A Woman Stole The Eucharist, What She Used It For Will Amaze You

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The Eucharist is the most sacred aspect of the Catholic faith. In the sacrament of the Eucharist, bread and wine become the actual body and blood of Christ, as a tangible connection between God and His people. Given its profound importance, the proper handling of the Eucharist is a matter taken very seriously by the Church.

The story we’re about to delve into involves a woman who took the Eucharist but not in the way that you would expect. Rather than receiving the Eucharist in a state of grace, she stole it. What she did next will amaze you and provide insights into the reverence and power of this sacrament.

“The Eucharist is ‘the source and summit of the Christian life.’ ‘The other sacraments, and indeed all ecclesiastical ministries and works of the apostolate, are bound up with the Eucharist and are oriented toward it. For in the blessed Eucharist is contained the whole spiritual good of the Church, namely Christ himself, our Pasch.'” – Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1324

The Reverence Due to the Eucharist

Before diving into the story, it’s crucial to understand the reverence the Church commands for the Eucharist. The Catechism states:

“To visit the Blessed Sacrament is . . . a proof of gratitude, an expression of love, and a duty of adoration toward Christ our Lord” (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1418).

And in terms of its sacredness, St. Paul warns:

“Therefore whoever eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner, shall be guilty of the body and the blood of the Lord” (1 Corinthians 11:27).

In other words, messing with the Eucharist is not something to be taken lightly.

The Incident

Now, let’s get to the story. A woman entered a Catholic church and approached the altar as if to receive Communion. Instead of consuming the Eucharist, she took it and left the church swiftly. This act is considered sacrilegious and goes against the teachings of the Church regarding the Eucharistic celebration and reception.

But here’s where the story takes an incredible turn.

The Amazing Turn of Events

This woman wasn’t a regular churchgoer, and her reasons for taking the Eucharist were far from holy—at least, initially. She had heard old wives’ tales about using the Eucharist for healing physical ailments, as if it were some sort of magical talisman. What she didn’t realize, however, was that the real power of the Eucharist isn’t in treating it like a magical object, but in understanding its true nature: the body and blood of Jesus Christ.

Upon taking the Eucharist home, she placed it respectfully on a small, clean cloth. Something inexplicable happened: she started to feel a sense of peace, unlike anything she had felt before. The experience prompted her to reach out to a friend who was a devout Catholic. After sharing her experience, the friend advised her to return the stolen Eucharist to a church immediately and guided her to the sacrament of Reconciliation, often known as Confession.

The Sacrament of Reconciliation and Its Importance

When the woman learned that she had committed a grave offense against God, she was filled with remorse. But this isn’t the end of the story. The woman went to Confession, confessed her sins, and returned the Eucharist to the Church, where it was properly consumed in a private Mass by a priest. The woman later said she felt an immense relief and a new closeness to God.

“Those who approach the sacrament of Penance obtain pardon from God’s mercy for the offense committed against him, and are, at the same time, reconciled with the Church” (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1422).

Theological Implications

The incident teaches us several lessons in line with the teachings of the Church. Firstly, the Eucharist is not a mere symbol or a magical talisman. It is the true body and blood of Christ, deserving the highest respect and reverence.

Secondly, the sacrament of Reconciliation is available for those who genuinely repent. The woman’s repentance and her subsequent actions demonstrate the grace offered through the sacraments. While the initial act was sacrilegious, the opportunity for reconciliation and reintegration into the life of the Church remained open, thanks to the infinite mercy of God.

“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness” (1 John 1:9).


The woman who stole the Eucharist did something objectively wrong according to the teachings of the Catholic Church. However, her actions after the theft show the limitless possibility of God’s grace and the power of the sacraments. We’re reminded that the Eucharist is not merely a ritual but the “source and summit” of Christian life. The power of the Eucharist and the sacraments transcends our understanding, and through them, we are drawn closer to God.

While her initial action was out of ignorance and misguided belief, her later acts of repentance and reconciliation show that the grace of God is ever ready to work in our lives, drawing us nearer to Him through the sacraments, and leading us back when we stray.

“For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost” (Luke 19:10).

In the end, this astonishing story serves as a testament to the reverence we should have for the Eucharist, the mercy of God, and the transformative power of His grace.

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Note: While content aims to align with Catholic teachings, any inconsistencies or errors are unintended. For precise understanding, always refer to authoritative sources like the Catechism of the Catholic Church. Always double-check any quotes for word-for-word accuracy with the Bible or the Catechism of the Catholic Church.

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