Traveling Eucharistic miracles exhibit stops at St. Margaret Mary Parish

Fr. Ned Blick visits with a parishioner of St. Margaret Mary at a traveling Eucharistic miracles exhibit last weekend at the Wichita parish. Most of the Eucharistic miracles were compiled by Blessed Carlo Acutis, an Italian teenager who was skilled in art and computers. (Photo courtesy Richard Rico)



About 400 St. Margaret Mary parishioners visited a traveling Eucharistic miracles exhibit at the end of March.

The exhibit, associated with the Year of the Eucharist, was open after the weekend Masses March 19-20, and on Wednesday, March 23, for the parish’s confirmation class and after Mass that evening.

St. John the Evangelist Parish in Clonmel is currently hosting the exhibit. The church is located a few miles southwest on Kansas 42 from St. Peter the Apostle Church in Schulte. The display will be open after this weekend’s Masses at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, April 2, and after the 8 and 10:30 a.m. Masses on Sunday.

Divine Mercy Radio, a network of radio stations in central and western Kansas, purchased the exhibit and is loaning it to Catholic churches, schools, or organizations at no cost.

“Since bishops in the United States have dedicated the next few years to promoting the true presence of Jesus in the Holy Eucharist, we thought this might be a great community outreach and an extension of this Catholic radio’s evangelization mission,” Donetta Robben, the network’s executive director, stated in a news release.

The exhibit consists of 39 2-foot by 5-foot detailed vinyl panels highlighting some of the most powerful Eucharistic miracles of the world. Each panel tells the story of a specific Eucharistic miracle and is accompanied by photos and artwork. The exhibit may be displayed on 18 six-foot tables.

“This is a beautiful exhibit for all ages,” Robben said. “It might be especially beneficial to those young people preparing for their First Communion or the Sacrament of Confirmation.”

Parents will appreciate that Bl. Acutis completed the work in 2005 and died a year later of leukemia at age 15.
He was named “blessed” by Pope Francis on Oct. 10, 2020, after being credited with curing a Brazilian boy of a rare pancreatic defect that made eating difficult.