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Eucharistic Miracle of Turin – 1453
The Eucharistic Miracles are miraculous interventions that aim to strengthen the faith in the Real Presence of the Body and Blood of Christ in the Eucharist.
For the Incarnation God lowers him to man, for the Eucharist man rises up to God.
On June 16, 1453 in Turin was the Miracle of SS. Sacramento. In Upper Susa Valley, at Exilles, René of Anjou's troops clashed with the troops of Duke Louis of Savoy. Here the soldiers abandoned the plunder of the country and some went to church. One of them forced the door of the tabernacle and stole the monstrance with the consecrated Host. All wrapped in a sack and loot mule, went to the city of Turin, on the main square, near the church of S. Sylvester, now the Holy Spirit, the place where afterwards was erected the Church of Corpus Domini, the donkey stumbled and fell. Here then open the bag and the monstrance with the consecrated Host to rise above the houses surrounding the amazement of the people. Among them was Don Bartholomew Coccolo, who ran to give notice to the Bishop, the Marquis Ludovico Romagnano. The Bishop, accompanied by a procession of people and clergy, took to the streets, prostrated them and prayed with the words of the disciples of Emmaus: "Stay with us, Lord." Meanwhile, another miracle occurred, the monstrance was knocked down, leaving freedom and glowing, like a second sun the consecrated Host. The Bishop, who was holding a cup, lifted him up and slowly the consecrated Host began to back down, resting in the cup. Devotion to the Eucharistic miracle of 1453 was immediately taken by the City that first promoted the construction of a kiosk at the miracle was soon replaced by the Church dedicated to Corpus Christi There are many documents describing the miracle: the oldest are Chapter three of the Arts 1454, 1455, and 1456 and some contemporary writings of the City of Turin. In 1853 Blessed Pope Pius IX solemnly celebrated the fourth anniversary of the Miracle ceremony, also attended St. John Bosco and Don Rua. Pius IX on this occasion also approved the Office and Mass of their miracle for the archdiocese of Turin - Pius XI in 1928 elevated the Church of Corpus Christi to the dignity of Minor Basilica.
Eucharistic Miracle of Siena - 1730
On 14 August 1730, some thieves are able to enter the Church of San Francesco in Siena, officiated by Minors Conventual, and steal the ciborium containing consecrated particles 351. After three days, Aug. 17, in the alms box of the Sanctuary of Santa Maria in Provenzano, in the dust, were found intact the 351 Hosts. All the people gathered to celebrate the discovery of the Holy Communion wafers, which were immediately reported in solemn procession into the church of San Francesco.
Among the most important describing the miracle is a memoir written by a Macchi in 1730, the years did not cause any sign of alteration in the particular. Several times, have been examined by any means but the conclusions were always the same: "The sacred Particles are still fresh, untouched, uncorrupted physically, chemically and show no principle of corruption." In 1914, Pope St. Pius X authorized examination attended by numerous professors: grammatology (science of food substances in terms of different physical characteristics and composition), hygiene, chemical and pharmaceutical, among where there was also the famous Professor Siro Grimaldi.
The final conclusion that drew up the report, said: "The particular saint of Siena is a classic example of perfect preservation particles of unleavened bread consecrated in 1730, and constitute a singular, pulsating current that reverses the natural laws of conservation Delta organic debris, it is strange, surprising, is abnormal: the laws of nature are reversing, the glass is diventalo within the mold, the unleavened bread was more refractory glass ... It is a unique consecrated in the annals of science. "Other tests were performed in 1922, when the transfer of Particles in a cylinder of hyaline quartz commonly called rock crystal.
The Miracle of the Holy Particles is kept permanently in the Piccolomini chapel in summer and winter months in the chapel Martinotti.
Eucharistic Miracle of Onil - Spain 1824
On 5 November 1824, Nicolas Bernabeu in the church of Onil stole the monstrance containing the Blessed Sacrament and other objects. When the thief tried to sell stolen goods to Alicante, suspicious shopkeeper warned authorities the thief was arrested, while Nicolas Bernabeusi had already liberated the booty hiding in a field of vegetables in the area called "La Pedrera". On Nov. 28 Mrs. Teresa Carbonell in the nearby town of Tibi, who was passing in the area called "La Pedrera" found the monstrance in the middle of the field of vegetables with the Host still intact Hijarrubia Don Guillermo, director of the Archbishop of Valencia , exactly 119 years later confirmed the authenticity of the miracle, finding the conservation of the pristine parts are included in the monstrance stolen.
Even today, despite 182 years have elapsed from the miracle can be seen in the parish church of St. James the Apostle in Oil, the miraculous Host that remained intact after nearly two centuries. Every year we celebrate the Feast of Our Lord "Robat", to commemorate the miracle of the Eucharist and the discovery of the Host.
Eucharistic Miracle of Voltaire - 1472
In 1472, when war broke out between Voltaire and Florence, a Florentine soldier, entered the cathedral of Voltaire, steal from the tabernacle the ciborium containing a number of consecrated Hosts in ivory as well as numerous religious articles. Just come from church, took a strong hatred towards Jesus Eucharist, threw the pyx with its precious contents against an exterior wall of the church and from this flowed all the consecrated Hosts, as supported by an invisible hand, rose miraculously Vacuum all radiant with light and remained suspended for some time. The soldier fell to the ground by fear and remorse began to cry. Many were witnesses who saw the miracle.
Among the most prominent examples that describe the miracle, now preserved in the archives of the Church of San Francisco and some municipal documents stored in the library of the city of Voltaire is the written report of Smooth Brother Biagio who was a direct witness.
Eucharistic Miracle of Marseille-en-Beauvais - France, 1533
In 1532 thieves stole the Parish Church of Marseille en Beauvais the precious silver ciborium containing the consecrated host. The Hosts were abandoned along the main road and hidden under a large stone. Mr. Jean Moucque who traveled that road despite heavy snowstorm, his attention was caught by a big stone lying on the roadside which strangely was not covered with snow. Lifted and to his amazement he found the Hosts completely intact. It warned the priest, Don Prothais, which, accompanied by many faithful back to church the particular saint. The excavation site was then planted a cross and a chapel was built to facilitate the influx of many devotees, the Chapel des Saintes Hosties.
Here the Lord wrought many cures, was sensational healing priest Jacques Sauvage, who suffers from paralysis, had also lost the use of voice, was completely healed, or those of Mr. d'Autrèche, blind from birth, who regained his sight.
In 1561 the Count-Bishop of Beauvais, Odet de Coligny, passed to the Calvinist religion and married Elizabeth de Hartville. Before abjure ordered to consume the Sacred Host miraculously preserved.
Eucharistic Miracle of Herentals - Belgium 1412
In 1412, a certain Jan van Langerstede who obtain their living by stealing sacred objects from the churches who then resold around Europe, went to the nearby village of Poederlee, entered the church and stole the chalice and ciborium containing five consecrated hosts. While returning to Herentals, where he was staying at a hotel in the area known as the 'De Hegge "the hedge", felt restrained by a mysterious force that kept him from continuing the journey, then hid in a field in the Hosts a large rabbit hole and then returned quietly to Herentals. Jan was sentenced to hang by Judge Gilbert De Pape, as the police searching his luggage found the stolen goods, but before his death the prisoner pointed to where he had hidden the consecrated Hosts, then the court suspended the sentence and ordered to Jan return to the crime scene to verify the authenticity of the confession. A multitude of crowd followed them and wonder just came in, saw the radiant Hosts all arranged so as to form a cross. The Hosts miraculously remained intact, despite the weather. Were immediately reported in procession, partly in Herentals, and partly Poederlee, where they remained until the sixteenth century. On January 2, 1442, the miracle was declared authentic by the magistrate of Herentals and place of discovery of Hosts was built a small chapel. The daughter of John of Luxembourg, Elizabeth van Görlitz, financed the expansion of the Chapel, which was later transformed into a shrine.
Eucharistic Miracle in Cracow - Poland, 1345
In 1345, the then King of Poland, Casimir III the Great ordered to build a church dedicated to Corpus Christi, in honor of a Eucharistic miracle that occurred that year in the countryside near Krakow Wawel.
In a church not far from Krakow, after thieves forced the tabernacle, stole the ciborium containing some consecrated Hosts. Later they discovered that the pyx was not real gold, and so threw in a swamp near Wawel full of waste and mud. Instantly glow emanates from the mud that persisted for several days.
The Bishop of Krakow amazed by the phenomenon summoned three days of prayer and fasting on the third day he went into the swamp of light, accompanied in procession by all the people of the Village. Many began to rummage in the marsh to discover the origin of this miracle, a man recovered inside the ciborium with the emanating Hosts that light beam and not only eroded the mud was not consecrated Hosts that were incredibly immaculate. In the Church of Corpus Christi in Krakow you can still see the paintings and documents that describe the miracle and the testimony of the time. Even today, the feast of Corpus Christi, every year we remember the miracle of Corpus Christi Church in Krakow.