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My Daily Eucharist - Reflection for April 24, 2018

"If souls but understood the Treasure they possess in the Divine Eucharist, it would be necessary to encircle the tabernacles with the strongest ramparts for, in the delirium of a devouring and holy hunger, they would press forward themselves to feed on the Bread of Angels. The Churches would overflow with adorers consumed with love for the Divine prisoner no less by night than by day." - Bl. Dina Belanger

Let us gaze upon the ardent soul of the one whom the Church now venerates as Blessed Dina Belanger religious of the Congregation of Jesus and Mary. From her novitiate days she attained a high degree of intimacy with God. "My hunger for Communion," she wrote, "kept on growing. Is not a day without bread like a day without sunshine, like hours when evening is eagerly awaited?" She wanted to see Jesus alone live in her so that her whole being would be annihilated in him. Dina Belanger reflects the admirable ideal proposed by Saint Paul when he writes: "It is no longer I that live, but Christ lives in me" (Gal 2:20). In a Congregation dedicated to making Christ known through Christian education, Sister Marie de Sainte-Cecile de Rome arranges everything in her life in such a way as to allow Christ to act in her, becoming an instrument which remains entirely in his hands.

Eucharistic Union For The Life Of The World
Pope John Paul II

Acknowledgement

Reprinted with permission from Witness Ministries, a lay apostolate dedicated to renewing appreciation for the Mass as the greatest gift which God has given to His beloved spouse, the Church. Their mission is to show how, in the Eucharistic Liturgy, Jesus renews and transforms us–and the world–in His life and love. Their published titles include:

· My Daily Eucharist
· My Daily Eucharist II
· The Mass
· Eucharist God Among Us

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