A Eucharistic miracle happened in the little Church of St. Legontian and St. Domitian, Lanciano, Chieti, Italy. Lanciano is halfway between San Giovanni Rotondo (St. Padre Pio) and Loreto (house of Mary and Joseph?). It is about 270 kms. east of Rome.
A Basilian monk doubted Christ’s real presence in the consecrated host and wine.
One morning while celebrating Mass, as he uttered “this is my body”, “This is my blood” the Host turned into a living piece of Flesh and the Wine, into real Blood which thereupon coagulated and split into five (5) globules, irregular, and differing in shape and size.
The people, having witnessed the miracle personally were converted and believed.
Various ecclesiastical investigations were conducted since 1574. The last verification in 1970, is the most scientifically complete.
In 1970 – 1971 Doctor Oduardo Linobi, University professor-at-large in anatomy and pathological histology, and in chemistry and clinical microscopy, head physician of the united hospitals of Arizzo, and assisted by Doctor Ruggero Bertelli, a professor emeritus of normal human anatomy at the University of Siena, conducted scientific investigation of the Holy Species. The Archbishop of Lanciano, Bishop of Ortona and many others were present at the sacristy of the Church, now named, St. Francis.
- The Flesh is real Flesh. The Blood, real. Both human.
- The Flesh consists of the muscular tissue of the heart. A “Heart” complete in its essential structure (myocardium, endocardium, vague nerve, etc.)
- Flesh and Blood same blood-type: AB
- .In the Blood: proteins and minerals (chlorides, phosphorus, magnesium, potassium, sodium, calcium)
- The 5 pellets of coagulated Blood differ in sizes and shapes. Weighed either separately or together, any combination weighs the same at 15.85 grams! Blood contains properties of freshly shed blood – after 1,270 years! (Internet)