In the year 750 a priest at Lanciano, Italy, after pronouncing the words of consecration of the Eucharist had a strong temptation to doubt the Real Presence of Jesus. Before his eyes the Sacred Host visibly changed into a circle of Flesh and the consecrated wine transformed into bright red Blood, coagulating into five small clots, each different in form and size.
There have been four authentications performed on these consecrated Hosts throughout the centuries, with the latest being performed in 1970. Microscopic studies document that:
- The Flesh is real human flesh and the Blood is real human blood.
- The Flesh is composed of cardiac muscular tissue (myocardium), having no trace whatsoever of any materials or agents used for preservation of flesh.
- Both the Flesh and Blood belong to the same blood type, "type AB."
- The proteins in the Blood are in the same proportions as those found in normal fresh blood.
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