Eucharistic miracles

O Sacrament most holy, O Sacrament divine! All praise and all thanksgiving be every moment Thine.

Throughout its history the Catholic Church has documented and approved a number of Eucharistic miracles. These recorded incidents of consecrated hosts turning into human flesh and blood are said to have occurred mainly at moments of serious doubt about the Real Presence. It was a Eucharistic miracle (in 1263, Bolsena, Italy) that is believed to have prompted Pope Urban IV to institute the feast of Corpus Christi.

The Catechism teaches: “In the most Blessed Sacrament of the Eucharist ‘the body and blood, together with the soul and divinity, of our Lord Jesus Christ and, therefore, the whole Christ, is truly, really, and substantially contained.'”

If even in Our Lord’s day the crowds walked away with mutterings of “intolerable language” after hearing Jesus speak of His flesh and blood as necessary sustenance for our immortal souls, it is hardly surprising that through the ages Christian hearts have been troubled by doubt, distortion and dissent regarding this doctrine.

While Catholics are not bound to believe in Eucharistic miracles (though they must accept the possibility of such divine intervention), their accounts have surely opened many a doubting Thomas up to the gift of faith in the Real Presence. It is a gift the believer should never take for granted, for when we adore and receive the sacred Body and Blood of Jesus, we partake of the greatest treasure that God has to offer us through His Catholic Church.

“Then he said to Thomas, ‘Put your finger here, and see my hands; and put out your hand, and place it in my side; do not be faithless, but believing.’ Thomas answered him, ‘My Lord and my God!’ Jesus said to him, ‘Have you believed because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and yet believe.'” (Jn 20:27-29)

The following video clip is the first part of a longer film in which a scientist speaks about an alleged modern day Eucharistic miracle in Buenos Aires and the meticulous investigations related to the phenomenon. This is the only part with English subtitles:

For further reading, click here.

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3 Responses to Eucharistic miracles

  1. golden chersonnese says:

    Off topic, but The Church soldiers on..

    Anyone needing cheering up could watch the episcopal ordination of Vincent Nguyen Van Long OFM (Conv) DD as auxilary of the Archdiocese of Melbourne, Australia.

    The bish-elect is a native of Vietnam and arrived in Australia as a refugee, having fled Vietnam on a leaky boat. Vietnamese make up a large part of the Archdiocese, now led by Archbish Denis Hart, a conservative liturgically at least.

    St Patrick’s Cathedral, Melbourne is a fine cathedral (complete with serious cathedral choir and a Cathedral School for the trebles). The church is the fruit of the devotion of the Irish in the colony of Victoria.

    Starting right now (with gregorian introit) at:


  2. toadspittle says:

    On topic, I fear.

    On the Camino de Santiago, at O Cebreiro, the very same miracle happened. The priest suddenly found himself holding up a lump of human flesh dripping blood. Gave him a nasty turn, apparently. Well, it would.

    (Toad constantly wonders what Mmvc’s son makes of all this. We can learn much from the young.)


  3. Iva says:

    Hello there!
    Does anyone know where to get a full dvd about the “Milagro Eucaristico Buenos Aires Argentina”?
    Thank you all in advance!


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