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Holy Eucharist – Part 3 of 3

Father Cassilly writes: “With the wealth of sanctifying grace received in Communion come a host of actual graces, that urge, impel the soul to numerous acts of the theological and moral virtues, and blow the fire of charity to a … Continue reading

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Holy Eucharist – Part 2 of 3

Father Cassilly says of the Sacrament of Holy Eucharist: “The Body that was fashioned for God the Son in Mary’s womb, enters the body of each Christian and there abideth, bringing in its train a host of ministering spirits, and … Continue reading

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Holy Eucharist – Part 1 of 3

Father Francis Cassilly writes: “The manifestations of God’s love to man, which we have thus far considered, belong in general to the saints of the Old and the New Law. The gifts of nature, which are so touchingly referred to … Continue reading

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Children Great and Small

Father Cassilly writes: “Both St. John and St. Paul, after the example of our Lord Himself, call the Christians ‘little children.’ There is quite a difference between little and older children. . . . The child, according to the golden-tongued … Continue reading

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Frequency of Holy Communion

The Psalmist cries out: “My heart is withered; because I forgot to eat my bread.” (Ps 101:4) On the question of the frequency of receiving Holy Communion, Light and Peace draws from the wisdom of St. Ambrose of Milan and … Continue reading

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Holy Communion

Christ declares: “Unless ye eat the flesh of the Son of Man, and drink His blood, ye shall not have life in you.” (Jn 6:54) Padre Quadrupani addresses three common excuses given for not receiving Holy Communion more frequently: Some … Continue reading

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The Bread of Life

Christ declared, “I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst” (Jn 6:35). St. John Chrysostom comments in a homily: “He is speaking of His Divinity. … Continue reading

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