- 2 Book Set
- Eucharistic Miracles and Eucharistic Phenomena in the Lives of the Saints
- Detailed accounts of miraculous Eucharistic phenomena
- 7 Secrets of the Eucharist
- Learn the “hidden truths” of the Eucharist, and why it is considered the greatest treasure of the Church
Eucharistic Miracles and Eucharistic Phenomena in the Lives of the Saints: On numerous occasions in the history of the Church, God has seen fit to offer miraculous visible proof of the Catholic teaching that at the sacred words of Consecration in the Mass, the bread and wine upon the altar are truly changed into the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ. Joan Carroll Cruz's "Eucharistic Miracles" recounts 36 such major Eucharistic miracles in Church history. She tells of Hosts which have turned to visible flesh, Hosts which have bled, Hosts which have become hard as flint when received by a person in mortal sin, Hosts which have levitated, Hosts which have manifested their hidden presence by mysterious lights, consecrated "wine" which turned into visible blood, etc., as well as many miracles which occurred after sacrilege had been committed against the Holy Eucharist.
The events told here cover a wide historical gamut, the first miracle described being that of Lanciano, Italy in the 8th century and the last that of Stich, Bavaria in 1970. The author details the official investigations made into these remarkable events, and in many cases tells where the miraculous Hosts or Blood can still be seen and venerated today.
Also described here are many miraculous Eucharistic phenomena in the lives of the Saints: Mrs. Cruz tells of Saints who lived on the Eucharist alone, Saints who had raptures and ecstasies during Holy Communion, Saints who received Communion miraculously, and Saints who experienced levitations, visions, locutions, and phenomena of tears, fire and light in relation to their reception of the Eucharist. Plus, another section of the book gives the history of Eucharistic devotions, including Benediction, the Feast of Corpus Christi, and perpetual adoration.
To read the accounts of the amazing miracles related here -- events unexplained and unexplainable by science -- is to realize anew the literal truth of the Church's ancient doctrine of the Real Presnece. "Eucharistic Miracles" is destined to be for many people a powerful confirmation of the truth of the Catholic Faith by confirming the truth of one of the loftiest mysteries of the Catholic religion -- the Real Presence of Jesus Christ in the Holy Eucharist.
INCLUDES EUCHARISTIC MIRACLES OF:
- Lanciano, Italy
- Braine, France
- Ferrara, Italy
- Augsburg, Germany
- Alatri, Italy
- Santarem, Portugal
- The Two Miracles of Stich, Germany
- plus more, including many instances of Eucharistic Phenomena in the Lives of the Saints
7 Secrets of the Eucharist: Pope John Paul II referred to the Holy Eucharist as "the greatest treasure of the Church," and yet even many devoted Catholics have a very limited understanding of this powerful sacrament. This book will change all that. The reader will come away with a completely new awareness that the Eucharist is not just about receiving Communion; it's about transforming your daily life.
Deeply based on the Scriptures, the writings of the Saints and the teachings of our two most recent Popes, this profound and remarkably readable book will introduce you to some of the "hidden" truths of the Eucharist - truths that have always been embraced by theologians, saints and mystics, but have rarely been passed on to the average person in a meaningful way. In The Seven Secrets of the Eucharist, these truths are finally made accessible to all, as author Vinny Flynn shows how each reception of Holy Communion can be a life-changing experience.
No matter how much or how little you already know about the Eucharist, the "secrets" revealed here will bring you to a new, personal "Emmaus" experience, again and again. Perfect for personal devotion, catechesis, study groups, book clubs, and theological studies, The Seven Secrets of the Eucharist will rekindle the "Eucharistic amazement" called for by Pope John Paul II.
Dimensions & Specifications
Eucharistic Miracles and Eucharistic Phenomena in the Lives of the Saints
- 8.47 x 5.51 x 0.69 inches
- ISBN: 9780895553034
- Author: Joan Carroll Cruz
- Format: Softcover
- Pages: 305
- Language: English
- Occasion: Eucharist
7 Secrets of the Eucharist
- 8 x 5¼ inches
- ISBN: 9781884479311
- Author: Vinny Flynn
- Format: Softcover
- Pages: 130
- Language: English