June 6, 2021 | Fr. Claude Lombardo, MC
Today we celebrate the Feast of Corpus Christi, also called the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body & Blood of Christ. This feast day exists for one purpose: to honor the real presence of the body (corpus) of Jesus Christ in the Eucharist. The Eucharist, as we know is the Source and Summit of our faith. Our Holy Mother Church exists for one reason and that is the Holy Eucharist.
The Church celebrates this wonderful feast in a myriad of different ways – this is a beautiful example of the universality of the Church. Here are some examples of ways in which this feast is celebrated around the world:
In order to better understand what or WHO the Holy Eucharist is, here is some valuable lessons through Scripture:
And, of course, we have a rich resource in the Catechism and not to mention the countless writings from our friends the saints. We have so much valuable information on the Holy Eucharist that will lead us closer to Jesus – gives a new meaning to the Bible verse that says, “those who seek Me will find Me,” right?
My prayer for all who read this is that you will have a Eucharistic Encounter today. My prayer is that Jesus Christ will reveal Himself more deeply to you so that you can develop and foster a love and passion for the Holy Eucharist. Ask Him today for this encounter… Ask and we shall receive, right?
In the Eucharistic love of Jesus,
Fr. Claude, MC