Juan Edmundo Vecchi – “This is my body, which is given for you” in “Acts of the General Council of the Salesian Society of St John Bosco”

The letter underscores the centrality of the Eucharist in the Jubilee celebration, echoing the Holy Father’s emphasis. It highlights the Eucharist as the core of Christian faith and life, offering communion with the Risen Christ. The upcoming International Eucharistic Congress is hailed as a testament to faith in Christ’s presence in history and a commitment to self-giving. The letter calls for a joyful rediscovery of the Eucharist’s richness and the responsibilities it entails, emphasizing its role in personal and communal renewal.


  • 1. A Eucharistic “hour”
    • The ecclesial process
    • The question
    • Our Eucharist
    • Pastoral practice
  • 2. An invitation to contemplation
    • “Do this in memory of me”
    • “My body is given… my blood is shed”
    • “Take and eat”
    • “I in you and you in me”
  • 3. The call to celebration
    • “I have received from the Lord”
    • “You are the body of Christ”
    • “We proclaim your death”
  • 4. A call to conversion
    • Don Bosco, man of the Eucharist
    • An original pedagogy
    • The Eucharist and ‘da mihi animas’
    • A journey in our communities
    • The educative process with young people
  • 5. Conclusion: A “eucharistic” year

Reference time period: 2000

J. Vecchi, “This is my body, which is given for you”, in «Acts of the General Council of the Salesian Society of St John Bosco» 81 (2000) 371, 3-53.

Reference institution:
Direzione Generale SDB
Direzione Generale SDB

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