stole a consecrated Host, which, in the course of his journey, escaped from his hands and flew away in the air.

He tried in vain to catch the Sacred Host.

It was only thanks to the direct intervention of the Bishop that he was able to recover the Sacred Particle. A chapel was immediately built on the site where the miracle occurred. There were many cures and wonders attributed to the veneration of this miracle.

poor peasant of Erding could find no way to improve his economic state, despite working many hours every day. His neighbor on the other hand, who did the same work, succeeded in living prosperously.

One day the peasant asked his neighbor how he had succeeded in earning so much and the man confided to him that his success was owed to the fact that he kept the Blessed Sacrament in his house.

The poor peasant, ignorant in the faith, thought that the Blessed Sacrament was a type of amulet, and decided to imitate his neighbor.

He went to Mass on Holy Thursday and after having received Communion, hid the Host in his clothes and left the church with the Holy Eucharist.

During his journey, however, his conscience began to accuse him, so he decided to bring the Sacred Particle back.

During the trip, however, the Host slipped from his hand and disappeared in the air.

He searched everywhere, to no avail. Frightened by what had happened, he immediately ran to inform the pastor, who immediately went to the spot where the Host had disappeared.

As soon as he arrived the priest saw the Sacred Particle resting on a clump of dirt, emitting a bright light.

He reached for the Sacred Host, which again flew up in the air and disappeared.

The priest alerted the Bishop who wanted to go in person to the site of the miracle.

And again the Sacred Particle flew up in the air.

The Bishop and the townspeople then decided to build a chapel in honor of the Eucharistic Wonder. There were so many crowds of pilgrims that flocked there that in 1675, local authorities decided to construct a new and bigger sanctuary in the baroque style. On Sept 19, 1677, Bishop Kaspar Kunner of Freising blessed the new church, which was dedicated to the Most Precious Blood.


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