The Divine Passion

“…there is only one divine passion which can make the heart of man happy, good and generous; it is the noble passion for the Eucharist.

Nothing can compare with the ardor and power of a soul as it seeks its Beloved and longs for Him; it finds its happiness in longing for Him and seeking Him. The God of the Eucharist conceals Himself in order to be desired, veils Himself in order to become an object of contemplation; He wraps Himself up in mystery in order to spur on and perfect the soul’s love. The Holy Eucharist thus becomes a food ever new, ever powerful over the heart it inflames…”

(St. Peter Julian Eymard from A Eucharistic Handbook)

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