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<ul><li><p>SIENAITALY, 1730</p><p>Eucharistic Miracle of</p><p>In the Basilica of SanFrancesco in Siena, 223 consecrated Hosts have remained intact for 276 years.(Archbishop Tiberio Borghesesealed unconsecrated hosts in atin box for ten years. Thescientific commission put incharge when the box was reopened found only wormsand rotted fragments.) TheSiena event is against anyphysical and biological law.The scientist Enrico Medi stated: This direct interventionfrom God is the miracle [...],accomplished and maintainedfor centuries, to testify to thepermanent reality of Christ inthe Eucharistic Sacrament.</p><p>mong the most important documents thatdescribe the miracle, is a memoir written bya certain Macchi in 1730, in which is written</p><p>that on August 14, 1730 thieves were able to enterSan Francesco's Church in Siena and steal the chalice containing 351 consecrated Hosts. After threedays, on August 17th, the 351 consecrated Hostswere found intact in the dust of the alms box of thesanctuary of Santa Maria in Provengano. Theentire population celebrated the finding of theconsecrated Hosts which were immediately takenback to the church of San Francesco in a solemnprocession. With the passing of time the Hosts didnot change in appearance. Many times, distinguishedmen examined them with every means availableand the conclusions were always the same: TheSacred Hosts are still fresh, intact, uncorrupted,chemically pure, and do not present any sign of</p><p>alteration. In 1914, Pope St. Pius X authorizeda test which was attended by many professors ofhealth, chemistry and pharmaceutics, amongwhom was also the well-known Professor Siro Grimaldi.</p><p>The final conclusion of the editedreport of the test stated: The Sacred Hosts ofSiena are the classic example of the perfectconservation of particles from unleavened bread,consecrated in the year 1730, and constitute aunique and most interesting phenomenon whichreverses the natural laws of conservation of organicmatter It is strange, surprising, abnormalthe laws of nature have been reversed. In the glassthere was mold, the unleavened bread has beenmore refractory of the crystal [...] it is a uniquefact contained in the annals of science.</p><p>Additional tests were done in 1922, on the occasion of the transfer of the Hosts in a cylinderof pure crystal, in 1950 and 1951. Pope John PaulII, during a visit in the city of Siena on September14, 1980, said regarding the Hosts: It is the RealPresence! The permanent miracle of the SacredHosts is kept in the Chapel Piccolimini in thesummer months, and in the Chapel Martinozzi inthe winter months. Numerous are the initiativesthat induce the citizens of Siena in honor of theSacred Hosts: the tribute of the political districts,the respect of children having recently made theirFirst Holy Communion, the solemn procession inthe celebration of Corpus Christi, the Eucharisticceremony at the end of September, the day ofEucharistic adoration on the 17th of each monthin memory of the recovery of the Sacred Hosts onAugust 17, 1730.</p><p>His Holiness John Paul II in 1980 in Siena in adorationbefore the Hosts of the miracle</p><p>Interior of St. Francis Church in Siena</p><p>Basilica of St. Francis, Siena</p><p>Detail of a painting depicting the Hosts of the miracle in Santa Maria in Provenzano</p><p> 2006, Istituto San Clemente I Papa e Martire / Real Presence Eucharistic Education and Adoration Association</p><p>The sacred Hosts in the processional monstrance</p><p>The Sacred Hosts of Siena</p><p>Fourteen tests were made to verify the condition of the Hosts. The most scientific one was the one requested by St. Pius X in1914, attended by of many scientists</p><p>This painting of Master Stefano di Giovanni, known as il Sassetta,is preserved in England in the Bowes Museum in Barnard Castle. It depicts the scene of another Eucharistic miracle that took place near Siena in a Carmelite monastery. The painting depicts a Carmelitemonk who, tormented by doubts regarding the Real Presence of Jesusin the Blessed Sacrament, is freed from the devil after receivingCommunionA</p></li></ul>