The Miracle at Luciano


#1

A senior citizen at my church talks about the Miracle of Luciano which he states happened in the 8th century. He states that the miracle, which was a human heart and human blood appearing at communion time, shows that we Catholics eat the human body of Jesus and drink the human blood of Jesus in communion. He states that the Miracle of Luciano proves that beyond a doubt.
Do any forum members know about this Miracle of Luciano and what the Catholic Church says it means?


#2

I am going to assume you mean the Miracle of Lanciano.

As for the miracle, it is said that in Lanciano, Italy, around the year 700 AD, a Basilian hieromonk (a hieromonk means he was either a priest who had taken monastic vows or a monk who was ordained to the priesthood) was assigned to celebrate Mass. At this Mass, however, the monk had doubts about the Real Presence of Jesus in the Holy Eucharist; as the monk said the Words of Consecration (“This is my body, this is my blood”), the monk saw the bread change into human flesh and the wine change into human blood which coagulated into five globules, which is said to correspond with the Five Holy Wounds that Jesus received on the Cross.

This event has been investigated six times since 1574; it was first examined by Bishop Antonio Gaspar Rodriguez in 1574, by Father Serafino in 1636, by Bishop Gervasone in 1777, by Bishop Petrarca in 1886, by Odoardo Linoli in 1971, and by the World Health Organization in 1973. According to Linoli’s examination, the flesh is human flesh and the blood is human blood, the flesh is composed of muscular tissue from the heart, and both the flesh and blood contain the same blood type (AB).

Basilian monks kept the flesh and blood until 1175, when they were succeeded by Benedictine monks a year later, where the flesh and blood were placed in different locations in the Church of St. Francis in Lanciano. From 1636 to 1902, the flesh and blood were kept in Valsecca Chapel, until they were moved to a new altar where they may be seen today.

According to Wikipedia (and from other sources), this event is officially recognized by the Catholic Church and is authenticated as a Eucharistic miracle.


#3

zenit.org/article-12933?l=english


#4

There were 2.

The second took place in 1273.

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#5

If only these things are being told to people who are uinknown to this more people would belive in GOD


#6

The blood type matches that which is found on the Holy Shroud of Turin.

Excellent article here
miraclerosarymission.org/lanciano.html


#7

You forum members miss the point. The miracle at Luciano does not, in any way, mean that Catholics are cannibals. The Catholic transubstantiation is not Jesus' human body and blood. Just ask Franciscan University in Steubensville and then post what they say.


#8

[quote="TheSpiritHeals, post:7, topic:310677"]
You forum members miss the point. The miracle at Luciano does not, in any way, mean that Catholics are cannibals. The Catholic transubstantiation is not Jesus' human body and blood. Just ask Franciscan University in Steubensville and then post what they say.

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:confused:

Who said we were cannibals ? Was a post removed/deleted ?


#9

[quote="TheSpiritHeals, post:7, topic:310677"]
You forum members miss the point. The miracle at Luciano does not, in any way, mean that Catholics are cannibals. The Catholic transubstantiation is not Jesus' human body and blood. Just ask Franciscan University in Steubensville and then post what they say.

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I think there must be some sort of misunderstanding.

Was the senior citizen at church saying, or implying, that Catholics are cannibals? Are you trying to find a way to refute this person?

I had an aunt, now deceased, who went to Mass every Sunday, but she would not receive communion because she believed the lie that the Eucharist was cannibalism. Eucharistic miracles can seem quite shocking. I would have liked to know what to say to my aunt.

How can we explain an invisible reality made visible in a Eucharistic miracle? Once people have seen, how can they un-see? - If that makes sense.

May Christ's Peace Be With You.


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