Notes for Homily for Corpus Christi Just Finished see if more comes ‘The Eucharist and the Holy Spirit’ ‘Soul Institute’

"Let the Fire Fall"

The priest will pray at mass in the Preface “As so, we approach the table of this wondrous Sacrament, so that bathed in the sweetness of your grace, we may pass over to the heavenly realities here foreshadowed.”

John Paul II writes in ‘Ecclesia de Eucharistia’ ” Through our communion in his body and blood, Christ also grants us his spirit. Saint Ephrem writes: ‘He called the bread his living body and he filled it with himself and his Spirit…He who eats it with faith, eats Fire and Spirit…Take and eat this, all of you and eat with it the Holy Spirit. For it is truly my body and whoever eats it will have eternal life.’ The Church implores this divine Gift, the source of every other gift, in the Eucharistic epiclesis. In the Divine Liturgy of Saint John Chrysostom, for example, we find the prayer ‘We beseech, implore and…

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