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!
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 transform 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.
Readers will be enlightened by a gallery of photos showing actual sites of these documented miracles. Delightful pen and ink illustrations complement the text. Here is the perfect First Communion gift sure to inspire young and old alike.
Author: Kathryn Swegart
Recipient of the Seal of Approval by Catholic Writer's Guild! This best selling treasury of stories for children is now into its second edition. Two new stories include the children of Fatima and St. Germaine Cousin. Readers will be enlightened by a gallery of photos showing actual sites of these documented miracles. Delightful pen and ink illustrations complement the text. Here is the perfect First Communion gift sure to inspire young and old alike.
However, stories of eucharistic miracles did grow dramatically in popularity
among the laity throughout the late Middle Ages. Between 1263 andabout I400,
popularvenerationofthe eucharist and pilgrimages to the sites of eucharistic miracles ...
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.
The explanation for this must be mainly sought in the consequences of the
second Eucharistic controversy surrounding Berengarius of Tours (f 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. “Ricerche
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
One of the greatest Eucharistic miracles is the hardness of heart which always
follows unworthy communions , leaving the profaners of the adorable sacrament
preys to every sin , and always directly or indirectly , to the night of Atheism , that
God has given us Eucharistic miracles that are doctrinal in nature; that is, they
demonstrate that the teaching of the church on the Real Presence is true Eucharistic miracles are miracles in which, in some cases, a consecrated host
turns into ...
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.
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 not ...
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. "
Author: Rev. John Trigilio, Jr.Publish On: 2011-02-09
Eucharistic. Miracles. In. This. Chapter. ▷ Discovering the Real Presence of
Christ through miracles ▷ Exploring sites where ... host (the flat wafer of bread
used at Catholic Mass) manifested the normally hidden qualities of the Holy Eucharist.
Author: Rev. John Trigilio, Jr.
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
An unintimidating guide to understanding the Catholic Mass Throughout the centuries, the liturgy of the Church has taken a variety of regional and historical forms, but one thing has remained constant: the Mass has always been the central form of Catholic worship. Catholic Mass For Dummies gives you a step-by-step overview of the Catholic Mass, as well as a close look at the history and meaning of the Mass as a central form of Catholic worship. You'll find information on the order of a Mass and coverage of major Masses. Covers standard Sunday Mass, weddings, funerals, holiday services, and holy days of obligation Provides insight on the events, symbols, themes, history, and language of the Mass Translations of a Mass in Castilian and Latin American Spanish If you're a Catholic looking to enhance your knowledge of your faith, an adult studying to convert to Catholicism, a CCD instructor, or a non-Catholic who wants to understand the many nuances of the Catholic Mass, this hands-on, friendly guide has you covered.
Ildikó CSEPREGI ' s Mysteries for the Uninitiated : The Role and the Symbolism
of the Eucharist in Miraculous Healing , examines Eucharistic miracles from the
fifth to the ninth century , showing how the miracles reflected the doctrinal ...
Author: István Perczel
Publisher: Leuven University Press
Discusses the conceptual, doctrinal, theological, and philosophical aspects of the developments concerning the Eucharistic doctrines of the Christian Churches, not just the Western ones, but the Byzantino-Slavic and Oriental ones, too.
The Eucharistic miracles in Radbertus's On the Body and Blood of the Lord
represent but a fraction of those that make up the tradition of such objects and
events from the sixth century on up into the Reformation.70 What is most striking
Author: James J. Heaney
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
The Eucharist has become the central act of Christian life and worship. Unresolved disagreements about it, however, remain as obstacles to religious unity, and to developing a eucharistic spirituality adapted to the unpredictable standards of a deconstructed, critically driven, postmodern age. Beginning with a reassessment of medieval "realist" doctrines of the Eucharist, Beyond the Body argues that the real meaning of the Words of Institution is their use in fulfilling the Last Supper command of Jesus to be remembered. Where traditional doctrines of the Eucharist and their corresponding forms of piety dead-end in intellectual conundrum or disembodied symbolism, that command evokes a world of transformative events with the historical Jesus of the Last Supper as real and constant partner. As an "antitheology" the task of this book is to sketch the intellectual footprint of a nonmetaphysical eucharistic faith. Setting aside traditional approaches, however, will have been worth it only if this enables a eucharistic belief that meets the needs of and is fruitful for religious life in general. Its ultimate goal is to refocus eucharistic piety on the liturgical act itself as a transformative event united in time with the person of Jesus in both remembrance and thanksgiving.
recognized the conceptual difficulty of having to deal with Christ's bodily
presence in the Eucharist. “It is a big thing to think of ... Consider the titles that
appear in Caesarius of Heisterbach's Miracles of the Eucharist (c. 1220–1235)
alone: “Of a ...
Author: Sheila J. Nayar
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Category: Literary Criticism
Arguing that the consecrated body in the Eucharist is one of the central metaphors structuring The Divine Comedy, this book is the first comprehensive exploration of the theme of transubstantiation across Dante's epic poem. Drawing attention first to the historical and theological tensions inherent in ideas of transubstantiation that rippled through Western culture up to the early fourteenth century, Sheila Nayar engages in a Eucharistic reading of both the "flesh" allusions and "metamorphosis" motifs that thread through the entirety of Dante's poem. From the cannibalistic resonances of the Ugolino episode in the Inferno to the Corpus Christi-like procession seminal to Purgatory, Nayar demonstrates how these sacrifice- and Host-related metaphors, allusions, and tropes lead directly and intentionally to the Comedy's final vision, that of the Eucharist itself. Arguing that the final revelation in Paradise is analogically "the Bread of Life," Nayar brings to the fore Christ's centrality (as sacrament) to The Divine Comedy-a reading that is certain to alter current-day thinking about Dante's poem.
Author: Caroline Walker BynumPublish On: 1988-01-07
Using materials based on saints' lives and the religious and mystical writings of medieval women and men, Caroline Walker Bynum uncovers the pattern lying behind these aspects of women's religiosity and behind the fascination men and women ...
Author: Caroline Walker Bynum
Publisher: Univ of California Press
In the period between 1200 and 1500 in western Europe, a number of religious women gained widespread veneration and even canonization as saints for their extraordinary devotion to the Christian eucharist, supernatural multiplications of food and drink, and miracles of bodily manipulation, including stigmata and inedia (living without eating). The occurrence of such phenomena sheds much light on the nature of medieval society and medieval religion. It also forms a chapter in the history of women. Previous scholars have occasionally noted the various phenomena in isolation from each other and have sometimes applied modern medical or psychological theories to them. Using materials based on saints' lives and the religious and mystical writings of medieval women and men, Caroline Walker Bynum uncovers the pattern lying behind these aspects of women's religiosity and behind the fascination men and women felt for such miracles and devotional practices. She argues that food lies at the heart of much of women's piety. Women renounced ordinary food through fasting in order to prepare for receiving extraordinary food in the eucharist. They also offered themselves as food in miracles of feeding and bodily manipulation. Providing both functionalist and phenomenological explanations, Bynum explores the ways in which food practices enabled women to exert control within the family and to define their religious vocations. She also describes what women meant by seeing their own bodies and God's body as food and what men meant when they too associated women with food and flesh. The author's interpretation of women's piety offers a new view of the nature of medieval asceticism and, drawing upon both anthropology and feminist theory, she illuminates the distinctive features of women's use of symbols. Rejecting presentist interpretations of women as exploited or masochistic, she shows the power and creativity of women's writing and women's lives.
This is second is a series of Eucharistic Miracles down through the centuries. Many photos and prayers are included as well as explanation of the miracles. In this book you will discover Who our Lord is and how much He loves us.
Author: Dusty Rose
Publisher: Independently Published
This is second is a series of Eucharistic Miracles down through the centuries. Many photos and prayers are included as well as explanation of the miracles. In this book you will discover Who our Lord is and how much He loves us. You will want to live for Christ and the Church because you will realize the Eucharist is not just a piece of bread and a cup of wine, but Our Lord in His Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity.
The Eucharist across the Ages and Traditions Owen F. Cummings ... In a time
given to eucharistic miracles, there is nothing remarkable here, but what is
interesting is that this particular experience was not to be repeated. The failure of
Author: Owen F. Cummings
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Most Christians worship on a regular basis on the Lord's Day. They have done so from the beginning, and their worship has centered on the Eucharist, following Jesus's words, Do this in remembrance of me. Over the two millennia of the Christian tradition there have been shifts of emphasis and understanding about the Eucharist. This book attempts to point out, by providing accessible accounts of both liturgies and liturgists across the centuries and traditions, just how much different Christians have in common and how they can benefit from attending to one another's worship. The author's ultimate hope is that in its small way, the book will contribute to Christians worshiping together.
First Holy Communion provided the basic Catholic understanding of the
Eucharist: one would welcome the body of ... in the so-called Eucharistic Miracles
when a consecrated wafer became actual flesh and blood before the eyes of the
a priest ...
Author: Thomas O'Loughlin
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Theological reflection upon the Eucharist is dominated by two paradigms: One approach interprets the Eucharist almost exclusively in theological terms, shaped by Scholasticism and the Reformation. Most discussions about the nature of the Eucharist, Eucharistic presence or the role of the priest follow these categories, even if they come in modern disguise. The other reads the Eucharist as an event which can be explored empirically. O'Loughlin develops a new understanding of the Eucharist. This can be done by looking afresh at the historical evidence and bringing it in dialogue with modern theology. In the past decades, historical research and new discoveries have changed our view of the origins and the development of the Eucharist. By bringing history into a fruitful dialogue with sacramental and liturgical theology, he shows not only ways how theology and practice can be brought closer together again, but also how current ecumenical divisions can be overcome. His book makes an important contribution to eucharistic theology, both for individual church traditions as well as for ecumenical dialogues.
Nicholas Germes, by John Bale's account of the incident, a 'popysh priest',
pricked his fingers with a pin at the moment of the consecration to give the
illusion of Christ's blood on the altar.1 The visible eucharistic miracle had been a
Author: Helen L. Parish
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Superstition and Magic in Early Modern Europe brings together a rich selection of essays which represent the most important historical research on religion, magic and superstition in early modern Europe. Each essay makes a significant contribution to the history of magic and religion in its own right, while together they demonstrate how debates over the topic have evolved over time, providing invaluable intellectual, historical, and socio-political context for readers approaching the subject for the first time. The essays are organised around five key themes and areas of controversy. Part One tackles superstition; Part Two, the tension between miracles and magic; Part Three, ghosts and apparitions; Part Four, witchcraft and witch trials; and Part Five, the gradual disintegration of the 'magical universe' in the face of scientific, religious and practical opposition. Each part is prefaced by an introduction that provides an outline of the historiography and engages with recent scholarship and debate, setting the context for the essays that follow and providing a foundation for further study. This collection is an invaluable toolkit for students of early modern Europe, providing both a focused overview and a springboard for broader thinking about the underlying continuities and discontinuities that make the study of magic and superstition a perennially fascinating topic.