Friday, September 4, 2009

Friday, 22d Wk: “Can you make the wedding guests fast while the bridegroom is with them?"

But the days will come, and when the bridegroom is taken away from them, then they will fast in those days.”

To prepare for worthy reception of this sacrament (of the Eucharist), the faithful should observe the fast required in their Church. Bodily demeanor (gestures, clothing) ought to convey the respect, solemnity, and joy of this moment when Christ becomes our guest.
-- CCC 1387

Art: Paolo Veronese, The Wedding at Cana. Musée du Louvre, Paris.

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