Our Lady of Corpus Christi (OLCC) Retreat Center, located in Corpus Christi, Texas, seeks to implement SOLT’s mission to bring “all peoples in union with the Trinity through discipleship of Jesus through Mary.” Since the outbreak of COVID-19, our online apostolate has grown to meet the needs of our time.
One specific way we are fulfilling our mission is through a daily Liturgy Preparation video based upon the readingsfrom Mass. These videos are accessible on our social media platforms (OLCC Facebook, Instagram and Twitter) and on our website, ourladyofcorpuschristi.org. Liturgy Preparation, similar to letio divina, is a practice of prayer wherein the readings from Mass are reflected upon and the Holy Spirit is asked what He is teaching us through them. Each video is a fruit of prayer from the person featured and helps viewers to dive more deeply into the Scripture. Liturgy Preparation is a powerful way to pray, because it helps a person to prepare for Holy Mass. Fr. Jim Flanagan, the founder of SOLT, would often say, “We must live from Communion to Communion.” This means we are called to spend half of our time in preparation for the Eucharist and the other half in thanksgiving for past receptions of the Eucharist. What better way is there to prepare to receive Jesus than by praying on the Word of God in the Liturgy for that day?
Liturgy preparation is a gift to the Church, because we are joining Catholics throughout the world who will be hearing the same readings at Holy Mass. “The Word of God is living and effective” (Hebrews 4:12). Christ speaks to us in His Word in the present moment, and we offer these videos in the hope that others will follow Jesus more closely as His disciples.
SR. CARITAS OF THE CROSS WENDT, SOLT