“Recognize in this bread what hung on the cross, and in this chalice what flowed from His side… whatever was in many and varied ways announced beforehand in the sacrifices of the Old Testament pertains to this one sacrifice which is revealed in the New Testament.” – – St. Augustine, 354-430, Algeria.

Quotes on the Holy Eucharist

2020-Feb-11   . . .   By: ncdm

“If the Angels could envy, they would envy us for Holy Communion.” – – St. Pope Pius X, 1835-1914, Italy.

“Unless we believe and see Jesus in the appearance of bread on the altar, we will not be able to see him in the distressing disguise of the poor.” – – Mother Teresa 1910-1997, Macedonia.

“We cannot separate our lives from the Eucharist; the moment we do, something breaks. People ask, ‘Where do the sisters get the joy and the energy to do what they are doing?’ The Eucharist involves more than just receiving; it also involves satisfying the hunger of Christ. He says, ‘Come to Me.’ He is hungry for souls.” – – Mother Teresa.

“Jesus has made Himself the Bread of Life to give us life. Night and day, He is there. If you really want to grow in love, come back to the Eucharist, come back to that Adoration.” – – Mother Teresa.

“There is nothing so great as the Eucharist. If God had something more precious, He would have given it to us.” – – St. John Vianney, 1786-1859, France.

“Upon receiving Holy Communion, the Adorable Blood of Jesus Christ really flows in our veins and His Flesh is really blended with ours.” – – St. John Vianney.

“When we have been to Holy Communion, the balm of love envelops the soul as the flower envelops the bee.” – – St. John Vianney.

“The Eucharist is the Sacrament of Love; It signifies Love, It produces love. The Eucharist is the consummation of the whole spiritual life.” – – St. Thomas Aquinas, 1224-1274, Italy.

“Out of the darkness of my life, so much frustrated, I put before you the one great thing to love on earth: the Blessed Sacrament … There you will find romance, glory, honour, fidelity, and the true way of all your loves upon earth.” – – J. R. R. Tolkien, 1892-1973, [England]: author of “The Hobbit” and “The Lord of the Rings”.

“From the Eucharist comes strength to live the Christian life and zeal to share that life with others.” – – Pope John Paul II 1920-2005, Poland.

“When you approach the tabernacle remember that he has been waiting for you for twenty centuries.” – – St. Josemaria Escriva 1902-1975, Spain.

“All my sermons are prepared in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament. As recreation is most pleasant and profitable in the sun, so homiletic creativity is best nourished before the Eucharist. The most brilliant ideas come from meeting God face to face. The Holy Spirit that presided at the Incarnation is the best atmosphere for illumination. Pope John Paul II keeps a small desk or writing pad near him whenever he is in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament; and I have done this all my life – I am sure for the same reason he does, because a lover always works better when the beloved is with him.” – – Bishop Fulton J. Sheen 1895-1979, Illinois USA.

“When you have received Him, stir up your heart to do Him homage; speak to Him about your spiritual life, gazing upon Him in your soul where He is present for your happiness; welcome Him as warmly as possible, and behave outwardly in such a way that your actions may give proof to all of His Presence.” – – St. Francis de Sales 1567-1622, France.

“We do not go to Holy Communion because we are good; we go to become good.” – – St. John Bosco 1815-1888, Italy.

“As two pieces of wax fused together make one so he who receives Holy Communion is so united with Christ that Christ is in him and he is in Christ.” – – St. Cyril of Alexandria 375-444, Egypt.

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