October 17, 2019

Tag - Eucharist

Sharing His Life Divine

Even if it doesn’t seem so, this part of the Gospel of John (6:51-58) is, arguably, the crudest, most repulsive, most shocking one of the whole Bible. It is so intentionally, in order that none of the realism and physicality of the message may be...

Jesus is the Bread of Life

Mothers can tell you that the hardest time to keep kids under control is right before dinner. They run around, fight and fidget, get restless and edgy. Why? That’s human nature on full display in young, growing bodies. So mothers hurry to put in...

What Food are We Looking For?

The people in the Gospel of John (6:24-35) had to work hard to find Jesus. After the multiplication of the loaves and fish, last Sunday’s reading, John says that the disciples took a boat to cross the sea, probably the Sea of Galilee. Jesus was not...

“Playing it Safe” with God?

Reflecting on God’s Word, the Church would like us to dwell on some important aspects of our Eucharistic Celebrations. And, since our Eucharistic Celebrations are at the heart of our life on earth, while being also a renewed pledge of the eternal...

It is the Body of the Lord

This Sunday we begin a five week focus on the 6th chapter of the Gospel of John. We do this every three years, just as we repeat all the Sunday readings every three years. That the Church should spend five weeks on John 6 demonstrates that this is...

What Really Sustains Us?

The Prophet (Is 55:1-3) proclaims: “Thus says the LORD: All you who are thirsty come to the water! You who have no money, come, receive grain and eat; come, without paying and without cost, drink wine and milk! Why spend your money for what is...

A Great Mystery

On the second Sunday following Pentecost, we are invited to reflect on the great mystery of the Eucharist in which we are able to physically partake of God. Jesus Christ becomes one with us under the form of consecrated bread and wine. In eating and...

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