The "Corpus Christi", Feast of Body and Blood of the Lord

"While they were eating, Jesus took bread, said the blessing, broke it, and giving it to his disciples said. "Take and eat, this is my body." Then he took a cup, gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, "Drink from it, all of you, for this is my blood of the covenant, which will be shed on behalf of many fro the forgiveness i=of sins." Mt. 26: 26-28

Jesus said to them "Amen, Amen I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you do not have life within you. Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and will raise him the last day. For my flesh is true food and my blood is true drink. Who ever eats my flesh and drinks my blood remains in me and I in him." Jn. 6: 53-56

"They devoted themselves to the teaching of the Apostles and to the communal life, to the breaking of the bread and to the prayers ... Every day they devoted themselves to meeting together in the temple area and breaking the bread in their homes." Acts 2: 42-46

"For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the death of the Lord until he come. Therefore whoever eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord unworthily will have to answer for the body and blood of the Lord. A person should examine himself, ad so eat the bread and drink the cup. For anyone who eats and drinks without discerning the body, eats and drinks judgment on himself". 1 Cor. 11: 27-29

"Christ gave us his flesh to eat in order to deepen our love for him. When we approach him, then, there should be burning within us a fire of love and longing. Otherwise the punishment awaiting us will be in proportion to the magnitude of the graces we have received and of which we have shown ourselves unworthy." St. John Chrysostom (347-407)

"You see on God's alter bread and cup. That is what the evidence of your eyes tells you, but your faith requires you to believe that the bread is the body of Christ, the cup the blood of Christ. In these few words we can say perhaps all that faith demands." St. Augustine (354-430)

And what our patron St. Thomas More feels about the Eucharist? We celebrate today also his feast in the liturgical calendar.
"St. Thomas More attended mass each day... The mass was the single most important aspect of his life, and the source from which much of his earnestness, and his irony, his gravity and his playfulness springs." The life of Thomas More, by Peter Ackroyd, p. 112