Pope Benedict XVI: Receiving the Eucharist

Receiving the Eucharist means adoring Him whom we receive. Only in this way do we become one with Him, and are given, as it were, a foretaste of the beauty of the heavenly liturgy. The act of adoration outside Mass prolongs and intensifies all that takes place during the liturgical celebration itself.

Pope Benedict XVI – Sacramentum Caritatis 66
from an address to priests in Poland, May 25, 2006

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