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The Eucharistic Miracle of Lanciano, Italy (The Body and Blood of Christ) [Catholic Caucus]
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Posted on 11/05/2011 1:48:27 PM PDT by Salvation

The Eucharistic Miracle of Lanciano, Italy

    In the city of Lanciano, Italy, around the year 700 of Our Lord there was a priest of the order of St. Basil who, though learned in the sciences of the world, was ignorant in ways of God, and was not strong in his faith.  He was plagued by a doubt as to whether the consecrated Host was truly the Body of Christ, and the consecrated wine truly His Blood. He had difficulty believing in the mystery of transubstantiation (the miraculous changing of the bread and wine into the Body and Blood of Christ).
 
 


 

    One morning, as he was celebrating Mass, he had already said the most holy words of consecration ("This is My Body..., This is my Blood..."), as Jesus had taught it to his Apostles, his doubts and errors weighed upon him more heavily than ever.  By a most singular and marvelous grace, he saw the Bread changed into Flesh and the wine into Blood.
    Frightened and confused by such a great and stupendous Miracle, he stood quite a while as if in a divine ecstasy; but eventually, his fear gave way to the spiritual happiness that filled his soul, and he turned his joyful yet tearful face to those around him, exclaiming "...Behold the Flesh and the blood of our Most Beloved Christ."
    At those words, the bystanders ran to the altar and began, with tears, to cry for mercy.  The faithful, who, having become  witnesses themselves, spread the news throughout the entire city.

 

    Today twelve centuries after the miraculous occurrence it remains intact, a sustained miracle! Upon a superficial examination, the Host of Flesh, which is still in one piece and has retained the dimensions of the original "Large Host", has a fibrous appearance and a brown color, which becomes light-reddish if one places a light in the back of the Ostensorium.
    The blood, contained in the chalice, has an earthly color, inclined toward the yellow of ocher, and consists of five coagulated globules.  Each of the parts is uneven in shape and size, and when weighed together, the total weight is equal to that of each piece.
    The actual spot of the miracle is located beneath the present day tabernacle of the Church of St. Francis.  The Miracle Itself is preserved in the second tabernacle, which is found in the high altar.  The Host, now changed to Flesh, is contained in a silver Monstrance.  The wine, now changed to Blood, is contained in a crystal chalice.

    Official Position of the Catholic Church

    Local Church and Vatican official have authenticated the Eucharistic miracle on many occasions since the middle ages.  In 1672, Pope Clement X declared the altar of the Eucharistic Miracle a privileged altar on all Mondays of the year.  In 1887, the Archbishop of Lanciano obtained from Pope Leo XIII a plenary indulgence in perpetuity to those who visit the Church of the Miracle during the eight days preceding the annual feast day, which falls on the last Sunday in October.

    Scientific Studies

    A rigorous scientific analysis was performed in 1970-71 by Professor Dr. Odorardo, University Professor in anatomy and pathological histology and in chemistry and clinical microscopy, Head Physician of the United Hospitals of Arezzo.  Prof. Linoli was assisted by Prof. Dr. Ruggero Bertelli, a Professor Emeritus of anatomy at the University of Siena.
    The research done on the fragments of the Blood and the Flesh yielded the following results:

    Science, when called to testify, has confirmed what we have believed in Faith and what the Catholic Church has taught for the last 2,000 years; echoing the words of Christ, "My Flesh is real food; my Blood real drink.  Whoever eats My Flesh and drinks My Blood dwells continually in Me and I dwell in him."-John 6:56-57
 



TOPICS: Apologetics; Catholic; History; Theology
KEYWORDS: catholic; eucharist; prayer
References

Joan Carroll Cruz. Eucharistic Miracles: and Eucharistic Phenomena in the Lives of the Saints. (TAN: Rockford, IL, 1987).

Bob and Penny Lord. This is My Body, This is My Blood: Miracles of the Eucharist, Vol. I. (Journeys of Faith: Morrilton, AR, 2003).

Bob and Penny Lord. This is My Body, This is My Blood: Miracles of the Eucharist, Vol. II. (Journeys of Faith: Morrilton, AR, 1994).

1 posted on 11/05/2011 1:48:30 PM PDT by Salvation
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To: Salvation
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2 posted on 11/05/2011 1:49:04 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: nickcarraway; NYer; ELS; Pyro7480; livius; ArrogantBustard; Catholicguy; RobbyS; marshmallow; ...

Lanciano Miracle Ping!


3 posted on 11/05/2011 1:53:30 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Salvation
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4 posted on 11/05/2011 1:55:57 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Salvation

Thank you! I did not know about this miracle. This is very awesome.

What was the date of the miracle - is this date a special feast or commemoration?


5 posted on 11/05/2011 2:26:24 PM PDT by stonehouse01
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All the Lanciano links had the year 700 or the Eighth Century.

Maybe a FReeper from Italy will clue us in. I’m sure there would be s big celebration on that day.

If not then, on the Feast of Corpus Christi.

(God bless you and your daughters)


6 posted on 11/05/2011 2:31:54 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Salvation

I’m glad you posted this. I’ve read the story before, but it is refreshing to see it once again.


7 posted on 11/05/2011 2:50:43 PM PDT by Judith Anne (Holy Mary Mother of God, please pray for us sinners now, and at the hour of our death.)
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To: Judith Anne

Thanks....I also like the photos and the scientific proof that was in the article.


8 posted on 11/05/2011 3:02:53 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Salvation

Another confirmed Eucharistic miracle that took place in Buenos Aires, Argentina is connected to the miracle in Lanciano.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Av6teFZNycM&feature=PlayList&p=7BE76C0F62D4FF54&playnext=1&playnext_from=PL&index=2


9 posted on 11/05/2011 3:03:15 PM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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10 posted on 11/05/2011 3:17:56 PM PDT by narses (what you bind upon earth, shall be bound also in heaven; and what you loose upon earth, shall be ..)
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To: Salvation

Hi Salvation,
my favorite of Eucharistic Miracles! Thank you for posting this. I checked at my favored site about this (http://www.therealpresence.org/eucharst/mir/lanciano.html), and their date is the same as this article’s: Eighth century.


11 posted on 11/05/2011 3:22:59 PM PDT by sayuncledave (et Verbum caro factum est (And the Word was made flesh))
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To: Salvation
I couldn't find it just now but wasn't there a recent occurrence like this one at least as with regard to the wafer? In Poland as I recall, but I'm not sure now that I can't find it again.

Thanks for a good article.

Regards

12 posted on 11/05/2011 5:58:09 PM PDT by Rashputin (Obama stark, raving, mad, and even his security people know it.)
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To: Salvation

Incredibly story! Thank you for posting.


13 posted on 11/05/2011 5:59:33 PM PDT by LovedSinner
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To: Rashputin

I’m sure you mean the host, correct?


14 posted on 11/05/2011 7:39:14 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Salvation
"I’m sure you mean the host, correct?"

Blush. Blink. Blink. Shuffle ....

Yeah, that's what I mean, the host. Sorry.

15 posted on 11/05/2011 7:58:31 PM PDT by Rashputin (Obama stark, raving, mad, and even his security people know it.)
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To: Salvation

I’ve read the first two and promise to read the rest. Very intersting.

I know of someone who was healed after taking communion - in a non-denominational church. I know there is great power in taking Communion. It is very important. Regardless of what Church it is taken in.

May you sleep in safety and peace.


16 posted on 11/29/2011 6:42:16 PM PST by Country Gal
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To: Rashputin
Host.
17 posted on 11/29/2011 7:04:27 PM PST by steve86 (Acerbic by nature, not nurture (Could be worst in 40 years))
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To: Country Gal
Regardless of what Church it is taken in.

I don't believe your comment fits in a Caucus thread, but at any rate Transubstantiation is a Catholic thing.

18 posted on 11/29/2011 7:08:23 PM PST by steve86 (Acerbic by nature, not nurture (Could be worst in 40 years))
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To: SumProVita

Bergoglio was the bishop !


19 posted on 04/03/2013 6:41:32 PM PDT by Nihil Obstat
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