Wow! I did NOT know all of these facts about the Eucharist. If this doesn't change your mind--I don't know what will!

Is the Eucharist Really Just a Symbol?

Sacraments - Eucharist - Loyola Press

Eucharist, or Holy Communion, is one of the Sacraments of Initiation. Learn more about Eucharist and other Catholic sacraments at Loyola Press.

Novena to the Precious Blood, Day 6 - "Eternal Father, I offer you the merits of the Most Precious Blood of Jesus, your Beloved Son and my Divine Redeemer, for all those who join with me in adoring and honoring it, and for all those who try to spread devotion to it. May the Blood of Jesus remind me of God's sacrifice to save me and carry me to his glory in heaven. Amen..." - Devotions | DEVOTIO

Novena to the Precious Blood, Day 6 - "Eternal Father, I offer you the merits…

The institution of the Eucharist. Do this in memory of me.

(via Et Verbum: The Mass In The Infant Church By Rev Garrett Pierse Part

"The Eucharist is the bread that gives strength… It is at once the most eloquent proof of His love and the most powerful means of fostering His love in us. He gives Himself every day so that our hearts as burning coals may set afire the hearts of the faithful."— St. Damien of Molokai

catholicconnect: ““The Eucharist is connected with the Passion. If Jesus had not established the Eucharist we would have forgotten the crucifixion. It would have faded into the past and we would have forgotten that Jesus loved us.

The Holy Eucharist project.  Change the colors, make the chalice more elaborate....

Symbol: This painting symbolizes Eucharist because it highlights the body and blood Chirst that he gave up for us.

"This IS my body." ~Jesus" Unless you believe, you will not understand. ~St. Augustine

The Holy Eucharist: The body, blood, soul and divinity of our Lord.

When we receive the Eucharist, we become living tabernacles, God has entered our hearts!

When we receive the Eucharist, we become living tabernacles, God has entered our hearts!

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