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Corpus Christi

The Most Precious Body and Blood of Jesus Christ
Feast Day - Thursday after Trinity Sunday

(some countries have transferred this feast to the following Sunday)

Pope Francis's words in: 2016, 2015, 2014 & 2013 (in this Year of Faith there was a Holy Hour of Eucharistic Adoration around the world).
Papa Benedict XVI's words in: 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006 & 2005
Saint John Paul II's words in: 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, Great Jubilee 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997

3 2us with Fr Anthony Doe       
"This is really what the meaning of the Eucharist is - being brought alive first of all by the intimate love that Jesus has for our humanity, uniting himself to us in our woundedness but also our great capacity to be free and to love like He loves. And then, through the presence of Jesus within us, mysteriously He opens our spirit up to the love of the Father."

Evangelium with Fr Andrew Pinsent       
"This is the day in the liturgical year when we celebrate the most extraordinary gift that God has given to us: God in His love and mercy gives us Himself, under the appearances of bread and wine."

Evangelium with Fr Andrew Pinsent       
"Now love is intimately connected with sacrifice, the notion of a sacrifice being associated with an outpouring of something that is precious to oneself for the sake of another person. So in the Mass, God gives us not only the opportunity to participate in the strength of God by means of a sacrament, but also in the love of God by means of a sacrifice. More specifically, in the Mass we participate in the perfect sacrifice, that of Christ on the cross in which the Son of God gave His life to save us."

More here on the Most Holy Sacrament of the Altar, the Eucharist.