This 15th century miracle was “born” out of a terrible crime. It happened in a small village in Switzerland called Ettiswil. Ann Vögtli, a member of a satanic sect broke into a nearby parish church and stole a consecrated Eucharistic host. She ran out of the church holding this host.

Hermann von Russeg, Lord of Buron compiled “Protocol of Justice”, the most important document that described the incident. It was compiled on July 16, 1447. Its translation reads:

“On Wednesday, May 23, 1447, the Blessed Sacrament was stolen from the parish Church of Ettiswil, and soon after it was found by Margaret Schulmeister, a young lady who had a swineherd. The Holy Eucharist was not far from the parish church, close to the fence and thrown on the ground among nettles, and looked like a bright flower.”

Black Masses

It was a somewhat regular occurrence at the time for people from such satanic groups to steal the Eucharist for desecration, for some reason they seem to do it as tribute to Satan. They’d have what they call a “Black Mass”, where they’d mock the Catholic form of worship with very horrible rituals. For many satanists the Halloween is a holy day and is very popular day for these “Black masses”.

The Arrest and Confession:

The police arrested Anna after close investigation. Who willingly confessed everything:

“Having slipped my hand in the narrow iron gate, I got hold of the large Host. But as soon as I went beyond the cemetery wall, the Host became so heavy that I was unable to carry the Sacred Host any longer. Being unable to go forward or to go backward, I threw away the Host, close to a fence in the nettles”.

Later the host was discovered by a swineherd named Fraulein Margaret Schulmeister, who stated:

 “Once I arrived with my pigs close to the place where the Blessed Sacrament had been thrown, my animals did not want to go further. I asked the help of two men who were passing by on their horses. The two men saw in the grass the stolen Host divided in seven Sections. Six of the Sections formed a flower similar to a rose and a great light was surrounding Them.”


The local priest and the parishioners were informed and upon reaching there he picked up the six sections to bring back to the Church. But when he wanted to pick up the central section it refused to leave the ground. It just got stuck while everyone was looking. This partition was interpreted as a sign, and a chapel was built there.

The chapel and altar were consecrated on December 28th, 1448. It is today a Sacred Object of great veneration for people both in the village there and all around the world. God has performed several miracles there as well. This reminds us that God can bring great good out of evil.

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