Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Sacrament of Love

Published today is a wonderful exhortation concerning the Eucharist from Papa Benedict. It is titled Sacramentum Caritatis, the Sacrament of Love. I would encourage especially my Catholic brothers and sisters to read it.

It is instructional and devotional - here is a taste:

True joy is found in recognizing that the Lord is still with us, our faithful companion along the way. The Eucharist makes us discover that Christ, risen from the dead, is our contemporary in the mystery of the Church, his body. Of this mystery of love we have become witnesses. Let us encourage one another to walk joyfully, our hearts filled with wonder, towards our encounter with the Holy Eucharist, so that we may experience and proclaim to others the truth of the words with which Jesus took leave of his disciples: "Lo, I am with you always, until the end of the world" (Mt 28:20).

Amen and amen.

This is why I am Catholic.

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