Category: Sacraments

Corpus Christi Sunday: A Symbolic Solemnity?

Is Corpus Christi Sunday just a symbolic solemnity? How do the Greek words of Scripture figure into this? Find out as Dr. Joseph Hollcraft shares a Scripture-based apologetical conversation with a friend.

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Joy in Holy Communion

Joy in Holy Communion

“At Communion you see Jesus with eyes of faith and your heart rejoices.” Read more from Fr. Lovasik’s book “The Basic Book of the Eucharist.”

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How to Help a Seminarian

Know a seminarian? Know one being ordained soon? Patti Maguire Armstrong shares really helpful hints for gifts which can make a difference!

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Holy Thursday – The Real Presence

The Real Presence of Christ in the Holy Eucharist, the sacrament which Jesus established on the night of the Last Supper: Father Gabriel of Saint Mary Magdalen reflects in this excerpt from his Carmelite meditation classic “Divine Intimacy”.

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Baptism

What does baptism do for us? Father Gabriel of Saint Mary Magdalen reflects on this sacrament of initiation in an excerpt from the Carmelite meditation classic “Divine Intimacy”.

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Why Communion on the Tongue? Part II of II

Why does the Church see communion on the tongue as the more suitable way of receiving the Eucharist? Find out when Christopher Carstens offers three reflections on Eucharistic Communion, in part two of this two-part series.

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Communion

Why Communion on the Tongue? Part I of II

Why might communion on the tongue be more reverential of Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament than receiving in the hand? Find out as Christopher Carstens begins a two-part series exploring the theological significance of receiving the Eucharist on the tongue.

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