But whenever anyone turns to the Lord
the veil is taken away.
II Corinthians 3:16
“Adoration! It is no little comfort to me, I confess,
when before the Tabernacle I think that all those whom
I have loved here on earth are adoring with me the same God
—they face to face, I under the mystic veil.
Members of the Church Triumphant and the Church Militant,
we are kneeling before the same Redeemer, the same Father.
My prayer rises to melt into the hymn of love
which my dear ones beyond the tomb are lifting
around the throne of the Lamb in their eternal dwelling,
I meet them again in this sacred assembly.”
Bl. John Baptist Scalabrini
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