The Science and Significance of Eucharistic Miracles

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Presentation Overview:

This new presentation provides an overview of some of the hundreds of Eucharistic miracles that have occurred worldwide over many centuries, especially those that have been recently scientifically studied.

Most Eucharistic miracles involve incidences in which the host has “turned into human flesh and blood.” The constant teaching of the Catholic Church, since the beginning, is that the consecrated host and wine are really and truly the Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity of our Lord Jesus Christ, under the appearance of bread and wine. This teaching is based on the testimony of Jesus himself who said, “This is my body, which will be given for you; do this in memory of me” (Luke 22:19), and who promised, “Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him on the last day” (John 6:54).

As St. Francis of Assisi said, “Just as Jesus showed himself to his holy Apostles in the form of man, in like manner he allows himself to be seen in the consecrated bread. Despite the fact that with the eyes of the body they saw only the flesh—but by contemplating it with the eyes of faith believed nonetheless that he was God—so we, too, seeing the bread and wine with the eyes of the body, believe that the most holy Body and Blood are present, alive and true, in the Eucharist. In this way, the Lord is always present in the midst of his faithful, as he himself promised, saying: ‘Behold, I am with you until the end of the world’” (Matthew 28:20).

But most people today, even many Catholics, doubt this teaching. Therefore, Jesus, through these Eucharistic miracles, manifests his presence in a more tangible way to help dispel doubts about his Real Presence in the Eucharist. The findings of scientific studies of several Eucharistic miracles are amazing and all have the same characteristics, including being human flesh from the heart muscle with the same blood type as the Shroud of Turin (AB). These scientific studies provide compelling evidence that Eucharistic miracles are indeed divine interventions aimed at confirming belief in the Real Presence of the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ in the Holy Eucharist.

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