Today is the Feast of Corpus Christi, celebrating the Blessed Sacrament — the source and summit of our Catholic Faith!
For those in the Secular Franciscan Order, our rule #5 emphasizes the importance of living a Eucharistic Life:
5. Secular Franciscans, therefore, should seek to encounter the living and active person of Christ in their brothers and sisters, in Sacred Scripture, in the Church, and in liturgical activity. The faith of St. Francis, who often said, “I see nothing bodily of the Most High Son of God in this world except His most holy body and blood,” should be the inspiration and pattern of their Eucharistic life.”
“By receiving the Eucharist we are nourished of the Body and Blood of Jesus, and by entering us, Jesus joins us to his Body!”
Papal Tweet from Pope Francis, Feast of Corpus Christi May 29, 2016
Before a Corpus Christi procession, Pope Francis explained how the Eucharist gives people the strength to defend the dignity of all, especially the weak:
Eucharistic Miracle for St. Clare of Assisi in 1240 (The Real Presence) – pdf
Eucharistic Miracles of the World (The Real Presence) – history + this display can be brought to your parish for catechesis & evangelization.
The origin of Corpus Christi – Catholic News Agency