Thursday, June 17, 2010

Pope Benedict on the Eucharist

vatican — June 16, 2010 — Tuesday evening in the Roman Basilica of St. John Lateran, the Pope opened the proceedings of the conference of the Diocese of Rome, dedicated to the Sunday Eucharist and the witness of charity. The celebration of the Eucharist, Benedict XVI explained in his address, is a meeting with the Risen Christ "present in our day," requires us to become, and at the same time makes us capable of becoming, the bread broken for our brothers and sisters, meeting their needs and giving of ourselves." Pope Benedict XVI: "For this reason, a Eucharist celebration that does not lead us towards men and women where they live, work and suffer, to bring them the love of God, fails to express the truth it contains." The ge ...


Tracy said...

How wonderful, thank you for sharing this!!

Kay said...

Hi Easter! I'm glad to find this video. I thought the text of this message on the Eucharist was just awesome. Pope Benedict, who I dearly love, has such a gift of insight and eloquence. With so many Catholics doubting the real presence of Christ in the Eucharist, this absolutely must be a focus of catechesis.

Hope all is well with you.