Dear Friends,

Today we celebrate the Day of Corpus Christi!

This celebration dates back to the 13th century and originated in Belgium, when God appeared before a nun and demonstrated his desire to commemorate the Eucharist.

In 1264, the Miracle of Bolsena spurred the celebration of the Corpus Christi throughout the world. According to what is said, a priest who did not faithfully believe in transubstantiation (the moment when the flour particles are transformed into Jesus' own body) witnessed blood flowing from a wafer, a fact that he communicated to the Pope. Following this event, the date was instituted by Pope Urban IV in 1264, being promulgated in 1317 at the General Council of Vienna.

This religious holiday takes place 60 days after Easter and is intended to celebrate the mystery of the Eucharist, the sacrament in which the faithful receive the body and blood of Jesus Christ.

"Corpus Christi" comes from the Latin and it is a centuries-old "guard party" where Catholics must participate by going to mass.

"Our participation in the body and blood of Christ acts in such a way that we become the one we received." - St. Leo the Great, Italian Pope between 440 b.C. and 461 b.C.

Good holiday!

A huge HUUUUG! Fatima C. Brizio

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