How Bob and Penny Lord Introduced the Miracles of the Eucharist to Mother Angelica

May 5, 2019

My brothers and sisters, we are in a time of great sorrow; we are in a time of great joy. Our church is at its most exciting juncture in its history. We are on the threshold of a new millennium, the third Millennium. We’re into the twenty-first century. That is awesome. We can see great advances for the Church and the world.

We have an opportunity, through the gift of communications, to reach out and touch 7 billion people. It can be done; Jesus has given us the means to do it. It is up to us. That ís the Good News.

The world is in the most depraved state in its history. Never have we known of such wholesale evil being accepted as an alternate life style. All the things we have held sacred, for the thousands of years of our existence, are being taken away from us. We’re being told that what has always been right is now wrong; what has been against the laws of our land and our church are now good and proper and legal, and we have to support them with our money and our lives. That’s the bad news.

But we, the Body of Christ, have been through this before, or at least the near equivalent of it. Our history is one of the pendulum swinging to the far left, then to the far right, and back to the middle. But sadly, the middle doesn’t last that long. It is just a short-lived rest stop on the way to the next big swing. Over the centuries, the world has been going down the tubes, and we have survived.

We’ve been hit in every century, with every possible piece of ammunition possible, by every monster imaginable, with the surety that this time, with this weapon, we would be destroyed, and we’re still here.

We’ve got a major job to do, especially now when many whom we had always counted on to be our allies, our friends, are quickly turning out to be our enemies. We’ve got to save this world; we’ve got to turn it around, and give Jesus a new world, and a new people; the world He died for, and the people He lived for. How do we do it?

What weapons do we have that can compare to the great evil machines that have been created in this century, Satan’s last century, his last stand?

We have the Eucharist, the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ, the most powerful Weapon ever given mankind. We find ourselves in the front lines of the battle. Eight years ago, we wrote a book entitled, “This Is My Body, This Is My Blood, Miracles of the Eucharist”

At that time, we thought we were simply writing an exciting account of how God loves us, and the wondrous gifts He bestows on those who love Him. Most of the Miracles, we wrote about in that first book, occurred to renew the faith of priests who had lost their belief in the Real Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist. We never thought, we were defending the Real Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist. We never thought the Real Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist had to be defended. But little by little, we began to receive phone calls and letters from dear people, sharing war stories about how the Eucharist was being disrespected in their Churches, how the importance of the Eucharist was being belittled in some areas, and downright denied in others.
In the 1970’s while on Pilgrimage to the Shrines of Italy, Bob and Penny Lord,
visited the Church of Saint Francis of Assisi in Siena, Italy.
Inside the Church they discovered one of the Blessed Sacrament Miracles – The Miracle of the Eucharist of Siena.
At that time they met the custodian of the Miracle, Father Antonio Giannini.
He immediately began to give them a lot of information about
Blessed Sacrament Miracles and other Eucharist stories all over Europe.
It turns out that Father Antonio was the foremost authority on Miracles of the Eucharist in the world.
He even wrote a book about them so years earlier and sold only a few copies.
A few years later after giving much information to Bob and Penny, he asked them the question,
“When are you going to write your book?”
At that time Bob and Penny were directing Pilgrimages
and had no intention to write a book, nor had they ever written one.
Sister Briege McKenna purchased a copy of Bob and Penny Lord’s book Blessed Sacrament Miracles titled “Miracles of the Eucharist” and give it to a supporter in Europe.
That supporter was also a supporter of Mother Angelica, Foundress of EWTN Eternal Word Television Global Television Network.
He subsequently gave that book to Mother Angelica.
She read it and contacted Bob and Penny Lord and did an interview on her station and at the end of that interview, Mother invited Bob and Penny Lord to do a Series on Miracles of the Eucharist, which was the first series for both.

That was the beginning of the Catholic Church in America being exposed to the Miracles of the Eucharist

We appeared on Mother Angelica Live in December 1986, and shared about the Miracles of the Eucharist. The reaction from the viewing audience was so strong, we began receiving phone calls from all over the country, all affirming us and our message, and many complaining about lack of reverence for the Eucharist.

Since that time, 1986, we have traveled all over the world, sharing the power of Jesus in the Eucharist, as well as the strength we receive from the Eucharist. We found that there was a great hunger in the people to hear about Jesus in the Eucharist, and the Miracles.

We wrote a second book, “The Many Faces of Mary, a love story”. The people loved it, but no matter where we went, people wanted to hear about the Real Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist. For years, no matter what we wrote, or what we talked about, the subject always came back to Miracles of the Eucharist. We went to Monterrey, Mexico, and gave a huge rally to two thousand people in English, while Luz Elena translated into Spanish.

We went to Germany, to the Ramstein Air Force Base. They all wanted to hear about Miracles of the Eucharist. We made a television series for EWTN. It was very well received. Our first book was so overwhelmingly accepted, we thought it wasn’t necessary to write another book on Miracles of the Eucharist.

We truly believed we had gotten the Lord’s point across, the importance and power of Our Lord Jesus in the Eucharist. We thought we could move on to other areas in our Faith. How simple that was of us. What is more important than the Eucharist? (The Holy Eucharist completes Christian initiation. Section 1323 The Eucharist is “the source and summit of the Christian life.” Section 1324 – Pg. 334 Catechism of the Catholic Church)

We were appearing on Mother Angelica Live with Fr. Harold Cohen. He made a statement which shocked us to the core. He spoke about a Gallup Poll which had been taken among practicing Catholic people. It was reported in the Wanderer, a Catholic weekly newspaper, to which we all subscribe. The subject of the poll was the Eucharist. There were multiple choice questions, but they all boiled down to one question, which was, “Do you believe you are receiving the Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Our Lord Jesus when you receive Holy Communion?” I believe 1,500 young Catholics took part in the poll. We’re not sure what cross-section of the Catholic population this covered, or their ages. But bottom line, the response was that only 30% of practicing Catholics believed that Jesus was truly present, Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity, in the Sacred Species. We were completely dismayed.

Remember now, we had written the book, “This Is My Body, This Is My Blood, Miracles of the Eucharist” in 1986. We made a television series of the same name for EWTN, which had been showing since 1987. EWTN reaches 35 million homes in the United States, Canada and Mexico. We have been going all over the world, the United States, Europe and Mexico, giving talks, Retreats, and Days of Recollection on the Eucharist and Miracles of the Eucharist. We have been leading Pilgrimages to the Shrines of the Miracles of the Eucharist. We could not believe that after all of that, only 30% of our practicing Catholic population believed in the Real Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist. This really depressed us.

We shared our disappointment and depression with Father Cohen that evening after the program. We told him we felt like we had accomplished nothing in the years we had been out on the road, proclaiming the Real Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist. He’s was saint of a man. He smiled that beautiful New Orleans smile of his, and said, “Just think what the percentages would have been, had you not been out there, promoting the Real Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist. You’ve made a real dent. You’ve put a spotlight on the Real Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist. But your work is not over. It is only just begun.”

Penny has always had a burning desire to write a second book on the mighty gifts the Lord has given us down through the ages, through Miracles of the Eucharist. If there was ever any doubt as to the necessity of writing more about the Eucharist, Fr. Cohen’s statement about the Gallup poll has eliminated any of that. Then, to really get our attention, the Lord hit us with a 4×4.

We were at the Basilica of St. Francis in Siena, talking to Fr. Antonio Giannini, our mentor, the Franciscan priest who had given us so much information on the Miracles of the Eucharist, and directed us to so many places to visit and write about in our first book. He has been very proud of us, and of the American people, for embracing the Miracles of the Eucharist. On this particular meeting, he looked at us very seriously, and said, ìYou know, you haven’t written about all the Miracles of the Eucharist. There are still many important Miracles, you haven’t covered.

Then he brought us over to his files. This was reminiscent of how we had worked together in 1982 through 1985, gathering material, comparing notes. We knew what we were in for, even before we began. “But Father,” we said, in our best Italian, “we have written about Miracles of the Eucharist. We have to write about other things. We’re writing about heresies of the church right now (Scandal of the Cross and its Triumph). We want to write about the Martyrs of the Church, and our Popes.

He gave us that look, he gives us. You really have to be there to experience the look. Then he said those words which cut us to the heart, “Is anything more important than the Miracles of the Eucharist?”

We were finished and we knew it. There’s no way you can come up against a statement like that. And so we began putting together all our research material which we had worked on since we wrote our first book, “This Is My Body, This Is My Blood, Miracles of the Eucharist.”

When we went back to Siena last year, we showed him our progress. He had an urgency that we had never seen before. “There’s not much time. You must get the book written now. Don’t let anything distract you.” We were with Fr. Giannini again this last summer. We told him what we were doing, that our sequel, the book containing all the Miracles of the Eucharist, we had not written about previously, would be out this Fall. He smiled his beautiful smile. He knew that if we said we would do it, we would get the job done. And so here we are. We really believe the Lord is speaking to us.

We can see that the urgency is greater than ever to bring His message, about His Body and Blood in the Eucharist, to the people. The Eucharist is many things to us. Our Lord Jesus gives us strength and power in the Eucharist. It’s what holds the Church together. A Catholic historian of the early Church made a profound statement. He said the Church would not have lasted 100 years after the death of Jesus, had it not been for the Eucharist. Jesus gives us Himself in the Eucharist, not for Him but for us.“I will be with you always, until the end of the world.”

We wanted to show how the Lord battles the evil one every step of the way, and one of His most powerful weapons has always been the Eucharist. Nothing is coincidental. The Lord has a reason for everything. When we share with you all the facets of the Miracles, the time frame, the lack of belief in the Real Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist, problems in the world, problems within the Church, all the elements trying to destroy the Church from within and without, and blot out the name of Jesus all over the world, you will understand, as we have come to understand, what the Lord had in mind when He gave us the mandate to write this second book. Our meeting with Fr. Cohen last year, and the very sad results of the polls, regarding the lack of belief of practicing Catholics in the Real Presence of the Eucharist, were just one more indicator from the Lord in a very loud and clear Voice, that there is still much work to do with regard to the Real Presence of Our dear Lord Jesus. It is the ultimate weapon; the ultimate ammunition. In the new Catechism of the Catholic Church, we are told that the Eucharist is the “source and summit of Christian life”.

Jesus is gathering an army of believers, and Defenders of the Faith. We pray you gather strength from this book to boldly go forth and put on your armor of God to defend the Church, and possibly the greatest strength the Lord has given us, Our Lord Jesus in the Eucharist.

We pray it touches you the way the Miracles of the Eucharist we have written about have touched us. Come with us now; live the message of Jesus in the Eucharist. As the Mexican Martyrs of the 1920’s and 1930’s cried out before they were executed for the Faith, “Viva Cristo Rey y la Virgen de Guadalupe”, which translates to “Long live Christ the King, and Our Lady of Guadalupe.”

Can we do less?

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The Holy Eucharist is the Heart of our Church

January 11, 2019

The Holy Eucharist, the Bread of Life,  is the Heart of Our Church.

Jesus came to us in Bethlehem in a Manger. Bethlehem is known as the city of bread and the Manger is derived from the latin word meaning to eat.

Archbishop Fulton Sheen wrote in his book , Remade for Happiness that we do not consume the Eucharist, rather we are consumed by the Eucharist.

For centuries Jesus has been trying to draw us in a closer relationship to His Heart.

The Miracle of the Eucharist of Lanciano #lanciano is a slice of a Heart. 

#lanciano #miraclesoftheeucharist

Miracle of the Eucharist of Lanciano

The miracle of Lanciano that occurred in 700 was just the beginning.  That was 1250 years ago.  Had that miracle taken place, and then the flesh and blood disintegrated, as would have been normal, the miracle would have been none the less a miracle.  The priest’s faith had been renewed.  The entire town, the whole country for that matter, became aware of the miracle. Pilgrims flocked to Lanciano to venerate the Host turned flesh.  Belief in the Eucharist had been reborn.  The gift from the Lord was complete.

But that’s not all.  The Miracle is ongoing. The Host-turned- Flesh, and the wine-turned-Blood, without the use of any form of preservative, is still present in the reliquary.  In 1574, testing was done on the Flesh and Blood.  An unexplainable phenomenon was discovered with the Blood.  The five pellets of coagulated Blood are different sizes and shapes.  But any combination weighs the same as the total.  In other words, 1 weighs the same as 2, 2 weigh the same as 3, and 3 weigh the same as 5.

How many tests have been made over the years, how many times Our Dear Lord Jesus allows Himself to be prodded and cut, examined under microscopes, and photographed.  The most recent, an extensive scientific research done in 1970, used the most modern scientific tools available.  The results of the tests are as follows:








Continue to learn about the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the peace that is beyond all understanding that comes from Devotion to His Sacred Heart.  Possibly, the longest Journey of Faith is from the head to the heart. 

#journeysoffaith #miraclesoftheeucharist #lanciano

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Miracle of Lanciano Italy

February 5, 2017

Lanciano is a small, medieval town , nestled in from the coast of the Adriatic Sea in Italy, halfway between San Giovanni Rotondo and Loreto. Everything about Lanciano smacks of the Eucharistic Miracle. Even the name of the town was changed from Anxanum (in ancient times), to Lanciano, meaning “THE LANCE”. Tradition has it that the centurion, named Longinus, who thrust 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 account of the Crucifixion (Mk 15:29)) was from this town. After seeing the events which followed the piercing of Jesus’ heart, the darkening of the sun, and the earthquake, he believed that Christ was the Savior. A more physical sign, however, was that Longinus had had poor eyesight, and after having touched his eyes with the water and blood from the side of Jesus, his eyesight was restored. What a perfect parallel the actions of the Centurion were to the Eucharistic Miracle. He touched the Heart of Jesus, was healed, and converted. He gave up the Army, went to Cappadocia, and was martyred for the faith. He is known now as Saint Longinus. His feast day is celebrated on March 15.

The church of the Eucharistic Miracle is located in the center of the town. But what is the center of the town today was the outskirts of the town back in the Eighth Century, when the Eucharistic Miracle occurred. At the time, it was called the Church of St. Legontian and St. Domitian, and was under the custody of the Basilian Monks, of the Greek Orthodox Rite. This was prior to the Great Schism of 1054.

A Basilian monk, wise in the ways of the world, but not in the ways of faith, was having a trying time with his belief in the real presence of Our Lord Jesus in the Eucharist. He prayed constantly for relief from his doubts, and the fear that he was losing his vocation. He suffered through the routine of his priesthood day after day, with these doubts gnawing at him.
The situation in the world did not help strengthen his faith. There were many heresies cropping up all the time, which kept chipping away at his faith. They were not all from outside the church either. Brother priests and bishops were victims of these heresies, and they were being spread throughout the church. This priest, being a very intelligent person, couldn’t help but be more and more convinced by the logic of these heresies, especially the one concerning his particular problem, the physical presence of Jesus in the Eucharist. Human logic has always been a great enemy of the soul, when we try to understand the Divine.
One morning, while he was having a strong attack of doubt, he began the Consecration of the Mass for the people of the town. He used the same size host which is used in the Latin Rite masses today. What he beheld as he consecrated the bread and wine caused his hands to shake, indeed his whole body. He stood for a long time with his back to the people, and then slowly turned around to them.
He said: “O fortunate witnesses to whom the Blessed God, to confound my disbelief, has wished to reveal Himself in this Most Blessed Sacrament and to render Himself visible to our eyes. Come, brethren, and marvel at our God so close to us. Behold the Flesh and Blood of our most beloved Christ.”


The host had turned into Flesh. The wine had turned into Blood.
The people, having witnessed the miracle for themselves, began to wail, asking for forgiveness, crying for mercy. Others began beating their breasts, confessing their sins, declaring themselves unworthy to witness such a miracle. Still others went down on their knees in respect, and thanksgiving for the gift the Lord had bestowed on them. All spread the story throughout the town, and surrounding villages.
Jesus even allowed Himself to be crucified again. After the miracle, the Host was pinned down to a wooden board, so that when it dried, it would not curl up, as scabbed flesh does. So here He was again, with nails in His Body, nailed to a piece of wood.
The miracle that occurred in 700 was just the beginning. That was 1250 years ago. Had that miracle taken place, and then the flesh and blood disintegrated, as would have been normal, the miracle would have been none the less a lanciano1miracle. The priest’s faith had been renewed. The entire town, the whole country for that matter, became aware of the miracle. Pilgrims flocked to Lanciano to venerate the Host turned flesh. Belief in the Eucharist had been reborn. The gift from the Lord was complete.

But that’s not all. The Miracle is ongoing. The Host-turned- Flesh, and the wine-turned-Blood, without the use of any form of preservative, is still present in the reliquary. In 1574, testing was done on the Flesh and Blood.

Read more about the results of that test and more importantly the recent tests.


We invite you to go with us this year on our Pilgrimage to Italy get the details here.

We have added Watch on demand to our Facebook page

June 19, 2015

Great News everyone

Bob and Penny Lord’s Ministry have added Watch on demand feature to our Facebook page

This week  we are featuring our Premiere Video 

This Is My Body, This Is My Blood: Miracles of the Eucharist

Introduced by Mother Angelica of EWTN
Hosted by Bob and Penny Lord

Bob and Penny Lord traveled all over Europe and discovered these
Miracles of the Eucharist for you to also discover.
Lanciano, Siena, Cascia and Orvieto,

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This Is My Body, This Is My Blood; 
Miracles of the Eucharist

Filmed in Italy at the Shrines of
Lanciano — Cascia   – Siena  – Bolsena/Orvieto

They discovered each of these Miracles has a special message to us even now.

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What is the most important thing to be a Catholic today?

June 16, 2015

What is the most important thing to be a Catholic today?



Family, since we appeared on EWTN’S Bookmark recently, we’ve been getting a lot of questions about what we’re supposed to believe in today.  There’s a lot of confusion in our Church today.  Our priests are bewildered; our Bishops are no less perplexed.  Misinformation is coming our way daily, probably from the main stream media.  Nevertheless it puts us everyday rank and file Catholics in a quandary.


There is only one thing we need to focus our lives on, and that is Jesus in the Eucharist.  He comes to us in the Holy Mass.  The greatest prayer we have is the Mass.  All the promises Jesus made to us are confirmed in that one great prayer which too many of us take for granted.


Well, when you’re confounded by what you’re hearing that the Pope has said, or what Cardinal is resigning due to a scandal, or what priest is running a drug operation in his home town, just focus on what it is that makes you a Catholic.  It’s Jesus in the Eucharist; Jesus in the Tabernacle; Jesus in your life.


I want to tell you a story.  My precious wife Penny and I were invited to the installation of an Archbishop.  He was a good friend of ours, as was his mother and most of his family.  So when we got there, we were treated like royalty as long as we were with the family.   We got front row seats at the various events that week.  We got the first taxis, making priests and monsignors and bishops wait.  It was great.  We were scheduled to sit with the family at a table right next to all the hierarchy after the installation.


SO, the day of the Installation arrived.  We had great seats in this huge auditorium.  We were sitting with the family.  Down on the stage area, two Cardinals were in attendance.  Then about 50 high hats (Bishops) processed in.  They were followed by close to 250 priests.  It was a glorious celebration.


About then, the cousin of our friend the Archbishop-to-be became upset.  She looked at the program where the new Archbishop made what we thought was a very loving statement to our Protestant brothers and sisters who might be there, telling them they could not receive Communion, as they were not in union with the Catholic Church.  The cousin, an ex-nun, turned to Penny and said, “Isn’t that a disgrace what he’s written here?  We’ll never get them back to the Church.”  Whereupon my darling, in her best Brooklyn accent volleyed back, “What’s your problem?  It’s in keeping with Church teaching.”  At that point, the cousin’s mother, the aunt of the future Archbishop, spouted out, “Oh what’s the big deal?  It’s only a symbol anyway.”


There was a moment of silence before Penny, filled with her Italian rage let the two of them have it.  She said:

“Do you see those two Cardinals down there?

Do you see all those high hats (bishops)?

Do you see all those priests down there?

Well they could all get up and dance naked on the altar and I would still be a Catholic because JESUS IS NOT A SYMBOL.  He is present to us in the Eucharist every day.”


She silently said to Jesus “I wish You had not made me say that.  You know where we’re going to sit at the dinner.”  And her prediction was true.  Instead of sitting with the family, right next to all the bigwigs of the Church, we found ourselves right next to the kitchen door, getting banged every time it opened and closed.


You may think the moral of this is “No good deed goes unpunished.”  I don’t think so.  I believe the moral is that our Faith belief is very simple.  It’s not complicated at all.  It may not be easy; but it’s simple.  Focus on the tabernacle.  You have a friend there, a best friend.  Talk to Him; He will listen.  Don’t let outside forces influence you.  And that goes for my revered priests,  bishops and Cardinals.  Keep your eyes on Jesus in the Eucharist.  I didn’t say it would be easy.  But it is simple

We love you!

Bob  Lord

Bob and Penny Lord Ministry



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April 16, 2008

We are committed to bringing you the stories of the lives of the Saints and Blesseds.
We believe they are the true role models for our times and they have so much to offer us.

During his visit to America this month, Pope Benedict XVI told the young men and women assembled at St. Joseph’s Seminary on April 19 that they should study the Saints, the true role models for our time.

Pope Benedict told the young, “God is our origin and our destination, and Jesus the way. The path of that journey twists and turns ─ just as it did for our saints ─ through the joys and the trials of ordinary, everyday life: within your families, at school or college, during your recreation activities, and in your parish communities.”
“How then can we as believers help others to walk the path of freedom which brings fulfillment and lasting happiness? Let us again turn to the saints. How did their witness truly free others from the darkness of heart and mind? The answer is found in the kernel of their faith; the kernel of our faith. The Incarnation, the birth of Jesus, tells us that God does indeed find a place among us. Though the inn is full, he enters through the stable, and there are people who see his light. They recognize Herod’s dark closed world for what it is, and instead follow the bright guiding star of the night sky. And what shines forth? Here you might recall the prayer uttered on the most holy night of Easter: “Father we share in the light of your glory through your Son the light of the world … inflame us with your hope!”
“At times, however, we are tempted to close in on ourselves, to doubt the strength of Christ’s radiance, to limit the horizon of hope. Take courage! Fix your gaze on our saints. The diversity of their experience of God’s presence prompts us to discover anew the breadth and depth of Christianity. Let your imaginations soar freely along the limitless expanse of the horizons of Christian discipleship. Sometimes we are looked upon as people who speak only of prohibitions. Nothing could be further from the truth! Authentic Christian discipleship is marked by a sense of wonder. We stand before the God we know and love as a friend, the vastness of his creation, and the beauty of our Christian faith.”

And how shall we know them?
How shall we know who to follow? How shall we know who will lead us to Eternal Life with Jesus, beginning here on Earth?

We have spent the last 30 years traveling the four corners of the Earth to bring you over 200 Saints and Blesseds and we are not finished yet!
Saints like Dominic Savio, Patron Saint of Youth said, “No compromise!”
We must seek the truth which will set us free. How will we know who speaks the truth, who would lead us to Eternal Life with God the Father, Jesus the Son, and the Holy Spirit. The truth lies between the pages of the Saints we have written about and the programs we have made over the last 22 years on EWTN.

For a complete lisiting and information on the Saints and Blesseds we have written about and made programs on click this link

This week we completed the editing of Blessed Angela of Foligno, a blessed who considered herself a great sinner.
After she turned to the Lord she was named a “Theologian to the Theologians” by her peers.
We feel this Blessed is very important for our times. You may check out more information at Thanks

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