Belem do Para, Brazil (Monday, 12/29/2014, Gaudium Press) The 2015 Nazareth Candle theme was recently announced by the Belem do Para Archdiocese and it is titled “Mary, Woman of the Eucharist”. Its aim is to reflect the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ among the people.
The organization which hosts the oldest event in the national liturgical calendar said that the intention is to prepare the faithful to experience the 2016 festivities, a time when the state capital will host the XVII National Eucharistic Congress and celebrate the 400th anniversary of the beginning of the evangelization of the Amazon and the foundation of the city of Belem do Para.
According to Archbishop Alberto Taveira Corrêa “it is a great responsibility for the Archdiocese to prepare for this moment, for we will be the Eucharistic Capital of Brazil, welcoming people from all regions of our country.” “Our church has the task of offering a living witness of fidelity to the Lord and to the Eucharistic spirit,” he said.
Archbishop Taveira explained that the Candle of Nazareth brings faithful closer to the Eucharist, because “if we are to rediscover in all its richness the profound relationship between the Church and the Eucharist, we cannot neglect Mary, Mother and model of the Church, because the Blessed Virgin guide us to the Blessed Sacrament to have a deep connection with him.”
The Eucharistic Year of the Archdiocese of Belém, which will take place between January 12, 2015 to January 12 2016, is a “moment in which we must prepare well our hearts and even more so the Christian life our church communities” Archbishop Taveira explained.
“Our church has the task of offering a living witness of fidelity to the Lord and spirit of the Eucharistic” he concluded. (LMI)