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*Image: Christ with the Host by Pablo da San Leocadio (aka Paolo da Reggio), late 15th century [National Museum in Poznań, Poland]

By Fr. Thomas G. Weinandy, OFM, Cap., The Catholic Thing, Nov. 16, 2022

Thomas G. Weinandy, OFM, a prolific writer and one of the most prominent living theologians, is a former member of the Vatican’s International Theological Commission. His newest book is the third volume of Jesus Becoming Jesus: A Theological Interpretation of the Gospel of John: The Book of Glory and the Passion and Resurrection Narratives.


The Bishops of the United States have initiated a Eucharistic Revival and will be discussing it today at their annual fall meeting in Baltimore.  It began on the Feast of Corpus Christi 2022 and will conclude on Pentecost of 2025.  The following is intended to be a modest theological contribution to their Spirit-filled endeavor.

Chapter 6 of John’s Gospel contains Jesus’ Eucharistic discourse.  It begins with Jesus multiplying the five loaves and two fishes – resulting in an abundance that filled twelve baskets of leftovers.  Following this miracle-sign, Jesus withdrew to the hills to pray.

The next day the crowd went seeking for Jesus, and when they found him, Jesus declared that they sought him not because they saw signs, but because of the loaves.  Jesus then said: “Do not labor for the food which perishes, but for the food which endures to eternal life, which the Son of man will give you.” …