Sunday, April 11, 2021

Spiritual Quote of the Day (St. John XXIII, on the Holy Eucharist and the ‘Whole Mass of Believers in Christ’)

“The Holy Eucharist is at the heart of Catholic theology and liturgy: its light streams out in every direction, its grace touches all hearts. Whereas the other Sacraments have an immediate effect on the individual, the Holy Eucharist, while it too works in the intimacy of every man's soul, at the same time permeates the whole social body of the Church and the world. One may say even more: its divine institution is pre-ordained to express and to inspire the whole mass of believers in Christ.”— St. John XXIII (1881-1963), Days of Devotion: Daily Meditations From the Good Shepherd, translated by Dorothy White, edited by John P. Donnelly (1967, reprinted 1996)

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