In reading about the lives of the saints, I was astounded to find an episode in which St. Norbert
swallowed a spider to protect the Eucharist. One day at Mass he consecrated the precious blood and was about to drink it when he saw a venomous spider in the chalice. Rather than spill the precious blood, he decided to drink the contents (apparently spider and all) and survived because of his faith. Did he really have to do that?