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Ecclesia de Eucharistia 62

Let’s leave the final word to Pope John Paul II: 62. Let us take our place, dear brothers and sisters, at the school of the saints, who are the great interpreters of true Eucharistic piety. In them the theology of … Continue reading

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Ecclesia de Eucharistia 61

This is good. The experience of the Eucharist cannot be reduced to human terms. The Eucharist “must be experienced and lived.” 61. The mystery of the Eucharist – sacrifice, presence, banquet – does not allow for reduction or exploitation; it … Continue reading

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Ecclesia de Eucharistia 60

Yesterday we discussed the example of Pope John Paul in reflecting on personal experience, the Scriptures, and the Eucharist. Today, a wider view: 60. At the dawn of this third millennium, we, the children of the Church, are called to … Continue reading

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Ecclesia de Eucharistia 59

The conclusion begins; the first of four numbered sections: 59. Ave, verum corpus natum de Maria Virgine! Several years ago I celebrated the fiftieth anniversary of my priesthood. Today I have the grace of offering the Church this Encyclical on … Continue reading

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Ecclesia de Eucharistia 58

We conclude our examination of Pope John Paul II’s reflection of Mary and the Eucharist: 58. In the Eucharist the Church is completely united to Christ and his sacrifice, and makes her own the spirit of Mary. This truth can … Continue reading

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Ecclesia de Eucharistia 57

John Paul II’s reflection takes us from the Biblical events of the Passion into the honor Christians have given the Blessed Mother from the earliest days in both East and West: 57. “Do this in remembrance of me” (Lk 22:19). In … Continue reading

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Ecclesia de Eucharistia 56

The reflection on Mary continues. In section 56, a look at the events of the Paschal Mystery: 56. Mary, throughout her life at Christ’s side and not only on Calvary, made her own the sacrificial dimension of the Eucharist. When she brought … Continue reading

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