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We Are Wayfarers and Our Food Is the Eucharist, as Seen in a Commercial

August 10, 2018 1 Comment
We Are Wayfarers and Our Food Is the Eucharist, as Seen in a Commercial

The commercial below reminds me of the fact that the Eucharist is our necessary food for the journey; it is the food of wayfarers. In John chapter 6, Jesus teaches that the miraculous manna described in Exodus and Numbers was the food that sustained the ancient Jews in the desert and strengthened them bodily for […]

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Unless – A Homily for Corpus Christi

June 2, 2018 1 Comment
Unless – A Homily for Corpus Christi

I.  The Reality of the Eucharist On this solemn feast we are called above all to faith in the fact (as revealed by the Lord Himself) that the Eucharist, the Holy Communion of which we partake, is in fact a reception of the very Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity of Jesus Christ, whole and entire, […]

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We Are Wayfarers and Our Food Is the Eucharist, as Seen in a Commercial

April 13, 2018 2 Comments
We Are Wayfarers and Our Food Is the Eucharist, as Seen in a Commercial

The commercial below reminds me of the fact that the Eucharist is our necessary food for the journey; it is the food of wayfarers. In John chapter 6, Jesus teaches that the miraculous manna described in Exodus and Numbers was the food that sustained the ancient Jews in the desert and strengthened them bodily for […]

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Costly Truth – A Homily for the 20th Sunday of the Year

August 15, 2015 1 Comment
Costly Truth – A Homily for the 20th Sunday of the Year

In the Gospel today, we continue with Jesus’ great treatise on the Eucharist (John 6). Many of the Jewish listeners who hear Him speaking in the synagogue at Capernaum are grumbling and murmuring in protest at His insistence that they eat His flesh and drink His blood. But Jesus does not back down for a […]

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A Word By Word Translation and Study of the Latin Hymns Used at Benediction

July 18, 2013 24 Comments
A Word By Word Translation and Study of the Latin Hymns Used at Benediction

I sometimes get requests for help in understanding the Latin texts of the very familiar hymns for Eucharistic Adoration and Benediction. The O Salutaris and Tantum Ergo, though familiar to many Catholics remain only vaguely understood in terms of a word-for-word translation. Most know the poetic English renderings (“O Saving Victim Opening Wide” and “Humbly […]

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A Beautiful Summary of Eucharistic theology in an antiphon by Aquinas

January 16, 2013 19 Comments
A Beautiful Summary of Eucharistic theology in an antiphon by Aquinas

There is a great hymn, an antiphon actually, written by St. Thomas Aquinas for the Office of Corpus Christi. It is O Sacrum Convivium and it serves as a wonderful summary of Eucharistic theology that is worth our attention. With that in mind I’d like to make a brief reflection on some of its compact […]

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Dublin’s Pilgrim Walk

June 12, 2012 0 Comments
Dublin’s Pilgrim Walk

One of the unique events of this Eucharistic Congress in Dublin is the Pilgrim Walk. Noting the revival of people’sinterest in pilgrim walks, the Congress committee created the route around seven of the oldest churches in Dublin. Readers of this blog from the Archdiocese of Washington know of the annual Seven Churches Walk sponsored by […]

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50th International Eucharistic Congress.

June 10, 2012 4 Comments
50th International Eucharistic Congress.

Today, On the Feast of Corpus Christi, the Church of Ireland opens its doors to the world as it hosts the 50th International Eucharistic Congress. As with the first 49 congresses, Popes have called congresses for three main reasons: promote an awareness of the central place of the Eucharist in the life and mission of […]

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