Skip to comments.Vatican display exhibits eucharistic miracles
Posted on 01/19/2007 11:12:09 AM PST by NYer
NAPERVILLEThe 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.
Its 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 didnt 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 dont 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 Setons eucharistic adoration chapel core team of coordinators explained that they requested the exhibit to coincide with the fifth anniversary of the parishs 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 exhibitionone 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 email@example.com. More information about the exhibit is available at www.therealpresence.org.
The most amazing to me is the Eucharistic miracle of Lanciano.
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.
"Pore," not "pour."
No, you're homophones!
That aside, I wonder what makes Our Lady of Guadalupe a Eucharistic Miracle.
The Eucharistic Miracles of the World
Video of miracle
What does your link have to do with this thread?
I certainly hope not--it'll spoil the paper. Now if they PORE over them, it'll be OK.
Mock the Holy Eucharist at your own peril.
Me too! And, in an extraordinary way, He affirmed that.
Mat 16:4 A wicked and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign
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.
We Catholics aren't "seeking" a sign but hey, if one comes our way, we ain't knocking it back!
Here's your sign.
Okay, I've seen all your posts on this thread and i gotta ask - who are you, the GIF King???
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.
You got that right.
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.
May the Lord forgive you for mocking Jesus Christ in the Blessed Sacrament.
Was this post a personal attack?
Are you referring to my post?
NO! But I wanted to copy to you also.
I guess SOMEBODY is laughing
dude, somebody's got waaaaaaaay too much time on their hands...
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.
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.
Can anyone tell me if the Exhibit is being displayed in the New York area?
NYer--would you happen to know?
However, there are a number of posts on this thread which do indeed "make it personal" so to everyone on the thread:
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.
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