Day 40: A Pledge of Future Glory

“Our goal must be infinite, not the finite. The infinite is our homeland. Heaven has been waiting for us forever.” — Blessed Carlo Acutis The Eucharist is the sacrament of hope; it is a pledge of what is to come. Blessed Carlo Acutis says, “The […]

Day 39: The Monstrance

“Our body is a cenacle, a monstrance: through its crystal the world should see God.” — St. Gianna Beretta Molla The monstrance, the gilded vessel used at adoration, derives its name from the Latin monstrare. Monstrare is connected to the word demonstrate, meaning to show […]

Day 38: The Priest

“The priest in whom the sacred character conceals the human aspect disturbs by his mere presence the dark and secret things that lurk within us. The earth trembles under the foot of Jesus Christ.” — FranÇois Mauriac The Curé of Ars, St. John Vianney, says: […]

Day 37: The Feast of the Seven Disciples

“Many people nowadays say, ‘I wish I could see his shape, his appearance, his clothes, his sandals.’ Only look! You see him! You touch him! You eat him!” — St. John Chrysostom After his death and resurrection, Jesus appears to seven disciples at the Sea […]

Day 36: Our Daily Bread

“The Father in heaven urges us, as children of heaven, to ask for the bread of heaven. [Christ] himself is the bread who, sown in the Virgin, raised up in the flesh, kneaded in the Passion, baked in the oven of the tomb, reserved in […]

Day 35: The Pelican

“Like what tender tales tell of the Pelican, Bathe me, Jesus Lord, in what thy bosom ran — , Blood that but one drop of has the pow’r to win, All the world forgiveness of its world of sin.”— St. Thomas Aquinas An ancient Christian […]

Day 34: The Great Mystery

“It would be easier for the world to survive without the sun than to do so without the Holy Mass.” — Padre Pio The Capuchin friar Saint Pio of Pietrelcina, known as Padre Pio, would often awake early in the morning and begin anxiously awaiting […]

Day 33: Bethlehem

“But you, Bethlehem-Ephrathahtoo small to be among the clans of Judah,From you shall come forth for meone who is to be ruler in Israel; Whose origin is from of old, from ancient times.” — Micah 5:1 The little town of Bethlehem is also known as […]

Day 32: Humility

“O wonderful loftiness and stupendous dignity! O sublime humility! O humble sublimity! The Lord of the universe, God and the Son of God, so humbles himself that for our salvation he hides himself under an ordinary piece of bread!” — Saint Francis of Assisi Saint […]

Day 31: Lady Wisdom’s Banquet

“‘And she [Wisdom] has furnished her table’ (Prv 9:2) . . . refers to his [Christ’s] honored and undefiled body and blood, which day by day are administered and offered sacrificially at the spiritual divine table, as a memorial of that first and ever-memorable table […]