Reflections by Pope Benedict and Saint John Vianney on Corpus Christi
Posted on June 14, 2020 by Catholicism Pure & Simple
Reblog with attachment:
“My Recent Encounter with Christian Malice toward Catholics”
Zero Lift-Off by Lawrence Morra
I’m so thankful for this opportunity to reblog this article and share what just happened a couple of weeks ago which I wrote about in the attached link below.
Thank you for this wonderful explanation and insight into the mystery and greatest of blessings from our Lord God in heaven through the Holy sacrament of the Eucharist! I want to quote here in my response a portion of this wonderful work what crystallized the deepest heart felt meaning for me.
“The fact that the sacrament of the altar has taken on the name “Eucharist,” “thanksgiving,” expresses this: that the change in the substance of the bread and wine into the Body and Blood of Christ is the fruit of the gift that Christ made of himself, a gift of a love stronger than death, divine love that brought him to rise from the dead. That is why the Eucharist is the food of eternal life, the Bread of life. From the heart of Christ, from his “Eucharistic Prayer” on the eve of his passion, flows the dynamism that transforms reality in its cosmic, human and historical dimensions. All proceeds from God, from the omnipotence of his love One and Triune, incarnate in Jesus. The heart of Christ is immersed in this love; because of this he knows how to thank and praise God even in the face of betrayal and violence, and thus changes things, people and the world”.
I pray that the current division in the Holy See and Church by all the misdirection that Pope Francis has brought to the Holy See, will be correct by God Himself in the short term, but knowing in fact that regardless of what is to come we are all in God Almighty’s hands and thanks be to God for all He has given to us; especially for His great mercy upon us; we pray!
Glory to God in the highest. Through our Lord, Savior and Redeemer Jesus Christ. Amen.
Brother in Christ Jesus,
A homily given by Pope Benedict XVI on the feast of Corpus Christi in 2011:
Dear brothers and sisters!
The feast of Corpus Domini is inseparable from the Holy Thursday Mass of Caena Domini, in which the institution of the Eucharist is also celebrated. While on the evening of Holy Thursday we relive the mystery of Christ who offers himself to us in the bread broken and wine poured out, today, in celebration of Corpus Domini, this same mystery is proposed for the adoration and meditation of God’s people, and the Blessed Sacrament is carried in procession through the streets of towns and villages, to show that the risen Christ walks among us and guides us toward the kingdom of heaven. Today we openly manifest what Jesus has given us in the intimacy of the Last Supper, because the love of Christ is not confined to the few, but is…
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