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Solemnity of the

Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ A

June 18, 2017

Spirituality of the Readings

John Foley, SJ

Intimate Transformation

People want to touch Jesus. They are vaguely dissatisfied with the Holy Spirit, which is way down deep inside them. How can it cope with this material world?

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In Exile

Ron Rolheiser

Bread and Wine

Few things speak as wonderfully about life as does the smell of fresh bread. The fragrance of fresh bread is the smell of life itself! Yet there is another story to bread. Kernels of wheat that had to be crushed in their individuality to become something communal.

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Glancing Thoughts

Eleonore Stump

Bread from Heaven

By a miracle which completes the lesson of the manna, this Word is the bread of life for all the faithful. The Word of God and the bread from heaven are present here as one.

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The Perspective of Justice

Gerald Darring

The Most Cherished Gift

The food that we eat every day, and the liquids we drink, become part of our bodies, sustaining them and allowing them to grow, function, and heal. The food that is the body and blood of Christ does something far greater …

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Discussion Questions

Anne Osdieck

Strength for the Weak

When Jesus gives us himself in the Eucharist, does he give us his presence, or does he give himself in the whole Paschal Mystery (passion, death, resurrection)?

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A Poem to Sit With

J. Janda

Jesus Speaks

why do you

keep trying

to do things


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