Thursday, February 28, 2013

Miracle of Bolsena Celebrated on Vatican Stamp

First Day of Issue: February 28, 2013 - Vatican City

The Vatican City has issued a new miniature sheet with one postage stamp celebrating the 750th anniversary of the Miracle of Bolsena.

According to tradition, during the summer of 1263 a Bohemian priest by the name of Peter went on a pilgrimage to Rome in order to confront the doubts he was having about his faith and the resulting crisis in his vocation. His faith was renewed after praying at the tomb of the apostle Peter.

During his journey home, he happened to celebrate Mass in the Church of Santa Cristina in Bolsena. During the liturgy of the Eucharist, the host miraculously began to bleed.

Learn more at: Vatican City Philatelic and Numismatic Office

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