Scarborough Parishes is hosting an exhibition of Vatican-approved Eucharistic Miracles of the World during July, the month of the Most Precious Blood.

The exhibition was part of the Adoremus Eucharistic Congress in Liverpool last September. This is a wonderful opportunity, which is hoped will bring about a renewal in Adoration of the Most Blessed Sacrament and faith in the True Presence of Christ in the Eucharist and bear fruit in the lives of the faithful, both in Scarborough and across the diocese.

The exhibition opened at St Peter’s Church on Sunday July 7 and closes on Sunday July 28. The main body of the exhibition will be spread across the three Scarborough churches of St Peter, St Joseph and St Edward the Confessor, with smaller displays at St George’s, Eastfield and St Mary’s, Filey.

There will an extended programme of Adoration and extra opportunities for confession, Eucharistic procession, talks, DVD presentations and prayer.

During the second weekend (July 11-15) there will be a parish visit by Anna Johnstone, facilitator of the exhibition, who will give a talk and DVD presentation and lead prayer and devotions.

Anna is an expert on the life of Carlo Acutis (1991-2006), a devout young Italian who fell in love with Jesus and Mary at a very young age, and who created this exhibition while still in his teens, after discovering that scant information was available on the approved Eucharistic Miracles.

Carlo set about cataloguing the miracles and putting them onto a website he created. Shortly after completion, he contracted leukaemia and died. The exhibition includes more detailed information about Carlo. A cause for his sainthood was formally instigated in May 2013 when he became titled Servant of God, and last year Pope Francis confirmed his life of heroic virtue and named him Venerable.

Anna was for three years governess in Assisi to Carlo Acutis’ twin brother and sister, who were born after his death. She has been facilitating the hosting of this exhibition in England since 2017, as well as giving presentations on Carlo’s life and spirituality.

It is hoped that parishioners and groups from across the diocese will take the opportunity to visit. The exhibition will be open every day at St Peter’s Church from 10am to 5pm (01723 360358), 11am to noon on Sundays and 10am to noon on Tuesdays and Thursdays at St Joseph’s Church (01723 31183 or 360358), and 2pm to 4pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays at St Edward’s Church. It can also be viewed by arrangement.

Viewing at St George’s Church, Eastfield and St Mary’s Church, Filey, are by arrangement by phoning 01723 639580. Information will also be made available soon on the Scarborough Parishes website at scarboroughcatholicparishes.org.uk. For more information, phone St Peter’s Church, Scarborough on 01723 360358 or email scarboroughcatholicparishes@gmail.com.

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