- Day 2 - Divine Mercy Novena
- 18 hours ago Kris McGregor“Today bring to Me the Souls of Priests and Religious, and immerse them in My unfathomable mercy. It was they who gave me strength to endure My bitter Passion. Through them as through channels My mercy flows out upon mankind.” Most Merciful Jesus,…Read More
- Good Friday – Daily Reading and Reflection on the Gospel
- 1 day ago Kris McGregoran excerpt from today's reflection by Don Schwager: We can find no greater proof of God's love for us than the willing sacrifice of his Son on the cross. Jesus' parting words, "It is finished!" express triumph rather than defeat. Jesus bowed his h…Read More
- Day 1 - Divine Mercy Novena
- 2 days ago Kris McGregor“Today bring to Me all mankind, especially all sinners, and immerse them in the ocean of My mercy. In this way you will console Me in the bitter grief into which the loss of souls plunges Me.” Most Merciful Jesus, whose very nature it is to have…Read More
- HR#24 “The Monk, the Missionary Spirit and Evangelization” – The Holy Rule of St. Benedict with Fr. Mauritius Wilde O.S.B
- 2 days ago Kris McGregorFrom the Holy Rule of St. Benedict: St.-Benedict-d PROLOGUE Listen, O my son, to the precepts of thy master, and incline the ear of thy heart, and cheerfully receive and faithfully execute the admonitions of thy loving Father, that by the to…Read More
- USCCA38 - The 6th Commandment: Marital Fidelity part 2-The United States Catholic Catechism for Adults w/ Archbishop George Lucas - Chap. 30
- 2 days ago Kris McGregorArchbishop Lucas offers insights on the US Catholic Catechism for Adults Chapter 30: THREATS TO MARRIAGE The Catechism lists the following behaviors as acts that undermine the purpose and dignity of marriage. Adultery is gravely sinful because…Read More
- FG#14 The Way of Trust and Love episode 3 – Fountains of Grace with Donna Garrett
- 2 days ago Kris McGregorDiscussed in this episode, among other topics, from "The Way of Trust and Love" We began to look more deeply into humility in the previous chapter. I think a good definition of humility may be this: being in the right relation to ourselves, which…Read More
- Holy Thursday – Daily Reading and Reflection on the Gospel from the Mass
- 2 days ago Kris McGregoran excerpt from today's reflection by Don Schwager: Does your love waver when you encounter bitter disappointments and injury from others? As Jesus' hour of humiliation draws near he reveals to his disciples the supreme humility which shaped the l…Read More
- SP#7 "The Heart to Heart Conversation with a Spiritual Companion" - The School of Prayer: Foundations for the New Evangelization with Fr. Scott Traynor
- 3 days ago Kris McGregorFr. Scott Traynor talks about the importance of "spiritual friendship or companionship". He discusses "heart-sharing" between spouses, but also in friendship with others. He give us models on how this can look. Fr. Scott also helps us to understan…Read More
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Catholics believe that the bread and wine are more than just symbolic reminders. By the power of God working through the priest they are transformed into Christ’s Body and Blood.
Our Lord taught, “Unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink His blood you do not have life within you.”1 The Jews scoffed at this and asked, “How can He give us his flesh to eat.” Even His disciples said this was a hard saying and many stopped following Him.
Now when genuine misunderstandings occurred, Jesus corrected His listeners. But Jesus meant what He said, and did not back down: “[M]y flesh is food indeed and my blood is drink indeed … He who eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day.”
For 2,000 years the Eucharist has been the heart of the Catholic Faith. In fact, the early Christians said, “without the Eucharist we cannot live,” preferring to risk their lives rather than miss Mass. Today He invites each one of us to receive His very flesh and blood.
1- All citations from John 6:50 – 58
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