A Catholic Monthly Magazine

Sunday 19 June

The Body and Blood of Christ

Genesis 14:18-20; Psalm 110: 1-4;
1 Corinthians 11:23-26; Luke 9:11-17

Source and Summit

In the 1960’s all the Bishops gathered in the Second Vatican Council, explicitly taught all the People of God that the Eucharist – the Body and Blood of Christ – was the source and summit of our Christian life. So earthy, so physical yet so mysterious. This Feast not only celebrates the centrality of the Eucharist but reminds us also that the fullness of life is found only in the fullness of Christ, in his whole person. Listen carefully again to the words at the end of the eucharistic prayer in the mass, “Through Him, with Him and in Him…”


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