This Sunday, we celebrate the great feast of “Corpus Christi,” now called the “Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ.” When this feast was begun, in the 13th century, it was partially begun as a rebuke to the heresy of Berengarius, who was the first person in the history of Christianity to deny the Real Presence of Our Lord in the Holy Eucharist. St. Thomas Aquinas wrote the hymns for this feast, many of which are, even today, some of the favorite Eucharistic hymns sung in the Catholic Church. These hymns are rich in theological depth, and can be a wonderful source for meditation upon the Mystery of the Holy Eucharist. Here are the names of some of them, you might want to look them up online and meditate on them: “Lauda Sion Salvatorem,” “Pange Lingua,” “Panis Angelicus” and “Adoro Te Devote”. May this feast of Corpus Christi be a time of true enrichment of our Faith in the Real Presence of Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament!
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