On Sunday, the feast of Corpus Christi, or the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, Pope Francis presided over the Eucharist at the Altar of the Chair in St. Peter’s Basilica.

Around 50 people were present for the Mass, which was followed by the exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and Benediction.

But, what happens, asked Pope Francis, when the chain of transmission of memories is broken?

God, he replied, knows how short our memories can be. Because of this “He left us a memorial,” which goes far beyond words or signs.

“He gave us Food, for it is not easy to forget something we have actually tasted. He left us Bread in which He is truly present, alive and true, with all the flavour of His love.”

The Eucharist, he said, is no mere memory, it is a fact. “In Mass the death and resurrection of Jesus are set before us.”

Pope Francis concluded his homily with a reminder that the Eucharist makes us all links in chain of solidarity. Vatican News


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