Sunday, May 06, 2007

What is the Real Presence?

Priest

Out of the 242 folks who voted in the Real Presence Poll, 7 voted that they did not know what the Real Presence was.

Very basically, I would like to say that at the Consecration of the Mass, the ordinary bread and wine, are changed by the Priest (and only by a priest can this be accomplished), into the ACTUAL Body and Blood of our Lord Jesus Christ. Notice that I do not say, "we Catholic believe this" because, whether or not you believe in this miraculous transubstantiation, it is a fact and it occurs nevertheless.

It was at the last supper that our Lord celebrated the First Mass and it was there that the priesthood was initiated as a way to perpetuate the Eucharist or Real Presence by the priest.

Now, for a more in depth study of what the Real Presence is, click CLICK HERE to read what the late Father John A. Hardon, S.J. has written.

3 comments:

PBXVI said...

Great explanation Esther! Thanks for doing this! God Bless!

Easter & Cy said...

Thank you, Esther!

Esther said...

Mahalo PB, you inspired me :-)

Thanks Easter!