Fr. Robert Spitzer
Fr. Robert Spitzer, SJ
Modern Marvels: Eucharistic Miracles of the 21st Century
While the Eucharist is always a miracle, Fr. Robert Spitzer, SJ, scientist, philosopher, author, and retired President of Gonzaga University, will share how some rare Eucharistic miracles can help us renew our faith in the true presence of the Lord as we embark on this time of Eucharistic revival.
Three contemporary Eucharistic miracles—Buenos Aires (1996), Tixtla, Mexico (2006), and Sokolka, Poland (2008)—provide us with considerable scientific evidence of the presence of living heart tissue in consecrated hosts. In this talk, Fr. Spitzer discusses the scientific testing and conclusions from each of these miracles, and reflects on their theological and spiritual significance in a skeptical modern age.
Fr. Robert Spitzer is a Catholic Priest in the Jesuit order and is president of the Magis Center of Reason and Faith, the Spitzer Center, and the Napa Institute. He holds a Master of Arts in Philosophy from St. Louis University, Master of Divinity from Gregorian University, Master of Theology from Weston School, and a Ph.D. from the Catholic University of America. He is the author of ten books, producer of nine television series for EWTN, founder of six major national institutions, and has made multiple major media appearances including Larry King Live, the Today Show, The History Channel, and PBS. His academic specialties are philosophy of science, metaphysics, and organizational ethics