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The Wellspring of Hope

Sunday, June 14, 2009

The Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi). Fr John Farrell preaches on the meanings of 'Body of Christ'.

In the Catholic Tradition we use the phrase 'Body Of Christ' in three distinct but interconnecting ways. The first and constant use is to refer to Jesus himself, stressing the full humanity of the Incarnate Son of God. He was formed in his mother's womb, was born and grew. He bodily touched the untouchable leper. He walked through the villages and fields of his native land. He spoke God's word in a human way. He ate and drank. He suffered, was tortured, murdered and was dead and bodily buried.

But he is no longer dead, but Risen and glorified in his body. He is no longer bound by time and space as we are, and he was in his earthly life. He is alive and with us. He is the Lord actively reigning in his own creation.

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Real Presence, Mystical Body

Sunday, May 25, 2008

The Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi). Fr Denis Geraghty reflects on changes in Eucharistic piety in recent decades. Read more

He Hungers to Love Us

Thursday, June 07, 2007

The Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi). Fr Theodore Taylor wonders whether we hunger and thirst for Christ as much as he hungers to show us his love. Read more

Food that's Simply Divine

Thursday, June 15, 2006

The Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi). Fr Leon Pereira suggests that the Blessed Sacrament is not to be toyed with. Read more

More Than Just Being There

Thursday, May 26, 2005

The Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi). Fr John O'Connor preaches on the depth of Christ's presence in the Eucharist. Read more

A Mystery We Must Become

Thursday, June 10, 2004

The Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi). Fr Timothy Calvert preaches on our continual repetition of the eucharist, which recalls Christ's sacrifice of himself on the altar of the cross. Read more

The Power of Words

Thursday, June 19, 2003

The Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi). Fr Euan Marley preaches for the Feast of Corpus Christi, which in Scotland is transferred to Sunday, 22 June. Read more

Feast of God's Friendship

Thursday, May 30, 2002

The Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi). Fr Richard Conrad preaches on how divine friendship is extended to us in the holy eucharist. Read more

Human words become God's Word

Thursday, June 14, 2001

The Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi). Fr Herbert McCabe preaches on what were almost the words of Jesus: 'Where two or three are gathered together in the name of friendship, there is food and drink in the midst of them.' Read more

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