The Body and Blood of Christ. Really. Just Think of That!

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Sunday, June 7 is the Solemnity of the Most Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi).In anticipation of the feast, I want to remind you about Cardinal Donald Wuerl and Mike Aquilina's The Feasts: How the Church Year Forms Us as Catholics. As a participant on their blog tour last year, I was asked to write about the Solemnity of the Body and Blood--and I'm only too happy to share this book with you.The feast is celebrated around the world in so many ways. Here at Seasons of … [Read more...]

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HOLY THURSDAY: Remembering Jesus’ Gift of Himself in the Eucharist

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Brothers and sisters:I received from the Lord what I also handed on to you, that the Lord Jesus, on the night he was handed over, took bread, and, after he had given thanks,broke it and said, “This is my body that is for you.Do this in remembrance of me.”In the same way also the cup, after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood.Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.”For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the death of the Lord until … [Read more...]

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An Exposition Tabernacle: One Solution to That French “Desecration” Problem

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Bishop Pascal Roland, bishop of the Diocese of Bellay-Ars in France, has ordered that the Blessed Sacrament be removed from all tabernacles in his diocese, and the tabernacle doors kept open to show that it is empty.  After thieves desecrated ten churches in the diocese since October, stealing consecrated hosts from five of them, the bishop ordered that consecrated hosts be kept in a more secure location.The Diocese of Bellay-Ars described the most recent thefts on its … [Read more...]

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