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2020 Jubilee 2021
YEAR OF THE EUCHARIST - 11/29


MYSTERIUM FIDEI
("MYSTERY OF FAITH",
ENCYCLICAL LETTER OF
POPE PAUL VI)


Exhortation to Promote the Cult of the Eucharist
(continued)


Nothing has ever been or is more important to the Church or more consoling than the desire for the unity of all Christians, a desire which we wish to express once again in the very words used by the Council of Trent at the close of its decree on the Most Blessed Eucharist: “In conclusion, the sacred synod with paternal love admonishes, exhorts, prays and implores ‘through the merciful kindness of our God’ that each and every Christian come at last to a perfect agreement regarding this sign of unity, this bond of charity, this symbol of concord, and, mindful of such great dignity and such exquisite love of Christ Our Lord who gave His beloved soul as the price of our salvation and ‘His flesh to eat’ believe and adore these sacred mysteries of His Body and Blood with such firm and unwavering faith, with such devotion, piety and veneration, that they can receive frequently that super-substantial bread, which will be for them truly the life of the soul and unfailing strength of mind, so that fortified by its vigor they can depart from this wretched pilgrimage on earth to reach their heavenly home where they will then eat the same ‘bread of angels’ no longer hidden by the species which now they eat under the sacred appearances.” 

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Mary Immaculate of Lourdes is Newton and Needham Massachusetts's oldest Roman Catholic Parish. Founded as Saint Mary's Parish in 1870 it was renamed "Mary Immaculate of Lourdes" when the new Church was dedicated on Thanksgiving Day, 1910. In addition to being a regular territorial parish of the Archdiocese of Boston it is also a "Mission Parish" since 2007 with a special apostolate for the Traditional Latin Mass (1962 Missal).

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