Brethren and members of the Patriarchal household, greetings and
Apostolic blessings on this Feast of Corpus Christi in the two
thousand and thirteenth year of the Incarnation of our Lord. During
this time we celebrate and experience the mysteries of the Sacred
Body of Christ. This feast comes just after the start of Trinity
season. How fitting that after the Paschal season that we pause to
contemplate, to worship, and to adore the very Body that conquered
the grave, rose from the dead, and ascended into heaven. It is a
fitting reminder that our Lord is still with us, though His Body has
ascended. Indeed, before the Passion, Christ instituted the Holy
Eucharist so that, through the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass and
Eucharistic adoration, we have the means to experience and to be-come
one with our Lord.
Through the Blessed Sacrament, our Lord has been with mankind for
over two thousand years since His Ascension. Mankind has had the
option to accept Him and to allow Him into their souls. Some have
taken this opportunity. Many still, after all this time, still reject
our Lord. There is still much suffering in the world because people
have not allowed Christ into their hearts and into their souls.
saddened we are at our continued need to preach of the great lack of
respect for human life in the world today. Yet as long as that need
remains, as long as people in the world refuse stubbornly to respect
life, we will continue to preach and to work for conversion. God
rejoices greatly at the conversion of the wicked, and thus that must
be our mission, remembering always that we are sinners merely used as
Also, the faithful must not become despondent by the negative things
in the world. To allow these negative events to bring us down merely
makes us less effective in our mission. Instead, while never, ever
being blind to the evil in the world, always strive to maintain a
positive spirit. Always remain focused on our Lord and the great
mission He has given His Holy Church. Mission, charity, and service.
This is the mandate given to us. This is the purpose we serve in the
Name of Christ.
Now, may the blessing of Almighty God, the Father, Son, and Holy
Spirit come upon you and remain with you always. R. Amen.
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