Tag: Eucharist

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...

Gifts of Self

The scripture readings for the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ focus on covenants. In the Book of Exodus (24:3-8), at Mt. Sinai, Moses sprinkled blood upon the Israelites, a symbol of God’s desire to make them part of His “blood”...

What It Means to Be Catholic

Why do people travel long distances; endure discomforts and inconveniences just to be together as a family around the same table like on Thanksgiving Day or on Christmas Day? At times, a meal is much more than a meal; and also, a meal can turn a...

The Presence of the Lord

We have been living through months and days of unprecedented turmoil in our minds and hearts, and also all around us. The coronavirus, of course, has been making things a lot worse. At the limits of our endurance, we wonder if we could push the...

The Eucharist Increases Our Motivation

I love this season! Especially when it is sunny and the bright colors of the leaves hit the senses with more boldness as we walk on infinite shades of brown and yellow and red. Yes, there is sadness, too, because the leaves are falling to the ground...

The Wedding Feast

Months before a momentous family reunion or a big wedding, our mind fills already with anticipation and wanders into a future crammed with vivid images of what we dream will happen in the course of the celebration. According to the role assigned to...

To Whom Shall We Go?

…From anyone who has not, even what he has will be taken away. This is why I speak to them in parables, because ‘they look but do not see and hear but do not listen or understand.’  Isaiah’s prophecy is fulfilled in them, which...