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Food for Eternal Life

SolemnitiesCorpus Christi

by Bishop Robert BarronJune 02, 2002

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On this feast of Corpus Christ, we reflect on the inexhaustibly rich theme of the Eucharist. The particular motif I pursue in this homily is that of the eucharist as food for eternal life. Eating the body and drinking the blood of Jesus fits us for the rarified atmosphere of a heavenly existence.