Memory forms part of one’s being. It does not influence only one’s present circumstances, but also one’s interpretation of the past and one’s plans for the future. The celebration of the solemnity of Corpus Christi is a social memory. We celebrate the sacrament of the Eucharist where we partake of the Body and Blood of Jesus as nourishment for our spiritual life and a memorial of His love and mercy for us. What is recalled is not simply a remembrance of the past, but a living, collective memory that is made present in the celebration which continues to shape our lives and the life of the community. Truly He is with us always until the end of time (cf Mt 28:20), concretely in His Body and Blood.