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
"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
"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
"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
"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."