Vatican, 11 June, 2023 / 8:37 pm (ACI Africa).
Corpus Christi Sunday, also known as the solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, falls this year on Sunday, June 11.
Originally proposed as a feast day by St. Thomas Aquinas, this liturgical solemnity honors the Eucharist, reminding all to recognize that it is the true presence: the body and blood, soul and divinity of Jesus Christ.
Whether the solemnity of Corpus Christi is celebrated through Mass or a procession of the Blessed Sacrament, it is important for Catholics to acknowledge the powerful, spiritual nature of the Eucharist. Here are 11 quotes from some beloved saints about the body, blood, soul, and divinity of Christ.
St. Thomas Aquinas: “The Eucharist is the sacrament of love: It signifies love, it produces love. The Eucharist is the consummation of the whole spiritual life.”
St. Euphrasia: “To speak of the Blessed Sacrament is to speak of what is most sacred. How often, when we are in a state of distress, those to whom we look for help leave us; or what is worse, add to our affliction by heaping fresh troubles upon us. He is ever there, waiting to help us.”