The story of 36 major Eucharistic Miracles from Lanciano, Italy in 800 to Stich, Bavaria in 1970.
Author: Joan Carroll Cruz
Publisher: TAN Books
The story of 36 major Eucharistic Miracles from Lanciano, Italy in 800 to Stich, Bavaria in 1970. Details the official investigations. Tells where some are still venerated today. Covers Hosts that have bled, turned to flesh, levitated, etc.; plus, of Saints who have lived on the Eucharist alone. Reinforces the Church's doctrine of the Real Presence of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament like no other book!
Author: Kathryn Griffin SwegartPublish On: 2017-10-10
These stories and more-including a tale involving the future pope Francis-demonstrate God's involvement in the lives of Catholics throughout the centuries, including today.
Author: Kathryn Griffin Swegart
Your children likely know all about the Eucharist, that central ritual beloved by Catholics worldwide. But do they know that God's presence in the Eucharist is miraculous? Heavenly Hosts presents documented Eucharistic miracles in story form to bring middle-grade readers to a better understanding of the Real Presence. One story details a fourth-century priest in the Sahara Desert who loses his faith until the Christ Child appears in the Host; this miraculous sighting causes the priest to return to God. In another tale, Antonio, a ninth-century altar boy, stands firm in a test of faith and is rewarded for his fidelity. And in one memorable story in Italy, a thirteenth-century debate over the true nature of the Eucharist is settled when a donkey falls to its knees before a monstrance containing the consecrated Host. These stories and more-including a tale involving the future pope Francis-demonstrate God's involvement in the lives of Catholics throughout the centuries, including today. Through these miraculous accounts set in various historical times and places, your children will discover a new appreciation for the Eucharist and its illustration of God's love for those who follow Him.Heavenly Hosts is an essential book for all Catholic families. Saint Pope John Paul II called for us to "rekindle Eucharistic amazement" in the New Evangelization. Heavenly Hosts encourages us to understand, appreciate, and love the Eucharist.
This book tells of consecrated Hosts which have visibly turned to human flesh, have bled, levitated, and which have become hard as flint when received by a person in mortal sin.
Author: Joan Cruz
Publisher: Tan Books
On many occasions throughout the history of the Catholic Church, God has provided visible proof of the invisible reality of the Real Presence of Jesus Christ in the Holy Eucharist. In her book, Eucharistic Miracles, Joan Carroll Cruz documents 36 such miracles which occurred from 800 AD to the present day. This book tells of consecrated Hosts which have visibly turned to human flesh, have bled, levitated, and which have become hard as flint when received by a person in mortal sin. It details the official investigations that have been made into these miracles by scientists throughout the world, and where some can still be venerated today. Eucharistic Miracles also recounts miraculous Eucharistic phenomena in the lives of saints: saints who lived with only the Eucharist for sustenance, received Communication miraculously, or experienced raptures, ecstasies, levitations, visions, locutions, and more. Pictures and photographs of the miracles, the churches they took place in, and the people involved are also included, adding the final touch to a comprehensive, detailed, and extraordinary overview of these miraculous happenings. Eucharistic Miracles is a superb compilation of God's visible testimony of the truth of the Catholic Faith, proving the reality of one of its loftiest mysteries - the Real Presence of Jesus Christ in the Holy Eucharist. (352 pgs., PB.)
Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty." (John 6:35)Before Jesus suffered His Passion, Death, and Resurrection, Jesus promised to remain with us until the end of time.Therefore, Jesus ...
Author: Rayfiel G Mychal
"I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty." (John 6:35)Before Jesus suffered His Passion, Death, and Resurrection, Jesus promised to remain with us until the end of time.Therefore, Jesus established the Sacrament of the Eucharist where He would become nourishment for us.However, many people have had a hard time believing that the Bread and Wine that we receive at church are truly the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ.Because of this, Jesus has performed many Eucharistic Miracles where the Bread and Wine are transformed into Jesus' real flesh and real blood.Here is a compilation of many of these Eucharist Miracles.Find out what experiences and miracles have taken place that revitalized the belief that Jesus Christ is present in the Eucharist.
The explanation for this must be mainly sought in the consequences of the second Eucharistic controversy surrounding Berengarius of Tours ( † 1088 ) . Many opponents of his thesis had inexhaustible supplies of Eucharistic miracles ...
Author: Godefridus J. C. Snoek
qVeneration of the Host and of saintly relics can only be understood as closely interrelated aspects of medieval piety. This book offers a rich account of one of the most revealing dimensions of medieval belief and practice.
See also: Eucharistic Miracle of Siena; Italy, Miracles in; Shroud of Turin Further Reading Cruz, Joan Carroll. Eucharistic Miracles and Eucharistic Phenomena in the Lives of the Saints. Rockford, IL: Tan Books, 1987. Linoli, Odoardo.
Author: Patrick J. Hayes
Miracles give hope to the hopeless and exemplify the intersection of the divine and the mundane. They have shaped world history and continue to influence us through their presence in films, television, novels, and popular culture. This encyclopedia provides a unique resource on the philosophical, historical, religious, and cross-cultural conceptions of miracles that cut across denominational lines. • Provides the most authoritative exposition of miracles across history currently available in English—a highly useful resource for inquirers on miraculous phenomenon • Goes far beyond discussions of specific miracle stories to explore their provenance, cultic aspects, philosophical underpinnings, and psychological roots • Covers some of the major aspects of miraculous phenomena through entries drawn from the humanities, social and behavioral sciences, and the hard sciences, particularly physics and natural biology • Presents accounts of miracles with a range of expert interpretations of those events, thereby supporting the Common Core State Standards for History and English Language Arts, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.11-12.3 • Supplies more than a dozen primary documents—each introduced by a headnote—that give students historic accounts of miracles and related texts for in-depth analysis
Though transubstantiation during each Mass is a miracle in itself, when we say “Eucharistic miracle,” we usually mean something related to the changing of the accidental traits of the bread or wine along with the invisible substance, ...
Author: Adam Blai
Publisher: Sophia Institute Press
In this fascinating, eye-opening book, Adam Blai offers a uniquely comprehensive, careful, and thoughtful exploration of miracles, the Church’s process of approving them, and the telltale signs of demonic counterfeits. As a certified consultant for exorcists in the Diocese of Pittsburgh and an auxiliary member of the International Association of Exorcists, Blai has spent decades studying and experiencing the supernatural. His confidence in the supernatural is based not only on his faith, but on his extensive experiences and observations. Now he shares in extraordinary detail what he has learned about miracles and their meaning for Catholics today. You’ll come to understand why Christ allows miracles to occur in our day and savor a stunning variety of stories of healings, apparitions, Eucharistic miracles, modern-day stigmata, heavenly near-death experiences, angelic apparitions, and other amazing events. You’ll find out how miracles are validated by the Church and why we should believe them. You’ll learn the ranks that St. Thomas Aquinas applies to miracles and how science and modern medicine should increase our belief in miracles. You’ll also discover: The history of miracles in the Old and New Testaments True stories of miraculous healings in our time How miracles prove the true apparitions of Mary The facts and fictions surrounding levitation How to identify false faith healers The most important Eucharistic miracles of our time
ESSENCE OF THE CATHOLIC PRIESTHOOD; THE SCANDAL OF ITS ABUSES Holy Eucharist but for those who do not believe. Nevertheless, the miracles as it were confirm and strengthen the faith of those who already believe in the Real Presence.
Author: CHRISTOPHER OSITA EZEH
Publisher: Author House
1. the celebration of the Holy Eucharist and the development of the Eucharistic adoration in the Catholic Church are explored to harvest the rich insights and contributions of the saints, sacred theologians of the Church, the Popes and a host of others including the laity ad the clergy through their sacred writings and exemplary pious devotions to the Blessed Sacrament. 2. the Holy Eucharist is God in our midst. This book relates a number of miracles that individuals have received directly from the Eucharistic Lord by visiting the Blessed Sacrament or by participating in the Eucharistic adoration. 3. the Holy Eucharist is a healing tool par excellence in the ministry of a Catholic priest. How the priest can deploy its healing resources in his daily ministrations to those who approach him with all kinds of problems, is fully explored in this book. the implications of what it means for the priest to engage himself and God's people with visit to the Blessed Sacrament are fully developed in this publication. 4. How can a Catholic priest access the healing resources in the Holy Eucharist and employ those healing resources in the healing of those who approach him with all kinds of life issues and problems which could be spiritual, moral, social, physical, material, mental, psychological, etc? That is part of what this book is all about. What constitute the abuses of the Holy Eucharist? Could we still receive favors from the Eucharistic Jesus when we knowingly abuse the Holy Eucharist? In what ways do we abuse the Holy Eucharist thereby insulting the Eucharistic Jesus without knowing? These issues are dealt with in this book where the author identified and discussed some of the abuses of the Holy Eucharist. This book, therefore, is about how to visit the Blessed Sacrament and receive favors from the Eucharistic Lord and how to avoid abusing the Holy Eucharist. 5. the Real Presence: Fact or Fancy--What Lies Concealed in the Sacred Host? Some classical Eucharistic miracles which took place through the centuries especially in the 20th, 13th and 9th centuries are narrated in this book to help unravel the hidden divinity in the Sacred Host after consecration.
11 Bringing up the phenomena of eucharistic miracles that involve bleeding hosts or consecrated wine turning to blood, he concludes that it is not the real, physical body or blood of Christ that is made present in them, though “this is ...
Author: Barry Hudock
Publisher: Liturgical Press
We somehow think that during the eucharistic prayer at Mass we are expected to be quiet, prayerful, and attentive-if we can be, with our children or other neighbors in the pews distracting us. In this inviting book Barry Hudock shows us that the eucharistic prayer is indeed the most dynamic and explosive" moment of Christian worship-in fact, of Christian life. Hudock takes us back to the beginnings of formal eucharistic worship in the early church, then forward to Vatican II and beyond, unpacking and exploring the eucharistic prayers old and new in words and concepts accessible to al of us. He also offers us, as the fruit of the journey, a set of points for a eucharistic prayer spirituality to prepare us for the explosion into life that is the whole purpose of our being. Barry Hudock is publisher for the parish market at Liturgical Press. He is the author of Faith Meets World: The Gift and Challenge of Catholic Social Teaching (Liguori). He received an STL in sacramental theology from The Catholic University of America. He lives with his family in Albany, Minnesota. "
century, some theologians specifically objected to miracle hosts and to their exposition as relics for the worship of the faithful. Thomas Aquinas, for instance, was quite skeptical of eucharistic miracles, but reluctantly admitted that ...
This collection of articles by European and American scholars offers an introduction to the Eucharist in the Reformation, as theology, liturgy, and wellspring for thinking about the relationship between the sensible world and God.
Eucharistic-Miracle Shrines and Reservation of the Consecrated Host Host miracles and the development of rich shrines associated with them became common in the late fourteenth century. Doubt and proof had been the focus of the miracles ...
Author: Ian Levy
This volume presents the medieval Eucharist in all its glory combining introductory essays on the liturgy, art, theology, architecture, devotion and theology from the early, high and late medieval periods.
Joan Carroll Cruz, Eucharistic Miracles (TAN Books, Charlotte, NC, 1987 / 2010). Chapter 8: “Thou Shalt Not Steal Me” The Eucharistic Miracles of the World (Catalogue of the Vatican International Exhibition), Institute of St. Clement I, ...
Author: John Carpenter
Publisher: Page Publishing Inc
When science set forth to explain the historical evidence and miraculous events attributed to the existence of Jesus, it expected to find hoaxes, a lack of evidence, and nothing substantial to support a supernatural belief in God. What skeptical scientists did discover actually validates the beliefs of Christians. And what they could not explain also added even more support for Christian faith. The historical accounts, eyewitness testimonies, and miraculous artifacts provide overwhelming proof t
However , stories of eucharistic miracles did grow dramatically in popularity among the laity throughout the late Middle Ages . Between 1263 and about 1400 , popular veneration of the eucharist and pilgrimages to the sites of ...
Author: Walter Stephens
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
On September 20, 1587, Walpurga Hausmännin of Dillingen in southern Germany was burned at the stake as a witch. Although she had confessed to committing a long list of maleficia (deeds of harmful magic), including killing forty—one infants and two mothers in labor, her evil career allegedly began with just one heinous act—sex with a demon. Fornication with demons was a major theme of her trial record, which detailed an almost continuous orgy of sexual excess with her diabolical paramour Federlin "in many divers places, . . . even in the street by night." As Walter Stephens demonstrates in Demon Lovers, it was not Hausmännin or other so-called witches who were obsessive about sex with demons—instead, a number of devout Christians, including trained theologians, displayed an uncanny preoccupation with the topic during the centuries of the "witch craze." Why? To find out, Stephens conducts a detailed investigation of the first and most influential treatises on witchcraft (written between 1430 and 1530), including the infamous Malleus Maleficarum (Hammer of Witches). Far from being credulous fools or mindless misogynists, early writers on witchcraft emerge in Stephens's account as rational but reluctant skeptics, trying desperately to resolve contradictions in Christian thought on God, spirits, and sacraments that had bedeviled theologians for centuries. Proof of the physical existence of demons—for instance, through evidence of their intercourse with mortal witches—would provide strong evidence for the reality of the supernatural, the truth of the Bible, and the existence of God. Early modern witchcraft theory reflected a crisis of belief—a crisis that continues to be expressed today in popular debates over angels, Satanic ritual child abuse, and alien abduction.
Could Jesus Be Present—Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity—In the Eucharist? ... only one answer that consistently applies: God documentation of additional Eucharistic Miracles I have written about only two cases of Eucharistic miracles, ...
Author: David J. Keys, PhD
The Eucharistic celebration is an ancient ritual originating almost 2000 years ago. It took place during the last Passover supper Jesus had with his apostles on the day before he died. At that time, Jesus took bread, blessed it, broke it, and gave it to the apostles, saying “This is my body.” Subsequently, Jesus took the wine, gave thanks and gave it to the apostles saying, “This is my blood.” Jesus commanded the apostles to “Do this in memory of me.” Currently, the religions of more than three-fourths of the world’s Christians believe that when these same words are said during their faith’s Eucharistic liturgy, the bread and wine turn into the real presence of Jesus Christ, that is, into the body, blood, soul, and divinity of Jesus Christ. In addition, many individuals belonging to those religions which believe in the real presence have little understanding of the basis for this ancient belief. In Exploring the Belief in the Real Presence, author Dr. David J. Keys provides an understanding of the real presence in the Eucharist for both newcomers to the principle and for those who wish to extend their belief to a deeper level. Through scripture and documentation, Keys shares the beauty and richness of this ancient teaching concerning the real presence of Jesus in the Eucharist.
THE LACK OF “VISIBILITY” OF THE EUCHARISTIC MIRACLE: AREN'T MIRACLES ALWAYS “VISIBLE” AND EMPIRICAL? First of all, the Eucharist was intended as a different kind of miracle from the outset, requiring more faith, as opposed to the ...
Author: Dave Armstrong
Catholic apologist Dave Armstrong has compiled his writing on the Eucharist & the Sacrifice of the Mass into a Scripture-packed 23 chapters and 222 pages. Among the topics covered are: 1) the special presence of God in physical objects in the OT, 2) comparison of the indwelling & the Real Presence, 3) doubting disciples in the eucharistic discourse of John 6, 4) exclusion of non-Catholics from Catholic communion, 5) St. Augustine's & John Calvin's views, 6) the Church fathers on the Sacrifice of the Mass, 7) St. Paul's ""priestly"" references, 8) biblical, analogical arguments for the Sacrifice of the Mass, 9) the Protestant ""idolatry"" accusation, and 10) biblical evidence for wholehearted formal, liturgical worship. The facts of Church history are also examined in depth, with much corroboration from Protestant scholarly sources. Armstrong's explanations help to make Catholic teachings on the Holy Eucharist & the Mass understandable, plausible, & easily harmonized with the teaching of the Bible.
The Church takes diligent care in preserving and documenting the authenticity of her relics. Best-selling author Joan Carroll Cruz takes full advantage of these resources.
Author: Joan Carroll Cruz
Publisher: TAN Books
Scripture speaks of miracles wrought through relics: a dead man was raised when Elisha’s bones touched him, and the clothing of Jesus and His apostles healed the sick. In the early Church, Masses were celebrated over the bones of the martyrs, and phials of their blood have effected countless miracles. Direct successors of the Apostles themselves speak of venerating relics; Church Fathers encourage it; throughout the ages of Catholic legacy, relics of the saints are always present. The Church takes diligent care in preserving and documenting the authenticity of her relics. Best-selling author Joan Carroll Cruz takes full advantage of these resources. With painstaking research, she exposes the details behind hundreds of the Church’s most famous and beloved relics. She covers 38 second-class relicsof our Lord and Lady, such as the Holy Grail and Our Lady’s Veil, and relics of all sorts from 75 favorite saints, such as St. Mary Magdalene, St. Agnes, St. Charles Borromeo, St. Francis of Assisi, St. Maria Goretti, and many more! Relics is a unique collection of years of dedicated research about the lives of the saints and the mementos they left behind, to remind us of their presence and intercession for us.