“When you see It (the Body of Christ) exposed, say to yourself: thanks to this Body, I am no longer dust and ashes, I am no more a captive but a freeman: hence I hope to obtain Heaven and the good things that are there in store for me, eternal life, the heritage of the Angels, companionship with Christ”
St. John Chrysostom
“Dear parents! Go with your children to church and take part in the Sunday Eucharistic celebration! You will see that this is not time lost; rather, it is the very thing that can keep your family truly united and centered.”
Pope Benedict XVI
Words from Papa Ben.
Concealed before my Eyes
Hidden in this Church
Present here with Me
Spilling from my Heart
Welling up Inside
Bursting forth from Me
As I gaze upon You
Here and Everywhere
in this Tiny Host
© 2012 Amanda
From the very greatest Flickr stream of all time… Lawrence OP! His description:
“Let my prayer be counted as incense before thee,
and the lifting up of my hands as an evening sacrifice!” - Psalm 141:2
Incense is offered before the Blessed Sacrament in the Underground Basilica, Lourdes at the close of the Eucharistic Procession.
I have no other means of proving my love for You than to throw flowers, that is, not to pass up any little sacrifice, any look, any word, to take advantage of all the little things and to do them out of love… I want to suffer out of love and even rejoice out of love, so I will throw flowers before Your throne. […]
Jesus, what purpose will my flowers and my songs serve You? Oh, I know well that this sweet-scented rain, these fragile petals that have no value, these songs of love of the littlest of hearts — these will charm You. Yes, these little nothings will give You pleasure.
St. Therese of Lisieux
“If you think you’re going into an empty church, there’s no such thing. If Jesus is there, there are thousands of angels there in Adoration.” Dr. Mark Miravalle, professor of Mariology at Franciscan University of Steubenville.
“Communion in the Hand”
This is one of the reasons why I receive communion on my tongue.
Also, I think I want to marry this boy now. ;P
Good man. I absolutely, 100% agree.