Monday, May 11, 2009
The Holy Eucharist
Picture SourceNational Adoration Society
"You envy the opportunity of the woman who touched the vestments of Jesus, of the sinful woman who washed His feet with her treas, of the women of Galilee who had the happiness of following Him in His pilgrimages, of the Apostles and disciples who conversed with Him familiarly, of the people of the time who listened to the words of grace and salvation which came forth from His lips.
You call happy those who saw Him...
But, come to the altar and
- you will see Him,
- you will touch Him,
- you will give to Him holy kisses,
- you will wash Him with your tears,
- you will carry Him within you like Mary Most Holy."...St. John Chrysostom
"Jesus is there!"
St. Alphonsus de Liguori on St. John Vianney: "The holy Cure of Ars could not finish repeating these three words without shedding tears.
"There Jesus is!. Therefore all of us should go visit Him!"...St. Peter Julian Eymard