Those were some of His words...spoken symbolically...<quoted text>
"Who's roundness is so important an element in the Romish Mystery"
Lol. Romish? I think fanatics stopped using that word around the time of the Civil War. Nice of you to recycle it again.
In 33 AD, baked unleavened bread was round. Kinda like the Sun. He he. If you don't believe me, ask a Jewish rabbi. Pita bread (slightly leavened) and tortillas are also round.
In truth, Jesus held up a round piece of bread, and said "this is my body".
The Lord's Supper is a symbolic act of obedience whereby members of the church, through partaking of the bread and the fruit of the vine, memorialize the death of the Redeemer and anticipate His second coming.
Otherwise, as Catholics, taken in the literal sense, Christ is teaching cannibalism...