"I do not know and cannot imagine what the disciples understood our Lord to mean when, his body still unbroken and his blood unshed, he handed them the bread and wine, saying they were his body and blood…
"I find no difficulty in believing that the veil between the worlds, nowhere else (for me) so opaque to the intellect, is nowhere else so thin and permeable to divine operation. Here, a hand from the hidden country touches not only my soul but my body. Here is big medicine and strong magic… The command, after all, is 'Take, eat,' not 'Take, understand'."
The Real Presence Through the Ages, Page XXII, Michael Gaudoin-Parker, Editor
(Link to: Dorothy Day and the Holy Coffee Cup)