Augustine For Today

November 12 – SAINT JOSAPHAT

“The bread which you can see on the altar, sanctified by the word of God, is the body of Christ. That cup, or rather what the cup contains, sanctified by the word of God, is the blood of Christ. It was by means of these things that the Lord Christ wished to present us with his body and blood, which he shed for our sake for the forgiveness of sins. If you receive them well, you are yourselves what you receive. You see, the apostle says, We, being many, are one loaf, one body. That’s how he explained the sacrament of the Lord’s table; one loaf, one body, is what we all are, many though we be.”

Sermon 227