Who Are The Saints in the Eucharistic Prayer?
During Mass for the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi), which we recently celebrated, the words spoken by the priest during the Liturgy of the Eucharist resounded in my mind. In particular, as the priest prayed the Eucharistic Prayer I (the Roman Canon), I was drawn to the several holy men and women mentioned specifically by name.
It struck me that, although I had heard these names hundreds if not thousands of times in the Mass over the years, I did not know much about their significance or even who some of them were. This