Corpus Domini

“I am the living bread from heaven. If anyone eats this bread will live forever, and the bread that I will give is my flesh for the life of the world.” (Jn 6.49).

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Human intelligence is hard to believe that the bread and wine can be transformed into real flesh and real blood of Jesus, for in the act of consecration is nothing visible under the eyes of humans, while faith leads to firmly believe in the words of Jesus.

Eucharistic Miracles confirm precisely the words of Jesus and, in fact, strengthen the faith and demonstrate the real presence of the Body and Blood of the Lord in the Eucharistic bread.

These facts prodigious challenge our rationality that finds it hard to surrender to the supernatural, but to God nothing is impossible nor that “In the bread to be concealed from the humanity of Jesus.”

Eucharistic Miracle of Lanciano, 700 d.C.

Ancient Anxanum the Frentani keep for over twelve centuries the first and greatest Eucharistic Miracle of the Catholic Church.
This miracle happened in seconds. VIII d. C., in the little church of San Legonziano, for the doubt of a Monaco basilica in the real presence of Jesus in the Eucharist. During the celebration of Holy Mass, without the double consecration, the host became live Flesh and wine changed into live Blood, clotted blood cells into five irregular and different shapes and sizes.

The Host-Flesh, as now it looks very good, has great size of the host currently in use in the Latin Church, is slightly brown and goes all rosy when viewed through.

Blood is coagulated, ashen color, to yellow-ocher. The meat, from 1713, is preserved in a silver monstrance artistic, finely chiselled, the Neapolitan school. Blood is contained in a phial of rich and ancient rock crystal.

The Friars Minor Conventual keeps the miracle since 1252, at the behest of the bishop of Chieti, Landulfo, and with papal bull of 12.5.1252.
Previously it had succeeded the Basilian monks until 1176 and the Benedictines until 1252.

In 1258 the Franciscans built the current sanctuary, which, in 700, underwent the transformation from Romanesque – Gothic baroque.

The “Miracle” was first placed in a chapel beside the high altar, then, from 1636, in a side altar of the nave, which retains its old case and the wrought iron memorial inscription.

Since 1902 the “miracle” is kept in the second tabernacle altar monument, built by Lanciano, in the middle of the chancel.

At various reconnaissance Church, conducted since 1574, followed in 1970-1971 and taken over in 1981, the scientific one, accomplished by Professor Edward Linoli, Lecturer in Anatomy and Pathological Histology and in Chemistry and Clinical Microscopy, assisted by Prof. Ruggero Bertelli University of Siena. The analysis, carried out with absolute scientific rigor and documented by a series of photographs under the microscope, gave these results: The Flesh is real Flesh. Blood is real Blood. Flesh and Blood belong to the human species. Flesh is a “HEART” complete in its essential structure. In the flesh are present, in section, the myocardium, the endocardium, the vagus nerve, and for the significant thickness of the myocardium, the left heart ventricle. Flesh and Blood have the same blood type: AB.

Blood proteins have been found normally divided by the relative percentages which are under serum proteins in normal fresh blood. Blood was also found minerals: Chloride, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Potassium, Sodium and Calcium.

The preservation of the Flesh and Blood miraculous left in their natural state for twelve centuries and an exposed to physical agent, atmospheric and biological agents, remains an extraordinary phenomenon.

In conclusion it can be said that Science, summoned, gave a definite answer and thorough about the authenticity of the Eucharistic Miracle of Lanciano.

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Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque – october 16th

margaretmary She was born in the village of Lhautecour on Monday July 22, 1647 and was named Thursday the 25th of that month. She made her first communion at age nine and sacramental contact of his soul with the Lord, Jesus Christ became her master and stole away her heart. Here’s how she expresses herself: “Oh my only love, what I owe you prevented me from my earliest youth, taking possession of my heart!”

After a childhood of suffering, Margaret Mary crowned her vocation entering the monastery of the Visitation of the Parray Monial. Now her soul is freed from the chains of human freedom to worship and suffer for her beloved Jesus: “I felt my heart full of God, whose conversation was so sweet and often spent three hours with no other movements or feelings of love, without being able to sleep … “

During the monastic life she endures humiliation and mortification, accepting the flowers and the thorns of the Cross, but also resting on the bosom of our Lord: “He made me stand at long on his chest and there God made me discover the wonders of his love and the inexplicable secrets of His Sacred Heart, which I had always kept hidden.”

Jesus gives a spark of love as a token of its flames that closed in the side of Margaret Mary and consume time to the extreme. Her passion cannot be shut down but found only a bit ‘of refreshment in the bloodletting. Jesus warns: “Although I closed the wound in your chest, the pain will remain forever.”
“I could not sleep because the wound was causing me so violent ardor that consumed me and made me burn alive.”

The chest pain was renewed during the first Friday of the month as follows: “The Sacred Heart seemed to me like a sun shining vivid light of the burning rays that hit my heart. I heard him soon ignited a fire that seemed to bring me in ash, and especially at that time was that my teacher told me what God wanted from me and revealed the secrets of this amiable Heart.”

The Lord also gave her a crown of thorns: “Receive, my child, this crown as a sign of what you will soon be time to make them compatible with me … These pins will make you feel so keenly their wounds, which you will need to the full force of my love to bear the pain.” So not including what he meant, but soon I understood the effects that followed: I received two terrible blows on the head, so since then I seem to have it all surrounded by thorns.”

Jesus appeared to St. Margaret Mary Alacoque showing his heart shining light, and made the following promises to the devotees of His Heart:

  • I will give them all the graces necessary for their state.
  • I will bring relief to families who are in difficulties and put peace in divided families.
  • I will console them in their affliction.
  • I will be their secure refuge during life and at death.
  • Pour abundant blessings on all their works.
  • Sinners shall find in My Heart the source and the ocean of Mercy.
  • Tepid souls were keen.
  • Fervent souls shall quickly mount to high perfection.
  • I will bless the places where the image of my Sacred Heart shall be exposed and honored.
  • To all those who work for the salvation of souls, give them the gift of touching the most hardened hearts.
  • The names of those who propagate this devotion to my Sacred Heart shall be written in my heart and will not ever be erased.

I promise you in the Mercy of My Heart that My all-powerful love will grant to all those who communicate on the first Friday of the month for nine consecutive months the grace of final penitence. They did not die in My disgrace nor without receiving the sacraments, and my Heart will be their safe refuge in this last moment.

What does Jesus promise?
Jesus explains to his promise in these words: “they will not die in my displeasure, nor without receiving the Holy Sacraments, and in those last moments my heart will be a safe haven for them.”

What the Heart of Jesus promises is that absolutely none of those who have done well the first Friday will die in mortal sin, grant:
a) if he is right, the final perseverance in the state of grace;
b) if he is a sinner, forgiveness of every sin is mortal by means of confession, whether through an act of perfect sorrow.

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June, the month of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

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The great visions:

  1. Jesus appeared to Saint Mary Margaret Alacoque and asked her to take the place that Saint John had occupied at the Last Supper and said, “My divine Heart is so passionate love for men who could no longer contain within itself the flames of his ardent charity, we need the spilling. I have chosen you to fulfill this grand design, so that everything is done by me.”
  2. The heart of Jesus appeared on a throne of flames of the sun more radiant and transparent as crystal, surrounded by a crown of thorns symbolize the wounds inflicted by our sins, and surmounted by a cross.
  3. Jesus came to Margaret Mary all blazing with glory, with his five wounds, and just as brilliant as humanity came from the sacred fire from all sides, but especially from his marvelous chest that resembled a furnace and having open, she found in kind and loving heart, the true source of the flames. Jesus urged to receive Communion on the first Friday of each month and prostrate with his face to the ground from eleven to midnight on the night between Thursday and Friday.
  4. Jesus said that he felt hurt by the irreverence of the faithful, and added: “What I am even more significant is that hearts are consecrated to me who do this.”

“Behold this Heart which has so loved men, who never spared until exhausting and consumers in order to show them his love. To receive recognition from the majority of men only ingratitude, irreverence and sacrilege, along with the coldness and the contempt that I use in this sacrament of love … So I ask that the first Friday after the octave of the Blessed Sacrament is dedicated to a special feast in honor of my Heart. On that day we will tell you and pay a ‘ fine honor to repair the indignities which he received during the period in which it was exposed on the altars. I promise you, too, that my Heart will dilate in abundance and spread the influence of his divine love on those who bestow the honor and will ensure that he be ascribed.”

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