Loading
Cardinal Cipriani calls on Peruvians “to learn” to draw close to the mystery of the Eucharist

.- The Archbishop of Lima, Cardinal Juan Luis Cipriani, called on all Peruvians this week to learn to draw close to the mystery of the Eucharist, to prepare themselves to receive Christ and to live in true communion. In his weekly radio reflection, Cardinal Cipriani spoke of the Year of the Eucharist and warned that the world has little to offer for building up communion.  The things of this world “have no soul,” he said, and cannot become “acts of communion” because “they lack the true presence of faith.”

In this sense, he acknowledged that, because God became man and continues to be present in this world in the consecrated Host, the mystery of the Eucharist has so much light and wisdom that there is a risk it may not be understood by some.

Thus he emphasized the importance of learning to draw close to the mystery:  “If I do not prepare myself, the mystery is too brilliant, it blinds me and I end up saying: God does not exist, the Eucharist is a fantasy.  I think we need to educate ourselves in order to respectfully approach this great mystery of love,” he added.

Cardinal Cipriani underscored that preparation begins be recovering the value of silence, “which facilitates entering into that world of the mystery.”  “As long as we do not learn to mediate, to try to have that relationship with God who is the mystery, it will be very difficult for that living presence of Christ to break through the tremendous noise that covers this earth from one end to the other.”
 
According to the Cardinal, silence, as well has his ability to see others with the eyes of unity and fraternity, has made Pope John Paul II a great leader and made people listen to him.  “He is a man who with that sharp glance can discover the mystery of the presence of Christ in the problems of violence and injustice, peace, the economy, sports; with his sharp vision of faith,” he underscored.


Ads by AdsLiveMedia(What's this?)

* The number of messages that can be online is limited. CNA reserves the right to edit messages for content and tone. Comments and opinions expressed by users do not necessarily reflect the opinions or beliefs of CNA. CNA will not publish comments with abusive language, insults or links to other pages

RESOURCES »

Ads by Google (What's this?)

Featured Videos

3D Church mapping
3D Church mapping
#PAUSEforPeace Initiative
Dedicating art to San Juan de la Cruz
A state without territory elects new government
The renewal of the Legionaries of Christ
Presentation of the book "The Pastor"
Synod on the Family October 2014
Preferential option for the poor
God is alive, even in sport
'A forbidden God' named Best Film at the International Catholic Film Festival
Vatican backs a 'Pause for Peace' during World Cup final
The effects of religious violence in Sarajevo 
The origin of Corpus Christi 
Corpus Christi at the Vatican 
Homage to an Indian Cardinal
Train of the Child's Light
New book explaining gestures of the Mass
Encounter between Pope Francis and the Charismatic Renewal in the Spirit Movement.
Religious tensions subside amid Balkan floods
John Paul II Center for Studies on Marriage and Family
Jul
30

Liturgical Calendar

July 30, 2014

Wednesday of the Seventeenth Week in Ordinary Time

All readings:
Today »
This year »

Catholic Daily

Gospel of the Day

Mt 13:44-46

Gospel
Date
07/30/14
07/29/14
07/28/14

Daily Readings


First Reading:: Jer 15: 10, 16-21
Gospel:: Mt 13: 44-46

Saint of the Day

St. Peter Chrysologus »

Saint
Date
07/29/14

Homily of the Day

Mt 13:44-46

Homily
Date
07/30/14
07/29/14
07/28/14

Ads by AdsLiveMedia.com

Ads by AdsLiveMedia.com
     HTML
Text only
Headlines
  

Follow us: