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Eucharistic Miracle: Lanciano,Italy-8th Century A.D.
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Posted on 03/09/2003 8:10:55 PM PST by Lady In Blue


THE REAL PRESENCE CHRIST IN THE EUCHARIST


Eucharistic Miracle

Lanciano, Italy 8th Century A.D.

Close-up of the Eucharistic Miracle in Lanciano, Italy>

Ancient Anxanum, the city of the Frentanese, has contained for over twelve centuries the first and greatest Eucharistic Miracle of the Catholic Church. This wondrous Event took place in the 8th century A.D. in the little Church of St. Legontian, as a divine response to a Basilian monk's doubt about Jesus' Real Presence in the Eucharist.

During Holy Mass, after the two-fold consecration, the host was changed into live Flesh and the wine was changed into live Blood, which coagulated into five globules, irregular and differing in shape and size.

The Host-Flesh, as can be very distinctly observed today, has the same dimensions as the large host used today in the Latin church; it is light brown and appears rose-colored when lighted from the back.

The Blood is coagulated and has an earthy color resembling the yellow of ochre.

Various ecclesiastical investigation ("Recognitions") were conducted since 1574.

In 1970-'71 and taken up again partly in 1981 there took place a scientific investigation by the most illustrious scientist Prof. Odoardo Linoli, eminent Professor in Anatomy and Pathological Histology and in Chemistry and Clinical Microscopy. He was assisted by Prof. Ruggero Bertelli of the University of Siena.

The analyses were conducted with absolute and unquestionable scientific precision and they were documented with a series of microscopic photographs.
These analyses sustained the following conclusions:


 

Close-up of Flesh sample with fibers collected in bundles Fig. 1 - Eosine x 200. Overall histological aspect of a Flesh sample with fibers collected in bundles with longitudinal orientation as it occurs in the outer surface layers of the heart.
Close-up of an artery and vagal nerve Fig. 2 - Miracle Heart in Lanciano. Mallory x 250. An artery and, very close, a branch of the vagal nerve.
Close-up of myocardial tissue Fig. 3 - Miracle Heart in Lanciano. Mallory x 400. Evidence of the "Rough" aspect of the endocardium; the syncytoid structure of the myocardial tissue
Test results reveal blood type belongs to the AB group Fig. 4 - Elution-absorption test x 80. Above: Hemagglutination test on blood sample in Lanciano: on the left, anti A serum used; on the right, anti-B serum. Below: hemoagglutination test on a Flesh sample in Lanciano: left, with anti-A serum, right,with anti-B serum. It appears thus that the Flesh and the Blood in Lanciano belong to AB blood group.
Test results correlate to those of a normal blood sample Fig. 5 - Electro-phoretic pattern of Blood proteins (Cromoscan photometer). The profile of serum fractions is normal and superimposable to that of a fresh serum sample.

In conclusion, it may be said that Science, when called upon to testify, has given a certain and thorough response as regards the authenticity of the Eucharistic Miracle of Lanciano.



For information, books, pamphlets, slides, postcards,
and souvenirs of the Sanctuary, please apply to:

Santuario del Miracolo Eucaristico
Frati Minori Conventuali
66034 Lanciano (Ch), Italy

Taken from the Eucharistic Miracle Page of Lanciano





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1 posted on 03/09/2003 8:10:55 PM PST by Lady In Blue
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To: *Catholic_list; father_elijah; Siobhan; nickcarraway; Salvation; NYer; JMJ333
ping
2 posted on 03/09/2003 8:12:26 PM PST by Lady In Blue (Bush,Cheney,Rumsfeld,Rice 2004)
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To: Lady In Blue
Thank you, LIB. Lanciano is my favorite of the Eucharistic miracles. I always appreciate your posts.

I am going to be gone for the remainder of lent (except on Sundays!). See you soon!

3 posted on 03/09/2003 8:49:29 PM PST by JMJ333
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To: Lady In Blue
Eucharistic adoration bump
4 posted on 03/09/2003 8:57:47 PM PST by Dajjal
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To: Lady In Blue
This is the sort of beautiful post I have been looking for around here. Thank you for posting something so inspiring and uplifting.
5 posted on 03/09/2003 9:05:03 PM PST by Maeve (Siobhan's daughter and sometime banshee.)
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To: JMJ333
You're welcome,JMJ333! If I wasn't so weak,I'd offer up the internet for Lent too! The best I did as far as the internet was to limit my time on it and wouldn't you know it,I haven't done so yet! It's never too late though. The miracle at Lanciano is probably my favoriate Eucharistic miracle too.
6 posted on 03/09/2003 9:11:11 PM PST by Lady In Blue (Bush,Cheney,Rumsfeld,Rice 2004)
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To: Dajjal
Thanks,Dajjal!
7 posted on 03/09/2003 9:12:09 PM PST by Lady In Blue (Bush,Cheney,Rumsfeld,Rice 2004)
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To: Maeve
Bless your heart,Maeve,I'm glad that you liked the post!
8 posted on 03/09/2003 9:13:33 PM PST by Lady In Blue (Bush,Cheney,Rumsfeld,Rice 2004)
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To: Lady In Blue
BUMP
9 posted on 03/09/2003 9:43:33 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: Maeve
Welcome, Maeve, we know you'll be a welcome addition here. Your Grandfather and your Mother are recognized as truly special people around here. Your Grandfather is greatly missed. And your Mother is temporarily missed. Since she gave up Free Republic for Lent, so we had to giver her up whether we wanted to or not. (and we didn't)
10 posted on 03/09/2003 10:05:36 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: Lady In Blue
Thanks for intriducing us to theReal Presence Association!
11 posted on 03/09/2003 10:06:25 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: Lady In Blue
Genesis 9

4 But flesh with the life thereof, which is the blood thereof, shall ye not eat.

12 posted on 03/10/2003 7:41:38 AM PST by freedom9
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To: Lady In Blue
bump for later
13 posted on 03/10/2003 7:55:16 AM PST by Desdemona
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To: Lady In Blue
I know you mean well, but this isn't going to make anyone believe in the real presence.

14 posted on 03/10/2003 9:17:40 AM PST by LadyDoc (liberals only love politically correct poor people)
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To: nickcarraway
Thank you, Nick, for the warm welcome and the kind words about my mother and my Grandfather.
15 posted on 03/10/2003 10:05:14 AM PST by Maeve (Siobhan's daughter and sometime banshee.)
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To: Lady In Blue
Blessed be Jesus in the Most Holy Sacrament of the altar.
16 posted on 03/10/2003 5:54:28 PM PST by Litany (Dominus vobiscum)
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To: Lady In Blue; Jerry_M; Matchett-PI; JesseShurun
After thinking about it for some time, I concluded that there is just no way for me to ask any questions without sending Roman Catholics into fits.
17 posted on 03/10/2003 6:08:12 PM PST by CCWoody
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To: CCWoody
Good thinking Woody.

But, its difficult to let this type of stuff pass unquestioned.
18 posted on 03/10/2003 6:12:40 PM PST by Wrigley
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To: sandyeggo; Wrigley
Hey, I have some legit questions. I just know how they would be received.
20 posted on 03/10/2003 6:19:47 PM PST by CCWoody
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To: CCWoody
Maybe if you asked in a gentle manner, the questions would be recieved without much uproar.

21 posted on 03/10/2003 6:23:49 PM PST by Wrigley (Just ask Illbay for advice how.)
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To: Wrigley
Well, I might try that. Unfortunately, someone I know made a single post, his only one in his entire FR life, on this exact topic. He was banned. I think I'll pass.
22 posted on 03/10/2003 6:30:54 PM PST by CCWoody
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To: CCWoody
I certainly would not be offended by polite discussion.
23 posted on 03/10/2003 6:34:06 PM PST by Litany (Dominus vobiscum)
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To: Litany; Wrigley
There are some who wouldn't. I'm not worried about those.

There are a great many who would go into fits for me to just ask some of the questions I have on my mind. They would punch the abuse button like they were playing space invaders.

If I were to have a discussion with anyone, it would be on FRmail with someone I trusted to not complain about me.
24 posted on 03/10/2003 6:50:15 PM PST by CCWoody
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To: Litany; Wrigley
Just for my curiosity....

Did my email question make you mad?
Was it something you simply couldn't answer?
Or did I just not give you enough time to respond?
26 posted on 03/11/2003 8:34:49 AM PST by CCWoody
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To: Lady In Blue

And, of course, he talked about the most famous and most extensively examined by scientists Eucharistic Miracle, Lanciano.


27 posted on 10/02/2010 10:42:13 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Lady In Blue; mlizzy

And, of course, he talked about the most famous and most extensively examined by scientists Eucharistic Miracle, Lanciano.


28 posted on 10/02/2010 10:42:33 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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