Is it proper to make the Sign of the Cross after receiving the Holy Eucharist?

Please clarify - a friend said that after receiving the Lord Jesus in the Holy Eucharist, it is no longer necessary to make the sign of the cross, because we already have Him inside our body. What is the proper manner one should take ?

Dear friend,

The Sign of the Cross is an outward expression of our adoration of the Holy Trinity and also of God’s fullest human expression of His divine love for us as depicted by His Passion. It is ALWAYS appropriate to make. It is something that even the angels cannot do, since it requires a body. We cover our bodies with it as a response to His love.

Fr. Vincent Serpa, O.P.

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