11 June: Happy Feast of Corpus Christi…

                             
Panis angelicus
Bread of Angels 

fit panis hominum;
Is bread for all mankind;
dat panis coelicus
that bread of Heaven

figuris terminum;
ends symbols

o res mirabilis!
O wonder! Miracle! 

Manducat Dominum
This Body of the Lord will nourish

pauper, pauper
even the poorest
servus et humilis.
and most lowly servants

pauper, pauper
even the poorest

servus et humilis.
and most lowly servants

Comment: 

Discuss relevant issues, such as the denial of Communion on the tongue to an elderly woman at the Fatima Shrine, reported on 9 June, at Lifesitenews.  Then,  as always on devotional threads, share your own favourite hymns, prayers, stories and experiences of associated miracles. 

A very happy Feast of Corpus Christi to all our readers and bloggers.   

20 responses

  1. O Godhead hid, devoutly I adore Thee,
    Who truly art within the forms before me;
    To Thee my heart I bow with bended knee,
    As failing quite in contemplating Thee.

    O Loving Pelican! O Jesus Lord!
    Unclean I am, but cleanse me in Thy Blood!
    Of which a single drop, for sinners spilt,
    Can purge the entire world from all its guilt.

    Jesus, whom, for the present, veil’d I see,
    What I so thirst for, oh! vouchsafe to me;
    That I may see Thy countenance unfolding,
    And may be blest Thy glory in beholding.

  2. Vi adoro ogni momenta.

    Hail! Thou living Bread from heaven;
    Sacrament of awful might:
    I adore Thee, I adore Thee
    Every moment, day and night.

    Heart from Mary’s heart created;
    Heart of Jesus all divine:
    Here before Thee I adore Thee;
    All my heart and soul are Thine.

  3. I am not worthy, holy Lord,
    That Thou shouldst come to me;
    Speak but the word; one gracious word
    Can set the sinner free.

    I am not worthy; cold and bare
    The lodging of my soul;
    How canst Thou deign to enter there?
    Lord, speak, and make me whole.

    I am not worthy; yet, my God,
    How can I say Thee nay.-
    Thee, who didst give Thy flesh and blood
    My ransom price to pay?

    O come, in this sweet morning hour,
    Feed me with food divine ;
    And fill with all Thy love and power
    This worthless heart of mine.

    • Sarto2010,

      This is the only one of yours that I don’t recognise (I am not worthy, Lord)

      Is there a video recording, as I’d love to hear it sung – maybe then I’d recognise it.

      • I remember the hymn here are the words we sang back in the 1950’s

        O Lord, I am not worthy (Catholic Gregorian Chant)

        Traditional Catholic Hymn 1. O Lord, I am not worthy That Thou should’st come to me, But speak the words of comfort, My spirit healed shall be. 2. Oh, come, all you who labor In sorrow and in pain, Come, eat This Bread from heaven; Thy peace and strength regain. 3. O Jesus, we adore Thee, Our Victim and our Priest, Whose precious Blood and Body …

      • I remember the hymn here are the words we sang back in the 1950’s

        O Lord, I am not worthy (Catholic Gregorian Chant)

        Traditional Catholic Hymn 1. O Lord, I am not worthy That Thou should’st come to me, But speak the words of comfort, My spirit healed shall be. 2. Oh, come, all you who labor In sorrow and in pain, Come, eat This Bread from heaven; Thy peace and strength regain. 3. O Jesus, we adore Thee, Our Victim and our Priest, Whose precious Blood and Body …

        O Lord, I am not worthy (Catholic Gregorian Chant)

        Traditional Catholic Hymn 1. O Lord, I am not worthy That Thou should’st come to me, But speak the words of comfort, My spirit healed shall be. 2. Oh, come, all you who labor In sorrow and in pain, Come, eat This Bread from heaven; Thy peace and strength regain. 3. O Jesus, we adore Thee, Our Victim and our Priest, Whose precious Blood and Body …

  4. A very happy Feast of Corpus Christi to everyone at CT!

    I loved the two video recordings – always, Panis Angelicus was a favourite. The other hymns are lovely, too.

    I was appalled to read of the priest at the Fatima shrine denying the women Communion on the tongue. How dare he? He’s wearing a mask so he would be more at risk if he touched her hand, doesn’t he realise that or is he totally stupid?

  5. To celebrate this feast a reminder from St. Thomas Aquinas, Champion of the Eucharist, what all Catholics must believe without a doubt! Why was it done ? He loved us so much he gave His life to save ours! How it is done remains a mystery beyond human understanding !

    Second Reading
    “On the feast of Corpus Christi”, by St Thomas Aquinas
    O precious and wonderful banquet!

    Since it was the will of God’s only-begotten Son that men should share in his divinity, he assumed our nature in order that by becoming man he might make men gods. Moreover, when he took our flesh he dedicated the whole of its substance to our salvation. He offered his body to God the Father on the altar of the cross as a sacrifice for our reconciliation. He shed his blood for our ransom and purification, so that we might be redeemed from our wretched state of bondage and cleansed from all sin. But to ensure that the memory of so great a gift would abide with us for ever, he left his body as food and his blood as drink for the faithful to consume in the form of bread and wine.

    O precious and wonderful banquet, that brings us salvation and contains all sweetness! Could anything be of more intrinsic value? Under the old law it was the flesh of calves and goats that was offered, but here Christ himself, the true God, is set before us as our food. What could be more wonderful than this? No other sacrament has greater healing power; through it sins are purged away, virtues are increased, and the soul is enriched with an abundance of every spiritual gift. It is offered in the Church for the living and the dead, so that what was instituted for the salvation of all may be for the benefit of all. Yet, in the end, no one can fully express the sweetness of this sacrament, in which spiritual delight is tasted at its very source, and in which we renew the memory of that surpassing love for us which Christ revealed in his passion.

    It was to impress the vastness of this love more firmly upon the hearts of the faithful that our Lord instituted this sacrament at the Last Supper. As he was on the point of leaving the world to go to the Father, after celebrating the Passover with his disciples, he left it as a perpetual memorial of his passion. It was the fulfilment of ancient figures and the greatest of all his miracles, while for those who were to experience the sorrow of his departure, it was destined to be a unique and abiding consolation.

    Responsory

    ℟. See in this bread the body of Christ which hung upon the cross, and in this cup the blood which flowed from his side.* Take his body, then, and eat it; take his blood and drink it, and you will become his members.

    ℣. The body of Christ is the bond which unites you to him: eat it, or you will have no part in him. The blood is the price he paid for your redemption: drink it, lest you despair of your sinfulness.* Take his body, then, and eat it; take his blood and drink it, and you will become his members.

    Taking from the Office of the day for Corpus Christi . Marcel

    • Lambrem1,

      That’s what we were taught at school – we must believe, without doubting. Well, do we remember what Our Lord said to the doubting disciples at the beginning? He actually didn’t say anything, he just asked his other disciples if they wanted to leave as well ! There was no explanation or begging them to stay, if they didn’t believe, then go ! That’s a message for the unbelievers today, if you can’t take this wonderful dogma on My word, then stay in your unbelief.

      We should pray for the unbelievers to see that they need to embrace this fantastic teaching. How could anyone ever understand it humanly speaking? It takes a supernatural grace, so only by prayer will they be able to accept it.

      Happy Feast of Corpus Christi !

  6. I love to remember the Eucharistic miracle of Lanciano so I got it on YouTube to post here.

  7. A very happy Feast of Corpus Christi to al CT bloggers!

    I love the hymns posted, and I always marvel at the Lanciano miracle.

  8. Happy Feast to everyone. We got Mass in our Highland retreat. May God bless our devoted (not brainwashed) priest.

    • Helen

      Happy Feast to you and to all bloggers and lurkers. I’m delighted you got Holy Mass today.

    • Helen

      If that’s a diocesan parish priest, it means the novus ordo (I presume). I had the impression you attended the TLM but I could be wrong (yet again 😀 )

      Anyway, I’m about to close this thread so you are off the hook for an answer ! I’ll assume he’s a Summorum Pontificum priest (i.e. a refugee 😀 )

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