Vocation Meditation -
August 16, 2009
That is why our Lord said: "Unless you eat my flesh and drink my blood you do not have life within you." He wished his deeds of kindness to remain among us and the souls he redeemed by his precious blood always to be made holy in the image of his own Passion. This is why he commanded his faithful disciples, instituted as the first priests of his Church, to celebrate these mysteries of eternal life in perpetuity... Thus all the faithful would have before their eyes day by day a representation of Christ's Passion. Taking him in our hands, receiving him in our mouths and hearts, we will hold fast to an indelible remembrance of our redemption.
Saint Gaudentius of Brescia, Bishop
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