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The Church is Communion of Jesus

From the beginning, Jesus associated his disciples with his own life, revealed the mystery of the Kingdom to them, and gave them a share in his mission, joy, and sufferings. Jesus spoke of a still more intimate communion between him and … 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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Spiritual Communion Even during the night

The saints were eager to make use of these and similar holy means to provide outlet for their overflowing hearts; for they never felt they had gone far enough in their endeavors to love.  “The more I love You, the … Continue reading

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Spiritual Communion During The Day

Here is one of the counsels which Saint Pio of Pietrelcina gave to one of his spiritual daughters:  “In the course of the day, when it is not permitted you to do otherwise, call on Jesus, even in the midst … Continue reading

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The Practice of Spiritual Communion

Spiritual Communion, according St. Thomas Aquinas and St. Alphonsus de Liguori, produces effects similar to sacramental Communion according to the dispositions with which it is made, the greater or less earnestness with which Jesus is desired, and the greater or … Continue reading

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Living the Eucharist

To find the riches of the Eucharist, one should exercise the will.  One must do this by bringing the divine lessons of the Eucharist into his life. What good would it be to discover the infinite worth of the Eucharist … Continue reading

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Knowing the Eucharist

First, with the mind one meditates in an attentive, orderly way on the Eucharist.  This may be done with books which lead us to personally uncover and deeply ponder this Mystery of Love.  A simple little work rich in content … Continue reading

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