Saturday, April 26, 2014

Jesuit On Pope John Paul II, Our Lady And Eucharistic Amazement

In his encyclical "Ecclesia de Eucharistia," Pope John Paul II called Mary "Woman of the Eucharist" and said that she "has a profound relationship to it." 
She gave flesh to Jesus, thus making it possible for Him to give His flesh for the life of the world. Pope John Paul's words should lead us to "Eucharistic amazement," 
a favorite expression of his, because they challenge us to make an act of faith in the Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist and in ourselves when we receive Him. 

Link (here) to Fr. James Kubicki, S.J., his blog is called "Offer it Up" this post is entitled, "Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament"


Maria said...

“Truly, truly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life within you” (Jn 6:53). This is no metaphorical food: “My flesh is food indeed, and my blood is drink indeed” (Jn 6:55)".

It is all true. My heart was re-made by daily reception of the Eucharist...

Maria said...

They come, tired children of the town,
In this hushed place to bow them down.
From student life a moment free,
A broker says his rosary
Next to the finger-crippled sire,
Unknown, who tends his office fire.
Prays a sad Magdalen beside
A woman in mourning and a bride.
A dancer quietly kneels; by her,
Comrade to God, a carpenter.
Bringing their burdens of distress
They come as to the wilderness.
Ah, Christ, with what tremendous food
Again Thou feedest the multitude!

Phyllis McGinley

Sweet, isn't it?