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Why Miracles Of The Eucharist - Part II

Author : Bob and Penny Lord

Copyright (c) 2011 Bob and Penny Lord's Site

But that reality that we received through you and your faith and your belief is the reality that Jesus Christ Himself gave to you. You were not, of your own intellect, of your own will, believing. That's what I saw up there. What I saw up there was you being engulfed by the Lord Himself. It was as if it was in the days of the Old Testament, where the temple was just covered with a cloud. This is what I saw. I saw the Spirit of the Lord upon you, coming from the Miracle. And you did not see a Miracle of the Eucharist. What I saw in your eyes was you saw the crucified Lord, Jesus on the Cross. That's what we have been given from the Miracles. "

We'd like to share a testimony from one of our pilgrims.

"When I thought about the trip and all the places we were going, that (Lanciano) was a place that I didn't know much about. And I had heard about it, a Eucharistic Miracle, but I'd never seen one. And I remember when I got there, I wasn't sure what to expect; I didn't know what was going to happen. We went into the Church and we prayed. Then, they said we could go up and see the Miracle, so we were going up the stairs, and all of a sudden, I just, like right now, I lost my breath, and feeling such a deep love and happiness, and joy and peace. And I felt that few other times in my life, but it was very deep, and I couldn't keep from crying. And the closer and closer I got to Jesus (in the Miracle) I just wanted to cry my eyes out, because I love Him so much, and I feel that He really touched me. And I don't know what it means, and I don't know why it happened. But it was the most beautiful part of my pilgrimage."

In an amphitheater in Siracusa, Sicily, here in Italy, they would bring the sick to the foot of the stadium, and when they killed the Christians, they would cut out their hearts and throw it to the sick, who would run and eat the flesh of these martyrs, and drink the blood, because they knew that there was power in that. They were convinced that they would be healed. It's sort of a warped understanding of the power of the Body and Blood of Jesus in the Eucharist.

We were sitting in that amphitheater in Sicily, just our family, and our daughter, who had been given the gift of speed-reading, was telling Penny about what had happened, with the early Church martyrs, when Penny began to cry. Because of her Sicilian ancestry, she didn't know if we were the victims, the martyrs, or the murderers. And my daughter said to Penny, "Don't you understand that the power of the Eucharist is so strong; that truth is so deep, it was there from the beginning of the world?" And these pagans instinctively knew the truth.

They didn't know why. They only knew that there was Healing Power in the flesh and blood of the Christians. We believe there's healing power in the flesh and Blood of Our Lord Jesus, as given to us in the Eucharist. And so heresies began to be spread, from the very beginning, denying the real presence of Jesus in the Eucharist.

Even the enemies of the Church know the power of the Eucharist. Sometimes, we have a problem believing in the Real Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist, but those who desecrate the Eucharist, the Cultists, the Satanists, have no problem believing. They believe. We were at a retreat with Fr. Harold Cohen in New Orleans and we touched on this subject. After the talk, a woman came up to us and said "I used to belong to a satanic cult. We knew, we knew the power of Jesus in the Eucharist. We knew Who that was that we were desecrating." It's there. They know it. They may not even know why, but they know that the power is there.

So, the hopelessly ill, the pagans, came to the Coliseum. Isn't that our altar? Isn't there another sacrifice, the ultimate sacrifice? And they knew that if they could eat the heart of a Christian and drink his blood, they would be healed. Why? Why would they be healed? Because they knew in these Christians, that Jesus lived. They knew that they no longer lived, but Jesus lived in them. And how did Jesus live in them? Because they believed and they became one in Him through the Eucharist, through His Body and Blood. That's why they consumed the flesh and blood of Christians. They wanted some of that. They admired them. They knew they would be healed. You know, we hear about healing services, people with the gift of healing, and no way do we dispute that. These pagans knew that healing came from the heart and the blood of Christians. We know the ultimate truth, don't we? The healing comes from the Healer Himself, who lived among us, and who is that? Jesus in the Eucharist!

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Bob and Penny Lord are renowned Catholic authors and television hosts on EWTN, Global Catholic television. They are prolific writers about the Catholic faith, especially the Saints for which they have been dubbed experts on the Saints. For more information about Miracles of the Eucharist go here

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