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Quebec cardinal explains how the Eucharist is a source of peace at IEC

Cardinal Gérald Lacroix

52nd International Eucharistic Congress | YouTube | Fair Use

Philip Kosloski - published on 09/12/21

Canadian Cardinal Gérald Lacroix points to the Eucharist as a source of peace in the world and in our soul.

Many cardinals and bishops from around the world have gathered at the International Eucharistic Congress (IEC) in Budapest, Hungary, from September 5-12, 2021, sharing their testimonies of Eucharistic faith.

Cardinal Gérald Lacroix, Archbishop of Quebec, Canada, spoke on the reality that the Eucharist is a sacrament of peace.

He began his talk by quoting Pope Benedict XVI’s apostolic exhortation Sacramentum Caritatis, “By its nature the Eucharist is the sacrament of peace.”

Lacroix expressed his belief that the reception of the Eucharist is connected to Jesus’ words after his resurrection, “Peace be with you” (John 20:19).

Jesus offers us his peace in the Eucharist and we are then called to share that peace in the world.

Cardinal Lacroix’s full speech can be viewed in the video below, starting at the 60:00 mark.

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