Solemnity of Corpus Christi - June 2012

"Communion and contemplation cannot be separated, they go together. To truly communicate with another person I have to know them, know how to be near them in silence, listen to them, and look at them with love. True love and true friendship live on this mutual exchange of looks, intense, eloquent silences that are full of respect and veneration, so that the encounter can be lived deeply in a personal way that is not superficial. Unfortunately, if this dimension is missing even sacramental communion can become – on our part- a superficial gesture. Instead, in true communion, there is a preparation based on the dialogue between prayer and life..." ~Pope Benedict XVI, Homily on the Solemnity of Corpus Christi, June 2012   Read more»