that 'in the Sacrament of the Eucharist the body and blood of our Lord Jesus
Christ together with his soul and divinity are contained truly, really and
substantially, and not merely in sign, figure or virtue' (Council of Trent,
sess. xiii, can. 1)" (Catholic Dictionary)
The Eucharist is NOT a
mere figure of the Body and Blood of Christ, but the real, true Body and Blood
of Christ. This doctrine was handed down directly from
Jesus Christ and has
always been held by the Church. The Real Presence is effected by
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