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Twice the Apostle Paul, writing to the community in Corinth, recalls this command of Jesus in his account of the institution of the Eucharist. It is the oldest testimony we have to the words of Christ at the Last Supper.
“Do this.” That is, take bread, give thanks and break it; take the chalice, give thanks, and share it. Jesus gives the command to repeat this action by which he instituted the memorial of his own Pasch, and in so doing gives us his Body and his Blood. This action reaches us today: it is the “doing” of the Eucharist which always has Jesus as its subject, but which is made real through our poor hands anointed by the Holy Spirit.
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Historical Monasticism... A Window into 21st Century Christianity
Saturday 24th June 2017
The Mercian Centre, Whitwick, Coalville, Leicestershire
The UK Team met at Prinknash in early March specifically to discuss the website – it is envisaged that in the next few months the website will become more mobile ...
Registration now open for the 4th International Oblates Congress.
The 4th International Oblates Congress will take place 4-10th November 2017 at the Salesianum just outside ...
There has been a need for a prayer circle for some time to allow oblates from many different locations, and with varying degrees of health and fitness, perhaps unable to ...