Articles Tagged ‘Blessed Sacrament’

19th Sunday: The Sacred Host

Consecration

Whoever eats of this bread will live forever; and the bread that I will give for the life of the world is my flesh. (Jn 6:51) In our meditations on the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass we have considered the unchangeable heart of the Mass, the Canon or Eucharistic Prayer. It is the very heart of the Mass because this priestly prayer brings about the consecration of the offerings into the Body and Blood of our Saviour, the Bread of Life. ... (Continue reading)

5th. Sunday of Easter: Abide in Me as I abide in you

Consecration

Abide in me as I abide in you. Just as the branch cannot bear fruit by itself unless it abide in the vine, neither can you unless you abide in me. (Jn. 15:4). In today’s Gospel reading, Our Lord speaks of the reality of our union with Him as a mutual indwelling (perichoresis). Abide in me as I abide in you. These words are not meant to be understood metaphorically or symbolically. They express the reality of our life in Christ ... (Continue reading)

How to be a crazy (for Christ) Catholic

Do you make the Sign of the Cross and bow your head in prayer before eating at a restaurant? On Ash Wednesday do you walk into work after lunch with an ashy smudge on your forehead? When asked by your colleagues what you did on the weekend do you say you went to Mass? Do you speak out in defence of the Catholic Church? Have you ever held up a sign that said "Abortion is Murder" on a busy street ... (Continue reading)

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