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Eucharistic Miracles

Transubstantiation is the process whereby the bread and wine offered up at the communion service has its substance changed to that of the body, blood, soul and divinity of Jesus Christ. Though transubstantiation has to be viewed with the eyes of faith, God occasionally performs miracles to dispel the doubts of Christians and non-Christian alike. Holy Spirit Interactive brings you some of the better-known of these Eucharistic Miracles in this series.

This week:

Sienna, Italy; 1730
In time, hosts deteriorate and eventually disintegrate. In the town of Sienna, however, consecrated hosts have been preserved for since the year 1730, as complete and perfect as they were over 250 years ago. Read more

More Eucharistic Miracles

St. Anthony of Padua and the Heretic named Bononillo
During the 13th century St. Anthony of Padua was reported to have converted a hardened heretic through a rather unique contest. The heretic, by the name of Bononillo, was unmoved by the reasoning of the "hammer of heretics," as St. Anthony was called. Bononillo was as stubborn as the mule that stood beside him but was soon to be changed. Read more

Lanciano, Italy; 780 AD
In the 8th century A.D., in the little church of St. Legonthian, a monk had doubts about the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist. During Mass, after the two-fold consecration, he noticed that the Host had changed into flesh, and the wine had changed into blood. The Host is preserved and can still be seen today. Scientific investigations since 1574 show some stunning results. Read more

Bolsena-Orvieta, Italy; 1263
Yet another priest in Italy needed a miracle to convince him of the Real Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist. While celebrating Holy Mass one day blood started to seep from the consecrated Host and trickle over his hands onto the altar and the corporal. It was because of this miracle that Pope Urban IV commissioned the feast of Corpus Christi, which is still celebrated today. Read more

Blanot, France; 1331
In 1331, in a little village in Blanot, France, the Eucharist fell out of a woman's mount onto the altar rail cloth. The priest tried to recover the Host, but all that remained was a large spot of blood - the same size and dimensions as the wafer. Read more


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