Some Catholics, and non Catholics do not understand what a great gift that Holy Eucharist is and that Jesus Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity is present in it. Here is a simple explanation of this great Sacrament and Mystery from the 1914 Catholic Encyclopedia.
‘When we speak of consecration without any special qualification, we ordinarily understand it as the act by which, in the celebration of Holy Mass, the bread and wine are changed into the body and blood of Christ. It is called transubstantiation, for in the Sacrament of the Eucharist the substance of bread and wine do not remain, but the entire substance of bread is changed into the body of Christ, and the entire substance of wine is changed into His blood, the species or outward semblance of bread and wine along remaining. This change is produced in virtue of the words: This is my body and This is my blood, or This is the chalice of my blood, pronounced by the priest assuming the person of Christ and using the same ceremonies that Christ used at the Last Supper.’
‘And whilst they were at supper, Jesus took bread, and blessed, and broke: and gave 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. Matt. 26:26-28
‘That this is the essential form has been the constant belief and teaching of both the Eastern and Western Churches.’
Therefore whosoever shall eat this bread, or drink the chalice of the Lord unworthily, shall be guilty of the body and of the blood of the Lord. But let a man prove himself: and so let him eat of that bread, and drink of the chalice. For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh judgment to himself, not discerning the body of the Lord. I Corinthians 11:27-29
We are so blessed to be traditional Catholics and to truly believe in the Real Presence of Jesus In Holy Communion. Jesus is God, therefore we kneel in adoration to receive Him with pure hearts and souls. We would never want to subject Jesus to a soul filled with demons and impurity after we have committed a mortal sin.
Make a promise to God that you will never ever receive Him in Holy Communion unless you have confessed all you mortal sins and a have pure soul.
The original author of this blog passed away in July of 2016. RIP Father Carota.