Church exhibit features photos, descriptions of miracles around Eucharist
By Dana Clark Felty
The 14th-century nun Juliana Falconieri was so ill during the last days of her life, she could not take communion.
But so strong was her devotion, she asked that the Eucharist be placed on her chest.
As she recited a prayer, the bread disappeared and left on her skin an image of the cross.
This and roughly 125 more stories of miracles involving communion will be featured in an exhibition opening June 5, 2010 at Holy Family Catholic Church in Hilton Head.
The display is part of the Vatican International Exhibition of the Eucharistic Miracles of the World sponsored in the United States by the Illinois-based Real Presence Association.
Each of the 126 panels includes features, images and descriptions of the "Eucharistic Miracles" recognized by the Vatican.
The weekend also includes Sunday Mass celebrated by the Most Rev. Robert E. Guglielmone, bishop of the Diocese of Charleston.
What: Vatican International Eucharistic Miracles Exhibition
When: 9 a.m.-8 p.m. June 5; 9 a.m.-2 p.m. June 6
Where: Holy Family Catholic Church, 24 Pope Ave., Hilton Head Island, South Carolina