“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 more Eucharist we receive, the more we will become like Jesus, so that on this earth we will have a foretaste of heaven.” In the Eucharist we look forward with longing and expectation to the life that is to come. Scripture says: “Beloved, we are God’s children now; what we shall be has not yet been revealed. We do know that when it is revealed we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is” (1 Jn 3:2). Likewise, Saint Paul teaches: “At present we see indistinctly, as in a mirror, but then face to face. At present I know partially; then I shall know fully, as I am fully known” (1 Cor 13:12). Now we see Christ in the Eucharist, but in heaven we shall see him face to face.


Lord Jesus, nourish me as I walk the path of this earthly life. Increase my faith that I may see you ever more clearly at work in my life. Inspire me with hope that I may desire the good things to come more than anything else. Fill me with charity that I may one day reign with you in glory. Amen.


O God, who in this wonderful Sacrament have left us a memorial of your Passion, grant us, we pray, so to revere the sacred mysteries of your Body and Blood that we may always experience in ourselves the fruits of your redemption. Who live and reign with God the Father in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God, for ever and ever.

-Collect for the Feast of Corpus Christi, composed by St. Thomas Aquinas

Thank you for joining us on a Eucharistic pilgrimage! We pray this experience has brought your closer to to the Lord and deepened your faith in the Eucharist.