You might recall the discourse on the consecration of a chalice in which I, inter alia, described
"If a spider should fiendishly jump into the chalice after the consecration, and the priest can’t bring himself to drink it down, it is to be fished out with a pin, burned and, yes, put down the sacrarium."
These things really do happen.
WDTPRSer Maureen wrote to tell me this:
Hermeneutic of Continuity posted about how Mementoes of the English Martyrs was up on archive.org. This is pretty cool, as it is a sort of daybook with different martyr stuff for every day in the calendar.
Anyway, it notes on the page for March 1st, that Ven. Stephen Rowsam (in addition to having visions and having birds circle him singing while he prayed, sorta like Snow White) one time did have a spider fall in his chalice!
"Once when saying Mass a large spider covered with dirt fell from the roof into the chalice after consecration, but he consumed it from reverence to the Precious Blood."
I will stick to the other method.