Wednesday, December 01, 2004
Year of the Eucharist
"As two pieces of wax fused together make one, so he who receives holy communion is so united with Christ that Christ is in him and he is in Christ" (St. Cyril of Alexandria)
Always a bit late in the liturgical game (I just yesterday realized that we're no longer on the green breviary - doh!), I'm just now trying to get caught up on the Year of the Eucharist, of which we are now in the second month.
As far as Resources go, the USCCB Liturgy Office (trust me) has some truly fantastic resources, though Our Sunday Visitor also has some good materials. It's a wonderful spiritual initiative of the Holy Father's, and a great moment for deepening our understanding of this sacrament, both intellectually and spiritually, and I for one would hate for it to be wasted on me.
My personal goals:
1. Self-Catechesis: Read the Holy Father's Corpus Christi Homily, Apostolic Letter Mane Nobiscum Domine, and, Lord willing, Encyclical Ecclesia de Eucharistia.
2. Devotion: Attend daily mass and visit our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament as often as possible, and make an act of spiritual communion when it is not possible.
3. Sabbath: Reflect more seriously on how I spend my Sundays, giving priority to preparation and thanksgiving for the Eucharist, and enjoying time with family and friends.
# posted by Jamie : 1:00 PM