May I Die Through Love

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“I believe that You, O Jesus, are in the Most Holy Sacrament. I love You and desire You. Come into my heart. I embrace You. Oh, never leave me. May the burning and most sweet power of Your love, O Lord Jesus Christ, I beseech You, absorb my mind that I may die through love of Your love, Who were graciously pleased to die through love of my love.”

St. Francis of Assisi

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Humble Yourself!

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“Let everyone be struck with fear, the whole world tremble, and the heavens exult when Christ, the Son of the living God, is present on the altar in the hands of a priest! O wonderful loftiness and stupendous dignity! O sublime humility! O humble sublimity! The Lord of the universe, God and the Son of God, so humbles Himself that He hides Himself for our salvation under an ordinary piece of bread! See the humility of God, brothers, and pour out your hearts before Him! Humble yourselves that you may be exalted by Him! Hold back nothing of yourselves for yourselves, that He Who gives Himself totally to you may receive you totally.”

 

(St. Francis of Assisi)

What More Could He Have Done?

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“Although the gift of this Sacrament [the Eucharist] is very great and would be great even if Christ had given Himself only to souls who would be grateful to Him or would always make worthy use of the Sacrament, it is a greater demonstration of love that He gave himself even to many who would ignore  Him or receive Him unworthily.

O King of glory, what is man that Thou shouldst love him and desire to be loved by him? What more couldst Thou do than Thou has done to make man love Thee?

Be A True Friend

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“As one friend often visits another, going to bid him good morning and good night, and looking in upon him at times during the day; so should you often visit Jesus in His Sacrament, and offer His precious blood many times in each visit to the Eternal Father, and you will see that your love will increase marvelously by these visits.”

St. Mary Magdalen de’ Pazzi

We Must Never Forget

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“This bread is bread before the words of the Sacrament. But when the words of Christ come to it, it is the body of Christ … Before the words of Christ, it is a cup full of wine and water. When the words of Christ become operative, the blood which has redeemed the people is caused to be there.”

 St. Ambrose