Eucharistic Miracle in Buenos Aires
Eucharistic Miracles Confirm Real Presence of Jesus Christ
By Express News|Updated: November 27, 2017
Jesus desires to enhance our faith in His Eucharistic presence. That is why from time to time in the history of the Catholic Church He offers us signs– Eucharistic miracles that clearly provide the reality that He, the Risen Lord Himself in the secret of His Divinity and glorified humankind, is genuinely present in the Eucharist.
A consecrated Host becomes flesh and blood
Alejandro Pezet was stating Holy Mass at a Catholic church in the commercial center of Buenos Aires. As he was finishing dispersing Holy Communion, a lady came up to tell him that she had actually found a disposed host on a candle holder at the back of the church. Alejandro saw the defiled Host.
On Monday, August 26, upon opening the tabernacle, he saw to his wonder that the Host had actually turned into a bloody substance. He notified Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio, who gave guidelines that the Host be expertly photographed. They plainly reveal that the Host, which had ended up being a piece of bloodied flesh, had grown significantly in size.
Pope Francis and Dr. Ricardo Castanon investigate. Below image Dr. Castanon taking a sample of the bleeding Host for testing.
On October 5, 1999, in the presence of the Cardinal’s representatives, Dr. Castanon took a sample of the bloody piece and sent it to New York for analysis. Because he did not want to bias the research study, he purposely did not inform the team of scientists of its provenance. One of these scientists was Dr. Frederic Zugiba, the popular cardiologist and forensic pathologist. He identified that the evaluated compound was real flesh and blood containing human DNA. Zugiba testified that, “the analyzed material is a piece of the heart muscle found in the wall of the left ventricle close to the valves. This muscle is accountable for the contraction of the heart. It needs to be borne in mind that the left cardiac ventricle pumps blood to all parts of the body. The heart muscle remains in an inflammatory condition and includes a large number of leukocyte. This indicates that the heart lived at the time the sample was taken. It is my contention that the heart was alive, given that leukocyte pass away outside a living organism. They need a living organism to sustain them. Hence, their presence shows that the heart lived when the sample was taken. What is more, these white blood cells had actually permeated the tissue, which further shows that the heart had actually been under extreme tension, as if the owner had been beaten badly about the chest.”
Two Australians, journalist Mike Willesee and legal representative Ron Tesoriero, saw these tests. Knowing where sample had actually originated from, they were stunned by Dr. Zugiba’s statement. Mike Willesee asked the researcher the length of time the leukocyte would have stayed alive if they had come from a piece of human tissue, which had actually been kept in water. They would have disappeared in a matter of minutes, Dr. Zugiba replied. The reporter then informed the doctor that the source of the sample had initially been kept in ordinary water for a month then for another three years in a container of pure water; only then had actually the sample been taken for analysis. Dr. Zugiba’s was at a loss to represent this truth. There was no other way of explaining it clinically, he mentioned. Just then did Mike Willesee inform Dr. Zugiba that the examined sample originated from a consecrated Host (white, unleavened bread) that had inexplicably developed into bloody human flesh. Impressed by this details, Dr. Zugiba responded, “How and why a consecrated Host would change its character and end up being living human flesh and blood will remain an inexplicable secret to science– a secret absolutely beyond her competence.”
Only faith in the remarkable action of a God offers the reasonable response– faith in a God, who wishes to make us aware that He is genuinely present in the secret of the Eucharist.
Through it Jesus desires to excite in us a vibrant faith in His real presence in the Eucharist. He advises us that His presence is genuine, and not symbolic. In the Eucharist Jesus sees and likes us and desires to save us.
In collaboration with Ron Tesoriero, Mike Willesee, one of Australia’s best-known journalists (he converted to Catholicism after working on the documents of another Eucharistic miracle) wrote a book entitled Reason to Believe. In it they present documented truths of Eucharistic miracles and other signs calling people to faith in Christ who abides and teaches in the Catholic Church. They have likewise made a documentary on the Eucharist– based largely on the clinical discoveries connected with the miraculous Host in Buenos Aires. Their goal was to offer a clear discussion of the Catholic Church’s teaching on the topic of the Eucharist. They screened the movie in various Australian cities. The revealing at Adelaide drew a crowd of two thousand audiences. During the commentary and concern period that followed a visibly moved man stood up revealing that he was blind. Having found out that this was an extraordinary movie, he had quite wished to see it. Right before the screening, he hoped fervently to Jesus for the grace to see the film. Simultaneously his sight was brought back to him, however only for the thirty-minute duration of the film. Upon its conclusion, he again lost the capability to see. He validated this by describing in minute information certain scenes of the movie. It was an unbelievable event that moved those present to the core of their being.
Through such fascinating signs God calls souls to conversion. If Jesus triggers the Host to become visible flesh and blood, a muscle that is accountable for the contraction of a human heart– a heart that suffers like that of someone who has been beaten significantly about the chest, if He does such things, it is in order to arouse and quicken our faith in His real presence in the Eucharist. He therefore enables us to see that Holy Mass is a re-presentation (i.e. a making present) of the entire drama of our redemption: Christ’s passion, death, and resurrection. Jesus states to his disciples, “Unless you individuals see indications and wonders, you will not believe” (Jn 4: 48). There is no requirement to actively seek out wondrous indications. But if Jesus opts to offer them to us, then it behooves us to accept them with meekness and seek to comprehend what He desires to tell us by them. Thanks to these indications, lots of people have discovered faith in God– the One God in the Holy Trinity, who exposes His Son to us: Jesus Christ, who abides in the sacraments and teaches us through Holy Scripture and the Magisterium of the Catholic Church.
A mystery that exceeds our understanding
The Eucharist– the real presence of the risen individual of Jesus under the looks of bread and wine– is one of the most crucial and most difficult facts revealed to us by Christ. Eucharistic miracles are merely noticeable verifications of what He tells us about Himself; specifically, that He truly does give us His glorified body and blood as spiritual food and drink.
Jesus established the Eucharist on the eve of His passion, death, and resurrection. Throughout the Last Supper, He “took bread, said the true blessing, broke it, and providing it to his disciples said, ‘Take and eat; this is my body.’ Then he took a cup, appreciated, and provided it to them, saying, ‘Drink from it, all you, for this is my blood of the covenant, which will be shed on behalf of many for the forgiveness of sins'” (Mat 26: 26-28). When Jesus took and gave the apostles the bread and wine, He said, “this is my body … this is my blood” by which He plainly indicated that the bread and wine which He provided to eat and consume truly was His body and blood, and not some sort of sign.
Previously, in the well-known Eucharistic sermon taped by St. John the Evangelist, Jesus said to the Jews: “Amen, amen, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and consume his blood, you do not have life within you. Knowing that the reality of the Eucharist was a shock and a scandal to numerous of His listeners, Jesus reacted not by withdrawing His words, but by raising the stakes: “Does this shock you? Here Jesus goes to the heart of the mystery by anticipating the glorification of His humanity through His death, resurrection, and ascension.
Not all Jesus’ listeners accepted His mentor of the Eucharist. Therefore He relied on them, stating, “‘ But there are a few of you who do not believe.’ Jesus understood from the starting the ones who would not believe and the one who would betray him” (Jn 6: 65). Judas’ betrayal began with his rejection of Jesus’ teaching about His genuine presence in the Eucharist. In confirmation of this truth, Jesus said, “‘ Did I pass by you twelve? Yet is not one of you a devil?’ He was referring to Judas, boy of Simon the Iscariot; it was he who would betray him, one of the Twelve” (Jn 6: 70-71).
The Eucharist is the Risen Jesus Himself in His glorified, and thus invisible, mankind. This is the essence of His mentor of the Eucharist (Jn 6: 62-63). By its death and resurrection, the mankind of Jesus handles a divine nature; it assumes a brand-new order of existence: “For in him stays the whole fullness of the deity, physical” (Col 2: 9). In His glorified mankind, the Risen Jesus, ending up being omnipresent, gives of Himself in the present of the Eucharist. He shares with us His resurrected life and love that we might even here in the world experience the reality of paradise and partake of the life of the Holy Trinity.
In his encyclical dedicated this sacrament, John Paul II writes: “‘ The consecration of the bread and wine effects the modification of the whole substance of the bead into the substance of the body of Christ our Lord, and of the whole substance of the wine into the substance of his blood. Truly the Eucharist is a mysterium fidei, a mystery which surpasses our understanding and can only be gotten in faith, as is often brought out in the catechesis of the Church Fathers regarding this divine sacrament: ‘Do not see– Saint Cyril of Jerusalem exhorts– in the bread and wine simply natural components, due to the fact that the Lord has specifically stated that they are his body and his blood: faith guarantees you of this, though your senses suggest otherwise'” (Ecclesia de Eucharistia, 15).
The Eucharist is Christ’s supreme present and miracle, for in it He provides us Himself and engages us in His work of redemption. He allows us to take part in His success over death, sin, and Satan, share in the divine nature, and engage of the life of the Holy Trinity. In the Eucharist we get “the medicine of immortality, the antidote to death” (EE, 18). For this factor, Mother Church holds that every intentional and freely willed absence from Holy Mass on Sunday is an irretrievable spiritual loss, a sign of loss of faith, and hence a major sin. Let us also keep in mind that if “a Christian’s conscience is burdened by serious sin, then the course of penance through the sacrament of Reconciliation becomes essential for full involvement in the Eucharistic Sacrifice” (EE, 37).
In the Eucharist Jesus sees and likes us and desires to conserve us.
If Jesus causes the Host to end up being visible flesh and blood, a muscle that is responsible for the contraction of a human heart– a heart that suffers like that of somebody who has actually been beaten significantly about the chest, if He does such things, it is in order to excite and accelerate our faith in His real presence in the Eucharist. If Jesus selects to give them to us, then it behooves us to accept them with meekness and seek to understand what He desires to tell us by them. Thanks to these indications, lots of individuals have found faith in God– the One God in the Holy Trinity, who reveals His Son to us: Jesus Christ, who abides in the sacraments and teaches us through Holy Scripture and the Magisterium of the Catholic Church.
When Jesus took and gave the apostles the bread and wine, He said, “this is my body … this is my blood” by which He clearly meant that the bread and wine which He offered them to eat and drink really was His body and blood, and not some sort of symbol.
Author: ks. Mieczysław Piotrowski TChr