Meeting Jesus in the Sacraments

Chapter 2: Mystery of Eating Jesus' Flesh (Fr. Robert Barron)


Fr. Barron on the Mystery of Eating Jesus' Flesh

Film Focus Point: Total running time 5:55 Excerpt from Fr. Barron’s Catholicism series. Comments on the Bread of Life discourse in John’s Gospel and St. Thomas Aquinas’ treatment of Real Presence.

Text Focus Point: Pages 35-36

Discussion Questions

  1. Why would first century Jews have been disturbed at Jesus’ comments about eating his flesh and drinking his blood?

  2. How can is the Church sure that Jesus really meant his Body and Blood and was not speaking metaphorically?

  3. How do to stories of Peter of Prague or St. Thomas Aquinas help to reassure you about the Real Presence?

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