Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation of Pope Benedict XVI on the Eucharist as the Source and Summit of the Church's Life and Mission
In his first apostolic exhortation issued on February 22, 2007, Pope Benedict XVI explains why the Eucharist is so important in the Church. Continuing the theme of his first encyclical, God Is Love, Benedict shows how in the sacrament of the Eucharist, Jesus shows us the truth about love. The document points out the way to living an authentic Eucharistic spirituality so that the sacrament of love extends beyond the liturgy into every aspect of our daily lives. Thus the sacrament brings us the hope of eternal life and makes us holy.