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Century Marks

Holy ground: An abbey in Pennsylvania welcomed a priest visiting from India and invited him to preside over mass. As he was about to utter the words of consecration (“This is my body. . . . This is my blood”), the priest took off his shoes. This simple act by someone from another culture helped the congregants recover a sense of wonder about the Eucharist (Robert J. Wicks, Prayerfulness, Sorin Books).

 

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