This subject is presented on this Section in defense of the Catholic teaching on the Eucharist.
This Section has nothing to do with the vatican-2 heretic cult which took over our
formerly Catholic properties on 8 December 1965.
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1. We present this section which shows Eucharistic miracles in the Catholic Church in past times, when Mass was available, valid, and licit.
2. The Vatican-2 heretic cult which has taken over our formerly Catholic properties around the world is not a source for Mass since the Vatican-2 cult is clearly a heretical society. See Section 12 for fifty selected heresies of the Vatican-2 cult against the Catholic Sources of Dogma and Doctrine which are in the founding documents of their cult (the "Vatican-2 council" documents). The Vatican-2 cult leaders offer sacrifice to demons because they are a heretic cult.
3. The fraud "independents" ("SSPX", "SSPV", "CMRI", "Thuc line", other "independents", etc.) are also not a source for Mass since all of these groups are in violation of the Catholic Jurisdiction and Governance Dogma listed on Section 87 of this site -- for this reason (and others) these non-Catholic cults also offer sacrifice to demons (even though it looks like a Catholic Mass).
4. You can still be fully Catholic and get to Heaven when Mass is not available by being properly baptized in water (Section 7), believing the Dogmas and Sources of Dogma of the Church (Section 3 and throughout this website), staying free from mortal sin (Section 10.1), and doing sufficient charity to merit Heaven (Sections 28 and 29).
5. Please see Section 7.4 of this website regarding the Catholic teaching on necessity of means and necessity of precept. See Section 10.2 on Catholic teaching for times when confession is not available.
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Catholic Faith (pre-fulfillment) writing of Genesis 14:18-19 >
"But Melchisedech the king of Salem, bringing forth bread and wine, for he was the priest of the most high God, Blessed him, and said: Blessed be Abram by the most high God, who created heaven and earth."
Catholic Faith (pre-fulfillment) writing of Malachias 1:11 >
"For from the rising of the sun even to the going down, My name is great among the Gentiles, and in every place there is Sacrifice, and there is offered to My name a clean oblation: for My name is great among the Gentiles, saith the Lord of hosts."
Note: The Old Testament priest Melchisedech using bread and wine prefigured the clean Sacrifice of the Catholic Eucharist. He was the priest for Abraham, blessing him in Genesis 14:19. The clean oblation (sacrifice) of the Catholic Eucharist is also foretold in the above Malachias 1:11. There is no Eucharist in these times, see Section 13.6 of this site.
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The Eucharistic Miracle of Lanciano, Italy, 8th Century
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 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.
The Host-Flesh, since 1713 has been reserved in an artistic silver Ostentorium, at the top, and 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 enclosed in a rich and very old cup, at the bottom, made of Rock-crystal. It has an earthy color resembling the yellow of ochre,
and coagulated into five globules, irregular and differing in shape and size.
Science has given a sure and exhaustive response concerning the authenticity of the Eucharistic Miracle of Lanciano.
In 1970-71 and taken up again partly in 1981 there took place a scientific investigation by 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.
The Flesh is real Flesh. The Blood is real Blood, and belong to the human species.
The Flesh consists of the muscular tissue of the heart.
The Flesh and the Blood have the same blood-type: AB. Blood-type identical to that which Prof. Baima Bollone uncovered in the Holy Shroud of Turin.
In the Blood there were found proteins in the same normal proportions (percentage-wise) as are found in the sero-proteic make-up of the fresh normal blood.
There were also found these minerals: chlorides, phosphorus, magnesium, potassium, sodium and calcium.
The preservation of the Flesh and of the Blood, which were left in their natural state for twelve centuries and exposed to the action of atmospheric
and biological agents, remains an extraordinary phenomenon.
Science, when called upon to testify, has given a certain and thorough response as regards the authenticity of the Eucharistic Miracle of Lanciano.
Blanot, France, Year: 1331
The Eucharist falls out of a woman's mouth onto an altar rail cloth. The priest tries to recover the Host but all that remains is a large
spot of blood the same size and dimensions as the wafer.
The cloth was kept in the church as a living sign of God’s love. Later the cloth was cut and the tiny precious relic was encased in a vial
of crystal. Even through two world wars, the relic never left the village. In times of unrest, it passed from house to house– being used
from time to time for healing the sick. In times of peace, it returned to its proper home within the walls of the church and there it remains
today for pilgrims from all over the world to see and adore.
Bagno di Romagna, Italy, Year: 1412
This Eucharistic miracle occurred in the small Italian town of Bagno di Romagna as a priest was celebrating Mass and having great doubts
about the True Presence of Our Lord in the Eucharist. After consecrating the wine, he looked into the chalice and was shocked to see wine
turned to blood. It began to bubble out of the chalice and onto the corporal. Shaken by the event, the priest prayed for forgiveness.
He eventually was given the title Venerable because of the pious life he led after the miracle.
In 1958 an investigation confirmed the corporal contained human blood and still retained properties of blood nearly 600 years later.
Cascia, Italy, Year: 1330
Cascia is a small town in the mountains of the Umbrian valley in Italy. It is the home of St. Rita of Cascia and her incorrupt
body lies in the Major Basilica. Below in the Minor Basilica is the Eucharistic Miracle and the remains of Blessed Simone Fidati,
a priest involved in the miracle. At the time of the miracle, in the 1300's, a certain priest had lost his respect for the Eucharist
and when going on a call to administer the Holy Sacraments to an ailing peasant took a Consecrated Host and placed it irreverently
between the pages of his breviary. When he opened the book, he saw that the Host had turned red with fresh blood and was impregnated
with the two pages between which it had been placed!
The priest sought out for counsel, Blessed Simone Fidati, a pious and respected priest of the time. He recognized the priest's error
and gave him absolution. He took the two pages, putting one in a tabernacle in Perugia and keeping the other in Cascia. The miracle
is particularly commemorated each year on the Feast of Corpus Christi in Cascia.
Bologna, Italy, 1333
The incorrupt body of Blessed Imelda since the day of her death: May 12, 1333
The Lord gave to Imelda Lambertini a special gift at age 9 on the Feast of the Ascension in 1333. The nuns were preparing to
leave the church when some of them were startled to see what appeared to be a Sacred Host hovering in the air above Imelda,
as she knelt before the closed tabernacle absorbed in prayer. Quickly they attracted the attention of the priest who hurried
forward with a paten on which to receive It. The Host dropped onto the paten, and the priest gave Imelda her First Holy Communion.
In the face of such a miracle he could not do otherwise than give to Imelda her first communion, which was also her last.
For the love with which she received her Lord was so great that it broke her heart: she sank unconscious to the ground,
and when loving hands upraised her, it was found that she was dead.
Blessed Imelda’s incorrupt body lies in the church of San Sigismondo near the University of Bologna. Pope St. Pious X named
her Protectress of First Holy Communicants.
Bolsena-Orvieto, Italy, Year: 1263
In 1263 a German priest, Peter of Prague, stopped at Bolsena while on a pilgrimage to Rome. He is described as being a pious priest, but
one who found it difficult to believe that Christ was actually present in the consecrated Host. While celebrating Holy Mass above the tomb
of St. Christina (located in the church named for this martyr), he had barely spoken the words of Consecration when blood started to seep
from the consecrated Host and trickle over his hands onto the altar and the corporal.
The priest was immediately confused. At first he attempted to hide the blood, but then he interrupted the Mass and asked to be taken
to the neighboring city of Orvieto, the city where Pope Ur ban IV was then residing.
The Pope listened to the priest's account and absolved him. He then sent emissaries for an immediate investigation. When all the
facts were ascertained, he ordered the Bishop of the diocese to bring to Orvieto the Host and the linen cloth bearing the stains of
blood. With archbishops, cardinals and other Church dignitaries in attendance, the Pope met the procession and, amid great pomp,
had the relics placed in the cathedral. The linen corporal bearing the spots of blood is still reverently enshrined and exhibited
in the Cathedral of Orvieto.
It is said that Pope Urban IV was prompted by this miracle to commission St. Thomas Aquinas to compose the Proper for a Mass and an
Office honoring the Holy Eucharist as the Body of Christ. One year after the miracle, in August of 1264, Pope Urban IV introduced
the saint's composition, and by means of a Papal Bull instituted the feast of Corpus Christi.
After visiting the Cathedral of Orvieto, many pilgrims and tourists journey to St. Christina's Church in Bolsena to see for themselves
the place where the miracle occurred. From the north aisle of the church one can enter the Chapel of the Miracle, where the stains on
the paved floor are said to have been made by the blood from the miraculous Host. The altar of the miracle, which is surmounted by a
9th- century canopy, is now situated in the grotto of St. Christina. A reclining statue of the saint is nearby.
Amsterdam, Holland, Year 1345
In 1345, a man who was a devout Catholic became very ill. He told his family he would like to receive Holy Viaticum. The family notified
their priest of this request. The priest, after administering the sacrament, advised the family, if the ill man threw up
(which he was known to do after taking nourishment) they were to empty the contents in the fire. The man threw up and the family did
what they were advised to do by the priest, they threw the contents in the fire in the sick room. This incident occurred on March 12th.
Early the next morning, one of the women went to rake the fire and she noticed in the middle of the grate, the Blessed Sacrament in
the form of a host. A light surrounded it. The woman became upset and immediately put her hand in the fire to rescue the host. This she
did without any ill effects to herself. She did not burn her hand. The woman was surprised to find the host was cold! She immediately
called in a neighbor and asked her to take the Sacred Host to her home. The neighbor took a clean cloth, placed the host on it and
locked it in a box. She then took it home. When the husband of the woman who found the host heard what had taken place, he requested
to see it. He tried to lift it off the white cloth it rested on but the Sacred Particle resisted as if to say it did not want to be
touched by this man's hands.
A priest was then summoned who took the host and placed it in a pyx. When he went to wash the cloth which held the Blessed Sacrament
and return it to the original box, he noticed the pyx was upset and the host was gone!
The next morning the neighbor returned for her original box and cloth. When she opened the locked box she once again found the Sacred
Host in it! There was then no doubt that Our Lord wanted this miracle to be made known! The priest notified the clergy of Amsterdam and
a procession was held to carry the host to the church.
The home of the sick man soon became a chapel and as early as 1360 public processions and pilgrims traveled to the site of the miracle.
Rimini, Italy, Year: 1225