Category Archives: Mysterium Fidei

Mysterium Fidei 75-76: A Final Prayer

Mysterium Fidei concludes: 75. May the most blessed Virgin Mary, from whom Christ the Lord took the flesh that “is contained, offered, received” (C.I.C., canon 801.) in this Sacrament under the appearances of bread and wine, and may all the … Continue reading

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Mysterium Fidei 70-74: Unity, Religious, and the East

Pope Paul begins to tie together the last thoughts in his encyclical, beginning with a plea for unity, both within the Church, and among separated sisters and brothers: 70. Because, Venerable Brothers, the Sacrament of the Eucharist is a sign … Continue reading

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Mysterium Fidei 66-69: Eucharistic Devotion 2

Daily Mass and Holy Communion Daily Mass and daily Communion are a “gift,” as is prayer in churches before the Blessed Sacrament. 66. It is desirable to have the faithful in large numbers take an active part in the sacrifice … Continue reading

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Mysterium Fidei 64-65: Eucharistic Devotion 1

EXHORTATION TO FOSTERING EUCHARISTIC DEVOTION 64. And so We beseech you, Venerable Brothers, to take this faith, which means nothing less than maintaining complete fidelity to the words of Christ and the Apostles, and preserve it in its purity and … Continue reading

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Mysterium Fidei 56-63: On the Worship of Latria

The next eight sections address Eucharistic worship outside of Mass. We move from cautions against irreverence and possible sacrilege to actual devotion as arose in the Middle Ages: ON THE WORSHIP OF LATRIA 56. The Catholic Church has always displayed … Continue reading

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Mysterium Fidei 52-55: Transubstantiation 3

These four sections wrap up Pope Paul’s look at transubstantiation, calling upon the witness after the great period of the mystagogues, and noting the persistent repetition of belief in the councils of the West: 52. But this is no time … Continue reading

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Mysterium Fidei 47-51: Transubstantiation 2

Let’s delve a little deeper into transubstantiation, courtesy of the theological giants of the early Church: 47. This is why the Fathers felt they had a solemn duty to warn the faithful that, in reflecting upon this most sacred Sacrament, … Continue reading

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