Intention in Mysteries
- Dear friends,
I was reflecting on a point of theology: is it correct to say that
the Eucharist and the conferring of Holy Orders do not happen if the
Priest/Bishop's intent is not to consecrate that particular thing or
person (ex. for ex. I suppose that, if a layman takes bread ina bag
to the church when the Priest is consecrating the Eucharist hoping
that his bread will become the Eucharist, that bread does not
change,and I suppose that a layman does not become a Priest if he
stands near the Bishop consecrating another Priest, unless the
Bishop intends to consecrate him)?
Hoping that you can answer me I thank you with all my heart.