The Real Presence Christ in the Eucharist
Protestants reject transubstantiation, as do Jews, Muslims, and other religions--including weak Catholics. The basic objection to the Catholic doctrine of the real presence is not that it’s against Scripture, but against reason. However, the words of Jesus are clear enough. “This is my body.” “This is my blood.” “Unless you eat the flesh of the son of man and drink his blood, you do not have life in you.”
The crisis of faith today is disbelief in the Holy Eucharist just as the mystery of faith was first announced by Christ in St. John. Many people had until then been devoted to Christ began to wonder, then murmur, and finally doubting and left His Company saying: “This saying is hard, and who can hear it?”
But what is so hard to believe about Jesus’ flesh being turned into His Body and Blood at the Transubstantiation? Can God make galaxies that outnumber the grains of sand on all the beaches on earth and not change bread and wine into his Body and Blood? “With men this is impossible: but with God all things are possible.” (Matthew 19:26)
At the Basilica of Lanciano in Lanciano, Italy there’s a Monstrance that holds the Body and Blood of Jesus. It has contained for over twelve centuries Jesus’ Body and Blood. It was as a divine response to a Basilian monk’s doubt about the Real Presence in the Eucharist.
One morning, while he was having a strong attack of doubt, he began the Consecration of the Mass for the people of the town. He used the same size host which is used in the Latin Rite masses today. What he beheld as he consecrated the bread and wine caused his hands to shake, indeed his whole body. He stood for a long time with his back to the people, and then slowly turned around to them. He said:
“O fortunate witnesses to whom the Blessed God, to confound my disbelief, has wished to reveal Himself in this Most Blessed Sacrament and to render Himself visible to our eyes. Come, brethren, and marvel at our God so close to us .Behold the Flesh and Blood of our most beloved Christ.”
The host had turned into flesh. The wine had turned into Blood. This miracle ongoing, the Host turned-flesh, and the wine-turned-Blood, without the use of any form of preservative, is still present in the reliquary to this day and has been witnessed by many people, including myself.
“And whilst they were at supper, Jesus took bread, and broke: and gave it to his disciples, and said: take ye, and eat. This is my body. And taking the chalice, he gave thanks, and gave to them, saying: Drink ye all of this. For this is my blood of the new testament, which shall be shed for many unto remission of sins.” (Matthew 26:26-28)
Jesus did not say, this is the symbol of my body; but absolutely, This is my body: which plainly implies transubstantiation.
“Except you eat the flesh of the Son of man and drink his blood, ye have not life in yourselves.” (John 6:53). “For my flesh is meat indeed: and my blood is drink indeed.” (John 6:56)
This is my blood of the new covenant, which is shed for MANY for the remission of sins (Matthew 25:28). Without shedding of blood there is no remission. (Heb 10:18)
Note: The word used by Jesus was: Many, not All, which is the word used by the false Vatican ll Church. All does not have the same meaning as many and has been infallibly condemned by Pope Paul lV. And, if used in place of many, does not confect the bread and wine into the Body and Blood of Jesus.
Let us, therefore, go before the Living God in the Person of Jesus Christ, wholly and entirely present in the Most Blessed Sacrament of the alter, body and blood, soul and divinity.
Pray the Rosary wear the Brown Scapular and pray for those unbelievers so that they may come to know Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament.