Notes on Prophecy of Zacharias (Author Bishop Richard Challoner (ed.))

9:17 The corn, etc: His most excellent gift is the blessed Eucharist, called here The corn, that is, the bread of the elect, and the wine springing forth virgins; that is, maketh virgins to bud, or spring forth, as it were, like flowers among thorns; because it has a wonderful efficacy to give and preserve purity.

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