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Looking More Closely at the Word
Solemnity of the
Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ A
June 11, 2023
Working with the Word

Study of the Readings
ed. by
Joyce Ann Zimmerman,
et al

• Words,     Phrases
To the point
• First Two     Readings
• Experience

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The Word Embodied

John Kavanaugh, SJ

The Church of Unity

The celebration of diversity sounds throughout our communities these days, from Boston and San Diego to Beirut and Santiago, But what keeps us together?

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Historical Cultural Context

John J. Pilch

First Century Strategies

Today’s passage reports that Jesus’ comments led his contemporaries to a violent dispute among themselves: “How can he give us his flesh to eat?”

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Thoughts from the Early Church


Listen to what the Apostle says over and over again when speaking of this sacrament: “Because there is one loaf, we, though we are many, form one body.”

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Let the Scriptures Speak

Hamm, SJ

Discerning the Body

The context of the “eucharistic discourse” of John 6 entails an important Jewish tradition that still goes largely unnoticed in current teaching and preaching.

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Scripture In Depth

Reginald H. Fuller

Paul himself treated the water from the rock and the manna as types of the two great Christian sacraments of baptism and Holy Communion.

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