After viewing the second oldest image of Norbert and taking a group photo in the old dinning room of the abbey, we went up the finicolare – a tram that goes up the mountain – to tour the Duomo of Orvieto.
A unique element of this particular Cathedral is that housed within its walls is a relic of a Eucharistic miracle. It is said that in 1263, a priest who was having difficulty believing in the true presence of Christ in the Blessed Sacrament came close to here on pilgrimage to Rome. When he said the words of consecration, “the host began to bleed and Christ’s blood began to spread onto the corporal. After Mass the priest took the corporal and went to see Pope Urban IV who was residing in nearby Orvieto. In the following year 1264, moved by this miracle, the pope instituted the Feast of Corpus Christi and asked St. Thomas Aquinas to compose the texts for the feast.” (Thank you Fr. Ted Antry)
Here to show you a bit more of the Cathedral of Orvieto and explain a little more about this Eucharistic miracle is Fr. Robert Barron from his Catholicism Series (if you pick it up at about the 2:50 point you will see the Cathedral and hear about the miracle):
A link to some of the photos of Orvieto will be coming soon: