Sunday, May 06, 2007

What is the Real Presence?


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.


PBXVI said...

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

Easter Almuena said...

Thank you, Esther!

EC Gefroh said...

Mahalo PB, you inspired me :-)

Thanks Easter!