Blessed Sacrament Miracles
History of the Introduction of Miracles of the Eucharist to the Catholic Church in the USA.
In the 1970's while on Pilgrimage to the Shrines of Italy, Bob and Penny Lord, renowned Catholic authors,
visited the Church of Saint Francis of Assisi in Siena, Italy.
Inside the Church they discovered one of the Blessed Sacrament Miracles - The Miracle of the Eucharist of Siena.
At that time they met the custodian of the Miracle, Father Antonio Giannini.
He immediately began to give them a lot of information about
Blessed Sacrament Miracles and other Eucharist stories all over Europe.
It turns out that Father Antonio was the foremost authority on Miracles of the Eucharist in the world.
He even wrote a book about them so years earlier and sold only a few copies.
A few years later after giving much information to Bob and Penny, he asked them the question,
"When are you going to write your book?'
At that time Bob and Penny were directing Pilgrimages and had no intention to write a book, nor had they ever written one.
Sister Briege McKenna purchased a copy of Bob and Penny Lord's book Blessed Sacrament Miracles titled "Miracles of the Eucharist" and give it to a supporter in Europe.
That supporter was also a supporter of Mother Angelica, Foundress of EWTN Eternal Word Television Global Television Network.
He subsequently gave that book to Mother Angelica.
She read it and contacted Bob and Penny Lord and did an interview on her station and at the end of that interview, Mother invited Bob and Penny Lord to do a Series on Miracles of the Eucharist, which was the first series for both.
After a divine turn of events, they wrote the book, Miracles of the Eucharist in 1986.
By another divine turn of events, Mother Angelica, foundress of Eternal Word Global television network, asked them to come to Birmingham and talk about this book.
During the interview, December 1986, she asked them to do a series on Miracles of the Eucharist.
That was the beginning of the Catholic Church in America being exposed to the Miracles of the Eucharist,
The following is from the Miracles of the Eucharist book
by Bob and Penny Lord.
"I Myself am the Living Bread. If anyone eats this Bread, he shall live forever. And the Bread that I shall give you is My Flesh, for the life of the world to come."
"Unless you eat the Flesh of the Son of Man, and drink His Blood, you have no life in you."
"Then taking bread, He blessed it, broke it, gave it to them, saying, `This is My Body to be given for you. Do this as a remembrance of Me.' He did the same with the cup, saying as He did so, `This cup is the new Covenant in My Blood, which will be shed for you.'"
"At the heart of the Eucharistic celebration are the bread and wine that, by the words of Christ and the invocation of the Holy Spirit, become Christ's Body and Blood.....The signs of bread and wine become, in a way surpassing understanding, the Body and Blood of Christ."
This is our Faith. This is what we believe in. We do not make excuses for it. We are proud of our Faith. We're proud of this gift the Lord has given us. We are called to live for it. We are willing to die for it.
Mother Angelica, as well as many faithful Priests and Bishops throughout the world, tells us that all we need is two books, the Bible, and the Universal Catechism of the Catholic Church. The three references above come from those two sources.
Either the Lord has been instructing us powerfully, or the world has changed drastically in the eight years since we wrote our first book, "This Is My Body, This Is My Blood, Miracles of the Eucharist." At that time, we thought we were simply writing an exciting account of how god loves us, and the wondrous gifts God bestows on those who love Him. This was affirmed by the Father in the Miracles He gave us, Miracles of the Eucharist. Most of the Miracles we wrote about occurred to renew the faith of priests who had doubted the Real Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist. Learn More.
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