(Saint Peter Julian Eymard, Founder of the Blessed Sacrament Fathers)
“I would like to rekindle this Eucharistic “amazement” (Saint Pope John Paul II, Ecclesia de Eucharistia)
“If the Blessed Sacrament is Jesus all for us, is it not the most legitimate of conclusions that we should be all for Him? We should be all for Jesus, if Jesus is our all. And what does this mean? Surely, among other things, that the Blessed Sacrament should be to us just the single overpowering fact of the world.
Our hands hold Him…our tongue rests Him…our soul feels Him…our flesh feeds upon Him… the INFINITE, the INCOMPREHENSIBLE, the IMMENSE, the ETERNAL [God]. Must not all life be looked at in this light, just as the whole Church lies in this light and has no other? What [should be] more attentive, what more reverent, what more familiar, what more timid, what more happy, than the worship of the Blessed Sacrament, and the peculiar practice of the presence of God which it is to all of us! Our whole being from year’s end to year’s end resolves itself into one double duty, one [of] PRAISE, and another [of] REPARATION, to this Most Holy Sacrament. And what else will the grand ceremony of our entrance into eternity be, but simply the unveiling of the Blessed Sacrament?
All the attraction of the Church is in Jesus, and His chief attraction is the Blessed Sacrament. The Blessed Sacrament is the property of the souls of men…. Devotion to the Blessed Sacrament is the Queen of all devotions. It is the central devotion of the Church. All other [devotions] gather round it, and group themselves there as satellites; for [other devotions] celebrate his mysteries; this is Himself. It is the universal devotion. No one can be without it….How can a man be a Christian who does not worship the living presence of Christ?
It [should] be every man’s trade, occupation, profession, leisure, and ambition, to worship the Blessed Sacrament….But Oh! the awful solitude that reigns around the tabernacle!”
From: The Blessed Sacrament, by F.W. Faber, taken, adapted and condensed from pages 400-452 (TAN Books).
RESOLUTION: Increased devotion to the Blessed Sacrament for the remainder of my life.
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