Summa Theologiae by St. Thomas Aquinas
TP: Treatise On The Sacraments
Q[76] Of The Way In Which Christ Is In This Sacrament
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We have now to consider the manner in which Christ exists in this sacrament; and under this head there are eight points of inquiry:

A[1] Whether the whole Christ is under this sacrament?

A[2] Whether the entire Christ is under each species of the sacrament?

A[3] Whether the entire Christ is under every part of the species?

A[4] Whether all the dimensions of Christ's body are in this sacrament?

A[5] Whether the body of Christ is in this sacrament locally?

A[6] Whether after the consecration, the body of Christ is moved when the host or chalice is moved?

A[7] Whether Christ's body, as it is in this sacrament, can be seen by the eye?

A[8] Whether the true body of Christ remains in this sacrament when He is seen under the appearance of a child or of flesh?