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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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Christ Offered Himself To His Father For Our Sins

The Son of God, who came down “from heaven, not to do (his) own will, but the will of him who sent (him)”,said on coming into the world, “Lo, I have come to do your will, O God.” “and by … 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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First the priest, then the Angel

The faith of the saints was something that was truly great and produced results.  They lived “by faith” (Rom. 1:17) and acted on a faith and a love that recognized no limits when treating of Jesus.  For them the priest … Continue reading

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The Angel counts the steps

We must consider ourselves fortunate every time we have an opportunity to attend a Holy Mass. In order not to lose the opportunity, we should never withhold ourselves because it might cost us some sacrifice, especially on Sundays and holydays; … 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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