The Sodality of the Blessed Sacrament was established in 2016, on the Diamond Jubilee of the Consecration of Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Maiden Lane, Covent Garden by the Parish Priest, Fr. Alan Robinson. The aim of the Society is to promote devotion to Jesus Christ, truly present Body, Soul and Divinity in the Blessed Sacrament as well as make acts of reparation for the sins committed against the Eucharist during the Reformation and since.
The Sodality seeks to encourage Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament as the “inexhaustible source of holiness” (St. John Paul II), which can “bring God to the world and the world to God” (Pope Benedict XVI). It is this direct and personal encounter with Christ that can nourish faith, restore peace and lead to the fullness of life. In this great mystery, in which the incarnation is recreated upon our altars every day, in every time and place, Christ Himself is called down from Heaven to be with us sacramentally in the most intimate way possible.
As the “fountain-head of Christian devotion” (Pope Pius XII), the Blessed Sacrament becomes “the very soul of the Church” (Pope Leo XIII) and Christ’s presence in every last crumb, every last drop, is absolute and complete. If on Calvary Christ built a font of purification and salvation, which He filled with the blood He shed, then the Blessed Sacrament is the means by which men can bathe in it and thereby wash away the stains of their iniquities.
In his encyclical Ecclesia de Eucharistia, St. John Paul II warned against abuses that lead to “confusion with regard to sound faith and Catholic doctrine.” It is hoped that the work of the Sodality will contribute towards efforts of improving catechesis, which in turn will bring about a greater reverence and devotion to this most precious treasure.
The Sodality has as its patrons The Honourable Jacob Rees-Mogg, MP and The Right Honourable The Lord Alton of Liverpool, KCSG, KCMCO.