Sunday, February 13, 2011

We have this bread to offer...

Prayers of Mass at Preparation of the Gifts...

 Priest: Blessed are you, Lord, God of all creation.  Through your
goodness we have
this bread to offer, which earth has given
and human hands have made.  It will become for us the bread of life.
All: Blessed be God forever


"St Wenceslaus, King of Bohemia, with his own hands, made
the altar-bread which was used for the Mass and would become the Blessed Sacrament, without any regard to the royal dignity he held. 
He was born to wield the scepter even directed the plowing
and cultivating of the field, the sowing of the seed, and the reaping
of the harvest.  Then he ground the grain, separated the finer flour
for the oven, and made the breads which should afterward be
consecrated; and these he presented, with the lowliest reverence,
to the priests, to be converted into the divine Body of Jesus." 

Hidden Treasure,
The Riches of the Eucharist
Louis Kaczmarek


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