Saturday, January 30, 2010

The Real Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist

With the Real Presence, Jesus is in our tabernacles. The same Jesus who was sheltered by Mary Immaculate within Her virginal womb, is, as it were, enclosed in the little cavity formed by the species of a consecrated white Host. The same Jesus who was whipped, crowned with thorns, and crucified as a Victim for the sins of the world, remains in the ciborium as the Host immolated for our salvation. The same Jesus who rose from the dead and ascended into Heaven, where He is now gloriously reigning at the right hand of the Father, resides on our altars, surrounded by a multitude of countless adoring angels—a sight that Bl. Angela of Foligno beheld in a vision.

~ Fr. Stephano Manelli, F.I., Jesus Our Eucharistic Love ~

No comments: