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Tixtla, Mexico: Eurcharistic Miracle of Tixtla

About the Eucharistic Miracle of Tixtla:

The pastor of the Parish of Saint Martin of Tours, in Tixtla , Father Leopoldo Roque, had invited Father Raymundo Reyna Esteban to lead a spiritual retreat for his parishioners in October 2006. On October 21, as Father Leopoldo and another priest were distributing Communion, assisted by a religious sister.  The sister, who had a pix to take communion to a lady parishoner, suddenly looked at Father with her eyes filled with tears:  the Host that she had taken to give Communion to the lady parishioner had begun to effuse a reddish substance.

The Bishop of the Diocese, Most Reverend Alejo Zavala Castro, then convened a Theological Commission of investigation and, in October 2009, he invited Doctor Ricardo Castañón Gómez, to take on the leadership of the program of scientific research whose purpose was in fact that of verifying the said event.  The scientific research conducted between October 2009 and October 2012 came to the following conclusions, presented on May 25, 2013 during the course of an international Symposium held by the Diocese of Chilpancingo, on the occasion of the Year of Faith, and which saw the participation of millions of people coming from four continents.  In brief, it corresponds to human blood, type ABsimilar to the ones found in the Host of Lanciano and in the Holy Shroud of Turin.  You can read more about the scientific results here.

October 12, 2013, H.E. Most Rev. Alejo Zavala Castro, Bishop of the Diocese of Chilpancingo-Chilapa, announced through a Pastoral Letter the recognition of the Eucharistic Miracle.  The letter we read: “This manifestation brings to us a marvelous sign of the love of God that confirms the Real presence of Jesus in the Eucharist… In my role as Bishop of the Diocese I recognize the supernatural character of the series of events relating to the Bleeding Host of Tixtla… I declare the case as a “Divine Sign …”

Traveling to Tixtla:

Tixtla is located about 120 miles south-southwest of Mexico City.  The nearest airports would be either Mexico City or Acapulco.

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