Eucharistic Miracle of Betania, Venezuela
Not all Eucharistic miracles happened hundreds of years ago. At the Marian Shrine of Finca Betania in Cúa, Venezuela, one happened in 1991, and a related Eucharistic miracle happened in 1998. The first one took place during the midnight Mass on Dec. 8, 1991.
“After having consumed one of the pieces of the large Host which I had divided into four parts, I returned them to the paten,” Fr. Otty, Chaplain of the Shrine, once reported. “A little later, I looked down towards the paten and I could not believe what I saw: one of the pieces of the Host that I divided was showing a red spot and from It a red substance began to emanate, similar to the manner in which blood escapes from a wound. After Mass, I took the Host and preserved It safely in the sacristy of the Shrine. The next day, at six in the morning, I went to see the Host and verified that some blood continued to flow that a little later began to dry.”
That blood was discovered to be AB positive, the same type found in the cloth of the Shroud of Turin. Later, in 1998, when a young man went on a prayer group pilgrimage to Betania to see the bleeding Host, he witnessed another miracle. After Mass, for about 30 seconds, he saw a pulsating heart bleeding inside the Host, and it looked “as if in flames.” He captured part of the miracle on video.