One High Priest, One Sacrifice

Christ–the one High Priest and one Sacrifice–acts through the priests of His Catholic Church. When the priest consecrates the bread and wine, it is Jesus who offers Himself to us, saying: “This is my Body, which is given up for you.” And when we go to Confession, it is Jesus who says: “Your sins are forgiven–go in peace.”

The Eucharistic Miracles of St. Catherine of Siena

For the last seven years of her life, Catherine ate nothing besides the Eucharist–Yes, you read that correctly! Astoundingly, by a special miracle she was literally nourished by Christ alone and was able to carry out her many works of service and counsel with surprising energy. Many people had their doubts about whether this was true, but here is why the accounts are strongly convincing: