49th International Eucharistic Congress

49th International Eucharistic Congress  

The 49th International Eucharistic Congress will take place in Quebec, Canada, from 15 to 22 June 2008. The theme of the meeting is “The Eucharist, Gift of God for the Life of the World.” A Eucharistic Congress is above all an invitation to celebrate and worship Jesus Christ in the mystery of the Eucharist. This encounter of believers from around the world will offer an opportunity to witness faith in Christ and one’s own devotion to Him and His Church. The images depicted on the two stamps represent the Ark of the New Covenant, a symbol of Eucharistic Congresses. The 60 cent stamp shows the Wedding at Cana, the Washing of the Feet and the Last Supper. The 85 cent stamp shows the Crucifixion, the Resurrection and the Disciples of Emmaus.