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Vatican display exhibits eucharistic miracles
Catholic Explorer ^ | January 2007 | KATHRYNNE SKONICKI

Posted on 01/19/2007 11:12:09 AM PST by NYer

NAPERVILLE—The Great Hall of St. Elizabeth Seton Parish in Naperville was filled Jan. 13 with posters propped up on easels likening an art exhibit. The silence, which typically permeates an art museum, filled the air in the room with approximately 5,600 square feet.

Interested onlookers read about the 120 eucharistic miracles described on 160 panels of the Vatican International Exhibition of the Eucharistic Miracles of the World. The accounts ranged from well-known visions such as Our Lady of Guadalupe to lesser-known ones such as the eucharistic miracle that occurred in 1412 in Herentals, Belgium. A variety of miracles, including healings and visions, have been attributed to eucharistic adoration.

“It’s one of those things where all this information … seeing all these miracles presented to me right here … it really hit me as I walked into the room. I had heard of a couple, I just didn’t realize there were all these,” commented Alex Gervacio, a parishioner of St. Mary Parish in West Chicago.

Sue Gorski, a parishioner of SS. Peter and Paul Parish in Naperville, acknowledged that she has been fascinated with eucharistic miracles for years, yet this display enlightened her on some that she had never known about. She added, “This is overwhelming evidence of eucharistic miracles … how anybody can not believe in it, I don’t know.”

More than 1,000 people visited the exhibit while it was on display Jan. 13-14, according to Margaret Gilmore. The member of St. Elizabeth Seton’s eucharistic adoration chapel core team of coordinators explained that they requested the exhibit to coincide with the fifth anniversary of the parish’s eucharistic adoration chapel. Through e-mail correspondence after the event, she commented, “Each and every (guest) came away with a new appreciation for the gift of the real presence of the Eucharist.”

The visitors from across the Midwest were engaged in the stories that were shared in the traveling exhibition. The Real Presence Association, Inc., presented the exhibit. The Chicago-based organization is dedicated to spreading eucharistic adoration around the globe, explained Michael Mortimer, board member of The Real Presence, during a telephone conversation with the Catholic Explorer.

The Real Presence received exclusive permission from the Vatican to exhibit the display in the United States. The Real Presence has made three duplicate exhibits of 140 Vatican-approved eucharistic miracles available for exhibition—one on the East Coast, one in the Midwest and one on the West Coast. The Real Presence is also working on publishing a book about the miracles.

The Naperville display was one of the first for the exhibit in the United States; previous showings occurred in Kankakee and Chicago. According to Mortimer, the organization recently started to accept scheduling events from throughout the country through contacting Carol J. Seydel at 815-609-7331 or e-mail at trp@svs.com. More information about the exhibit is available at www.therealpresence.org.


TOPICS: Apologetics; Catholic; Theology
KEYWORDS: catholic; eucharist; il; miracle; miracles; naperville
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Interested individuals pour over the miracles associated with the Eucharist Jan. 13 at St. Elizabeth Seton Parish in Naperville.
1 posted on 01/19/2007 11:12:09 AM PST by NYer
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To: Lady In Blue; Salvation; narses; SMEDLEYBUTLER; redhead; Notwithstanding; nickcarraway; Romulus; ...


2 posted on 01/19/2007 11:12:32 AM PST by NYer (Apart from the cross, there is no other ladder by which we may get to Heaven. St. Rose of Lima)
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To: NYer

Catholic bump.


3 posted on 01/19/2007 11:14:37 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: All

4 posted on 01/19/2007 11:15:03 AM PST by NYer (Apart from the cross, there is no other ladder by which we may get to Heaven. St. Rose of Lima)
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To: NYer
It's a shame that this isn't better known, and better taught. I went through CCD without having heard of any Eucharistic miracles.

The most amazing to me is the Eucharistic miracle of Lanciano.

5 posted on 01/19/2007 11:16:27 AM PST by Aquinasfan (When you find "Sola Scriptura" in the Bible, let me know)
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To: NYer
Old [and not so old, like Ambrose Bierce] sources have very interesting accounts of miracles. When St. Dennis was beheaded, he picked up his severed head and walked with it several miles on the road, striking the fear of God into all passersby he chanced to meet. On another occasion, the feather from the wing of Annunciation angel once escaped from its reliquary and tickled the noses of the congregation so that they woke up and sneezed as a chorus with great vehemence three times each.
6 posted on 01/19/2007 11:21:38 AM PST by GSlob
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To: Aquinasfan

I still get goosebumps when I look at the Lanciano miracle.


7 posted on 01/19/2007 11:40:40 AM PST by Rutles4Ever (Ubi Petrus, ibi ecclesia, et ubi ecclesia vita eterna)
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To: Rutles4Ever
I still get goosebumps when I look at the Lanciano miracle.

You'll get The DaVinci crap, The Jesus Seminar and UFOs on Discovery and The History Channel, but you'll never get an even-handed presentation of the Eucharisitic miracle of Lanciano or the Shroud of Turin. It really ticks me off.

8 posted on 01/19/2007 12:30:56 PM PST by Aquinasfan (When you find "Sola Scriptura" in the Bible, let me know)
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To: NYer

"Pore," not "pour."

No, you're homophones!

(Ahem)

That aside, I wonder what makes Our Lady of Guadalupe a Eucharistic Miracle.


9 posted on 01/19/2007 12:45:51 PM PST by Tax-chick ("I don't know you, but I love who you seem to be.")
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To: NYer; All

Click on this
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ztydriYFaw&mode=related&search


10 posted on 01/19/2007 1:29:03 PM PST by stfassisi ("Above all gifts that Christ gives his beloved is that of overcoming self"St Francis Assisi)
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To: Rutles4Ever; Aquinasfan

The Eucharistic Miracles of the World
http://www.therealpresence.org/eucharst/mir/engl_mir.htm

Video of miracle
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ztydriYFaw


11 posted on 01/19/2007 1:46:15 PM PST by stfassisi ("Above all gifts that Christ gives his beloved is that of overcoming self"St Francis Assisi)
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To: Rutles4Ever; Aquinasfan; NYer; All
Here is a better site to view the Eucharist Miracle Video ,rather then view it on youtube(I,m not sure it belongs there)
http://acatholiclife.blogspot.com/2006/08/video-eucharist-miracle-of-betania.html
12 posted on 01/19/2007 2:02:21 PM PST by stfassisi ("Above all gifts that Christ gives his beloved is that of overcoming self"St Francis Assisi)
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To: stfassisi
Latest UFO Sightings
13 posted on 01/19/2007 3:05:45 PM PST by P-Marlowe (LPFOKETT GAHCOEEP-w/o*)
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To: P-Marlowe

What does your link have to do with this thread?


14 posted on 01/19/2007 3:15:19 PM PST by stfassisi ("Above all gifts that Christ gives his beloved is that of overcoming self"St Francis Assisi)
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To: NYer
"Interested individuals pour over the miracles associated with the Eucharist Jan. 13 at St. Elizabeth Seton Parish in Naperville."

I certainly hope not--it'll spoil the paper. Now if they PORE over them, it'll be OK.

15 posted on 01/19/2007 4:24:47 PM PST by Wonder Warthog (The Hog of Steel-NRA)
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To: P-Marlowe
Do you know that Every Single Early Church Father (without even one exception)believed Jesus is truly present -Body Blood Soul and Divinity in the Eucharist?
Do you realize that if you called yourself a Christian during the first 1500 plus years of Christianity that you would believe the same thing,and if did not ,you would be a heretic?
Many of these same Saints and Early Father,s gave there very lives for Christ and the Eucharist Sacrament.

Do you know that the Bible is a Book of Typology and the Eucharist is Typed throughout Scripture.
Here is something to help you.
http://www.catholiceducation.org/articles/apologetics/ap0092.html

Are you willing to stake your life and your Salvation to deny that Christ is NOT Truly present in the Eucharist?

I,m willing to stake my life and my Salvation that Christ IS Present in the Eucharist.

Dear Brother ,Are you willing to stake your 500 year belief system against all the martyr's who died for Christ?

I wish you a Blessed night!
16 posted on 01/19/2007 4:53:56 PM PST by stfassisi ("Above all gifts that Christ gives his beloved is that of overcoming self"St Francis Assisi)
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To: stfassisi

17 posted on 01/19/2007 4:55:43 PM PST by P-Marlowe (LPFOKETT GAHCOEEP-w/o*)
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To: P-Marlowe

Fastinating.

18 posted on 01/19/2007 5:03:33 PM PST by HarleyD ("...even the one whom He will choose, He will bring near Himself." Num 16:5)
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To: P-Marlowe

Mock the Holy Eucharist at your own peril.


19 posted on 01/19/2007 5:04:51 PM PST by Caravaggio
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To: stfassisi
I,m willing to stake my life and my Salvation that Christ IS Present in the Eucharist.

Me too! And, in an extraordinary way, He affirmed that.

20 posted on 01/19/2007 5:05:13 PM PST by NYer (Apart from the cross, there is no other ladder by which we may get to Heaven. St. Rose of Lima)
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To: Caravaggio

Mat 16:4 A wicked and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign


21 posted on 01/19/2007 5:08:05 PM PST by P-Marlowe (LPFOKETT GAHCOEEP-w/o*)
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To: HarleyD
Fastinating.

Not as fascinating as this.

22 posted on 01/19/2007 5:12:42 PM PST by P-Marlowe (LPFOKETT GAHCOEEP-w/o*)
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To: P-Marlowe

I noticed you did NOT answer the questions posed to you in post #16
It proves you are NOT sound in your own Faith!
You don,t need to answer for my sake ,but rather your own.


23 posted on 01/19/2007 5:24:02 PM PST by stfassisi ("Above all gifts that Christ gives his beloved is that of overcoming self"St Francis Assisi)
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To: stfassisi
It proves you are NOT sound in your own Faith!


24 posted on 01/19/2007 5:27:57 PM PST by P-Marlowe (LPFOKETT GAHCOEEP-w/o*)
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To: P-Marlowe

We Catholics aren't "seeking" a sign but hey, if one comes our way, we ain't knocking it back!


25 posted on 01/19/2007 6:21:43 PM PST by Caravaggio
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To: Caravaggio
We Catholics aren't "seeking" a sign but hey, if one comes our way, we ain't knocking it back!

Here's your sign.

26 posted on 01/19/2007 6:25:31 PM PST by P-Marlowe (LPFOKETT GAHCOEEP-w/o*)
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To: P-Marlowe

Okay, I've seen all your posts on this thread and i gotta ask - who are you, the GIF King???


27 posted on 01/19/2007 6:32:01 PM PST by Caravaggio
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To: Caravaggio
SIR BEDEVERE:
And that, my liege, is how we know the earth to be banana-shaped.
ARTHUR:
This new learning amazes me, Sir Bedevere. Explain again how sheep's bladders may be employed to prevent earthquakes.
BEDEVERE:
Oh, certainly, sir.


28 posted on 01/19/2007 6:44:32 PM PST by P-Marlowe (LPFOKETT GAHCOEEP-w/o*)
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To: NYer
Eucharistic Miracle: Lanciano,Italy-8th Century A.D.

BLOOD TYPE FOUND IN ICONS IS SAME AS IN SHROUD OF TURIN AND 'LANCIANO MIRACLE'

Physician Tells of Eucharistic Miracle of Lanciano -Verifies Authenticity of the Phenomenon

Eucharistic Miracle - Bolsena-Orvieto, Italy

Vatican display exhibits eucharistic miracles

29 posted on 01/19/2007 9:45:57 PM PST by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: P-Marlowe

It would be a better thing if it were possible to say that your posts on this thread are witty and humorous and clever and respectful.

But they aren't.


30 posted on 01/20/2007 5:00:57 AM PST by Running On Empty
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To: Running On Empty
It would be a better thing if it were possible to say that your posts on this thread are witty and humorous and clever and respectful. But they aren't.


31 posted on 01/20/2007 7:25:00 AM PST by P-Marlowe (LPFOKETT GAHCOEEP-w/o*)
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To: P-Marlowe

You got that right.


32 posted on 01/20/2007 7:33:20 AM PST by Running On Empty
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To: Running On Empty
You got that right.


33 posted on 01/20/2007 7:36:31 AM PST by P-Marlowe (LPFOKETT GAHCOEEP-w/o*)
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To: P-Marlowe

If you don't want to believe in the Real Presence of Jesus (even though He described it to us in John 6), that is your perogative since you have Free Will. However, there is no reason to ridicule those of us who do believe. The only thing you have accomplished is to exhibit what atrocious manners you have. Rude, snide, and mocking comments most often are the reflection of a petty and small-minded boor.


34 posted on 01/20/2007 7:37:26 AM PST by nanetteclaret (Our Lady's Hat Society)
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To: P-Marlowe; Religion Moderator

May the Lord forgive you for mocking Jesus Christ in the Blessed Sacrament.


35 posted on 01/20/2007 7:39:15 AM PST by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: P-Marlowe; Religion Moderator; Running On Empty

Was this post a personal attack?


36 posted on 01/20/2007 7:41:26 AM PST by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: Salvation

Are you referring to my post?


37 posted on 01/20/2007 7:46:45 AM PST by Running On Empty
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To: Salvation
Was this post a personal attack?

LOL!

38 posted on 01/20/2007 7:47:20 AM PST by P-Marlowe (LPFOKETT GAHCOEEP-w/o*)
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To: Running On Empty

NO! But I wanted to copy to you also.


39 posted on 01/20/2007 7:48:23 AM PST by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: P-Marlowe

I guess SOMEBODY is laughing


40 posted on 01/20/2007 7:48:49 AM PST by Running On Empty
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To: Salvation

Thanks


41 posted on 01/20/2007 7:49:30 AM PST by Running On Empty
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To: P-Marlowe; stfassisi

dude, somebody's got waaaaaaaay too much time on their hands...


42 posted on 01/20/2007 7:54:47 AM PST by rzeznikj at stout (Boldly Going Nowhere...)
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To: nanetteclaret; P-Marlowe
John 6: 63 The Spirit gives life; the flesh counts for nothing. The words I have spoken to you are spirit and they are life.

The Lord is explaining a spiritual reality and not a physical one. His own words say so in the very chapter that you cited, John 6.

43 posted on 01/20/2007 7:56:30 AM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and proud of it! Supporting our troops means praying for them to WIN!)
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To: rzeznikj at stout; P-Marlowe
waaaaaaaay too much time


44 posted on 01/20/2007 8:07:30 AM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and proud of it! Supporting our troops means praying for them to WIN!)
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To: stfassisi
Act of Reparation to the Sacred Heart of Jesus

O Sacred Heart of Jesus, animated with a desire to repair the outrages unceasingly offered to Thee, we prostrate before Thy throne of mercy, and in the name of all mankind, pledge our love and fidelity to Thee. The more Thy mysteries are blasphemed, the more firmly we shall believe them, O Sacred Heart of Jesus!

The more impiety endeavors to extinguish our hope of immortality, the more we shall trust in Thy Heart, sole Hope of mankind!

The more hearts resist Thy Divine attractions, the more we shall love Thee, O infinitely amiable Heart of Jesus!

The more unbelief attacks Thy Divinity, the more humbly and profoundly we shall adore It, O Divine Heart of Jesus!

The more Thy holy laws are transgressed and ignored, the more we shall delight to observe them, O most holy Heart of Jesus!

The more Thy Sacraments are despised and abandoned, the more frequently we shall receive them with love and reverence, O most generous Heart of Jesus!

The more the imitation of Thy virtues is neglected and forgotten, the more we shall endeavor to practice them, O Heart, model of every virtue!

The more the devil labors to destroy souls, the more we shall be inflamed with desire to save them, O Heart of Jesus, zealous Lover of souls!

The more sin and impurity destroy the image of God in man, the more we shall try by purity of life to be a living temple of the Holy Spirit, O Heart of Jesus!

The more Thy Holy Church is despised, the more we shall endeavor to be her faithful children, O Sweet Heart of Jesus!

The more Thy Vicar on earth is persecuted, the more will we honor him as the infallible head of Thy Holy Church, show our fidelity and pray for him, O kingly Heart of Jesus!

O Sacred Heart, through Thy powerful grace, may we become Thy apostles in the midst of a corrupted world, and be Thy crown in the kingdom of Heaven. Amen.

Nihil Obstat - John J. Clifford, S.J. Censor Liborum Imprimatur - + Samuel A. Stritch, December 17, 1943 Archbishop of Chicago.

45 posted on 01/20/2007 8:08:55 AM PST by murphE (These are days when the Christian is expected to praise every creed but his own. --G.K. Chesterton)
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To: xzins

no kidding...


46 posted on 01/20/2007 8:09:23 AM PST by rzeznikj at stout (Boldly Going Nowhere...)
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To: rzeznikj at stout

Can anyone tell me if the Exhibit is being displayed in the New York area?


47 posted on 01/20/2007 8:27:26 AM PST by ardara
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To: ardara; NYer

no idea--

NYer--would you happen to know?


48 posted on 01/20/2007 8:29:14 AM PST by rzeznikj at stout (Boldly Going Nowhere...)
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To: Salvation; All
No, a frowning face cartoon is not a personal attack.

However, there are a number of posts on this thread which do indeed "make it personal" so to everyone on the thread:

Discuss the issues all you want but do NOT make it personal.

Attributing motives to other Freepers or otherwise "reading their minds" is a type of "making it personal."

To all those who are using humor to challenge the claims in this article or in the replies: stop. As I have said before, if others posters don't think it is funny, I won't either.

However, this is an OPEN thread, so challenges can be made, even ridicule - but don't use humor to do it when the audience isn't laughing.

49 posted on 01/20/2007 8:33:59 AM PST by Religion Moderator
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