Commentaries and Resources for the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ

READINGS AND OFFICE:

Mass Readings (NABRE). This is the version used in the USA.

Today’s Mass Readings (NJB). Scroll down slightly. The NJB is used in most other English speaking countries.

Today’s Divine Office.

Anglican Use Daily Office. ”Briefly, it is a provision for an “Anglican style” liturgy similar to the Book of Common Prayer as an ecclesiastically approved variant on the Roman Rite of the Catholic Church.” More info.

COMMENTARIES ON TODAY’S FIRST READING: Deuteronomy 8:2-3, 14b-16a.

Word-Sunday Notes on Deuteronomy 8:2-3, 14b-16a.

Homilist’s Catechism on Deuteronomy 8:2-3, 14b-16a.

COMMENTARIES ON THE RESPONSORIAL: Psalm 147:12-13, 14-15, 19-20.

Father Boylan’s Introduction to Psalm 147. Whole psalm.

Pope John Paul II’s Commentary/Meditation on Psalm 147:12-20.

St Augustine’s Notes on Psalm 147. Whole psalm.

Word-Sunday Notes on Psalm 147. Whole psalm.

Pseudo-St Albert the Great on Psalm 147:12-20.

COMMENTARIES ON THE SECOND READING: 1 Corinthians 10:16-17.

Father Callan’s Commentary on 1 Corinthians 10:16-17. Previously posted. Actually, this post includes commentary on verses 14-22.

Bernardin de Piconio’s Commentary on 1 Corinthians 10:16-17. Actually, this post contains commentary on verses 14-17.

Haydock’s Commentary on 1 Corinthians 10:16-17.

Pending: John MacEvilly’s Commentary on 1 Corinthians 10:16-17.

Word-Sunday Notes on 1 Corinthians 10:16-17.

Homilist’s Catechism on 1 Corinthians 10:16-17.

COMMENTARIES ON THE GOSPEL READING: John 6:51-58.

Aquinas’ Catena Aurea on John 6:51-58. Actually, this post contains commentary on verses 47-59.

St John Chrysostom’s Homiletic Commentary on John 6:51-58. Read Homilies 46 and 47.

St Thomas Aquinas’ Lectures on John 6:51-58. Scroll down and read lectures 6 and 7.

St Augustine’s Homily on John 6:51-58.

St Cyril of Alexandria’s Commentary on John 6:51-58.

Word-Sunday Notes on John 6:51-58.

Homilist’s Catechism on John 6:51-58.

GENERAL RESOURCES: Homilies, podcasts, etc.

Thoughts From the Early Church. Excerpt from a homily by St Augustine.

The Scripture in Depth.

Catholic Matters. Readings with brief explanation.

Bible Study. Notes from a study group.

Dr. Scott Hahn’s Podcast. Brief, does a good job of highlighting major themes and the connection between the readings.

St Martha’s Podcast. Looks at all readings in some detail.

The Gospel of John. Audio study by Dr. Tim Gray. Listen to episode 6.

O Sacred Banquet. St Thomas Aquinas and the Office of Corpus Christi. A homily.

The Liturgy of Corpus Christi. Includes the readings (Latin and English) which  St Thomas chose when he composed the office for the solemnity.

Pope Benedict XVI’s Homily on the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ. (May 22, 2008).

A Homily by Pope John Paul II.

The Bread of Life. A Homily by Fr. Augustine Wirth.

The Great Homage Due the Body of the Lord. A homily by Fr. Augustine Wirth.

The Holy Eucharist the Christian’s Heritage. A homily by Fr. Augustine Wirth.

The Love of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament. A homily by Fr Augustine Wirth.

Seven Discourses on the Eucharist by Bishop Bonomelli:

  1. Errors and Truth Concerning the Dogma of the Eucharist.
  2. The Real Presence, The Words of Scripture and The Words of Tradition.
  3. The Mystery of the Eucharist and Human Reason.
  4. The Eucharist is the Extreme Abasement and the Extreme Glorification of the Word Incarnate.
  5. The Eucharist Makes All Believers Equally Privileged with the Apostles.
  6. The Eucharist a True Sacrifice.
  7. Christ In Us And We In Him.

The Catholic Encyclopedia on the Feast of Corpus Christi.

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