Tag: Eucharist

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...

Jesus’ Compassion

Chances are that we, ordinary people, can still list our successes, because they are limited in number. But even in their limited number they can give us some reassurance that the future will be better. Actually, to be more precise: ordinary people...

The Bread of Life

Gigantic strides have been made in science and medicine in the last one hundred years. Yet, over the same period of time, our sources of fear and apprehension seem to have remained the same or even increased  on account of new scary diseases with no...

Eucharistic Miracles

Much of Spain, a traditionally Catholic land, had been conquered by Muslims, known as the Moors, in the 7th and 8th centuries; for hundreds of years Catholic rulers tried to drive them out—a process only completed in the 15th century under King...