The Heartbeat of Jesus at St. Mary's Church, Brampton, Ontario, 2007:

May 15, 2007:
My Notes: 5:30 Pentecost Rehearsal with children at St. Mary’s
•        Yvonne comes to prepare for the Holy Rosary at 6:30 (1/2 hour before Mass at 7pm)
•        I told her we’d end the Pentecost Dance rehearsal at 6:25
•        Yvonne prepared Statue of Mary and candles on Baptistry
•        Yvonne goes to pray but not at her usual place she says something made her go to
another place and there she found another Host on the floor of the Church and calls out with
anguish in her voice “Mary Angela” and we stop to look
•        Yvonne brings it up to the altar where we are practicing to show us what she has found
and treats it with great respect as Consecrated and the Body of Christ –then takes it to the
Sacristy
•        The children wanted to know what a “host” was and I explained that it was a “host” if not
consecrated but if consecrated it would be the real Body of Christ
•        At Mass I served as a Lector and then was needed as a Eucharistic Minister –then took
the ciborium to the Sacristy for purification
•        A roaring uptake of the rainstorm outside was extra loud as I walked into the Sacristy
and at the same time the rain pelted on the 2 plastic Skylights
•        I opened the sacrarium for the second rinse and I heard a motor sound or flat-tire
rhythmical sound “loud-soft” kind of thumps, but I did not associate it with the sink. First I
thought it was a sump-pump that kicked in when extra rainwater around the foundations might
cause another flooding in the basement. The water leak problems were eventually repaired.
Then I thought the sound was like driving with a flat tire and wondered what machine could be
making that sound.   
•        Lucita Peres another Eucharistic Minister, came with the chalice and noted the sound:
“The sink must be clogged. That’s where we poured the host. You know, Yvonne found
another host in the Church and she put it in water to dissolve and Father Reg (now the late
Rev. Reginald Whalen) poured it down the sink. It must be clogged.”
•        I went closer to the sink and looked in. It looked clear to me and said it didn’t look
clogged.
•        Lucita then put the chalice away and said it sounded more like a heartbeat
•        With the louder rain the “loud-soft” sound got louder
•        As soon as she said “heartbeat” I remembered the Eucharistic Miracle of Lanciano and
blurted out “It’s the heartbeat of Jesus!” I then explained to Lucita the results of the tests of the
Lanciano consecrated host that had turned to flesh and it was found to be heart tissue
•        Lucita exclaimed “O My Lord” and the “heartbeat” was certainly louder in the noisy rain
thumping overhead and we heard it very distinctly (even the sound of blood flow was heard
resembling my own baby’s heartbeat in the uterus when I heard it with the doctor’s
stethoscope –but much stronger and louder.)  
•        Lucita left and I finished drying the ciborium and remembering the words of Jesus to
Vassula that I had already been practicing “Say to Me often: “I Love You, many times a day, a
thousand times a day…” –I said it also then, in my mind, over and over to keep Him company.
•        The sound was becoming less loud and I went closer to the sink continuing with my “I
love You” until the sound was a whisper to my whisper “I love You”, and then it was gone
By then, the Mass was over, Yvonne came in, Father Reg also came in and I went to get
Lucita who was already telling Ann (Secretary at St. Mary's School next door) and a group of
her friends who had come also for the Prayer Group, and I asked her to come back so we
could tell Father Reg and Yvonne together what we had heard: the Heartbeat of Jesus from
the Sacrarium at St. Mary’s Brampton.

This edited piece was placed on Hungry For The Spirit website on September 8, 2010, Our
Lady’s Birthday!!!

This special event took place just before Pentecost 2007. It was a Tuesday night and my
group of children prepared the Sacred Dance for Pentecost in the Church. (This and other
Sacred Dances were later performed for the Canadian Catholic Charismatic Conference at
St. Michael's College School in June, 2007.) Yvonne Serrao, a volunteer Sacristan came to
ask when the rehearsal would end so she could prepare for Mass, then went to pray in one of
the pews. As she was about to go into the nearest pew, she later told us, that she said to
herself, no, not there, where she was about to enter, over there, and went to the changed
location. As she prayed she looked down and a host was on the floor near her. She called to
me and we stopped as she came up holding tenderly in her cupped hands (now knowing that
is was the Sacred Host of the Body and Blood of Our Lord Jesus) to show us. She said this
was about the 4th she had found in the Church in a few months. Maybe non-catholics were
taking Communion without understanding what to do even after it is clearly explained by the
Priest Celebrant, and left the Sacred Host behind.  

Special Note: The INSTRUCTION from Redemptionis Sacramentum was followed to
dispose of a Sacred Host that is soiled and cannot be consumed. The priest or eucharistic
minister must dissolve it in water to the point where the Host no longer has the appearance of
bread. This may require that the Host be broken up in pieces prior to placing it in water.

The next step is to pour the liquid down the sacrarium (a special sink in the Sacristy with a
drain going directly into the ground, not the sewer). When such is not available, the liquid
should be poured on the ground in a location that would not be walked over, such as behind a
flower bed that is along a wall, at the foot of a statue or similar places.

The Heartbeat of Jesus from the Sacrarium: Part II

As we resume the story of what happened at St. Mary's on Tuesday night May 15th, 2007:

•        After Yvonne had taken the Sacred Host into the Sacristy  the children wanted to know
more about the “host” and why Yvonne was in such reverence. I explained that it was a “host”
when not consecrated but if consecrated it would be the real Body of Christ that Yvonne was
carrying back to the Sacristy with such respect and reverence. She was holding God in her
hands.
•        At Mass I served as a Lector and then at Communion and then took the ciborium to the
Sacristy. A roaring uptake of the rainstorm outside was extra loud when I walked into the
Sacristy as the rain pelted on the 2 plastic Skylights making even more noise.
•        I opened the sacrarium for the second rinse and I heard a motor sound or flat-tire
rhythmical sound “loud-soft” kind of thumps, but I did not associate it with the sink. First I
thought it was a sump-pump that kicked in when extra rainwater around the foundations might
cause another flooding in the basement. The water leak problems at the Church were
eventually repaired. Then the sound was also like driving with a flat tire and wondered what
else could be making that sound.   
•        Lucita came with the chalice and noted the sound: “The sink must be clogged. That’s
where we poured the host. You know Yvonne found another host in the Church and she put it
in water to dissolve and Father (Reg) poured it down the sink. It must be clogged.”
•        I went closer to the sink and looked in. It looked clear to me and said it didn’t look
clogged.
•        Lucita then put the chalice away and said "You know, that sounds like a heartbeat."
•        With the louder rain the “loud-soft” sound got louder.
•        As soon as she said “heartbeat” I remembered the Eucharistic Miracle of Lanciano and
blurted out “It’s the heartbeat of Jesus!” I then explained to Lucita the results of the tests of the
Lanciano consecrated host that had turned to flesh and it was found to be heart tissue!
•        Lucita exclaimed “O My Lord.” The “heartbeat” had increasingly grown louder as we
talked about Lanciano as if Jesus was agreeing with us, and we had it right. It was even louder
than the noisy rain thumping overhead and we heard it very distinctly. We even heard the
sound of the blood flow much like listening through the doctor's stethoscope, my baby's
heartbeat in the uterus -but much stronger and louder.  
•        Lucita left and I finished drying the ciborium and remembering the words of Jesus to
Vassula that I had already been practicing “Say to Me often: “I Love You, many times a day, a
thousand times a day…” –I said it also then, in my mind, over and over to keep Him company.
•        The sound was becoming less loud from the storage cupboard so I went closer to the
sink continuing with my “I love You” until the sound was a whisper to my whisper “I love You”,
and then it was gone.
By then, the Mass was over, Yvonne came in, Father Reg also came in and I went to get
Lucita who was already telling Ann and a group of her friends who had come for the Prayer
Group. I waved to her to come back so we could tell Father Reg and Yvonne together what
we had heard: the Heartbeat of Jesus from the Sacrarium at St. Mary’s Brampton.
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