All ate and were filled. What was left over was gathered up, twelve baskets of broken pieces (Lk. 9:17).As we celebrate the Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ or Corpus Christi as it is traditionally known, we celebrate the Church’s greatest treasure, the Most Blessed Sacrament of the Eucharist.
The Gospel of the Mass speaks of this Sacrament in figures as does our first reading from the book Genesis. Both the offering of Melchizedek and the feeding of the crowds by Our Lord through the Apostles foreshadow the gift of the Eucharist which through the ages continues to be

Praise the Lord