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Bethlehem

The little town of Bethlehem is taken from two Hebrew words which mean “House of Bread.” He Who called Himself “the Living Bread descended from Heaven” was born in the “House of Bread” and was laid in the place of food, the manger. The first temptation Christ had in the beginning of His public life […]

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The Eucharist unites us

… Saint Augustine helps us to understand the dynamics of Holy Communion when referring to a kind of vision he had, in which Jesus said to him: “I am the food of the mature: grow, then, and you shall eat me. You will not change me into yourself like bodily food; but you will be […]

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Wonderful Banquet!

Since it was the will of God’s only-begotten Son that men should share in his divinity, he assumed our nature in order that by becoming man he might make men gods. Moreover, when he took our flesh he dedicated the whole of its substance to our salvation. He offered his body to God the Father […]

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The Fusion of Three Christological Devotions

Believe it or not, the Catholic Church and her faithful are devoted to Jesus Christ. With all our hyperdulia and dulia (devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary and the saints), we can often lose sight of the Church’s Christological devotion. Most clearly, the Church’s faithful are dedicated to the Eucharist—to receiving Christ in the Holy Eucharist and adoring Him, […]

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Holy Father to lead “historic” hour of simultaneous Eucharistic Adoration

Vatican City, May 28, 2013 / 06:39 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Catholic world will be united with Pope Francis on the Feast of Corpus Christi as he leads a “historic” hour of simultaneous Eucharistic Adoration. “Even some islands in the middle of the ocean … at two in the morning – they don’t have electricity […]

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His incarnation was absolutely real

The evening before our Lord gave himself up to death he shared his own body with his Apostles and offered them his blood, with the command that they were to do what he had done in order to keep the memory of his Passion alive. Then a strange thing happened. Earlier Jesus had charged his […]

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Benedictine monk: reverent liturgy helps us encounter Christ

La Garde-Freinet, France, Mar 13, 2013 / 04:05 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Celebrating the liturgy with reverence and beauty helps facilitate the encounter with Christ during the Mass, reflected a monk involved in organizing a conference on liturgy in Rome this summer. “Our liturgical nourishment must be ample and in accord with the mind and tradition […]

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Eat your Daily Bread

Whoever you are, the land to which God has brought you is not like the land of Egypt from which you came out. You can no longer live here as you lived there. Your old life and your former ways are crucified now, and you must not seek to live anymore for your own gratification, […]

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Twelve Reasons To Spend One Hour With Jesus In The Blessed Sacrament

Oblates will often ask what “work” they could do around the monastery. There is an important “work” that needs to be done, particularly in the summer months while the students are away. This would be to volunteer to spend an hour a week at the  Eucharistic Adoration Chapel hosted by Belmont Abbey. Volunteers give an […]

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Eucharist

The Eucharist for many Christians is participating in the suffering and death of Christ as well as the resurrection.  They cannot be separated.  Christ was fully human; his heart filled with compassion for all and drinks with us the seeming bottomless chalice ever empty and ever filled.  The chalice we drink is what Christ also […]

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