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Eucharist Quote: St. Thomas Aquinas

"It was necessary accordingly that there should be at all times among men something to show forth our Lord's Passion; the chief sacrament of which in the old Law was the Paschal Lamb. Hence the Apostle says (1 Cor. 5:7): 'Christ our Pasch is sacrificed.' But its successor under the New Testament is the sacrament [...]

March 18th, 2019|Categories: Daily Quote: Eucharist|Tags: , |0 Comments

Eucharist Quote: St. Thomas Aquinas

"This sacrament has a threefold significance. one with regard to the past, inasmuch as it is commemorative of our Lord's Passion, which was a true sacrifice, as stated above (Q[48], A[3]), and in this respect it is called a 'Sacrifice.' With regard to the present it has another meaning, namely, that of Ecclesiastical unity, in [...]

March 11th, 2019|Categories: Daily Quote: Eucharist|Tags: , |0 Comments

Eucharist Quote: St. Thomas Aquinas

"The reality of the sacrament is the unity of the mystical body, without which there can be no salvation; for there is no entering into salvation outside the Church, just as in the time of the deluge there was none outside the Ark, which denotes the Church." -St.Thomas Aquinas

February 25th, 2019|Categories: Daily Quote: Eucharist|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Eucharist Quote: St. Thomas Aquinas

"The reality of the sacrament can be had through the very desire of receiving the sacrament. Before actual reception of this sacrament, a man can obtain salvation through the desire of receiving it, just as he can before Baptism through the desire of Baptism… Spiritual food changes man into itself, according to that saying of [...]

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Eucharist Quote: St. Thomas Aquinas

"A thing is one in perfection, when it is complete through the presence of all that is needed for its end; as a man is complete by having all the members required for the operation of his soul, and a house by having all the parts needful for dwelling therein. And so this sacrament is [...]

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Daily Eucharist Quote: St. Thomas Aquinas

"The Apostle says (1 Cor. 10:17): 'For we, being many, are one bread, one body, all that partake of one bread': from which it is clear that the Eucharist is the sacrament of the Church's unity. But a sacrament bears the likeness of the reality whereof it is the sacrament. Therefore the Eucharist is one [...]

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Eucharist Quote: St. Thomas Aquinas

"A sacrament is so termed because it contains something sacred. Now a thing can be styled sacred from two causes; either absolutely, or in relation to something else. The difference between the Eucharist and other sacraments having sensible matter is that whereas the Eucharist contains something which is sacred absolutely, namely, Christ's own body; the [...]

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Eucharist Quote: St. Thomas Aquinas

"Perfection is twofold. The first lies within man himself; and he attains it by growth: such perfection belongs to Confirmation. The other is the perfection which comes to man from the addition of food, or clothing, or something of the kind; and such is the perfection befitting the Eucharist, which is the spiritual refreshment." -St. [...]

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Eucharist Quote: St. Thomas Aquinas

"Absolutely speaking, the sacrament of the Eucharist is the greatest of all the sacraments… because it contains Christ Himself substantially: whereas the other sacraments contain a certain instrumental power which is a share of Christ's power." -St. Thomas Aquinas

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Daily Eucharist Quote – St. Thomas Aquinas

"A thing is one in perfection, when it is complete through the presence of all that is needed for its end; as a man is complete by having all the members required for the operation of his soul, and a house by having all the parts needful for dwelling therein. And so this sacrament is [...]

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