The Feast of Corpus Christi (Latin for Body of Christ), also known as Corpus Domini, is a Latin Rite liturgical solemnity celebrating the tradition and belief in the body and blood of Jesus Christand his Real Presence in the Eucharist. It emphasizes the joy of the institution of the Eucharist, which was observed on Holy Thursday in the somber atmosphere of the nearness of Good Friday. In the present Roman Missal, the[…]
Pentecost (Greek: Πεντηκοστή [ἡμέρα], Pentēkostē [hēmera],” “the Fiftieth [day]”) is the Greek name for the Feast of Weeks, a prominent feast in the calendar of ancient Israel celebrating the giving of the Law on Sinai. This feast is still celebrated as Shavuot. Later, in the Christian liturgical year, it is also a feast commemorating the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the twelve Apostles of Christ. Pentecost[…]
Pray the Rosary with other faithful souls around the world featuring scenes from the Holy City. Does not work on an iPad or iPhone.
Have you heard about the second conversion? Many Catholics (and Christians from all streams for that matter) have not experienced what the Church calls the second conversion or the “conversion of the baptized.” This experience is explained below and is from the Catechism of the Catholic Church. It is ultimately a dynamic “Divine Mercy” encounter[…]
Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary The event Assuming that the Annunciation and the Incarnation took place about the vernal equinox, Mary left Nazareth at the end of March and went over the mountains to Hebron, south ofJerusalem, to wait upon her cousin Elizabeth, because her presence and much more the presence of the Divine Child in her womb, according to the will of God, was to be[…]
1324 The Eucharist is “the source and summit of the Christian life.”136 “The other sacraments, and indeed all ecclesiastical ministries and works of the apostolate, are bound up with the Eucharist and are oriented toward it. For in the blessed Eucharist is contained the whole spiritual good of the Church, namely Christ himself, our Pasch.”137 136.
The Annunciation The fact of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary is related in Luke 1:26-38. The Evangelist tells us that in the sixth month after the conception of St. John the Baptist by Elizabeth, the angel Gabriel was sent from God to the Virgin Mary, at Nazareth, a small town in the mountains of Galilee. Mary was of the house of David, and was espoused (i.e.married) to Joseph, of the same royal[…]