Sunday, June 4, 2017

Quote of the Day (Pope St. Leo the Great, on the Eucharist)

“We are to celebrate the Lord's paschal sacrifice with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth. The leaven of our former malice is thrown out, and a new creature is filled and inebriated with the Lord himself. For the effect of our sharing in the body and blood of Christ is to change us into what we receive. As we have died with him, and had been buried and raised to life with him, so we bear him within us, both in body and in spirit in everything we do.” —From a sermon by Pope St. Leo the Great (c. 400-461), Sermo 12 de Passione, 3, 6-7: PL 54, 355-357

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