Each year before returning to Sundays of Ordinary Time, the Church celebrates one final big Sunday feast day: the Feast of Corpus Christi.  But did you know this feast was instituted after a request from Our Lord Himself?

The story of the feast begins with a young woman named Juliana, who lived in Liege during the beginning of the thirteenth century.  Juliana had a great devotion to the Eucharist.  When she was only sixteen, she began seeing a vision of a full moon with a dark spot on it.  After having this vision repeatedly, she heard from Christ in prayer that this moon represented the life of the Church, with the dark spot revealing the missing feast on the Church calendar: a feast to honor the Eucharist.

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