- Incredible evidence behind the Eucharistic Miracles
- Studies by respected scientists from various disciplines
- Fascinating and awe-inspiring reads
- Includes stories of incorrupt saints, blessed, and venerable
The Gospels might not be “good enough” for modernity, and science is certainly its god. But neither is an impediment to the one, true God. Indeed, He is using methods of the twenty-first century — His twenty-first century — to show how our Faith can be proven through Eucharistic miracles with clinical scientific precision.
In this astounding book, prominent cardiologist and author Dr. Franco Serafini walks us through the extensive medical and scientific research into five Eucharistic miracles, unveiling the stunning testimonies of hematologists, oncologists, neurologists, geneticists, molecular biologists, and more who all concluded the same thing: the five Eucharistic miracles are undeniably authentic.
In surprising and fascinating ways, each of these miracles relates to the others: all reveal heart muscle tissue, many reveal a heart that was experiencing extreme suffering, and some reveal a heart still enduring tissue trauma.
You’ll learn how the human DNA found in Eucharistic substances was identified, what kept a revered eighth-century relic alive until the twenty-first century, and how the identical blood group recurred in the unique miracles to provide contemporary man with a thrilling statistical fortress. Best of all, you’ll be armed with the scientific data to prove not only that God is still active in the world but that He desires all of us to be in union with Him through His Most Precious Body and Blood.
Continuously popular since it first appeared in 1977, The Incorruptibles remains the acknowledged classic on the bodies of saints that did not undergo decomposition after death, many remaining fresh and flexible for years, or even centuries. After explaining both natural and artificial mummification, the author shows that the incorruption of the saints' bodies fits into neither category but constitutes a much greater phenomenon unexplained by modern science, even to this day.
Mrs. Cruz presents a chapter on each of 102 canonized saints, beati and venerables, covering their lives, the discovery of their incorruption, investigations by Church and medical authorities, photos where available, and many other remarkable facts associated with their incorrupt bodies. These include heavenly fragrances, the exuding of holy oil and the flow of fresh blood several years after death.
Also included here are the stories of saints whose bodies were found in damp graves, or whose caskets or clothing had deteriorated around their incorrupt bodies, or whose bodies were even buried in lime to hasten decomposition. Among the most famous saints considered here are St. Cecilia, St. Agatha, St. Albert the Great, St. Margaret of Cortona, St. Nicholas of Tolentino, St. Clare, Bl. Margaret of Castello, St. Frances of Rome, St. Bernardine of Siena, St. Rita of Cascia, "San Diego." St. Catherine of Genoa, St. Angela Merici, St. Francis Xavier, St. Louis Bertrand, St. Teresa of Avila, St. Charles Borromeo, St. John of the Cross, St. Pascal Baylon, St. Philip Neri, St. Rose of Lima, St. Frances de Sales, St. Jane Frances de Chantal, St. Andrew Bobola, St. Vincent de Paul, Bl. Anna Maria Taigi, The Cure of Ars, St. Catherine Laboure, St. Bernadette Soubirous and St. Charbel Makhouf. Though the bodies of many other holy persons have also been found incorrupt, the author has confined her study to the bodies of canonized saints and beati, plus venerables.
The incorruptibles are a consoling sign of Christ's victory over death, a confirmation of the dogma of the Resurrection of the Body, a sign that the saints are still with us in the Mystical Body of Christ, as well as a proof of the truth of the Catholc Faith -- for only in the Catholic Church do we find this phenomenon. Thus The Incorruptibles has to be one of the most significant Catholic books of the last 100 years, and a book whos popularity will only increase through time.
Imprimatur: Most Rev. Phillip Hannan, Archbishop of New Orleans, November 19, 1974
Dimensions and Specifications:
A Cardiologist Examines Jesus: The Stunning Science Behind Eucharistic Miracles
- Author: Dr. Franco Serafini
- 308 pages
- Author: Joan Carroll Cruz
- 344 pages