St. Augustine on Christ Giving His Body to His Disciples

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Christ held Himself in His hands when He gave His Body to His disciples.

St. Augustine – 405 A.D.

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Brent Stubbs on Christ and the Eucharist

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I bend down and whisper into my son’s ear, “That’s Jesus. The entire universe is focused on this one moment.”

Brent Stubbs – Mass 101

Fr. Al Kimmel on Eucharistic Adoration

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It doesn’t matter how vigorously you protest your belief in the eucharistic real presence: if you are not willing and eager to prostrate yourself before the Holy Gifts and adore, worship, and pray to the glorified Lord Jesus Christ, present under the forms of bread and wine, you really do not believe in it.

Fr. Al Kimmel – Pontificator’s Laws

Pope Benedict XVI on the Advent liturgy: We cry out with John “Come, Lord Jesus”

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While our hearts reach out towards the annual celebration of the birth of Christ, the Church’s liturgy directs our gaze to the final goal: our encounter with the Lord in the splendour of glory. This is why we, in every Eucharist, “announce his death, proclaim his resurrection until he comes again”. We hold vigil in prayer.  The liturgy does not cease to encourage and support us, putting on our lips, in the days of Advent, the cry with which the whole Bible concludes, the last page of the Revelation of Saint John: “Come, Lord Jesus ” (Revelation 22:20).

Pope Benedict XVI – First Vespers of Advent 2010

Mother Teresa on Mercy and the Fruits of the Eucharist

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I begin each day with holy Mass, receiving Jesus hidden under the appearance of a simple piece of bread. Then I go out into the streets and I find the same Jesus hidden in the dying destitute, the AIDS patients, the lepers, the abandoned children, the hungry, and the homeless. It’s the same Jesus.

Mother Teresa

Anonymous on the Angst of Conversion

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The angst gets worse the closer to the head of the line you get, depending on the tradition(s) you were raised in, of course. Just be prepared. There is a spirit that will stop at nothing to keep you from receiving the Eucharist.

Anonymous

St. Augustine on Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

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It was in His flesh that Christ walked among us and it is His flesh that He has given us to eat for our salvation; but no one eats of this flesh without having first adored it . . . and not only do we not sin in thus adoring it, but we would be sinning if we did not do so.

St. Augustine – Commentary on Psalm 98

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