Make Me Hunger

Epiphany Church, Sayre PA

“Make me hunger to be continually in Thy presence in the Blessed Sacrament, to receive Thee into myself, and to keep Thee company.”

 

(St. Alphonsus Liguori from  Visits to the Most Holy Sacrament)

 

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He Comes Down From Heaven

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“Our Lord does not come down from Heaven every day to lie in a golden ciborium. He comes to find another heaven which is infinitely dearer to Him – the heaven of our souls, created in His Image, the living temples of the Adorable Trinity.”

St. Therese of Lisieux

Jesus Is Not An Abstract Idea

“Personal relationship with Jesus: Many Christians speak of the importance of a personal relationship with Jesus, which is very true. But it is primarily through the Eucharist that we can truly have an intimate encounter with the Person of Jesus. Benedict XVI once pointed out this connection:

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‘Today, there is a need to rediscover that Jesus Christ is not just a private conviction or an abstract idea, but a real person, whose becoming part of human history is capable of renewing the life of every man and woman. Hence, the Eucharist, as the source and summit of the Church’s life and mission, must be translated into spirituality, into a life lived ‘according to the Spirit’ (Sacramentum Caritatis).

(From 10 Amazing Facts About the Power of the Eucharist by Sister Theresa Aletheia Noble)

You Are Present Lord!

“I am not in an audience with our Holy Father, nor am I in the presence of a saint from heaven, nor with some distinguished personality.

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Before me, dear Jesus, You are present under the frail appearance of the host. With the eyes of faith, I believe that You are present as my God, my Lord, my Redeemer, the Creator of heaven and earth, my all. I believe, dear Jesus, that You are truly present, body and blood, soul and divinity, in the most Blessed Sacrament.”

(From Reflections and Prayers for Visits with our Eucharistic Lord by John J. Cardinal Carberry