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This year, the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ is celebrated Sunday, June 11. The new diocesan Divine Mercy Shrine opens on this day. Historically known by its Latin name, "Corpus Christi," this feast day highlights the Real Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist, — Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity. The word "Eucharist" means "thanksgiving." It comes from the Greek "eucharistein" and "eulogein," which "recall the Jewish blessings that proclaim — especially during a meal — God's works: creation, redemption and sanctification." (Catechism of the Catholic Church, no. 1328) To learn more, see "Eucharist is not symbol: It really is Jesus or "Adoration offers treasure beyond measure."