Category Archives: Eucharist

Completing the circle of mercy

There are two obvious lessons of mercy we need to learn: to seek forgiveness from God and to extend forgiveness to our brother. They are linked in the Lord’s Prayer, such that the first will not happen without the second. … Continue reading

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Re-presenting the sacrifice of Christ

It is said that at Mass the priest does not re-sacrifice Christ but only re-presents (i.e. makes present again) the sacrifice of Christ. The priest initiates the Eucharistic prayer by saying, “Pray, brethren, that my sacrifice and yours may be … Continue reading

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Why frequent, repeated reception of the Eucharist?

We go to Mass and we beg Christ for this and for that, which is sort of insulting. Here he is giving himself to us completely and perfectly. And humbly. Who are we that we should receive such a gift?! … Continue reading

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Predestination reconsidered

Blessed Elisabeth of the Trinity has a refreshing way of thinking about predestination that elevates it and clarifies it from the prevalent Calvinistic concept. It leads to the following analogy. All caterpillars are predestined to become butterflies. This is their … Continue reading

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A sign post

If your life transforms into the Eucharist, it may not be what you expected. It seems that after the Resurrection, Christ knew that his presence among us would need to become even more challenging to preserve the level of challenge … Continue reading

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Love’s playground

The Eucharist points to the Cross. The Eucharist will teach us, if we let it, that in this fallen world the Cross is Love’s playground. In an unfallen world the playground would be vast. In this world, the Cross is … Continue reading

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Hidden Secret Forgotten M       I       S       U       N       D       E       R       S       T … Continue reading

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