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TRANSCRIPT of video:
The Eucharistic Miracle
Father Michael Plona
June 8, 2020
During the month of June, the Church celebrates the feast of Corpus Christi, commemorating the most holy body and blood of Jesus in the Eucharist as well as the Sacred Heart of Jesus, how God in Jesus, gives us his heart most fully in the Eucharist. This June I wanted to focus on the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus by reflecting on some church approved Eucharistic miracles.
One of the oldest Eucharistic miracles is the miracle of Lanciano, Italy which occurred in 750 AD. As the story goes, the priest was celebrating mass. This priest had doubts about Jesus’s true presence in the Eucharist.
As he was celebrating Mass at the consecration, the Eucharistic elements of bread and wine physically changed into human flesh and human blood! Those very elements were preserved until today. Back in 1970, with the Pope’s approval, the Archbishop of Lanciano had some scientific examinations carried out .
Here were the findings of the examination:
the human flesh was actually from the myocardium of the human heart, and,
the human blood was type AB, the type found on the Shroud of Turin which many believe to be the burial cloth of Jesus as well as the blood type most typical of people form the Middle East.
Both the flesh and blood were free from any sort of preservatives or embalming and the findings were corroborated later on by the World Health Organization in 1996, stating that there’s no scientific explanation for how these elements are still present today, still intact and still fresh today.