Why did Jesus transform the Passover ritual? It seems that he intended another kind of transformation. The bread and wine are transformed into the Body and Blood of Christ which are, in turn, meant to transform us. After all, you are what you eat. Jesus desires us to be transformed from imperfect individuals into the very way God intended us to be. We receive the Body of Christ into our body that we may become him whom we receive.
It is this astounding gift that we remember and celebrate every Holy Thursday.
Sister Lisa Maurer
Sister Lisa Maurer was born and raised in Sleepy Eye, Minnesota. Before entering the Monastery, she taught and coached in Catholic Schools within the New Ulm Diocese. Sister Lisa made her first Monastic Profession in August 2009 and on July 11, 2012, she made her Perpetual Profession. Her first ministry was working at the parishes of St. Lawrence and St. Joseph in Duluth. Currently she is the Mission Integration Manager of the Benedictine Health System. See all of Sister Lisa’s posts.