As Mariano Degli Amatori writes: “In the ninth century, quite unworthy and irreligious belief took root among certain folks, known thereafter as the ‘Stercoranists’, who had no shame in saying that not only the spices of the Eucharist, but the very body of Christ itself held within it were subject to the common fate of other foods, and that it was digested in much the same manner as such foods.”

Mariano Degli Amatori, Biblioteca Eucaristica […], First Part, Venice 1744, p. 331.