Miracle of Lanciano

Eighth century Eucharistic miracle according to Catholic tradition / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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The Miracle of Lanciano is a Eucharistic miracle alleged to have occurred in the eighth century in the city of Lanciano, Italy. According to tradition, a monk who had doubts about the real presence of Christ in the Eucharist found, when he said the words of consecration at Mass, that the bread and wine changed into flesh and blood. The Catholic Church officially recognizes the miracle as authentic.[1]

Reliquary displaying the relics.

The story is similar to the tradition known as the Mass of Saint Gregory, first recorded in the 8th century by Paul the Deacon.