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Beginning with the Upper Room and Holy Thursday, the celebration of the Eucharist has a long history…In the course of this history, the secondary elements have undergone certain changes, but there has been no change in the essence of the “Mysterium” instituted by the Redeemer of the world at the Last Supper. The Second Vatican Council too brought alterations, as a result of which the present liturgy of the Mass is different in some ways from the one known before the Council.

–St John Paul II (Dominae Cenae, 1980)

Prayer After Holy Communion

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Eucharist medal

You come to me Jesus
truly You in this Bread
dissolving into my body.
your Flesh and Blood dissolving
into who I am
heavily burdened with the sin of Adam.
Flow through me and
plunge into the infinite regions
of my immortal soul.
Where division lurks
make me whole;
touch every corner of my life
every cell, every nucleus.
Flow through my veins
and purify my thoughts.
Take authority over anger, lust,
hatred, rebellion, fear, and every
evil that has brought
misery and pain to others.
Save me, guard me and
allow me to take refuge
within the sacred walls of your Mercy.
Heal me in ways beyond my comprehension
for I love you Lord and need you.
Take full possession of me
and give me a heart like yours.
Thank you for this gift
of your Body and Blood
Soul and Divinity
more precious than
all of creation you shine through.