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Daily Eucharist Quote – St. Thomas Aquinas

"The breaking of the host denotes three things: first, the rending of Christ's body, which took place in the Passion; secondly, the distinction of His mystical body according to its various states; and thirdly, the distribution of the graces which flow from Christ's Passion, as Dionysius observes (Eccl. Hier. iii). Hence this breaking does not [...]

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Daily Eucharist Quote – St. Thomas Aquinas

"The Church's sacraments are ordained for helping man in the spiritual life. But the spiritual life is analogous to the corporeal, since corporeal things bear a resemblance to spiritual. Now it is clear that just as generation is required for corporeal life, since thereby man receives life; and growth, whereby man is brought to maturity: [...]

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Daily Eucharist Quote – St. Thomas Aquinas

"The actions performed by the priest in mass are not ridiculous gestures, since they are done so as to represent something else. The priest in extending his arms signifies the outstretching of Christ's arms upon the cross. He also lifts up his hands as he prays, to point out that his prayer is directed to [...]

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Daily Eucharist Quote – St. Thomas Aquinas

"In short, we may say that the consecration of this sacrament, and the acceptance of this sacrifice, and its fruits, proceed from the virtue of the cross of Christ, and therefore wherever mention is made of these, the priest makes use of the sign of the cross." Source:  St. Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologica

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Daily Eucharist Quote – St. Thomas Aquinas

"A religious person, to whom God gave great love for the Most Blessed Sacrament, amongst other things, wrote as follows in a letter: 'I see that every good thing that I have comes to me from the Most Blessed Sacrament. I have given and consecrated my whole self to Jesus in this Sacrament. I see [...]

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Daily Eucharist Quote – St. Thomas Aquinas

"Since the whole mystery of our salvation is comprised in this sacrament, therefore is it performed with greater solemnity than the other sacraments. And since it is written (Eccles. 4:17): 'Keep thy foot when thou goest into the house of God'; and (Ecclus. 18:23): 'Before prayer prepare thy soul,' therefore the celebration of this mystery [...]

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Daily Eucharist Quote – St. Thomas Aquinas

"The washing of the hands is done in the celebration of mass out of reverence for this sacrament; and this for two reasons: first, because we are not wont to handle precious objects except the hands be washed; hence it seems indecent for anyone to approach so great a sacrament with hands that are, even [...]

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Daily Eucharist Quote – St. Thomas Aquinas

"Greater devotion is required in this sacrament [Eucharist] than in the others, for the reason that the entire Christ is contained therein. Moreover, this sacrament requires a more general devotion, i.e. on the part of the whole people, since for them it is offered; and not merely on the part of the recipients, as in [...]

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Daily Eucharist Quote – St. Thomas Aquinas

"The Eucharist is the sacrament of the unity of the whole Church." Source:  St. Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologica

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Daily Eucharist Quote – St. Thomas Aquinas

"The celebration of this sacrament is called a sacrifice for two reasons. First, because, as Augustine says (Ad Simplician. ii), 'the images of things are called by the names of the things whereof they are the images; as when we look upon a picture or a fresco, we say, 'This is Cicero and that is [...]

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