The Feast of Corpus Christi, June 14, 2009


Here we offer St. Marie Eugénie's thoughts on the Feast of Corpus Christi, the Body and Blood of Our Lord Jesus Christ:

The Blessed Sacrament: A Door to Eternity

When Our Lord was on earth He was, like us, a traveller through life; but at the same time He was the Eternal, the Almighty, reigning at the Fathers right hand. That is what happens in the Blessed Sacrament. There, Our Lord is poor and destitute. Under the appearance of bread He feeds us on our lifes journey; but He is the Eternal and when He comes to us, we have Eternal Life in us.

This is not temporal life in which moment follows moment, in the succession of time, made up of an indefinite number of successive days, but the everlasting day of eternity. That is what we have in us at the moment when Our Lord comes down within us. What we see and adore on the altar and in the tabernacle is Jesus Christ, risen, immortal, almighty, King of Ages. Here we have the Lamb who was immolated on Calvary in His mortal life, the Lamb whom the Angels and Saints adore and will adore for all Eternity.

That, I think, is the great power of the Blessed Sacrament. In this temporal life it opens to us a door on to eternal life, and brings eternal life for us to live by.

—St. Marie Eugénie, 6th June 1880