Tag: Eucharist

To Be Family with Jesus

Almost every day the news media bring into our living rooms immediate images of harrowing pain, hardships, and death from our country and from other parts of the world. We love Jesus too much to be able to turn away from those horrible scenes...

Friendship: A Eucharistic Reflection

Friendship is a vital part in the spiritual journey as the heart of the whole. It was not easy for me make friends growing up. I did not fit in easily and was precocious, sensitive, and timid as a kid. My first real friends helped me to grow as a...

Belief and Wonder: A Eucharistic Reflection

The Holy Eucharist is by its very nature grace shrouded in ordinary elements. The Eucharist maintains the appearance and accidents of unleavened bread and dry, red wine. These accidental qualities belie the true substance of the Holy One Himself...

Finding the Best Way Home: A Eucharistic Reflection

Life lost and forsaken cannot be renewed unless it is taken up again. To be lost on the road of life, without any recourse to purpose or endeavor, leads the soul away from where it is meant to be. Here is the problem we find ourselves in, we, us...

Eucharistic Teaching in St. Thomas’ Summa Theologica

As the whole Catholic world is presently celebrating the 700th anniversary of the canonization of St Thomas Aquinas, it is more than appropriate to appreciate some reflections which this great Dominican saint, theologian, philosopher and mystic...

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...

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