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Embody Your Faith

Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Sunday, June 18, 2017

The addition of today’s feast – the Feast of Corpus Christi, sometimes also called Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ – to the church calendar was primarily the result of the work of 13th-century Augustinian nun Saint Juliana of Liège, Apostle of the Blessed Sacrament. During her time working in her convent’s hospital nursing the sick, she reported having numerous visions of the full moon crossed with a dark stripe, which symbolized the life of the Church on Earth, while the opaque line represented that there was no feast for the Holy Sacrament. She persuaded Saint Thomas Aquinas to compose a special prayer to honor the Blessed Sacrament, and in 1264 Pope Urban IV made Corpus Christi a feast day. Today is a fitting day to ponder what it might mean for us to give ourselves “body and soul” to the Good News, as Jesus did.

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