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June 2024: “Sacramentum Caritatis: On the Eucharist as the Source and Summit of the Church’s Life and Mission”

In June, we’re reading Pope Benedict XVI’s Apostolic Exhortation, “Sacramentum Caritatis: On the Eucharist as the Source and Summit of the Church’s Life and Mission.” Discussing the theological significance and practical implications for the Church and its members, Pope Benedict XVI summarizes the importance of reverence, proper preparation, and active participation in the Eucharistic celebration, aiming to deepen the faithful’s understanding and devotion to this sacrament.

It is available for free to read online and makes an excellent spiritual reading companion this month!

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About the Author: Pope Benedict XVI, born Joseph Aloisius Ratzinger on April 16, 1927, in Bavaria, Germany, was Pope from 2005 to 2013. Ordained as a priest in 1951, he became a prominent theologian and professor. Appointed Archbishop of Munich and Freising and made a cardinal by Pope Paul VI in 1977, he later served as Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. Elected Pope in 2005, he resigned in 2013 and became Pope Emeritus until his death in 2022. Known for his prolific writings, Benedict’s papacy was marked by his emphasis on maintaining doctrinal continuity and engaging in interfaith dialogue.

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