Lanciano is a little, middle age town , settled in from the shoreline of the Adriatic Sea in Italy, somewhere between San Giovanni Rotondo and Loreto. Everything about Lanciano resembles the Eucharistic Miracle. Indeed, even the name of the town was changed from Anxanum (in old times), to Lanciano, signifying “THE LANCE.”
Custom has it that the centurion, named Longinus, who push the Lance into the side of Jesus, striking Him in the Tip of His Heart from which He shed blood and water, (in the Gospel record of the Crucifixion (Mk 15:29)) was from this town. Subsequent to witnessing the occasions which followed the piercing of Jesus’ heart, the obscuring of the sun, and the quake, he accepted that Christ was the Savior.
A more actual sign, nonetheless, was that Longinus had unfortunate vision, and in the wake of having contacted his eyes with the water and blood from the side of Jesus, his visual perception was reestablished. What an ideal equal the activities of the Centurion were to the Eucharistic Miracle. He contacted the Heart of Jesus, was mended, and changed over. He surrendered the Army, went to Cappadocia, and was martyred for the confidence. He is referred to now as Saint Longinus. His dining experience day is commended on March 15.
The congregation of the Eucharistic Miracle is situated in the focal point of the town. In any case, what is the focal point of the town today was the edges of the town, harking back to the Eighth Century, when the Eucharistic Miracle happened. At that point, it was known as the Church of St. Legontian and St. Domitian, and was under the guardianship of the Basilian Monks, of the Greek Orthodox Rite. This was preceding the Great Schism of 1054.
An honest Basilian priest, shrewd in acim the ways of the world, however not in that frame of mind, was making some difficult memories with his confidence in the genuine presence of Our Lord Jesus in the Eucharist. He supplicated continually for alleviation from his questions, and the trepidation that he was losing his work. He endured the daily practice of his brotherhood a large number of days, with these questions worrying him.
The circumstance on the planet didn’t assist with fortifying his confidence. There were numerous sins springing up constantly, which fended breaking off at his confidence. They were not all from outside the congregation by the same token. Sibling clerics and ministers were casualties of these sins, and they were being spread all through the congregation. This cleric, being an exceptionally keen individual, couldn’t resist the opportunity to be increasingly more persuaded by the rationale of these sins, particularly the one concerning his specific issue, the actual presence of Jesus in the Eucharist. Human rationale has forever been an extraordinary foe of the spirit, when we attempt to figure out the Divine.