Encyclical Sacramentum Caritatis Pope Benedict XVI

Sacramentum Caritatis Post-synodal Apostolic Exhortation of the Holy Father Benedict XVI to the bishops, clergy, consecrated persons, and the lay faithful on the Eucharist as the source and summit of the Church’s life and mission INTRODUCTION 1. The sacrament of charity (1), the Holy Eucharist is the gift that Jesus Christ makes of himself, thus…

Encyclical Pope Paul VI on the Holy Eucharist Mysterium Fidei

Encyclical of Pope Paul VI on the Holy Eucharist September 3, 1965   Venerable Brothers and Dear Sons, Health and Apostolic Benediction. The Mystery of Faith, that is, the ineffable gift of the Eucharist that the Catholic Church received from Christ, her Spouse, as a pledge of His immense love, is something that she has…

Ecclesia de Eucharistia Pope John Paul II

ENCYCLICAL LETTER ECCLESIA DE EUCHARISTIA OF HIS HOLINESS POPE JOHN PAUL II TO THE BISHOPS PRIESTS AND DEACONS MEN AND WOMEN IN THE CONSECRATED LIFE AND ALL THE LAY FAITHFUL ON THE EUCHARIST IN ITS RELATIONSHIP TO THE CHURCH   INTRODUCTION 1. The Church draws her life from the Eucharist. This truth does not simply…