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1394. As bodily nourishment restores lost strength, so the Eucharist strengthens our charity, which tends to be weakened in daily life; and this living charity wipes away venial sins.228By giving himself to us Christ revives our love and enables us to break our disordered attachments to creatures and root ourselves in him:

Since Christ died for us out of love, when we celebrate the memorial of his death at the moment of sacrifice we ask that love may be granted to us by the coming of the Holy Spirit. We humbly pray that in the strength of this love by which Christ willed to die for us, we, by receiving the gift of the Holy Spirit, may be able to consider the world as crucified for us, and to be ourselves as crucified to the world…. Having received the gift of love, let us die to sin and live for God.229


Aprofunde seus conhecimentos

397. How does sin proliferate?

94. What is the meaning of the expression “conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit…”?

412. On what is human equality based?

322. What is the sacrament of Holy Orders?

315. What is the attitude of the Church toward the sick?

514. To what type of work does every person have a right?

564. How are the saints guides for prayer?


Acesse nossos estudos biblicos:

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What does Malachi 4:1 say about the punishment of the wicked?

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

What is the importance of faithfulness to God, according to the book of Tobias?

What is the role of church leaders according to Ephesians 4:11-12?

What is the importance of Christian witness?

What does the story of the offering of manna in the book of Numbers teach us about God’s daily provision in our lives? (Numbers 11)