EUCHARISTIC FAITH: Saying Amen to What We Are in Christ At Mass, when we go forward at communion time to receive the host and drink from the cup, we hear the words, “Body of Christ,” and we respond, “Amen.” What are we saying, when we say “Amen”? It is true that we are saying, yes, [...]
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Is it really important that Jesus was raised physically from the dead and not just as a spirit? Does belief in the resurrection of the body have any meaning for our own lives? The Ascension of Jesus into heaven sheds light on these questions; because amazingly enough, with the Ascension we learn that the Second [...]
Anima Christi – 9 (1. Soul of Christ, sanctify me.) (2. Body of Christ, save me.) (3. Blood of Christ, inebriate me.) (4. Water from the side of Christ, wash me.) (5. Passion of Christ, strengthen me.) (6. Within thy Wounds, hide me.) (7. Let Me Never Be Separated from Thee.) (8. From the Wicked [...]
“Anima Christi” -3 (1. Soul of Christ, sanctify me.) (2. Body of Christ, save me.) – – – – – Blood of Christ, inebriate me. Sanguis Christi, inebria me. We remember gruesomely colored crucifixes, or the blood dripping from Jim Caviezel’s face in Mel Gibson’s movie, “The Passion of the Christ.” But this petition draws [...]
“Anima Christi” -2 (Click here for Part 1) Body of Christ, save me. Corpus Christi, salva me. We are learning more and more about the connections between body and mind, body and spirit. I read in the newspaper recently that up to 90 percent of groups such as combat veterans and rape victims have nightmares. [...]