Sunday, September 19, 2010

Blessed John Henry Cardinal Newman

"A cloud of incense was rising on high;
the people suddenly all bowed low;
what could it mean?
The truth flashed on him, fearfully yet sweetly;
it was the Blessed Sacrament —
it was the Lord Incarnate who was on the altar,
who had come to visit and bless his people.
It was the Great Presence,
which makes a Catholic Church different from every other place in the world; which makes it, as no other place can be — holy."

~ Blessed John Henry Cardinal Newman, in Loss and Gain: The Story of a Convert ~

Mary, Mother of Jesus Christ, Eternal High Priest, Mother of all priests and our Mother, help us respond generously to the Holy Spirit's request, through the voice of His Church, to offer up to God Eucharistic adoration for priests. Amen.


Anne said...

I was at Cofton Park, it was truely a happy and memorable day, one that I will hold dear for the rest of my life. The music was outstanding and the Divine Liturgy heavenly.

one grateful heart said...

Dear Anne, how blessed you were to be there!