Monday, December 13, 2010

Catechism of the Day

The Sacrament of the Altar continued

How can bodily eating and drinking do such great things?

It is not the eating and drinking indeed that does them, but the words here written,

"Given and shed for you for the remission of sins;"

which words, besides the bodily eating and drinking, are the chief thing in the Sacrament;
and he that believes these words has what they say and express, namely, the forgiveness of sins.

Qui potest corporalis illa manducatio tantas res efficere?

Manducare et bibere ista certe non efficiunt, sed illa verba, quae hic ponuntur:

“Pro vobis datur et effunditur in remissionem peccatorum;”

quae verba sunt una cum corporali manducatione caput et summa huius sacramenti.
Et qui credit his verbis, ille habet, quod dicunt et sicut sonant, nempe remissionem peccatorum.

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