Category Archives: Eucharist

The Sacraments of Eternal Life

The Church celebrates the mystery of her Lord “until he comes,” when God will be “everything to everyone.” Since the apostolic age the liturgy has been drawn toward its goal by the Spirit’s groaning in the Church: Marana tha! The … Continue reading

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The Holy Spirit and the Church in the Liturgy II

The Spirit and the Church cooperate to manifest Christ and his work of salvation in the liturgy. Primarily in the Eucharist, and by analogy in the other sacraments, the liturgy is the memorial of the mystery of salvation. the Holy … Continue reading

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Liturgy as Source of Life

As the work of Christ liturgy is also an action of his Church. It makes the Church present and manifests her as the visible sign of the communion in Christ between God and men. It engages the faithful in the … Continue reading

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Pope St. John Paul II and the Eucharist (pt 2)

The Two Tables of the Lord And the Common Possession of the Church The Table of the Word of God We are well aware that from the earliest times, the celebration of the Eucharist has been linked not only with … Continue reading

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Pope St. John Paul II and the Eucharist (pt 1)

Preface No one in the history of the church has written more consistently, eloquently or devotionally on the Eucharist than our present reigning Pope John Paul II. He has truly been called and is an apostle of the Eucharist. He … Continue reading

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Beside the Tabernacle

St. Peter Julian Eymard, that Saint so totally devoted to the Eucharist, declared that already in this world, after Jesus’ Ascension into Heaven, the Blessed Virgin “lived a life in and of the Blessed Sacrament”; and thus he liked to … Continue reading

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They were aware of the Real Presence

Eucharistic wonders are recorded in the lives of St. Rose of Lima, Bl. Angela of Foligno, St. Catherine of Siena, St. Philip Neri, St. Francis Borgia, St. Joseph of Cupertino, and many other saints, who sensibly perceived the Real Presence … Continue reading

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