Back in the day in Slovakia when the priest would walk by with the Eucharist through town, people would drop instantly to the ground. Be it mud, water, snow, thorns, whatever they would drop in reverence and awe
The Eucharist is a sacrament in which, by the marvelous conversion of
the whole substance of bread into the Body of Jesus Christ, and that of
wine into His precious Blood, is contained truly, really, and
substantially, the Body, the Blood, the Soul and Divinity of the same
Lord Jesus Christ, under the appearance of bread and wine as our
The doctrine of the Real Presence is based upon the words of Jesus
when he instituted the Eucharist at the Last Supper. When Jesus took the
bread, he said, “This is my body” (Mt 26:26), and when he took a cup
filled with wine, he said, “This is my blood” (Mt 26:28). Jesus did not
say that this looks like my body, or that it is a reminder of my body,
or that it is a symbol of my body. He said, “This is my body.” If we
accept Jesus’ words, the Eucharist truly is his body and he is really
present. This cannot be explained factually or scientifically. There are
no proofs, no evidence. It is a profound mystery and a matter of faith.
St. Cyril of Alexandria wrote, “Do not doubt whether this is true, but
rather receive the words of the Savior in faith, for since he is truth,
he cannot lie” (Catechism of the Catholic Church, No. 1381).
What Jesus declared at the Last Supper, the Church has repeated,
retaught, re-emphasized, and reinforced again and again, particularly at
the thirteenth session of the Council of Trent on October 11, 1551. The
Council declared, “By the consecration of the bread and wine there
takes place a change of the whole substance of the bread into the
substance of the body of Christ our Lord and of the whole substance of
the wine into the substance of his blood. This change the holy Catholic
Church has fittingly and properly called transubstantiation” (Catechism
of the Catholic Church, No. 1376). “In the most blessed sacrament of the
Eucharist … the whole Christ is truly, really, and substantially
contained” (Catechism, No. 1374)
“This is My Body” - then it is no longer bread. “This is My Blood” - then is no longer wine. Jesus Christ has said it. I believe because He is the Truth, who does not deceive, the Power that all things obey.
I hope you have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, because being a part of a church won't get you into heaven, nor will just praying the rosary.
It would be kind of hard to NOT have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, when I consume the Body and Blood of Christ in the Eucharist every Catholic Mass that He established during the Last Supper, and affirmed this Truth in the bible over, and over…and over…
Jesus:*Takes bread* Take and eat; this is my body. *Takes wine* Drink from it, all of you, for this is my blood...
TradCat:WOW, Jesus, you're such a heretic, you know Judas is in a state of sin he can't receive the Eucharist like that you're making a mockery of your sacrifice I would urge you to re-think your position.
“With all the strength of my soul I urge you young people to approach the Communion table as often as you can. Feed on this bread of angels whence you will draw all the energy you need to fight inner battles.” - Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati (+)