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How should we prepare to receive Christ in the Eucharist?

How should we prepare to receive Communion? When should we receive Communion and what should we do afterwards? Here are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about Holy Communion.

Get to Know Christ

Preparing for the Feast of Corpus Christi

Some resources for growing in love for Christ's real presence in the Eucharist, with words from Pope Francis, Saint John Paul II, Saint Josemaria and Bishop Javier Echevarria.

Recent News

The Eucharist and the Mystery of the Trinity

An extract from a homily of Saint Josemaria published in "Christ is Passing By," nos. 85-87.

Fostering Interior Life

A Song of Praise and Love: the "Trium Puerorum"

The ‘Trium Puerorum’ is a hymn of praise to God that the Church recommends praying after Holy Mass. The whole of nature is invited to join in this song, which was first sung by three young Jewish men in the Old Testament.

Fostering Interior Life

Corpus Christi "Comes Home"

A young priest in Wales tells how he was able to bring the Blessed Sacrament to the homes of families despite the restrictions of the coronavirus lockdown.

Personal testimonies

Spiritual Communion: a Prayer that Traveled Around the World

An article about the "accidental" discovery of the source of the "spiritual communion" that Saint Josemaria has passed on to so many thousands of people around the world.

Historical context

"Sin always cuts, separates, divides"

Continuing his catechesis on the Eucharist, on Wednesday January 3 Pope Francis spoke about the penitential act at the beginning of Mass to prepare ourselves to celebrate the Holy Mysteries worthily.

From the Church and the Pope

"The Mass means repeating Calvary"

Pope Francis has begun a new cycle of addresses focused on the Eucharist. In his November 22 general audience he spoke about the meaning of the Mass.

From the Church and the Pope

Gathered Together in Communion

An article on the first Eucharistic Prayer, the "Roman Canon." "The Roman Canon reminds us that we are at Holy Mass not only with our Lord, but also with people of every place and time."

Fostering Interior Life

Angelus Address on Feast of Corpus Christi

Address given by Pope Francis before praying the Angelus on the feast of the Body and Blood of Christ.

From the Church and the Pope