It is the constant teaching of the Catholic Church since the time of the Apostles, that Our Lord Jesus Christ is truly present in the Most Holy Eucharist: Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity.
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Eucharistic Miracle of Gruaro-Valvasone Italy, 1294
In 1294 a young housekeeper from the church rectory was heading toward the washhouse of the Versiola to wash the altar-cloth of the Church of Saint Giusto of Gruaro. Unexpectedly, the woman noticed that a consecrated Host had been left by mistake between the three folds of the altar-cloth, from which blood was flowing out. Frightened by this inexplicable event, she ran quickly to inform the Pastor, who in his turn informed the Bishop of Concordia, GiacomoGruaro d’Ottonello of Cividale. Once he corroborated the facts, the Bishop requested that the altar- cloth of the Miracle be placed in his Cathedral at Concordia. Read More
The Council of Trent teaches: “If anyone denies that the whole Christ is contained in the venerable sacrament of the Eucharist under each species and under every part of each species, when the separation has been made: let him be anathema.” (DS 165
Bl. John Paul II addressed the Bishops in Dominicae Cenae, February 24, 1980
“In some countries the practice of receiving Communion in the hand has been introduced. This practice has been requested by individual episcopal conferences and has received approval from the Apostolic See. However, cases of a deplorable lack of respect towards the Eucharistic species have been reported, cases which are imputable not only to the individuals guilty of such behavior but also to the pastors of the church who have not been vigilant enough regarding the attitude of the faithful towards the Eucharist. It also happens, on occasion, that the free choice of those who prefer to continue the practice of receiving the Eucharist on the tongue is not taken into account in those places where the distribution of Communion in the hand has been authorized”. . . Read more….
It seems that God sent the Angel of Peace to Fatima to teach us Eucharistic Reparation for a future time in the church when such sacrileges would be taking place.
The 3rd secret of Fatima was requested to be revealed around 1960 by Heaven and it was around this time that faith in the real presence began to decline among Catholic intellectual circles and from there to the simple man in the pew. We know now that the 3rd secret was a strong Warning by an Angel for Men to do Penance and foretold the consequences of our sins resulting in many men and women becoming martyrs and finally the pope also suffering martyrdom. Could it be that the root cause for all of these sufferings be our disregard for the Real Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist?
It is a Wonder That We Finite Creatures Created by an Infinite God are able to Console Him by Worthily Receiving Him in Holy Communion! Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist and Common Sense! Remember Who you Carry and Where you are taking Him! Your eternity depends on it!
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Part 2-The Eucharistic Miracle of Gruaro Italy, 1294 An account of some of the abuses of the Blessed Sacrament taking place in our day.
Eucharistic Miracles Vatican International Exhibition
A Photographic Exhibition of Church Approved Eucharistic Miracles from 750 A.D. – 200
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