Saturday, August 2, 2014

Eucharist: life of the world!

  “Society will again someday become Christian won to Jesus Christ 
by the apostolate of Eucharistic Prayer.”  -  St Peter Julian Eymard


“The spread of the Eucharistic Kingdom of Christ is necessary for the salvation of society. The Eucharist is the life not only of the individual Christian, but of nations as well.  We know well that an age flourishes or degenerates in accordance with its worship of the divine Eucharist.  It is the life and measure of its faith, charity, and virtue. 
The Eucharist is not only for personal piety; it is essential to social life, for it is the very life of the world. We must take Christ from the solitude of His tabernacle, so that He may place Himself at the head of Christian society, to guide and save it.  We must build stately palaces, royal thrones, organize a court of faithful servants, a family of friends and a host of adorers and apostles.  Such a public and solemn protestation of our faith in the kingship of Christ, in the reality of His sacramental presence is a prime necessity of our day.”

St. Peter Julian Eymard
France ~ 1811-1868
Founder of Congregation of
Priests of the Blessed Sacrament (1856)
Apostle of the Eucharist
Happy and Holy 102nd Birthday, Sr Paulina BeNoot,
Contemplative Good Shepherd Sister!
(She remains sharp as a tack - and attributes her vocation to a
one-time priest in Detroit - Fr Solanus Casey!)


On his deathbed St Peter Julian Eymard gave this reply
to a religious who requested a final point for reflection: 

"I have nothing more to tell you. 
You already have the Eucharist.  
What more do you want?"

St Peter Julian Eymard, pray for us!

ORDAINED to the Holy Priesthood of Jesus Christ TODAY
Saturday, August 2, 2014
Oh, day of Love Divine, all loves excelling! 
An Old German saying:
It is worth wearing out a pair of shoes to walk
to receive a priest's First Blessing!

Rev Mr Mark Baumgarten ~ Archdiocese of Perth  (Australia)
 Rev Mr Christian Irdi Archdiocese of Perth 
St Mary's Cathedral 

Let us hold them in prayer and offer thanksgiving for their 'YES'!

 "O God, what a life, and it is yours, O Priest of Jesus Christ!"
19c Dominican priest

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