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Compendium on the Eucharist available in English

November 11, 2016

The Compendium on the Eucharist, issued in 2009 in Latin by the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, is now available in English from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.

In his 2007 apostolic exhortation Sacramentum Caritatis, which followed the Synod of Bishops on the Eucharist, Pope Benedict XVI wrote:

At the conclusion of these reflections, in which I have taken up a number of themes raised at the Synod, I also wish to accept the proposal which the Synod Fathers advanced as a means of helping the Christian people to believe, celebrate and live ever more fully the mystery of the Eucharist. The competent offices of the Roman Curia will publish a Compendium which will assemble texts from the Catechism of the Catholic Church, prayers, explanations of the Eucharistic Prayers of the Roman Missal and other useful aids for a correct understanding, celebration and adoration of the Sacrament of the Altar.

“It is my hope that this book will help make the memorial of the Passover of the Lord increasingly the source and summit of the Church’s life and mission,” Pope Benedict added. “This will encourage each member of the faithful to make his or her life a true act of spiritual worship.”


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  • Posted by: Randal Mandock - Nov. 11, 2016 7:10 AM ET USA

    Doesn't seem to be available at Amazon yet. Can CatholicCulture help get it there?