Blessed Sacrament

Help my unbelief: The lesson of Peter of Prague

This Sunday, we celebrate the feast of the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ, or Corpus Christi.  As I wrote last year, the feast was established to strengthen belief in the Real Presence, to encourage people to draw close to Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament, and to make reparation for sacrilege committed against the Eucharist.  While we remember and celebrate […]

Daily Catholic Quote — from J. R. R. Tolkien

J. R. R. Tolkien

“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, honor, fidelity, and the true way of all your loves upon earth, and more than that: Death: by the divine paradox, that which ends life, and demands the […]

Catholic Quote of the Day — from St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross

St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross

“Do not accept anything as truth that lacks love and do not accept anything as love which lacks truth. One without the other is a destructive lie.” (St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross — Edith Stein) The Optional Memorial of St. Benedicta of the Cross (1891-1942) is August 9. Print this entry

Daily Reflection — The Many Ways God Calls to Us

"Christ and the Woman of Samaria" by Paolo Veronese

Be sure to watch the video at the end after you read this post… One morning, my wife and I ate breakfast at la Madeleine—Country French for me and scrambled with croissant for my wife. The day had begun a with a visit to the doctor, which carries its own concerns, and promised to become a busy day of work and chores. […]

The Gift I Want to Give Back

"The First Eucharist" by Juan de Juanes

I’m a dry-eyed gal most of the time, and I have always prided myself on that trait. Then I started going to Mass. I certainly didn’t mean to turn into a blubbering mess.  At the time, I was a tough know-it-all college graduate, and I was only there because this good-looking Prince Charming of mine insisted that he had to […]

Daily Catholic Quote — from St. Thérèse of Lisieux

St. Thérèse of Lisieux

“Do you realize that Jesus is there in the tabernacle expressly for you—for you alone? He burns with the desire to come into your heart… The guest of our soul knows our misery; He comes to find an empty tent within us—that is all He asks.” (St. Thérèse of Lisieux — of the Child Jesus, Virgin and Doctor of the Church) […]

Daily Catholic Quote — from St. Thérèse of Lisieux

St. Thérèse of Lisieux

“Do you realize that Jesus is there in the tabernacle expressly for you—for you alone? He burns with the desire to come into your heart… The guest of our soul knows our misery; He comes to find an empty tent within us—that is all He asks.” (St. Thérèse of Lisieux—of the Child Jesus—Virgin and Doctor of the Church) The Memorial of St. […]

Catholic Quote of the Day — from St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross

St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross

“In the heart of Jesus, which was pierced, the kingdom of heaven and the land of earth are bound together. Here is for us the source of life. This heart is the heart of the Triune Divinity, and the center of all human hearts… It draws us to itself with secret power, it conceals us in itself in the Father’s […]

Catholic Quote of the Day — from St. Thérèse of Lisieux

St. Thérèse of Lisieux

“Do you realize that Jesus is there in the tabernacle expressly for you – for you alone? He burns with the desire to come into your heart… The guest of our soul knows our misery; He comes to find an empty tent within us – that is all He asks.” (St. Thérèse of Lisieux—of the Child Jesus—Virgin and Doctor of the […]

The Vision and Miracle of the Feast of Corpus Christi

The Eucharist and Corporal of the Miracle of Corpus Christi are carried in procession in Orvieto.

Each year before returning to Sundays of Ordinary Time, the Church celebrates one final big Sunday feast day: the Feast of Corpus Christi.  But did you know this feast was instituted after a request from Our Lord Himself? The story of the feast begins with a young woman named Juliana, who lived in Liege during the beginning of the thirteenth century.  Juliana had a […]