Richard Challoner School

Why do we celebrate Corpus Christi?

"The year 1264 saw the proclamation of a new feast for the Church.

Years before, a holy nun had received a dream indicating the need for this feast. Various delays slowed its institution, until a Eucharistic miracle in 1263 finalized the Church’s decision to declare the feast. Its lovely Office—admired to this day by Protestants as well as Catholics—was written by St. Thomas Aquinas."

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