Wednesday, July 20, 2011

The unmistakable Divine Presence

"A former Protestant minister, Leslie E. Dunkin,
wrote these thought provoking words
in a letter to his minister friends:

The contrast between any non-Catholic or Protestant church and any Catholic Church has helped convince me concerning the Divine Presence.  Any Protestant building requires the presence of people, and they in the right mood, to feel even the presence of Christ’s spirit.  Any Catholic Church with its burning tabernacle light possesses for all – both Catholic and non-Catholic – a feeling of hushed silence.  The Catholic knows this to be the Divine Presence in His tabernacle.  After having attended Catholic Mass with a reasonable understanding of its meaning, I found that any non-Catholic church service at its best lacks what is always experienced at Catholic Mass or even alone in a Catholic Church – the immediate Divine Presence and the keen sense of this presence."

From Hidden Treasure:
The Riches of the Eucharist
Louis Kaczmarek

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