Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Compendium on the Eucharist


In Sacramentum Caritatis, the Holy Father Pope Benedict XVI stated the following:

The usefulness of a Eucharistic Compendium

93. 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. This will encourage each member of the faithful to make his or her life a true act of spiritual worship.

Well brothers and sisters in Christ, the Compendium on the Eucharist is nearly finished according to Cardinal Arinze. Stay tuned!


EDITED TO ADD: March 25, 2009

This blog entry continues to be one of the most popular on +Catholic Ponderings+ several months after it was posted. There has been no new news on the compendium and I will be certain to make a new entry as soon as an update is available.

1 comment:

Jeff Pinyan (japhy) said...

I too am waiting for the Eucharistic Compendium. It would be of great help for a book I'm working on...

In the mean time, there's always the Holy Father's Holy Thursday homily which delved into the Roman Canon!