The Kingdom of God is at Hand! He is Here, Now!


    “In the presence of Jesus Christ in the Most Blessed Sacrament, all greatness disappears, all holiness humbles itself and comes to nothing. Jesus Christ is there!” –St. Peter Julian Emyard


    “In the church is most devotion to pray, for there is God upon the Altar to hear those who pray to Him and grant them what they ask and what is best for them.: -Richard Rolle, English mystic


    “To us He was given, to us He was born of a pure Virgin.” From Pange Lingua the First Vespers of the Corpus Christi Liturgy. Through Mary came the Incarnation. That in the Holy Eucharist is the same Jesus Christ who lived, died, and rose from the dead for our salvation.


    St. John Marie Vianney, the Cure of Ars, during his homilies would walk up to the Tabernacle touch it and say emphatically, “He is here!” And they believed.


    “With the practice of this enlightened and fervent worship of the Eucharist, the spiritual life of the priest increases and there are prepared the missionary energies of the most valuable apostles.” -Pope John XXIII   


    “Not only while the Sacrifice is offered and the Sacrament is received, but as long as the Eucharist is kept in our churches and oratories, Christ is truly the Emmanuel, that is, ‘God with us’. Day and night He is in our midst; He dwells with us; full of grace and truth. He restores morality, nourishes virtues, consoles the afflicted and strengthens the weak.” –Pope Paul VI


  “It is at one and the same time a Sacrifice-Sacrament, a Communion-Sacrament, and a Presence-Sacrament.” Pope John Paul II, Redemptor Hominis. In this one Sacrament Jesus confers His life-giving grace upon us three different ways.


    “Christ’s consoling presence in the Blessed Sacrament, His Real Presence in the fullest sense; the substantial presence by which the whole and complete Christ, God and man, is present.” –Pope John Paul II