August 21, 2019

Precious Blood – July

As with the ancients, (Hebrews), in the Old Testament, the One True Living God continues to manifest himself daily for His Church, His bride. Sometimes He graces us with permanent signs. Below are just two of these signs and wonders, held by our Church. This world soaking itself in human achievement, of the 21st and 22nd centuries, continues to ignore the Truth. With all our scientific wisdom, man gratuitously denies God, despite being unable to explain the supernatural. This supernatural is possessed by every Catholic Priest, in the Eucharistic miracle daily where he celebrates, the Lord’s Passion and Death at His Church, and in the other sacraments of His Church.

“The world cannot hate you; but me it hate: because I give testimony of it, that the works thereof are evil.” [John 7:7]

Our Catholic church, the One True Church, Jesus the Christ founded and remains it’s head has been granted many miracles, signs and wonders. Miracles from the very first day of our Church, as recorded here: “ they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls. And they were persevering in the doctrine of the apostles, and in the communication of the breaking of bread, and in prayers.” [Acts 2:41-42]

Christ gave, his Mission from the Father, to our Church to teach the TRUTH of God throughout the world.

Jesus said “My church”.. “ And I say to thee: That thou art Peter; and upon this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it (Mt16:16) [ said 2000 years go] “They are not of the world, as I also am not of the world. Sanctify them in truth. Thy word is truth. As thou hast sent me into the world, I also have sent them into the world. And for them do I sanctify myself, that they also may be sanctified in truth. And not for them only do I pray, but for them also who through their word shall believe in me;” [Jn17:21-,24]

And only one Church.

That they all may be one, as thou, Father, in me, and I in thee;Father, I will that where I am, they also whom thou hast given me may be with me; that they may see my glory which thou hast given me, because thou hast loved me before the creation of the world [Jn17:17-20]

In St. Hyacinth’s church in Legnica,

In St. Hyacinth’s church in Legnica, during Holy Mass, on December 25, 2013, a Consecrated Host fell to the ground during a Christmas Day Mass. Bishop Kiernikowski said the parish priest immediately placed the Host in a container of water. Soon after red stains began to appear on the Host, according to catholicsay.com. For the priests the miracle was evident.

Following this Miraculous discovery, the then-Bishop of Legnica, Stefan Cichy, set up a commission to monitor the Host.

Two months after the appearance of the red stains, a Small Piece of the Host was placed on a corporal and was tested by many research institutes. The commission checked if It was some fungus, mold or another external agent (…). The Wrocław Forensic Medicine Institute immediately excluded the presence of bacteria or fungi as a cause for the Host turning red. “In February 2014, a tiny red fragment of the Host was separated and put on a corporal. The Commission ordered to take samples in order to conduct the thorough tests by the relevant research institutes,” said Bishop Kiernikowski A second histopathological analysis pointed out that some fragments seemed to belong to myocardial tissue. An additional opinion was sought using the same samples at the Institute of Forensic Medicine in Szczecin without specifying where the samples came from. The Institute used a different analysis method.

After the analysis, The Pomeranian Medical University’s Department of Histopathology in Szczecin announced that “tissue fragments containing fragmented parts of cross-striated muscle” was found in the histopathological image. This is similar to “human heart muscle with alterations that often appear during the agony. We have not tested the blood found on the Host, we only know that human DNA was found.”

Poland, June 19, 2016

A Catholic bishop in Poland says the Vatican has approved the veneration of a Bleeding Host as “Eucharistic Miracle.” “I hope that this will serve to deepen the cult of the Eucharist and will have deep impact on the lives of people facing the Host,” Bishop Zbigniew Kiernikowski of Legnica told reporters on June 19.

The final medical statement by the Department of Forensic Medicine found that “in the histopathological image, the fragments (of the Host) were found containing the fragmented parts of the cross striated muscle. It is most similar to the heart muscle. Tests also determined the tissue to be of human origin, and found that it bore signs of distress.” The results of the analysis were presented to the Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, which recognized the supernatural nature of the event. It is striking that the examination results were similar to those of the Lanciano Eucharistic Miracle of 700 A.D. and other Miracles that occurred recently such as Sokolka in 2008, in Poland, Tixtla in 2006 in Mexico, and Buenos Aires, in Argentina in 1996.

Bishop Kiernikowski said he took this case to the Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith as he believed that the Bleeding Host is “A Eucharistic Miracle.”

The Vatican approved the findings and reports of the case in April and recommended the parish priest, Fr. AndrzejZiombrze, “to prepare a suitable place” for the Host so that the faithful could venerate It.

Praise be Jesus Christ , Glory to Him forever!”

For those who believe, no sign is necessary

“We see the Mysterious Sign as an extraordinary act of love and goodness of God, who comes to humans in ultimate humiliation,” Bishop Kiernikowski added.

“WE MUST MAKE MANY VISITS TO THE BLESSED SACRAMENT” …WORDS OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY AT GARABANDAL

The blood of our Divine Saviour. Jesus, at the Last Supper,

ascribes to it the same life-giving power that belongs to His flesh (EUCHARIST). The Apostles, St. Peter (1 Peter 1:2, 19), St. John (1 John 1:7; Apocalypse 1:5 etc.), and above all St. Paul (Romans 3:25; Ephesians 1:7; Hebrews 9:10) regard it as synonymous with Jesus’s Passion and Death, the source of redemption. The Precious Blood is therefore a part of the Sacred Humanity and hypostatically united to the Second Person of the Blessed Trinity. In the fifteenth century some theologians, with a view of determining whether the blood shed by the Saviour during His Passion remained united to the Word or not, raised the point as to whether the Precious Blood is an essential part or only a concomitant of the Sacred Humanity. If an essential part, they argued, it could never be detached from the Word; if a concomitant only, it could. The Dominicans held the first view, and the Franciscans the second. Pius II, in whose presence the debate took place, rendered no doctrinal decision on the point at issue,

Left image (back) -The Shroud of Turin- Right of Image Front

However, chiefly since the Council of Trent (Sess, XIII, c. 3) called the body and blood of Jesus “partes Christi Domini,”

the trend of theological thought has been in favour of the Dominican teaching. Francisco Suárez and de Lugo look askance at the Franciscans’ view, and Faber writes:

It is not merely a concomitant of the flesh, an inseparable accident of the body. The blood itself, as blood, was assumed directly by the Second Person of the Blessed Trinity” (Precious Blood).

The blood shed during the triduum of the Passion therefore reunited to the body of Christ at the Resurrection, with the possible exception of a few particles which instantly lost their union to the Word and became holy relics to be venerated but not adored. Some such particles may have adhered and yet adhere to the instruments of the Passion, e.g. nails, scourging pillar, Scala Sancta. Several places like Saintes, Bruges, Mantua etc. claim, on the strength of ancient traditions, to possess relics of the Precious Blood, but it is often difficult to tell whether the traditions are correct. Viewed as a part of the Sacred Humanity hypostatically united to the Word, the Precious Blood deserves latreutical worship or adoration. It may also like the Heart or the Wounds from which it flowed, be singled out for special honour, in a way that special honour was rendered it from the beginning by St. Paul and the Fathers who so eloquently praised its redeeming virtue and rested on it the Christian spirit of self-sacrifice. As Faber remarks, the lives of the saints are replete with devotion to the Precious Blood. In due course of time the Church gave shape and sanction to the devotion by approving societies like the Missionaries of the Precious Blood; enriching confraternities like that of St. Nicholas in Carcere, in Rome, and that of the London Oratory; attaching indulgences to prayers and scapulars in honor of the Precious Blood; and establishing commemorative feasts of the Precious Blood, Friday after the fourth Sunday in Lent and, since Pius IX, the first Sunday of July.

Source: [BENEDICT XIV, De servorum Dei Beatificatione, II, 30; IV, ii, 10, de Festis, I, 8 (Rome, 1747); FABER, The Precious Blood (Baltimore, s.d.); HUNTER, Outlines of Dogm. Theol. (New York, 1896); IOX, Die Reliquien des Kostb. Blutes (Luxemburg, 1880); BERINGER, Die Ablässe (12th ed., Paderborn, 1900).]

IHS Presence Continues in His church

Haydock’s Catholic Bible Commentary, 1859 edition.
I will take away Israel from the face of the land which I have given them; and the temple which I have sanctified to my name, I will cast out of my sight; and Israel shall be a proverb, and a byword among all people.” [ 3 Kings 9 verse 7]. Take away, by death or exile. (Haydock) — Sight. God is disposed to grant favors to those who approach his temples with piety. If they indulge their passions, he will suffer these holy places to be profaned, as a dreadful warning of his displeasure. The Jews enjoyed prosperity while they continued faithful. On their revolt, the ark was taken, the temple pillaged by Sesac, burnt by Nabuchodonosor, profaned by Antiochus, and destroyed by the Romans. (Calmet)

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