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Daily Virtue Quote – Pope St. John Paul II

"From purity springs that singular beauty that permeates every sphere of reciprocal common life between human beings and allows them to express in it the simplicity and depth, the cordiality and unrepeatable authenticity of personal trust." Source: Pope St. John Paul II, Man and Woman He Created Them, Pauline Books and Media, 2006. [...]

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Daily Eucharist Quote – Pope St. John Paul II

"With the Eucharist the intimacy becomes total; the embrace between God and man reaches its apex." Source:  Pope St. John Paul II, General Audience - October 11, 2000

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Daily Virtue Quote – Pope St. John Paul II

"If purity disposes man to 'keep his own body with holiness and reverence,' as we read in 1 Thessalonians 4:3-5, piety as a gift of the Holy Spirit seems to serve purity in a particular way by making the human subject sensitive to the dignity that belongs to the human body in virtue of the [...]

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Daily Eucharist Quote – Pope St. John Paul II

"Jesus is really present under the appearances of bread and wine, as he himself assures us: 'This is my body ... this is my blood' (Mt26: 26, 28). But the Christ present in the Eucharist is the Christ now glorified, who on Good Friday offered himself on the cross." Source:  Pope St. John Paul [...]

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Daily Eucharist Quote – Pope St. John Paul II

"Only the Eucharist, the true memorial of Christ's paschal mystery, is capable of keeping alive in us the memory of his love. It is, therefore, the secret of the vigilance of the Church: it would be too easy for her, otherwise, without the divine efficacy of this continual and very sweet incentive, without the penetrating [...]

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Daily Eucharist Quote – Pope St. John Paul II

"To contemplate Christ involves being able to recognize him whenever he manifests himself, in his many forms of presence, but above all in the living sacrament of his body and his blood. The Church draws her life from Christ in the Eucharist; by him she is fed and by him she is enlightened. The Eucharist [...]

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Daily Eucharist Quote – Pope St. John Paul II

"The Eucharist, in fact, is the perfect 'sacrifice of praise', the highest glorification that rises from earth to heaven, 'the source and summit of the Christian life in which (the children of God) offer the divine victim (to the Father) and themselves along with it' (Lumen gentium, n. 11)." Source:  Pope St. John Paul [...]

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Daily Eucharist Quote – Pope St. John Paul II

"The Eucharist is thus the memorial of Christ's death, but it is also the presence of his sacrifice and the anticipation of his glorious coming. It is the sacrament of the risen Lord's continual saving closeness in history." Source:  Pope St. John Paul II, General Audience - October 4, 2000

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Daily Eucharist Quote – Pope St. John Paul II

"In the Old Testament, the 'memorial' par excellence of God's works in history was the Passover liturgy of the Exodus: every time the people of Israel celebrated the Passover, God effectively offered them the gifts of freedom and salvation… The interweaving of God's remembrance with that of man is also at the centre of the [...]

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Daily Eucharist Quote – Pope St. John Paul II

"Prominent among the many aspects of the Eucharist is that of 'memorial'...this is not the mere commemoration of a past that is no more, but a zikkarôn, that is, a 'memorial'. It 'is not merely the recollection of past events, but the proclamation of the mighty works wrought by God for men. In the liturgical [...]

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