Corpus Christi

‘Eucharist burns away selfish attitudes’

At the Sunday Angelus address, Pope Francis reflects on the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, or Corpus Christi, saying the Eucharist burns away our selfish attitudes and unites us perfectly to Jesus. Pope Francis at the Sunday Angelus said the feast of Corpus Christi is “a mystery of being drawn to [...]

‘Overcome silent collusion’

In his homily at Mass on the Solemnity of Corpus Christi, Pope Francis invited the people of the Roman suburb of Ostia to overcome the walls of indifference and silent collusion. Pope Francis celebrated the Solemnity of Corpus Christi in the Roman sea-side suburb of Ostia on Sunday, becoming the first Pope since 1981 to lead [...]

Pope celebrates Mass for Solemnity of Corpus Christi

Pope Francis on Sunday celebrated Mass at the Roman Basilica of St John Lateran which was to be followed by a procession to the Basilica of St Mary Major to mark the Solemnity of Corpus Christi. In his homily for the feast of Corpus Christi, Pope Francis chose to reflect on one word, “Memory”. The Pope [...]

Jesus food of eternal life

In a sunny St Peter’s Square on Sunday Pope Francis recalled the feast of the Body and Blood of Christ or Corpus Christi. Following the Angelus prayer and taking his cue from the Gospel of St John, the Holy Father reminded the pilgrims and tourists present that Jesus states that he is “the living bread which [...]

Letter #47, 2016: Corpus Christi

May 26, 2016, Thursday -- The Pope's Homily on the Feast of Corpus Christi Pope Francis Remembers What Jesus Did, And What He Asks... "Jesus was broken; he is broken for us. And he asks us to give ourselves, to break ourselves, as it were, for others." —Pope Francis, today in Rome, in his homily for [...]