Thursday, September 20, 2012

Woven round - like a robe!


Christ at Last Supper - Tapestry - Virginia Museum of Fine Arts ~ Richmond, VA


"It is not sufficient to say that the Eucharist is at the center of the Church, because actually, the Eucharist makes the Church!  It builds it from within and weaves it round itself like a robe. 

It is said that two sacraments in particular "make" the Church:  Baptism and the Eucharist.  But whereas Baptism makes the Church grow quantitatively, as it were, in size and number, the Eucharist makes her grow qualitatively, in strength, because it transforms her ever more deeply into the image of Christ, her Head."

Raniero Cantalamessa
The Eucharist, Our Sanctification

 

2 comments:

  1. "It builds it from within and weaves it round itself like a robe." How marvelous. Great post.

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  2. So love the image and reality...

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