Discover the Lectio Divina #OP800
Pope Francis and Eucharist
Thursday, May 26, 2016
Solemnity of Corpus Christi
More detailsThe Eucharist is the very sacrifice of the Body and Blood of the Lord Jesus which he instituted to perpetuate the sacrifice of the cross throughout the ages until his return in glory. Thus he entrusted to his Church this memorial of his death and Resurrection. It is a sign of unity, a bond of charity, a paschal banquet, in which Christ is consumed, the mind is filled with grace, and a pledge of future glory is given to us. (CCC, Compendium 271)

From Rejection to Abundance

Lectio

Jesus spoke to them of God's kingdom and healed those who needed to be cured. The day was drawing to a close. And the Twelve came to him and said, “Send the crowd away, so that they may go into the surrounding villages and countryside, to lodge and get provisions; for we are here in a deserted place.” 13 But he said to them, “You give them something to eat.” They said, “We have no more than five loaves and two fish—unless we are to go and buy food for all these people.” 14 For there were about five thousand men. And he said to his disciples, “Make them sit down in groups of about fifty each.” 15 They did so and made them all sit down. 16 And taking the five loaves and the two fish, he looked up to heaven, and blessed and broke them, and gave them to the disciples to set before the crowd. 17 And all ate and were filled. What was left over was gathered up, twelve baskets of broken pieces. (Luke 9: 11b-17) 

Contemplatio: 

God counts on our poverty to show his power to bring life. Let us not fear to present ourselves to Him with our vulnerability and with a heart open to others. It will do wonders.

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WHAT IS LECTIO DIVINA?

fr. Bernard Senelle, O. P.
fr. Bernard Senelle, O. P.
Author's biographyfr. Bernard Senelle, O.P., is a brother of the Dominican Province of France. He lives in the convent at Strasbourg. Jurist, he is director of the Association DECERE program (Democracy, European Construction and Religions). Chaplain to the European Parliament, he worked on the place of religions in European construction. He is also chaplain of Christian Entrepreneurs and executives and the ENA (National School of Administration).