The Solemnity of Corpus Christi reminds us of the gift of His Sacred body and blood. Jesus gives us His body as a meal of everlasting life. In celebrating this solemnity we celebrate the ultimate sacrifice of His life on the cross for the cleansing of our sins. By it we honor Him whose body was broken and whose side was pierced with a lance for our sakes. But we also celebrate it as a reminder that we are called to be that bread broken for others. That is what is meant by Jesus’ invitation to ‘Do this in memory of me.’ This solemnity memorializes His passion, death and resurrection and by it we are called to be imitators of Christ. We are called to be forgiving, compassionate, humble, self-sacrificing and loving, just like Jesus. When we received the Eucharist, we are each called to become mobile tabernacles and Sanctuaries of holiness who through their words and deeds spread the goodness of God. On this special solemnity, pray that our lives may be transformed by the Eucharist which we receive. And that this meal of the body and blood of Christ may preserve us unto life everlasting, Amen.

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