A NOTE ATTACHED TO THE PETITION
FOR THE RE-INVESTIGATION OF THE EVENTS
IN NAJU, KOREA
I am a parish priest in Korea, who is temporarily in
Rome for study. I would like to express my personal opinion regarding the
official position of the Church on Naju.
The messages reportedly received by Julia Youn in Naju
are mystical experiences and, therefore, are difficult to understand by
intellectual reasoning alone.
It seems that we must pay special attention to those
messages, however, because of the emphasis in the messages on the Holy
Eucharist. Nowadays many people experience difficulty in accepting the
Church dogma that the Eucharist is truly the Body of Christ. The
Eucharistic miracles in Naju must be Gods expression of His Love to
help us accept the reality of the Eucharist.
It may be useful for us to find out if Eucharistic
phenomena similar to those experienced by Julia, namely, changes of the
Sacred Host into visible Flesh and Blood in her mouth, have occurred in
One such case was regarding St. Teresa of Avila, Doctor
of the Church. She experienced changes in the Eucharist in her mouth in
Salamanca on April 8, 1571. Enclosed are a few pages in Italian from the
book: Relazione Spirituali. Another similar phenomenon can
be found in the life of St. Catherine of Siena (S. Caterina du
Siena, Le Lettere, a cum di U. Meattini, Milano
1987, n. 25, p. 827).
It is especially noteworthy that St. Teresa of Avila
experienced a Eucharistic miracle which was the same as what Julia of Naju
As a student of theology, I aspire that all of Gods
messages received in the Church be examined through appropriate procedures
and by proper methods.
Rev. Pietro Kim
9 June 1999