Wednesday, May 4, 2016

"I want God too!" ...

"Possessing this treasure of holy Mass, hope breathes again;
and if we but throw it not away by our own mismanagement,
we have holy paradise within our grasp."
- Saint Lawrence (in The Hidden Treasure: Holy Mass)


"When I was still a child" - she testified - "and before I was old enough to receive Jesus in Communion, I used to rush to the front door to greet my  mother when she returned from Mass.

There I stood on tiptoe to reach up to her and cried, 
'I want God too!'

My mother would bend down and softly breathe on my lips; I immediately left her, and placing my hands across my chest, full of joy and faith, jumping for joy I would keep repeating: 'I have received God too! I have received God too!' "

Blessed Maria Candida of the Eucharist, O.C.D (1884-1949)

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