Feast of Corpus Christi

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Today is the Feast of Corpus Christi, a feast in honor of the Holy Eucharist, born from the visions of a 13th century Augustinian nun. (Much more here.) Read more about today’s feast from Melissa Musick & listen to “Pange Lingua” after the jump:

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TCC Playlist: Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing by Mumford and Sons

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Mumford and Sons

I’ve never been a big fan of the Mumford and Sons, though there’s no denying their talent, or the way faith influences their songwriting, but this cover of the hymnCome Thou Fount of Every Blessing,” so stripped down and bare, just about made my day. Listen here:

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Seeking the Lord’s Face and Seeing His Back

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a child walks to school

In this essay Caleb Congrove writes of a neighbor boy who could be a nuisance, “On Monday, July 21, the Word of the Lord came to me. Sort of . . . I hadn’t recognized him until he was already come and gone.” The essay first appeared in Covenant and is reprinted here with permission. Read it after the jump:

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Breastfeeding and the Eucharist

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Lillian Keil converted to Protestant Christianity at 20. At first she struggled with the Eucharist, but the experience of breastfeeding helped her enter into its mystery, “This is my body, given up for you.” Read her piece at Hilltop Diaries here: Breastfeeding and the Eucharist

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