Sunday, June 18, 2017

Corpus Christi

The Irish Catholic Church celebrates today the feast of Corpus Christi.

The current issue of Spirituality carries an article by Michael Marchal. The title of the piece is The Discolosure of Jesus's Presence in the Eucharist.

He concludes:  And if the Bread were a loaf of real bread broken for all and the Cup really poured our for all, then the Sacrifice really would be revealed through the Meal. For 'when we eat this bread and drink this cup, we proclaim your death, O Lord, until you come again.'

And only then will the fourth of Christ's real presences in the Cup and Bread 'mystically symbolise' and thereby make real the unity and peace of the church.

And then they might also lead us to his fifth real presence in the poor and needy of the world where we are called to meet him already face-to-face.

Australian Jesuit Richard Leonard has an interesting piece in the current issue of The Tablet.

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