Physical Miracles through the Holy Eucharist.So much for the basis of
our conference. Now we go through each one of these three levels of miraculous
phenomena. Physical miracles through the Holy Eucharist. The history of the
Catholic Church is nothing less than the history of miracles performed by Jesus
Christ. So true is this that one of the marks of the true Church - besides being
One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic - is also the capacity to perform miracles.
That is, physical phenomena which are beyond the laws of physical nature. And
what we dare not forget is that so many of these wonders are performed by our
Lord through the Real Presence in the Blessed Sacrament.
The classic evidence for this are the miracles that occur at Our Lady's
shrine at Lourdes in France. Remember it was Our Lady who obtained from her
divine Son the first miracle He performed in His public ministry when He changed
water into wine at the marriage feast at Cana in Galilee. From the very
beginning the shrine at Lourdes witnessed countless physical wonders. By now
thousands, testified scientifically. We commonly associate these wonders with
the people bathing in the water at Lourdes. What we are liable to forget however
is that part, an essential part, of the phenomena at the sanctuary in Lourdes is
the fact that the sick and even the dying are blessed with the sacred monstrance
containing the Blessed Sacrament.
One of the classic examples is the sudden cure recorded by a physician who
was part of the examining board at the Lourdes shrine. According to this
physician the sudden healing of a women dying of cancer was the most medically
remarkable experience he had in his two decades of working with the examining
board. She arrived at Lourdes in a dying condition. First she was immersed at
the water at Lourdes. The first effect was excruciating pain. Then the pain
ceased but the cancer remained. It was only the next day when the priest blessed
her with the Blessed Sacrament in a monstrance that she was immediately cured of
her cancerous condition.
Over the years similar wonders have been recorded about the power of the
Blessed Sacrament through the intercession of Our Lady to perform miracles of
bodily healing in favor always only of those who believed. All that we find
recorded in the Gospels about the miraculous cures performed by Jesus can be
duplicated many times over by the account of similar signs and wonders where the
miracles took place through the Holy Eucharist. - So far the working of
physically miraculous phenomena through the Blessed Sacrament.