Paragraph 1391

1391. Holy Communion augments our union with Christ. the principal fruit of receiving the Eucharist in Holy Communion is an intimate union with Christ Jesus. Indeed, the Lord said: “He who eats my flesh and drinks my blood abides in me, and I in him.”223Life in Christ has its foundation in the Eucharistic banquet: “As the living Father sent me, and I live because of the Father, so he who eats me will live because of me.”224

On the feasts of the Lord, when the faithful receive the Body of the Son, they proclaim to one another the Good News that the first fruits of life have been given, as when the angel said to Mary Magdalene, “Christ is risen!” Now too are life and resurrection conferred on whoever receives Christ.225

Aprofunde seus conhecimentos

591. Why pray “Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven”?

551. What is “blessing”?

478. What care must be given to the dying?

466. Why must human life be respected?

342. Are all obliged to get married?

421. Where does one find the New Law?

36. Why does the Profession of Faith begin with the words, “I believe in God”?

Acesse nossos estudos biblicos:

What is the example of perseverance in the faith that Paul set in 2 Timothy 4:7?

What does the Bible say about God’s judgment and justice?

What does it mean to submit to God’s discipline, according to Hebrews 12:5-11?

How important is the reorganization of the Jerusalem temple described in 2 Maccabees 10:1-9?

What is the example of Sodom and Gomorrah and what are the consequences of immorality and perversion according to the Bible?

What is the responsibility of Christian leaders according to James 3:1-12?

How the Annunciation Story Can Inspire Us to Trust God (Luke 1:26-38)