The Gospels might not be “good enough” for modernity, and science is certainly its god. But neither is an impediment to the one, true God. Indeed, He is using methods of the twenty-first century — His twenty-first century — to show how our Faith can be proven through Eucharistic miracles with clinical scientific precision.
In this astounding book, prominent cardiologist and author Dr. Franco Serafini walks us through the extensive medical and scientific research into five Eucharistic miracles, unveiling the stunning testimonies of hematologists, oncologists, neurologists, geneticists, molecular biologists, and more who all concluded the same thing: the five Eucharistic miracles are undeniably authentic.
In surprising and fascinating ways, each of these miracles relates to the others: all reveal heart muscle tissue, many reveal a heart that was experiencing extreme suffering, and some reveal a heart still enduring tissue trauma.
You’ll learn how the human DNA found in Eucharistic substances was identified, what kept a revered eighth-century relic alive until the twenty-first century, and how the identical blood group recurred in the unique miracles to provide contemporary man with a thrilling statistical fortress. Best of all, you’ll be armed with the scientific data to prove not only that God is still active in the world but that He desires all of us to be in union with Him through His Most Precious Body and Blood.
In general, reported Eucharistic miracles usually consist of unexplainable phenomena such as consecrated Hosts visibly transforming into myocardium tissue, being preserved for extremely long stretches of time, surviving being thrown into fire, bleeding, or even sustaining people for decades.
Dr Franco Serafini grew up, received his education and still lives in Bologna, Italy. He is an ordinary Catholic without any particular attributes or group affiliations except for his local home parish. He and his wife are happily married and have two children. Dr Serafini enjoys his work as a cardiologist at a local country hospital he rides his bicycle to on most days, weather permitting. So far, none of his colleagues living in Bologna have taken up the same commuting habit yet!
Around 2015, an unusual medico-scientific interest in a number of Eucharistic miracles overwhelmed the routine of his professional life, made of hospital ward rounds and outpatient clinics. He immediately realized the subject had an enormous importance in terms of its apologetic potential, although no one had ever systematically analyzed it with scientific rigor before. He wondered: “How could this be? Our Lord revealed his physical presence in the Eucharist and allowed forensic medicine to perform medical investigations on himself? Did CSI scientists actually describe his Flesh and Blood and nobody talked about it?”
Since then, in his spare time, Dr Serafini began collecting and appraising all available clinical evidence about five Eucharistic events officially recognized as miraculous by the Catholic Church. In the process, he made connections with the Polish, Mexican and Argentinian scientists who were involved in the most recent investigations. He also often travelled around the world to meet these experts along with local eye witnesses in person.
The book Un cardiologo visita Gesù – A Cardiologist Examines Jesus published in 2018 by Edizioni Studio Domenicano was the result of his hardheaded personal and comprehensive research. After the unexpected success of his book, Dr Serafini effectively became known as a reference person and medical expert in this mysterious and fascinating subject at the interface between science and faith.
Since 2018, Dr Serafini had to practically reinvent himself as a public speaker on this topic, as invited to give talks around Italy, release multiple radio and television interviews and participate in film and documentary shoots.
This is not over yet: his book has been recently published in Polish and is also due to be published very soon in both Spanish and English.
From what I understand Dr Serafini has tested five Eucharistic miracles – in which it is claimed that blood is the blood of Jesus Christ.
He is a cardiologist and has involved other specialist doctors in his research.
Dr Serafina claims that he has discovered heart tissue in these miracles.
Dr Serafini’s claims are new and surprising.
As a Catholic Christian I do believe that in the Eucharist I receive the real Body and Blood of Jesus under the forms of bread and wine.
It will be interesting to see if Dr Serafini”s claims are backed up by the whole scientific community.
I wonder how MMM will react to this news?
Will he re-embrace his Catholic faith?