LA JOLLA — Mary, Star of the Sea Parish in La Jolla will soon become the latest parish in the diocese to host the Vatican International “Eucharistic Miracles of the World Exhibit.”
The free exhibit can be viewed on Friday, March 18, to Sunday, March 20. The hours are: 4 to 8 p.m., Friday; 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday; and 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sunday. There will also be a presentation by Auxiliary Bishop Ramón Bejarano at 6 p.m. on March 18.
The Catholic Church teaches that, when the words of consecration are spoken by the priest at Mass, bread and wine are transformed into the Body and Blood of Christ. But, typically, they retain the appearance of bread and wine. The Eucharistic Miracles of the World Exhibit focuses on those extraordinary historical instances when the bread and wine have been physically changed into human flesh and blood in a manner that has baffled scientists.
The exhibit represents the culmination of the work of Blessed Carlo Acutis, an Italian teenager who spent years documenting the many Church-approved Eucharistic miracles from the eighth century to the present day. Blessed Carlo died from acute leukemia at age 15, but his short life was marked by deep love for the Eucharist, which he called “my highway to heaven.”
Mary, Star of the Sea Parish is located at 7669 Girard Ave., La Jolla 92037.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the parish at (858) 454-2631.