Sitting in the Son

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King Badouin of Belgium remarked that sitting before the Blessed Sacrament was like sitting in the sun; nothing is required of you but to come out of the shade, and you only feel the strength of its effects, later.

Sister Briege McKenna

 

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Take My Suffering Lord!

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“Living the Mass means never wasting suffering but always being good stewards of the trials God give us. There is hardly anything so tragic in the world as wasted pain. Think of how much suffering there is in hospitals, among the poor and the bereaved! Think how much of that suffering goes to waste. How many, or rather how few, of those lonesome, suffering, abandoned, crucified souls are saying with our Lord at the moment of Consecration: ‘This is my body, take it’.”

(From What Is The Mass?)

How Would We Behave?

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On this earth, when we receive an important person, we bring out the best – lights, music, formal dress. How should we prepare to receive Christ into our soul? Have we ever thought how we would behave if we could only receive Him once in a lifetime?

(St. Josemaria Escriva from Christ is Passing By)

Praying Properly

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“There is no need for many words in order that we may pray properly. By faith we believe that there, in the Sacred tabernacle, the good God is present. We open our hearts to Him. We rejoice that He has admitted us into His Presence. This is the best method of prayer.”

St. John Marie Vianney

He Stooped So Low

“For One in such a lofty position to stoop so low is a marvel that is staggering. What sublime humility and humble sublimeness, that the Lord of the Universe, the Divine Son of God, should stoop as to hide Himself under the appearance of bread for our salvation!

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Behold the humble way of God, my brothers. Therefore, do not hold yourselves to be anything of yourselves, so that you may be entirely acceptable to One Who gives Himself entirely to you.”

(St. Francis of Assisi)