Category Archives: Eucharist

To Humility, Generosity and Confidence

St. Francis de Sales teaches that humility is more than us lacking trust in ourselves.  On the contrary, humility is an expression of our confidence in God and His generosity. For in humility we can echo words of St. Paul … Continue reading

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To Sustaining Life

What sustains human life?  God the Father reveals in Deuteronomy 8:3 “that man does not live by bread alone, but that man lives by everything that proceeds out of the mouth of the Lord.”  All that man is and has … Continue reading

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On Our Faith

Our faith is mysterious.   We are incapable, with our limited reasoning powers, of comprehending God.   He is one, yet three; all powerful, but created man with a free will; true God and true man. Faith is our response to we … Continue reading

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Epiousious

Sometimes the beauty and mystery of a biblical verse cannot be captured in translation.  For example, scholars, saints, and doctors of the Church have been perplexed with how to translate the verse “Give us this day our daily bread.”  The … Continue reading

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Proverbs and the Eucharist

“Let whoever is simple turn in here!” To him who is without sense she says, “Come, eat of my bread and drink of the wine I have mixed.” The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and the … Continue reading

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The Crushed Revives the Spirit and Heart

On high I dwell, and in holiness, and with the crushed and dejected in spirit.  To revive the spirits of the dejected, to revive the hearts of the crushed. (Isaiah 57:15) The above verse from Isaiah resonated within as I … Continue reading

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Elisha’s Feeding of a Hundred Men as a Prototype of the Eucharist

In 2 Kings 4 a man from Ba’al-shal’ishah brings to Elisha twenty loaves of barely made of the first fruits of the earth.  Elisha instructs the man to place the twenty loaves before a hundred men to eat.  The man … Continue reading

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