(Photo from Father Lawrence Lew, O.P. - God’s Excessive Love - Used With Permission)
" "Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin." — St. Mother Teresa of Calcutta

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Eucharistic Reflection - The Great Catholic Treasure

(Photo©Michael Seagriff)

The visit to the Blessed Sacrament…is a great treasure of the Catholic Faith. It nourishes social love and gives us opportunities for adoration and thanksgiving, for reparation and supplication. Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament, Exposition and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, Holy Hours and Eucharistic processions are likewise
precious elements of your heritage – in full accord with the teaching of the Second Vatican Council.

Every act of reverence, every genuflection that you make before the Blessed Sacrament, is important because it is an act of faith in Christ, an act of love for Christ. And every sign of the Cross and gesture of respect made each time you pass a Church is also an act of faith.

May God preserve you in this faith – this holy Catholic faith – this faith in the Blessed Sacrament.

(St. John Paul II, Phoenix Park, Ireland 1979)

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