Sunday, June 10, 2012

Corpus Christi - our Companion

Solemnity of the
Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ
(Corpus Christi)

Jesu, of your love befriend us,
You refresh us, you defend us,
Your eternal goodness, send us
In the land of life to see.

Adoration, as an act of faith and prayer addressed to the Lord Jesus, really present in the Sacrament of the altar [helps us better perceive] the sense of the constant presence of Jesus in our midst and with us, a concrete, close presence among our homes, as the ‘beating Heart’ of the city, of the country, of the territory with its various expressions and activities. …

...The Sacrament of the Charity of Christ must permeate the whole of daily life.”

~ Pope Benedict XVI, Homily, June 7, 2012

"We have Him so near in the Blessed Sacrament,
where He is already glorified and
where we don't have to gaze upon Him as being
so tired and worn out, bleeding, wearied by His journeys,
persecuted by those for whom He did so much good,
and not believed in by the Apostles . . . .
Behold Him here without suffering,
full of glory ...
strengthening some, encouraging others,
our companion in the most Blessed Sacrament."

St. Teresa of Avila


A special plenary indulgence is available for Corpus Christi:

Grant #7.1.3
Eucharistic Adoration and Procession
Plenary indulgence

The faithful who piously participate in solemn Eucharistic procession, either inside or outside of a Church, especially on the Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ, may receive a plenary indulgence.

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