Monday, September 20, 2021

Woven round like a robe...

"Always remain close to the Catholic Church. 
because it alone can give you true peace,
since it alone possesses Jesus in the
Blessed Sacrament, the true Prince of Peace." 
St Padre Pio

"It is not sufficient to say that 
the Eucharist is at the center of the Church, 
because actually, the Eucharist makes the Church!  
It builds it from within 
and weaves it round itself like a robe.

It is said that two sacraments in particular 
"make" the Church:  Baptism and the Eucharist.  
But whereas Baptism makes the Church grow 
quantitativelyas it were, in size and number, 
the Eucharist makes her grow qualitatively, 
in strength, because it transforms her ever more 
deeply into the image of Christ, her Head."

Raniero Cantalamessa
The Eucharist, Our Sanctification

Christ at Last Supper - Tapestry - Virginia Museum of Fine Arts ~ Richmond, VA


TODAY remembering these Korean martyrs...
11 priests and 92 laypersons
(farmers, merchants, wives, widows,
scholars and court officials)

The blood of the holy Martyrs was poured out 
for Christ upon the earth:  therefore they have 
gained everlasting rewards. (Today's Entrance Antiphon)

Sts Andrew Kim Tae-gon, 
Paul Chong Ha-Sang 
and Companions, pray for us!

Feast Day - September 20

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