In my comment to an anonymous poster, I told him/her that I would get back to his/her question and put it in a post rather than in a comment. Anonymous poster asked the following question under this thread here. According to his/her comment, he/she asked (which is in red):
Yes, can you please clarify the following, with respect to the reception of communion in the communities.
When the Body of Christ enters your body, are you sitting or standing? Thanks
Also, what is the difference between a "saint", and a "holy saint"?
In the Neocatechumenal Way, the members receive the Body of Christ by hand standing up. After receiving the Body of Christ by hand standing up, we sit down still holding the Body of Christ. We do not consume the Body of Christ because the priest did not receive Holy Communion yet.
For those who do not believe what I just stated above or do not find my statement above credible, you are always welcome to go to the Eucharist of the Way this Saturday and see for yourself.
At any rate, we do not consume the Body of Christ immediately because the priest did not receive Holy Communion yet. Before consuming the Body of Christ, the priest proceeds to say "Behold the Body of Christ........" Then the members say, "Lord, I am not worthy that you should enter under my roof....." Then, we consume the Body of Christ together after the priest receives Holy Communion. And we consume the Body of Christ, sitting down.
If your next question is 'why we consume the Body of Christ sitting down, ' the answer is because we are told to do so by the Team Catechists. The members are obedient to the Team Catechists who is in communion with Kiko Arguello who is in communion with the Pope. According to the Team Catechists, these instructions came from Kiko who in turn received the same instructions from the Pope.
To answer your second question, the word "saint" refers to the members of the Church, and I will quote the Catechism of the Catholic Church to support what I just stated here:
CCC 823 "The Church.... is held, as a matter of faith, to be unfailingly holy. This is because Christ, the Son of God, who with the Father and the Spirit is hailed as 'alone holy,' loved the Church as his Bride, giving himself up for her so as to sanctify her; he joined her to himself as his body and endowed her with the gift of the Holy Spirit for the glory of God." The Church, then, is "the holy People of God," and her members are called "saints."
"Holy Saints", on the other hand, are those who are already in Heaven and canonized by the Catholic Church. They are the ones whom we would pray to for intercession such as St. Anthony, St. Paul, St. Theresa, etc. And again, I will refer to the Catechism of the Catholic Church to support what I said here:
CCC 828 By canonizing some of the faithful, i.e., by solemnly proclaiming that they practiced heroic virtue and lived in fidelity to God's grace, the Church recognizes the power of the Spirit of holiness within her and sustains the hope of believers by proposing the saints to them as models and intercessors.......
I hope that this answers your questions.