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Holy Thursday — The Real Presence

The Real Presence Presence of God – “Hidden God, devoutly I adore Thee, truly present beneath these veils: all my heart subdues itself before Thee, since all before Thee faints and fails” (cf. Adoro Te Devote). MEDITATION “Verbum caro factum est” (John 1:14). The Incarnation of the Word, the ineffable mystery of the merciful love of God, who so loved man that He became “flesh” for... Read More

The Mystery of Faith

The Mystery of Faith Presence of God – O Jesus, I believe that You are present in the Blessed Sacrament of the altar, and I adore You. Increase my faith. MEDITATION In the Canon [Eucharistic Prayer] of the Mass, the Eucharist is called “Mysterium fidei,” the Mystery of faith; indeed, only faith can make us see God present under the appearances of bread. Here, as St. Thomas says, the senses... Read More

The Real Presence

The Real Presence Editor's Note: Today we make one of our rare exchanges in the order of the “Divine Intimacy” text. In the old calendar, Corpus Christi used to be celebrated on the Thursday after Trinity Sunday (and in some places, it still is). The Church, in her great wisdom, upgraded this celebration from a feast to a solemnity and made it a Sunday celebration. We will publish the... Read More

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