Corpus Christ: A Feast for the Ages

Posted June 15, 2018 12:24 am by John Paul Meenan, Editor

Corpus Christ: A Feast for the Ages

A blessed and grace-filled solemnity of Corpus Christi to one and all, a feast that has a long and varied history dating back to the early Middle Ages, with Saint Juliana of Liege (+1258), who, based on private revelations from God, advocated for a day outside of Lent (for on Holy Thursday, we also commemorate the Eucharist, in its inauguration at the Last Super) to celebrate devotion to this Sacrament of Sacraments, the source and summit of the Christian life, as our faith has it.  A fruitful read is Pope John Paul II’s 1996 meditation on this feast on the

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