Tag: Eucharist

Do We Understand the Food He Gives Us All to Eat?

I must say that this annual provincial retreat which I did from Monday 30 January till Friday 3 February 2023, at Il-Lunzjata, limits of Rabat, on the apostolic island of Malta, is really a great blessing. Today something really beautiful...

Why We Should Attend Mass

In an episode of the television show, Everybody Loves Raymond, Debra asks Raymond why he doesn’t go to church. His response: “I don’t know. Maybe it is because of the kneeling. You know I have bad knees.” Eventually, however...

Behold the Lamb of God

“Behold the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world.” What images does this familiar phrase evoke in our minds and hearts? Maybe we just feel some of the contained solemnity that is in the air around Holy Communion time. But, instead, we...

The Eucharist: A Miracle in Our Midst

According to some surveys and research polls, 70% of Catholics do not believe the Eucharist truly is Christ’s Body and Blood, and consider it only symbolic—even though the Real Presence of Jesus is clearly attested to in Scripture and has always...

The Eucharist: The Very Foundation of the Church

“O Sacred Banquet, in which Christ is received, the memory of his Passion is recalled, the soul is filled with grace, and the pledge of future glory is given us.” (Antiphon for Corpus Christi, attributed to St. Thomas Aquinas) The Solemnity of the...

Regarding Celebrations

Then the celebration began. Luke 15:24 Our three readings for the Fourth Sunday of Lent are about celebrations (Joshua 5:9-12; 2 Corinthians 5:17-21; Luke 15:1-3, 11-32). Hence, today too, we shall cast all our anxieties onto the Lord who cares for...

His Presence

No matter how self-confident and bold we might feel we could all have certain people who intimidate us. We sense a majestic aura around them, weightiness and a penetrating force emanating from them that leaves us with no place for hiding our...

Saying Yes to God

This is the third reflection on Jesus, the Bread of Life, as presented to our consideration in the 6th chapter of John’s Gospel. In it we learn that, at each Eucharistic Celebration, God the Father sends us Jesus from heaven as Bread of Life by...