Sunday, June 18, 2017

Corpus Christi - for the world's salvation! ...

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

"This Solemnity does not only celebrate the Eucharist but solemnly
 bears it in procession, publicly proclaiming that the sacrifice of Christ 
is for the salvation of the whole world." - Pope St John Paul II

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 Jesu, of Your love befriend us,
You refresh us, You defend us,
Your eternal goodness, send us
In the land of life to see.
Sequence for Corpus Christi

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"Hidden God, devoutly I adore Thee,
truly present beneath these veils:
all my heart subdues itself before Thee,
since all before Thee faints and fails." 
Adoro Te Devote, St Thomas Aquinas

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"Be the apostle of the divine Eucharist, 
like a flame which enlightens and warms, 
like the Angel of His heart who will go to proclaim Him 
to those who don't know Him and 
will encourage those who love Him and are suffering."

St. Peter Julian Eymard
to Mme Antoinette de Grandville
July 4, 1859

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"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

Pope's homily forthcoming later today (Mass/Procession: Sunday eve, Rome)
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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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