Audrey Santo - A Priest Meets a Victim Soul

Audrey Santo - A Priest Meets a Victim Soul

Fr. Leroy Smith of Cincinnati, Ohio, spoke at the Pittsburgh Marian Conference in September 1997. The following is his testimony:

"The first topic that I would like to speak on is a little mystic soul, a victim soul named Audrey Santo of Worcester, MA. I have had the opportunity to visit with her three different times".

As the story goes, Audrey was playing out in the yard at her home. She wandered into the back yard, fell into the swimming pool and drowned.

"Well, of course, it was a traumatic experience for the mother to go out the back door and see her little daughter floating on the top of the water. To make a long story short, they did revive her. However, she remains to this day in a comatose state.

"She merely can move her eyes. If you hold her hand, she will recognize that you are there and will give a little squeeze. That's about all the movement that comes into her body. She receives the Eucharist daily as the only sustenance for her life.

"She has a tabernacle in her room so that Linda, her mother, can give her the Eucharist every day. In another tabernacle in the same room are kept four Eucharist Miracles that have occurred in that little house. The garage has been converted into a chapel. The Bishop has given permission for Mass to be said daily.

"Four times within the last year and one-half, the Eucharist bled while the priest was saying Mass. The Bishop asked that these miracles be put into ostensoriums and placed in another tabernacle in Audrey's room. There are times when they bleed so much that they have to take purificators and wipe the Precious Blood that flows out of the tabernacle door ... There were so many miracles happening around this little one that it was brought to the Bishop's attention. He has accepted her as a Victim Soul, a true mystic living in their midst.

"The last time that I visited Audrey was a few weeks ago, August 9, on the anniversary of her drowning. I was invited to come a day before the big celebration which they have have in the parish church of Christ the King. At that particular celebration there were at least 60 priests concelebrating Mass together with thousands of people who come to see Audrey and ask for her assistance.

"The day before, when I arrived at the house, it was pouring rain and Linda had prepared for a Mass to be said in the back of the house under a huge tent. She had invited about 100 guests, and about seven or eight priests to concelebrate." Fr. Smith was asked to be the main celebrant. "So I began the Mass with the Sign of the Cross. 'In the name of the Father, etc.' When I said the 'Amen', Linda, who was sitting in the front row, said, 'Father look at the Crucifix.'

"There was a Crucifix sitting on the side of the altar, facing out toward the people, and as I looked at it, I could see blood coming from the side of the chest of Jesus and running down the side of Christ. Well, here I am. I had begun Mass. Once a priest begins Mass, he cannot stop for anything. So, I had to continue. All I did was point to the Crucifix.

"Of course, all the people there were staring in amazement. It wasn't five minutes later that the whole chest of Christ on the Crucifix was covered in blood. I went on with the Mass; but wondered, why is Christ doing this? Maybe Christ was trying to show us in a very special way, that we were on Calvary with Christ at the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.

"At Communion time, when we took the Precious Blood from the Mass and placed it into a Chalice so that people could receive under the two forms, oil was coming from the cup and mixing with the Precious Blood. The people not only received the Precious Blood, but also a healing oil that came directly from God Himself.

"When that Mass was over, every priest that was concelebrating went around the altar and kissed the Crucifix shedding blood. Immediately following, every person came up and reverenced the Crucifix in the same way. The Crucifix was then taken into the Chapel, and it remains there today."

"In the little chapel in her house, every religious article-picture,statue, etc. runs with healing oil. If there is a picture of Christ on the wall, the oil runs down the wall. There's a little chalice kept next to the tabernacle in Audrey's room. It completely fills with oil. This oil is given to priests to use in their healing services.

"The book that is used in the Mass, the Eucharistic prayers in the middle of the book are completely filled with oil and that oil doesn't spill over into any of the rest of the Sacramentary."

"Little Audrey suffers immensely. She has been in bed for 10 years. She suffers the stigmata. Pores in her hands open up and bleed. Her side bleeds, her feet bleed, and then it will go away. During Holy Week, they say that she suffers so much that it's almost like being with Christ Himself.

"On Good Friday between noon and 3 p.m., she suffers the same suffering Christ experienced on the Cross. Immediately at 3 p.m., she goes into a deep sleep and cannot be awakened or moved until Sunday morning when Christ rose from the dead. She opens her eyes and is present again to receive the Eucharist."

After the drowning accident when it was thought that Audrey was able to travel, Linda decided that she would take the little one to Medjugorje. A difficult task, since she needed a nurse around the clock. After many prayers and settling travel regulations, they arrived in Medjugorje. Audrey was present in the Apparition Room two different times when Ivan was having his apparition. Immediately after the apparition, Ivan went over to little Audrey, knelt down next to her and spoke to her in Croatian. No one knows what Ivan said to Audrey. This happened twice.

"The village people found out Audrey was in their village. One evening they came to her house and called for the mother to come out. Linda went out. The people pointed to the moon. In the moon was an exact picture of the little Audrey. The next evening, the same thing occurred. Except this evening there were two moons. One moon again had the image of Audrey in it and the second moon had an image of an old nun. To this day, they have not been able to find an explanation for the second figure."