Miracle in Viversel

In the last days of July 1317, a Host started to bleed after being touched by unconsacrated hands, in a little farm in Viversel (Lummen). It was the starting point for several miracles in Viversel and the former abbey of Herkenrode. This ‘Sacrament of Miracle’ is – since 1804 after the French Revolution - venerated in the Cathedral St Quentin of Hasselt. Every year on July 25th, the Sacrament of Miracle is exposed for a solemn adoration.

On July 23rd 2017 we will celebrate the 700th anniversary of this Eucharistic miracle with a Solemn High Mass, presided by Mgr Patrick Hoogmartens, bishop of Hasselt. In the afternoon a symposium ‘SACRA700 – from adoration to evangelisation’ is organised in the Radisson Blue Hotel, and the celebration will be concluded with a procession from the Cathedral to the Basilica of St Mary Virga Jesse.

In gratitude of the Eucharistic Miracle and in the context of the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the diocese of Hasselt, an 40 hours adoration will be organised in the Basilica of St Mary Virga Jesse, with different intentions. The Holy Sacrament will be exposed in the Baroque altar of Jean Delcour (the Bernini from Liège) of the former abbey of Herkenrode.


The celebration of 700 years Sacrament of Miracle is organised by the Confraternity of the Holy Sacrament of Hasselt. It is a part of a larger project entitled ‘Monstrance and Miracle’, in collaboration with the City Museum ‘Het Stadsmus’, the Provincial Library Hasselt, the Miracle Play of Viversel and the cultural site of the former abbey of Herkenrode.


Our gratitude goes out to:

Parochie St Quintinus / Virga Jesse      Stad Hasselt                                              www.roepinginveelvoud.be