Symbols of Christ

The Bread of Life

bread of life

The bread that is offered at Holy Mass is, therefore, a symbol of the faithful, who, eager to share in the sacrifice of Christ, say with St. Ignatius of Antioch: "I am the wheat of God , and I must be ground by the teeth of the lions that I may become the pure bread of Christ."





Note: All of these symbols can be seen on the outside walls of the Hesburgh Library.