The presence of God can be found in many places throughout the world, but none more directly and fully than in the Eucharist. In the gospel of John, Jesus speaks to the crowd about the Eucharist as the bread of life saying, "Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise them up at the last day. For my flesh is real food and my blood is real drink. Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood remains in me, and I in them" (John 6:54-56). In this short passage Jesus explains His body and blood as being the source of eternal life which we receive through consumption. Just as Jesus asked Peter "Who do you say that I am?" So, too, when we look at the Eucharist during Mass or Adoration, Jesus is asking us, “Who do you say that I am?”
In 1264, Pope Urban IV established the feast of Corpus Christi, the Feast of the Body and Blood of Christ. The Pope noted that since Holy Thursday, the feast of the institution of the Eucharist, is concerned with such themes as the priesthood and Christ's agony in the garden, it was only proper for the Church to have a feast specially devoted to Christ's Eucharistic presence. Seven hundred and fifty years later, we still celebrate this feast. Since the Eucharist is the source and summit of our Christian life, it is only fitting that we celebrate a special feast devoted to Christ in the Eucharist.
Everyday during the Mass, bread and wine is miraculously transformed into Christ's Body and Blood. Although this event is in itself a miracle, there have been cases of extraordinary Eucharistic miracles over the centuries; some have even occurred during the 21st century. One such Eucharistic miracle occurred in Legnica Poland in 2013.
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