Monday, November 22, 2010

The Body and Blood of Jesus Christ

"Upon the Altar there takes place the transubstantiation of bread and wine into the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ.  That Body which the Virgin begot, which hung upon the Cross and was placed in the sepulchre, which rose again the third day, and ascended to the right hand of the Father, this Body the Church today and everyday presents and distributes to her faithful.  When the priest speaks the words: This is My Body, the essence of the bread is changed into the Body of Christ."

- St. Anthony of Padua

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