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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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Comforter of the Afflicted

St. Germanus says, “O Mary, who, after thy Son, is as solicitous for the whole human race as thou art? Who protects us in our trials as thou dost?” Who, O Mary, watches over our interests as thou dost? Who … Continue reading

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Refuge of Sinners

Thus is Mary called by St. Germanus; he says, “She is the ever-ready refuge of sinners.” Yes, of all sinners; for, as the Abbot of Celles says, “She can despise no sinner, but receives all, and welcomes all, the moment … Continue reading

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Morning Star

St. John Damascene calls Mary “the Star which indicates the rising of the sun.” As the morning star precedes the sun, so does devotion towards the most Blessed Virgin precede the sun of divine grace; for St. Germanus says that … Continue reading

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House of Gold

Gold is a symbol of love. Therefore St. Albert the Great calls Mary “a golden temple of charity.” And with reason; for St. Thomas was, that “as all in the temple was covered with gold, so was everything in the … Continue reading

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