09 June 2007

A few good resources

In honor of the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of the Lord Jesus Christ, I have compiled a few links to some worthwhile reading on the Blessed Sacrament of the Altar by the Holy Father:

Sacramentum caritatis

Homily, Corpus Christis (2006)

Angelus Address on Corpus Christi (2006)

Homily, World Youth Day

Homily, Conclusion of Eucharistic Congress at Bari

Homily, Corpus Christi (2005)
His homily for Corpus Christi 2007 is not yet available at the Vatican web site in English, though it is available in Italian.
"You can go faster than this, you know."
The more deeply you know him, the more strongly will you be united to him and the more faithful you will be to your priestly commitments, all the more and better will you be able to serve people, the more fruitful will your dialogue with them, the more accessible will appear the peace that you will propose in situations of tension and conflict, the more consoling will be the comfort that, in the name of Christ and his Church, you offer to those persons who undergo trial and are without defense.

You know that the Christian faith can never be reduced to a mere intellectual knowledge of Christ and his doctrine; it must always express itself in the imitation of the examples that Christ gave us as Son of the Father and Son of man.