Category Archives: Eucharisticum Mysterium

Eucharisticum Mysterium 67: Eucharistic Congresses

We reach the end of the instruction Eucharisticum Mysterium with Part III, section 6. I had it already written up, and if you’re tired of reading about my cats of my thoughts on the mp, let’s finish this off: 67. … Continue reading

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Eucharisticum Mysterium 62-66: More on Exposition

Would you believe we’ve already arrived at the penultimate post on Eucharisticum Mysterium? Let’s delve into five sections that outline some principles for exposition of the Blessed Sacrament: 62. For brief exposition, the ciborium or monstrance should be placed on … Continue reading

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Eucharisticum Mysterium 60-61: Exposition

Part 3, section 5 begins: 60. Exposition of the blessed sacrament, either in a ciborium or a monstrance, draws the faithful to an awareness of the sublime presence of Christ and invites them to inner communion with him. Therefore, it … Continue reading

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Eucharisticum Mysterium 59: Eucharistic Processions

This is topical for us here in Kansas City as Bishop Finn has converted a regional spiritual attraction in the city of Saint Joseph to a diocesan-wide event. 59. In processions in which the eucharist is carried through the streets … Continue reading

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Eucharisticum Mysterium 58: Devotions

58. Devotion, both private and public, toward the sacrament of the altar even outside Mass that conforms to the norms laid down by lawful authority and in the present Instruction is strongly advocated by the Church, since the eucharistic sacrifice … Continue reading

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Eucharisticum Mysterium 55-57: More on Tabernacles

The Consilium reviews the ways in which Christ is present liturgically and how this relates to the reserved Eucharist: 55. In the celebration of Mass the principal modes of Christ’s presence to his Church [See no. 9 of this Instruction.] … Continue reading

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Eucharisticum Mysterium 52-54: Reserving the Eucharist

The following sections were the source of the post-conciliar development often troubling to lay people, bishops, and others: the placement of the tabernacle and the location for devotional prayer. First rule, no problem: only one per church. 52. Where the … Continue reading

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