The Changing of the Bread and Wine
Into the Body and Blood of Our Lord Jesus Christ
Is It Being Done Properly Today?
We ARE NOT placing in doubt the approved formulas for the consecration
of the bread and wine as originally set forth at Vatican Council II and
which, with any modification by the Roman Pontiffs as they may have
deemed appropriate, are part of the Magisterium of the Roman Catholic
Church. We are:
(a) Revealing the key part when the
miracle of transubstantiation is
taking place; and
(b) Addressing the deviations from the teachings of the Magisterium of
the Roman Catholic Church.
The greatest Mystery in the Catholic Faith is the Transubstantiation.
Through this miracle the substances that constitute bread and wine
change into the Body and Blood of our Lord Jesus Christ, while
retaining the physical appearance of bread and wine.
The miracle of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ is easier to accept and
to comprehend than the Transubstantiation. Yet, to us,
Transubstantiation is more concrete and real than the imposing
structure of St. Peter's Basilica.
Tragically, every day more and more hosts are being given to the
faithful without having undergone the miracle of Transubstantiation.
Thus, millions upon millions of Catholics are being deprived of the
Body and Blood of our Lord Jesus Christ at a time when the Bread of
Heaven is most needed for spiritual strength.
The faithful trust that they are consuming the Body and Blood of Jesus
Christ, yet, in many instances they are being fed a piece of bread:
appearance and substance. This
aberration must be highlighted and
stopped insofar the time framework of the scheduled eschatological
events allows it.
Basis of Discussion
Regardless of the Eucharistic Prayer format used (I, II, III or IV) we
can agree that the Transubstantiation takes place somewhere between:
(A) The point when the hands are
outstretched over the offerings; and
(B) The words "Do this in memory of me", in whatever appropriate
vernacular, are pronounced.
The official position of the Magisterium is that the transubstantiation
(a) For the bread, when the celebrant pronounces the following over the
Host on the paten:
this, all of you, and eat it: this is my body which will be given
up for you.
(b) For the wine, when the celebrant pronounces the following over the
wine in the chalice:
this, all of you, and drink from it: this is the cup of my blood,
the blood of the new and everlasting covenant. It will be shed for you
and for all so that sins may be forgiven. Do this in memory of me.
We have every reason to disagree with such belief and will prove it in
the physical realm. However, if the Eucharistic Prayer is offered as
prescribed by the Magisterium - precisely between the points (A)
(B) as defined above - our discrepancy with the Magisterium's position
truly does not matter.
Issue at Hand
Who causes the substance change? It is God, through man, Who causes the
change and His Spirit is Who makes it.
Let us explore the two components of the Eucharistic Prayer which we
know are involved in the Transubstantiation.
I - By the imposition of hands and pronouncing...
[Eucharistic Prayer I] "Bless and approve our offering; make it
acceptable to you, an offering in spirit and in truth. Let it become
for us the body and blood of Jesus Christ, your only Son, our Lord."
[Eucharistic Prayer II]
"Let your Spirit come upon these
gifts to make
them holy, so that they may become for us the body + and blood of our
Lord, Jesus Christ."
[Eucharistic Prayer III]
"And so, Father, we bring you these
ask you to make them holy by the power of your Spirit, that they may
become the body + and blood of your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, at
whose command we celebrate this Eucharist."
[Eucharistic Prayer IV]
"Father, may this Holy Spirit
offerings, Let them become the body + and blood of Jesus Christ our
II - By proclaiming the event...
When the Celebrant pronounces, in the
appropriate vernacular, the
equivalent of: "Take this, all of
you, and eat it: this is my body
which will be given up for you" (Accipite et manducate ex hoc
omnes... etc.) up to "Do this
in memory of me" (Hoc facite
As stated above, the official Magisterium teaches that the
Transubstantiation only takes place in Component II of the prayer. Let
us review the entire issue - physically and supernaturally.
Analysis of the Events
In a typical altar set up there may be one or more ciboria with non
consecrated hosts, one chalice or more with wine, a paten with the
celebrant's Host (sometimes accompanied by several particles).
- If the Celebrant extends his hands over the paten and the
chalice [but not over the other ciboria and
chalice(s)], those out of
range will not have
had "the hands imposed upon". That portion of the
formulae has not been fulfilled for all the hosts and wine that will be
consumed during Communion.
Case II - If the Celebrant
extends his hands over the paten, all host
containers and wine receptacles while pronouncing the prescribed
invocation, the first portion
of the formulae was fulfilled.
Case III - If the first portion of the
formulae is properly fulfilled
(Case II above) and the Celebrant pronounces the second portion ["Take
this, all of you, and eat it: this..."] only over the hosts in the
paten, and ["Take this, all of you,
and drink from it..."] only
the wine in the celebrant's chalice, there is not a problem. The
Consecration of all species to be used as part of the Eucharist have
already been changed in substance into the Body and Blood of Christ.
If the second portion of the formulae was the only one required to
achieve the Transubstantiation, as claimed by the Magisterium, only the
hosts and wine upon which the celebrant pronounced the appropriate
invocations were changed in substance into the Body and Blood of
Christ. The rest would simply still be bread and wine.
However, being as it is, if the first portion of the formula - see Case
II above - has been fulfilled, the transubstantiation has taken place,
which is then publicly confirmed in a localized manner by pronouncing
the appropriate invocations only over celebrant's host and wine).
The importance and necessity of the second portion of the formula is
"To Officially Seal and Proclaim" the miracle which took place during
the first portion of the formula - the imposition of hands over the
bread and wine.
Therefore, when the first portion of the formulae is not implemented at
all [imposing hands over the gifts while pronouncing the
invocation], there has been
no Mass. There has been no immolation and
there is no Lamb of God to offer to the Father for our sins.
Statement of Fact
The above analysis was made to illustrate that, regardless of whether
the key portion of the transubstantiation is the imposition of hands or
the pronouncing of words over the species, unless both potions of the
formula are used many Masses of today are not comprehensive (1), at
best, or no Masses at all (no Transubstantiation took place), at worst.
This tragedy has been frequently observed in the United States as well
as in Portugal and Spain. Including internationally known Sanctuaries,
and in small towns and in big cities alike (2). However, it is known
that the sacrilege is worldwide.
To Confirm When Does the
Transubstantiation Truly Occurs
Meditate on this: A Celebrant without hands could not offer the
Sacrifice of the Mass. However, a mute Celebrant may offer the
Sacrifice of the Mass since the appropriate invocation only need to be
"pronounced" in Time, whether verbally or mentally.
The key to the Transubstantiation is the "imposition of hands". That
is, when the hands are held outstretched over the offerings and the
appropriate invocation pronounced, it is when the bread and wine are
transformed into the true Body and Blood of our Lord Jesus Christ.
For those with a mind attuned to mystical theology, the highlights of
the mechanism are basically as follows:
At the appropriate invocation, the
Spirit of God descends upon the
Officiating Priest, enters his physical manifestation [body] at a point
located on the forward extreme of the top of the head [where the Flames
of the first Pentecost are shown in St. Jude and others present at that
time] and flows out through the palms of the hands which should be
extended over the gifts. (3)
After this has been properly achieved, then it is proclaimed
(confirmed, sealed) in Time ["Take
this, all of you, and eat it:
this... and Take this, all of you, and drink from it..."]
It is imperative that the errors and omissions be corrected
universally. Not only many amongst the faithful are being denied the
true Bread of Heaven, with its painful consequences, but they are
offending The Most Holy Trinity in a most grievous way.
We must cease the offending Heaven!
The following statistics reveal how the importance and reality of the
Eucharist have plummeted - just as Mary announced at Garabandal. (4)
1. A January 1992 Gallup Poll reported
that "fewer than 45% of
Catholics who receive Holy Communion at least weekly acknowledged that
it truly was the Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Our Lord Jesus
Christ. (from address giver by Rev. James Buckley, FSSP, and published
in the July, 2000 issue of the newsletter Coalition in Support of
2. Catholics were polled in the Diocese of Rochester, New York, in
1997. A mere 35 % of the Catholics surveyed still believe that Christ
is truly present in the Eucharist. (The
Remnant, December 15, 1997,
3. A New York Times/CBS Poll during the summer of 2003, 70 % of
Catholics aged 18-44 believe that the Eucharist is merely a "symbol" of
Jesus. (Regina Coeli Report,
Kansas City, Missouri, August 2003 issue.)
4. Survey suggest that 70% of Catholics no longer accept the doctrine
of the Real Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist. (The Remnant, October
15, 2006 issue)
We do not know if this 70% are fully aware that the belief in the
doctrine of the Real Presence is a requirement to be considered a
Catholic. Viewing that statistic differently what we see is that: 30%
of the "Catholics" surveyed partake of the Catholic Faith; i.e. Out of
each 100 claimants to be of the Catholic Faith, a maximum of 30 truly
are Catholics. The remainder can only be considered Friends of
Catholics and should be lovingly drawn, by our example, kindness and
prayer, to the Truth.
(1) Only the Celebrant
and a precious few of the faithful will partake of Communion. The rest
have been misled.
(2) A partial list follows. Aberration
observed at (but not limited to):
1. The Sanctuary of Nazaré,
2. The Patriarchate of Lisbon, Portugal.
3. The Dioceses of Leiria-Fátima and Guarda, Portugal.
4. The Dioceses of Ciudad Rodrigo and Salamanca, Spain.
5. The Dioceses of Galveston-Houston and Brownsville, Texas, U.S.A.
(3) A similar mechanism is
followed when healing the sick, during the Sacrament of Baptism, the
Sacrament of Reconciliation, among others, and in ordination of Priests
and consecration of Bishops.
(4) Quoting from the last
Message of Garabandal delivered on June
1965 through the intervention of St. Michael the Archangel:
and less importance is being given to the Eucharist. You should
turn the wrath of God away from yourselves by your efforts. ... You are
now receiving the last warnings...
En Español: Transubstanciación - Conversión de Pan y Vino en
el Cuerpo de Jesús - ¿Se está haciendo de forma correcta?
Document released to the Roman
Catholic Church Hierarchy worldwide on October 17, 1996. Texas, U.S.A.
Published for the General Public on June 22, 2001
Wording clarified on June 22, 2001 - Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
- and on June 22, 2003 - Feast of Corpus Christi
Greatly Simplified for the benefit of the Faithful on December 14, 2012
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