Friday, May 19, 2017

Queen of all devotions...

"The eye wanders over the multitude of objects
restless and dissatisfied; but when it lights on God, it has found
its peace and the vision of its joy." - Fr Frederick Wm Faber

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Devotion to the Blessed Sacrament
is the queen of all devotions. 
It is the central devotion of the Church.  All others gather round it,
and group themselves there as satellites;
for others celebrate His mysteries; this is Himself.
It is the universal devotion. ...It is the devotion of all lands,
of all ages, of all classes.  ... not concerned with geography, or blood,
or the influence of government. ... It suits no one rank, or trade,
or profession, or sex, or individual temperament, more than another. ...

...if we count both sides of the earth at once,
 through the four-and-twenty hours there is uninterrupted Mass. 
And what with preparation for Mass and Communion, and what
with thanksgiving, if we could see the whole world at any given hour,
we should see multitudes deeply absorbed in the Blessed Sacrament."

Fr Frederick Wm Faber
Excerpts from The Blessed Sacrament 

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