Message on September
Bishop Dominic Su and other priests begin concelebrating the Mass in
the Cathedral in Sibu, Malaysia
I attended the 7:30 p.m. Mass in the Cathedral at Sibu
City in Malaysia. When I received Holy Communion and began meditation in
my seat after Communion, I smelled a strong odor of wine. The man next to
me said that he also smelled the same odor. A while later, I smelled the
odor of blood. Fr. Francis Su, who came near me, and a woman sitting next
to me said that they smelled a strong odor of blood, too. The Sacred Host
that I received already turned into visible blood and flesh, and this was
witnessed by Fr. Francis Su, who gave me Communion, His Excellency Dominic
Su, who was the main celebrant of the Mass, other priests and lay people.
While I continued deep meditation, light came down from Heaven and shone
upon everyone, and I heard a loving, kind voice from above. It was the
THE BLESSED MOTHER:
Daughter! What are you so worried about? My
Son Jesus is in glory in Heaven, but comes to you in Love even today as
the Sacrificial Victim for the children in the world. You have been called
to make the Lord’s Real Presence known and, thereby, to help many souls
to repent. Therefore, do not hesitate but spread it in a hurry. Many of
the clergy are accepting me, but are hesitating (to help me) because of
face-saving and others’ eyes. But the bishop here is accepting me
courageously. This is why the Lord is showing a sign of Love here.
As my Son Jesus is present everywhere and is with
everyone, transcending national differences and boundaries, time and
space, I am also with you wherever you may be. Especially, the amazing
work that the Lord wishes to accomplish through my bishop and priest, who
trust and follow me completely, will be accomplished, and they will be
walking the way of spiritual childhood. I will give them more energy and
fill their weaknesses by applying fragrant balsam to their wounds and will
help them observe the Commandments that the Lord entrusted to His Apostle,
Peter, and, thus, perpetuate the Paschal Mystery of Priesthood.
Fr. Francis Su and others witnessing a miraculous change of the
Eucharist into visible Flesh and Blood in Julia’s mouth
BISHOP DOMINIC SU’S LETTER
TO THE APOSTOLIC PRO-NUNCIO
8th November, 1996
Most Rev. Giovanni Bulaitis
Kwang Hwa Moon P.O. Box 393,
110-603 Seoul, Korea
Thank you for your letter, dated 1st
I was caught totally unprepared when
this extraordinary Eucharistic phenomenon occurred in our Sacred Heart
Cathedral, Sibu on 17th September, 1996 during the Eucharistic celebration
from 7.30 p.m. to 9.30 p.m. When I think it over now, I can see that it
was good for me to be caught unprepared. Had I expected beforehand that
this mysterious incident would happen, I would have got a pyx ready to get
this "flesh" and "blood" from the mouth of Mrs. Julia
Kim for laboratory analysis. This would show that my faith in the real
presence of Jesus in the Eucharist would have to depend on scientific
proof. What Jesus wants from us is our child-like faith in Him and not an
intellectual type of faith based on science and reasonings. That is why
some Catholics, including a few priests, no longer believe in the real
presence of Jesus in the Eucharist.
When our Lord Jesus performed His
miracles before the very eyes of the Scribes and Pharisees, they refused
to believe in Him. They called upon the Doctors of the Law, the Biblical
scholars, theologians, etc. to assess Jesus. As a consequence of their
assessment, they regarded Jesus as a sinner because He broke the Sabbath
law. They also accused Him of using the power of Beelzebul to cast out
demons. Eventually they succeeded in condemning Jesus to death.
I fully support our Church’s being
very cautious in considering any "apparition" or
"miracle" as genuine without first giving it a thorough
investigation in order to avoid being led astray by any hallucination,
deceptive forces, unhealthy element, etc., etc. On the other hand, we
should also keep in mind the advice given by Gamaliel to his Council.
"If what they have planned and done is of human origin, it will
disappear, but if it comes from God, you cannot possibly defeat them. You
could find yourselves fighting against God" (Acts 5:38-39).
There was no report being made in
any public press about this incident that happened here on 17th September,
1996. Only those who were present in the Eucharistic celebration know
Those who believe in the real
presence of Jesus in the Eucharist need no scientific proof. Those who do
not believe, it does not matter what sort of scientific proof they get,
they will still not believe.
During the time of our Lord Jesus,
many simple and uneducated people believed in Him. Those few Scribes and
Pharisees personally witnessed Jesus working miracles, healing the sick,
raising the dead to life, feeding 5,000 people with a few loaves of bread
and fish, claiming to be equal to God and so on, they still did not want
to believe in Him.
There is no point for me to make any
publicity about this extraordinary Eucharistic manifestation. Those simple
people with child-like faith believe it. Those sophisticated people with
intellectual faith do not. Why waste time to convince them?
The Holy See has to depend on the
Bishop of Kwangju diocese — being the spiritual leader of his local
Church — to assess whether those extraordinary Eucharistic phenomena
happening in Naju were genuine or not since Naju is in Kwangju diocese. I
understand that the whole thing is now under canonical investigation.
What happened in Sibu on 17th
September, 1996 has nothing to do with the Bishop of Kwangju. It is the
jurisdiction of the Bishop of Sibu to see to the matter. It has always
been my belief in the real presence of Jesus in the Eucharist. I do not
need any scientific proof to convince me. I often encouraged our people to
turn to the Eucharistic Lord for help.
In my humble opinion and judgment, I
would consider this extraordinary Eucharistic phenomenon as a Eucharistic
"miracle." I enclose here three photos which were taken during
Let the Name of Lord Jesus be
praised forever and ever!
Yours respectfully in Christ,
Signed by Most Rev. Dominic Su
Bishop of Sibu
c.c. The Apostolic Delegate to Malaysia
The President of the Bishops’ Conference of Malaysia, Singapore &