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Monday, January 30, 2017

How great a gift we have

I have been praying over this passage in our Constitutions:
"The Eucharistic presence in our communities is a constant reminder that Christ is the center of our life, inviting us to adore Him individually and in community. Through the Eucharist we are committed to live united among ourselves, to build communion in a divided and unjust world, and to give ourselves wholeheartedly to others."

That one paragraph contains a whole program for sainthood. I know that I love to sit in front of the Eucharist and I feel that just being there is a way to help build communion. It is a real gift to be able to do this here for an hour every afternoon.

When we send one of our Religious to bring communion to those of our community who are ill, we have beautiful prayers that send her to bring Our Lord's love and healing to them. Here is one:
Our Eucharistic life together in community is one that we cherish and embrace. Mindful of those in our community who are ill we send our sister with the Bread of Life to bring our comfort and prayers. She carries the Eucharist and our heartfelt wishes for healing of body and spirit. Take this Eucharist as a sign of our love and support."

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