Miracle of the Eucharist of Lanciano

Miracle of the Eucharist of Lanciano

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Lanciano is a small, medieval town , nestled in from the coast of the Adriatic Sea in Italy, halfway between San Giovanni Rotondo and Loreto.  Everything about Lanciano smacks of the Eucharistic Miracle.  Even  the name of the town was changed from Anxanum (in ancient times), to Lanciano, meaning "THE LANCE".  Tradition has it that the centurion, named Longinus,  who thrust the Lance into the side of Jesus, striking Him in the Tip of His Heart from which He shed blood and water, (in the Gospel account of the Crucifixion (Mk 15:29)) was from this town.  After seeing the events which followed the piercing of Jesus' heart, the darkening of the sun, and the earthquake, he believed that Christ was the Savior.  A more physical sign, however, was that Longinus had had poor eyesight, and after having touched his eyes with the water and blood from the side of Jesus, his eyesight was restored.  What a perfect parallel the actions of the Centurion were to the Eucharistic Miracle.  He touched the Heart of Jesus, was healed, and converted.  He gave up the Army, went to Cappadocia, and was martyred for the faith.  He is known now as Saint Longinus.  His feast day is celebrated on March 15.


The host had turned into Flesh.  The wine had turned into Blood.

Miracle of the Eucharist of Lanciano bookThe people, having witnessed the miracle for themselves, began to wail, asking for forgiveness, crying for mercy.  Others began beating their breasts, confessing their sins, declaring themselves unworthy to witness such a miracle.  Still others went down on their knees in respect, and thanksgiving for the gift the Lord had bestowed on them.  All spread the story throughout the town, and surrounding villages. 

Jesus even allowed Himself to be crucified again.  After the miracle, the Host was pinned down to a wooden board, so that when it dried, it would not curl up, as scabbed flesh does.  So here He was again, with nails in His Body, nailed to a piece of wood.

The miracle that occurred in 700 was just the beginning.  That was 1250 years ago.  Had that miracle taken place, and then the flesh and blood disintegrated, as would have been normal, the miracle would have been none the less a miracle.  The priest's faith had been renewed.  The entire town, the whole country for that matter, became aware of the miracle. Pilgrims flocked to Lanciano to venerate the Host turned flesh.  Belief in the Eucharist had been reborn.  The gift from the Lord was complete.

But that's not all.  The Miracle is ongoing. The Host-turned- Flesh, and the wine-turned-Blood, without the use of any form of preservative, is still present in the reliquary.  In 1574, testing was done on the Flesh and Blood.  An unexplainable phenomenon was discovered with the Blood.  The five pellets of coagulated Blood are different sizes and shapes.  But any combination weighs the same as the total.  In other words, 1 weighs the same as 2, 2 weigh the same as 3, and 3 weigh the same as 5. 

How many tests have been made over the years, how many times Our Dear Lord Jesus allows Himself to be prodded and cut, examined under microscopes, and photographed.  The most recent, an extensive scientific research done in 1970, used the most modern scientific tools available.  The results of the tests are as follows:








Miracles of the Eucharist

History of How Mother Angelica met Bob and Penny Lord.

Sister Briege McKenna purchased a copy of Bob and Penny Lord's book "Miracles of the Eucharist" and give it to a supporter in Europe.  That supporter was also a supporter of Mother Angelica, Foundress of EWTN Eternal Word Television Global Television Network. He subsequently gave that book to Mother Angelica. She read it and contacted Bob and Penny Lord and did an interview on her station and at the end of that interview, Mother invited Bob and Penny Lord to do a Series on Miracles of the Eucharist, which was the first series for both.

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The Origin of the Feast of Corpus Christi

As had become his custom, he prayed before the Mass for the grace which would give him faith. He prayed fervently to God. His prayer was the same. He begged for the faith to believe without any doubt that the gift we had been given at the Last Supper, that he had been given on the day of his ordination, was truly the Body of Christ. At the time of the Consecration of the Mass, he elevated the host high above his head, and said the words of consecration. As he said “THIS IS MY BODY”, the unleavened bread turned into Flesh, and began to bleed profusely. The blood fell onto the Corporal. The priest, shocked, and not knowing exactly what to do, wrapped the host in the Corporal, folded the Corporal, and left the Altar. As he left, drops of blood spilled on the marble floor in front of the altar.


Pope Urban IV (James Pantaleon) was in Orvieto at the time, which is a short distance from Bolsena. We begin to see the Lord’s plan unfold. As they say in the theater, “The Plot Thickens”. Peter of Prague immediately went off to tell him what had happened. There’s nothing recorded in history to tell us what went on in the mind of our Pope when this priest came to him. Had this burning of Blessed Juliana for a feast day in honor of the Blessed Sacrament stayed with him all through the years? Did he get a flashback of his younger days with her?

WE DO KNOW WHAT HE DID. He immediately sent a bishop back to Bolsena to speak to the priests at the church, in order to verify what Peter of Prague had told him, and bring back to Orvieto the Sacred Host and Corporal. We also know that the Pope didn’t wait for the Bishop to return. He, followed by the entire population of Orvieto, went out to meet the Bishop. They met at a place called the Bridge of the Sun. When he saw the Eucharistic Miracle, Pope Urban IV went down on his knees at the sight of his Lord manifested before him in physical form on the Sacred Corporal.

The Pope had already made his decision, or perhaps the decision had been given to him by the Lord, that this was truly a miracle. He received the Miraculous Corporal from the Bishop and brought It back to Orvieto. He went to the balcony of the Papal Palace, raised It reverently, showing It to the people of the town. Proclaiming that the Lord had truly visited His people, he declared that the Eucharistic Miracle of Bolsena truly dispelled the heresies that had been running rampant.

At about this time, a follower of Blessed Juliana’s contacted the Pope through a Bishop in Liege. She repeated the request of Blessed Juliana for a feast day in honor of the Blessed Sacrament. We are not sure of the sequence of events. Assuming that Pope Urban IV had been given the inspiration to institute the feast of Corpus Christi solely as a result of the Eucharistic Miracle of Bolsena, this additional prodding by the Lord might possibly have been what was needed to convince him. We do know that throughout the next year, the Pope occupied himself almost exclusively to the task of writing the Papal Bull, TRANSITURUS, which was published on August 11, 1264. That Papal Bull instituted the Feast of Corpus Christi, in honor of the Blessed Sacrament.

Enter St. Thomas Aquinas. When the Pope made the decision to create this new feast in honor of the Blessed Sacrament, he asked St. Thomas Aquinas to write the Liturgy for the Mass. The Hymns created for this feast are considered to be among the greatest in our Church. O SALUTARIS and TANTUM ERGO are two of the beautiful hymns composed by St. Thomas for this feast.

But that’s not all. Our Lord Jesus had a very special reason to get St. Thomas Aquinas involved in the Eucharistic Miracle of Bolsena, and the Feast of Corpus Christi. St. Thomas was a brilliant member of the Body of Christ. In 1269, St. Louis IX, King of France, asked for St. Thomas to settle an argument among the members of the University of Paris. What argument would that be, but the physical presence of Jesus in the Eucharist.

St. Thomas prayed fervently, because he realized that he was but an instrument of the Lord, and that an answer that would satisfy intellectuals would have to come from divine inspiration, rather than from his own mind. After much prayer, he wrote a treatise which was first accepted by the University, and then later by the whole church. After having written this treatise, we’re told that he received an apparition from Our Dear Lord Jesus. In this apparition, Our Lord said to him: “YOU HAVE WRITTEN WELL OF THE SACRAMENT OF MY BODY” At this, St. Thomas went into an ecstasy, and levitated. He was above the ground so long that many of his associates were able to witness the levitation.

This is by no means the end of the story, but it does conclude the series of events the Lord put into motion many years before when he gave the sign on the moon to Blessed Juliana of Liege

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In the 1970's while on Pilgrimage to the Shrines of Italy, Bob and Penny Lord, renowned Catholic authors, visited the Church of Saint Francis of Assisi in Siena, Italy.

Inside the Church they discovered the Miracle of the Eucharist of Siena.

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By another divine turn of events, Mother Angelica, foundress of Eternal Word Global television network, asked them to come to Birmingham and talk about this book.

During the interview, December 1986, she asked them to do a series on Miracles of the Eucharist.

That was the beginning of the Catholic Church in America being exposed to the Miracles of the Eucharist.


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St. Paschal Baylon is a contradictory sign in the Church. He was never a priest, and yet his name is synonymous with the Eucharist. For a Lay person to be given the official title of Patron of all Eucharistic Congresses and Confraternities of the Blessed Sacrament, how could this be?

When we wrote of other Saints and powerful Men and Women in the Church, you complained we had not written enough about lay persons who had become Saints. Well, here we have not only a lay person who became a Saint, but he is Saint of the Eucharist, Patron to Eucharistic Congresses and Confraternities of the Blessed Sacrament. Our last two Popes, in particular, have been turning to the laity to evangelize, telling us by virtue of our Baptism, we are mandated to evangelize. It is not only their Church, as we so conveniently used to pass the buck. We are part of them. It is our Church, and we can lose her or save her. It is up to us.

When a Eucharistic Minister asked a priest: What should we do if we see someone leaving the Altar with the Eucharist in his hand? And he replied, "Nothing, it is between that person and the Lord." What do you think St. Paschal Baylon would have done? So do we visit Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament? Do we sign up for only one hour per month to spend with the Lord, so that our church can have Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration? What do you think St. Paschal would have done?

He never had as close a relationship with the Eucharist as a priest would have. And while we were surprised to hear it, we have been saying for years that the laity is the strength behind the Church. And while we don’t put ourselves in the same category as St. Paschal Baylon, in the Catholic world, our name is synonymous with the Eucharist also. Another interesting thing about Paschal Baylon is that outside his little town in Spain, his name is virtually unknown.

We first heard the name Paschal Baylon when we lived in Westlake Village in California. Our parish church was St. Jude’s. But the neighboring town, Thousand Oaks, has as their parish church, St. Paschal Baylon. So we knew there was a Paschal Baylon, and that he was a Saint. We must say, after having read about him, he is a most fascinating Saint, and truly a Powerful Man in our Church.

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