St. Isidore-Sacrifice is so called

Statue of St. Isidore of Seville by José Alcoverro (1835–1908). PHOTO: Luis García/Public Domain

Optional Memorial of St. Isidore

Sacrifice is so called from being “made sacred,” because by mystical prayer it is consecrated on our behalf in memory of the Lord’s passion; whence, on his command, we call this the body and blood of Christ.

— St. Isidore

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