Introduction to the Sacrament of Communion: Body of Christ


“What has passed our lips as food, O Lord, may we possess in purity of heart, that what has been given to us in time, may be our healing for eternity.” (Silent Prayer of Priest after Communion in the Latin Rite)

In this third part of the Introduction to Holy Communion, Sr Moira Debono explains the Rite of Communion: Why we say the Our Father and exchange the Sign of Peace, the Reception of Communion, and the close relationship between the Eucharist and the Church as the Body of Christ.


The Introduction to the Sacraments series is easy-to-understand summary of the seven sacraments of the Catholic Church by theologian Sr Moira Debono RSM. The series seeks to assist those involved in sacramental preparation by explaining what each sacrament is and answering frequently-asked-questions about the sacrament.

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