Saturday, May 31, 2014

The First Tabernacle

May 31
Blessed is she who believed that what the Lord
has said would be fulfilled. Luke 1:45

"O noble Virgin, truly you are greater than any other greatness. For who is your equal in greatness, O dwelling place of God the Word? To whom among all creatures shall I compare you, O Virgin? You are greater than them all, O Ark of the Covenant, clothed with purity instead of gold! You are the Ark in which is found the golden vessel containing the true manna, that is, the flesh in which Divinity resides." ~ St Athanasius

 Visitation ~ Mariotto Albertinelli (1503) ~ Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence

 “Mary also anticipated, in the mystery of the Incarnation,
the Church’s Eucharistic faith.  When, at the Visitation, she bore
in her womb the Word made flesh, she became in some way
a ‘tabernacle’ – the first ‘tabernacle’ in history
in which the Son of God, still invisible to our human gaze,
allowed Himself to be adored by Elizabeth radiating His light
as it were through the eyes and the voice of Mary.

And is not the enraptured gaze of Mary
that unparalleled model of love which should inspire us
every time we receive Eucharistic communion?”

Pope St John Paul II, Ecclesia de Eucharistia, 55

“Is it not this also the joy of the Church, which receives Christ
incessantly in the holy Eucharist and takes Him to the world
with the testimony of active charity, full of faith and hope?

Yes, to receive Jesus and to take Him to others is the true joy of the Christian! Let us follow and imitate Mary’s profoundly Eucharistic
soul, and our whole life will become a Magnificat.”

Pope Benedict XVI
May 31, 2005

Blessed Mother Mary and St Elizabeth, pray for us!

ORDAINED to the Holy Priesthood of Jesus Christ TODAY
Saturday, May 31, 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. Michael Barsness ~ Diocese of Minneapolis-St Paul (Minnesota)
Rev. Mr. Joseph Kuharski ~ Diocese of Minneapolis-St Paul
Rev. Mr. Kevin Manthey ~ Diocese of Minneapolis-St Paul
Rev. Mr. Marcus Milless ~ Diocese of Minneapolis-St Paul
Rev. Mr. Marc Paveglio ~ Diocese of Minneapolis-St Paul
Rev. Mr. Paul Shovelain ~ Diocese of Minneapolis-St Paul
Cathedral of St Paul - 10 AM

Rev. Mr. William Thompson ~ Diocese of Owensboro (Kentucky)
Rev. Mr. Emmanuel Udoh ~ Diocese of Owensboro
St Stephen's Cathedral - 10 AM

Rev. Mr. David Bayardo ~ Diocese of Corpus Christi (Texas)
Rev. Mr. Luis Villarreal~ Diocese of Corpus Christi
Rev. Mr. Tristan Abbott, SOLT ~ Diocese of Corpus Christi
Rev. Mr. Michael Slovak, SOLT ~ Diocese of Corpus Christi
Corpus Christi Cathedral - 10 AM

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

"How happy I was today. 
My heart was on fire with love for Jesus...
I have begun to taste paradise !"

(St Padre Pio, speaking of his first Mass)

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