Catholics believe that during every Mass a miracle happens. At the Consecration, when the priest elevates the host and says, “This is My Body,” a piece of bread turns into the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ.
Admittedly, this is a very difficult concept. But, if you think about it, God can do anything. So turning a piece of bread into flesh is certainly within the realm of possibility.
There is also a Biblical basis for this belief, in the Gospel of Saint John, Chapter 6. We call it The Bread of Life Discourse, in which Jesus tells his followers they must eat His flesh and drink His blood.
The Catholic Church was founded 2,000 years ago, and, through the centuries, a number of visible Eucharistic miracles have happened. One time, during the 1300’s, an Italian priest had his doubts. But one time, while celebrating Mass, the host in his hand turned into real flesh, which is still preserved today in Lanciano, Italy.
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