Sunday, 4 November 2012

The Eucharistic Miracle of Lanciano

The Eucharistic Miracle of Lanciano

8th century A.D... a priest doubted that bread and wine would turn into the Flesh and Blood of Jesus during Mass. Before his eyes, the bread changed into live Flesh and the wine changed into live Blood. The priest repented of his doubts and invited the faithful to witness the miracle. The Body and Blood can still be seen today in Lanciano, Italy. Scientific tests have been done to confirm the authenticity of the miracle.
Linoli's examination
The examination in 1971 was performed by Odoardo Linoli, a professor in anatomy and pathological histology as well as chemistry and clinical microscopy, and Ruggero Bertelli, a professor of the University of Siena. The report was published in Quaderni Sclavo di Diagnostica Clinica e di Laboratori in 1973. 

Odoardo Linoli's conclusions

  • The flesh is real flesh and the blood is real blood
  • The flesh and the blood belong to the human species
  • The flesh consists of the muscular tissue of the heart
  • In the flesh we see present in section: the myocardium, the endocardium, the vagus nerve and also the left ventricle of the heart for the large thickness of the myocardium. The flesh is a heart complete in its essential structure.
  • The flesh and the blood have the same blood type, AB
  • In the blood there were found proteins in the same normal proportions (percentage-wise) as are found in the sero-proteic make-up of fresh normal blood
  • In the blood there were also found these minerals: chlorides, phosphorus, magnesium, potassium, sodium and calcium
  • Both the flesh and the blood showed no evidence of preservatives (or other added chemical agents of any kind) being used.


  1. As far as I understand it the people investigating this sample did not know what it was. It is also worth mentioning that Eucharistic miracles are normally observed where either a priest or member of the congregation doubt the real presence of Christ in the holy Eucharist.