SAINT JOHN PAUL II ON THE BODY AND BLOOD OF CHRIST, 6/22-SUN.

SAINT JOHN PAUL II REMINDED US THAT IN COMMEMORATING THE SOLEMNITY OF THE MOST HOLY BODY AND BLOOD OF CHRIST, THE CHURCH “DOES NOT ONLY CELEBRATE THE EUCHARIST BUT SOLEMNLY BEARS IT IN PROCESSION, PUBLICLY PROCLAMMING THAT THE SACRIFICE OF CHRIST IS FOR THE SALVATION OF THE WHOLE WORLD.”  We rejoice in this post-Easter expression of our Eucharist affection in order to deepen our attachment to the unique and unending Event that transforms our lives.  As the Sequence for Corpus Christi begs: “Jesu, of your love befriend us, You refresh us, You defend us, Your eternal goodness send us In the land of life to see.” (Magnificat)

PRAYER:  At this sacred banquet, in which Christ is received, may the memory of his Passion be renewed in us, our minds be filled with grace, and the pledge of future glory be given to us. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever, Amen.

Note: for more information on the Eucharist, and what Catholics believe, go to:  http://www.agapebiblestudy.com  and http://www.catholic.com 

Go with God

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