On this Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ Pope Benedict encouraged Eucharstic adoration at the midday Angelus in St. Peter's Square.
Adoration outside holy Mass prolongs and intensifies what happened in the liturgical celebration and renders a true and profound reception of Christ possible.Eucharistic adoration has both personal and social consequences, which Pope Benedict summarized in one section of his recent apostolic exhortation on the Eucharist:
And it is precisely this personal encounter with the Lord that then strengthens the social mission contained in the Eucharist, which seeks to break down not only the walls that separate the Lord and ourselves, but also and especially the walls that separate us from one another."_________________________________________________________
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