Corpus Christi is also called as Corpus Domini. It is celebrated on 19 June 2014 and observed as a public holiday in Austria, Brazil, Bosnia, parts of Germany, Spain, Switzerland etc. The Feast of Corpus Christi is a Latin Rite which celebrates the tradition and belief in the body and blood of Jesus Christ and his Real Presence in the Eucharist.
“Can you feel the fragrance of Paradise which diffuses Itself from the Tabernacle?”
- St. Philip
“Do grant, oh my God, that when my lips approach Yours to kiss You, I may taste the gall that was given to You; when my shoulders lean against Yours, make me feel Your scourging; when my flesh is united with Yours, in the Holy Eucharist, make me feel Your passion; when my head comes near Yours, make me feel Your thorns; when my heart is close to Yours, make me feel Your spear.”
- St. Gemma Galgani
“This food we call the Eucharist, of which no one is allowed to partake except one who believes that the things we teach are true, and has received the washing for forgiveness of sins and for rebirth, and who lives as Christ handed down to us. For we do not receive these things as common bread or common drink; but as Jesus Christ our Savior being incarnate by God’s Word took flesh and blood for our salvation, so also we have been taught that the food consecrated by the Word of prayer which comes from him, from which our flesh and blood are nourished by transformation, is the flesh and blood of that incarnate Jesus.”
- St. Justin Martyr, 2nd Century