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" "In the first place it should be known that if a person is seeking God, his beloved is seeking him much more." — St. John of the Cross

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Eucharistic Reflection - The Paten Of My Hands

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The night before [Jesus] died He said “This is my body – This is my blood.” Every day that we live, we are to hold out on the paten of our hands our hearts, and minds, and wills, our all, and say: "This is my body - this is my blood. Take them. And what You do with wheat and wine and these awe-filled words, do with me! Let the outward appearances remain; my face, figure, height, and breadth; but the inner substance, change! Change it so that it will no longer be mine, but Thine. Change it so that I will always be what transubstantiated Wheat and Wine ever remain - Thee!"

(From God, A Woman and The Way by Rev. M. Raymond, O.C.S.O.)


  1. This is such a beautiful prayer. Thanks, Michael.

    1. Every time I read "God, Woman and The Way" I discover a treasure I had missed.Oh, how will have to cling to our Eucharistic Lord in the days to come. Thank you Barb for taking the time to comment.