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Pope extols value of silence during Eucharistic adoration

Catholic World News - June 11, 2012

At his midday public audience on June 10, Pope Benedict XVI spoke about the feast of Corpus Christi, which was being celebrated in many countries around the world that day.

(In Rome, the Pontiff had presided at the Corpus Christi celebration on Thursday, June 7. But in Italy the feast was observed on the following Sunday.)

A Corpus Christi procession, the Pope said, is “a public act of worship of the Eucharist, the Sacrament in which the Lord's presence is extended beyond the time of celebration, to remain among us always, through the hours and the days.” The feast is a reminder of the value of Eucharistic adoration, he added. In prayer before the Blessed Sacrament, the Pope suggested, the faithful can use vocal prayers and hymns, “but always laying the emphasis on silence so as to hear the Lord speaking within us, the Lord Who is alive and present in the Sacrament.”

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