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Jeffrey Mirus holds a Ph.D. in intellectual history from Princeton University. A co-founder of Christendom College, he also pioneered Catholic Internet services. He is the founder of Trinity Communications and CatholicCulture.org. See full bio.
The future Pope Francis investigated a Eucharistic miracle that took place in Buenos Aires in 1996. I learned of this just the other day, when we received a fund appeal which included a report on “Eucharistic Miracles” from the newsletter of Saint Joseph de Clairval Abbey in France. The report cites scientific evidence which links this miracle to the more famous one in Lanciano, Italy around 750 AD—and by inference to all Eucharistic miracles.
Back in the mid-1980s, I had occasion to read about many Eucharistic miracles. Trinity Communications used to publish printed books, and we also helped Bob and Penny Lord of Journeys of Faith to prepare and print their first of two books surveying Eucharistic miracles throughout history, which was entitled This is My Body, This is My Blood. But all of this was before the Buenos Aires miracle, and I have not kept up with developments since that time.
Many readers will doubtless already know about the 1996 miracle. There is quite a bit of information about it on the Internet. I also notice that another possible miracle was claimed in Buenos Aires in 2017, but I haven’t looked into it closely. In contrast, there has been a thorough study of the 1996 miracle, and two aspects of it immediately caught my attention. The first is merely tangential, a matter of current interest: The future Pope Francis initiated the investigation. The second is more significant: According to the report I received, it has been scientifically established that the heart tissue from the Buenos Aires miracle belongs to the same person as the flesh and blood at Lanciano. ….