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January 12 ~ The Ultimate Sacrifice

January 12 ~ The Ultimate Sacrifice

This poem was written on the catacombs in Rome by Pope St. Damascus (366-383) commemorating the martyrdom of St. Tarcisius: “When a wicked group of fanatics flung themselves on Tarcisius who was carrying the Eucharist, wanting to profane the Sacrament, the boy preferred to give up his life rather than yield up the Body of Christ to those […]

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Saint Tarcisius

Saint Tarcisius

This poem was written on the catacombs in Rome by Pope St. Damascus (366-383) commemorating the martyrdom of St. Tarcisius: “When a wicked group of fanatics flung themselves on Tarcisius who was carrying the Eucharist, wanting to profane the Sacrament, the boy preferred to give up his life rather than yield up the Body of Christ to those […]

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January 13 ~ Eucharistic Miracles

January 13 ~ Eucharistic Miracles

  As a relatively new Catholic (seven years this coming April), I had a hard time wrapping my head around the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist, but now I am a believer. It has to be real because it is the focus of the Mass. If I can believe that Jesus performed miracles […]

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More on Adoration

More on Adoration

Last night I attended my parish’s Rosary group. Usually there Is adoration before the Rosary is prayed and a mass afterwards. For non-Catholics, the term “adoration” actually means “Eucharistic adoration,” where the Blessed Sacrament (consecrated communion host) is placed in a display case (monstrance) and is adored by the faithful. It is a sign of […]

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Eucharistic Adoration Benefits

Eucharistic Adoration Benefits

Catholics believe that Eucharistic adoration is the act of being in a state of worship before the consecrated Eucharistic host. The consecrated host is placed in a monstrance that holds it in place for worshipers to see. The host displayed in this manner is given the utmost respect by those in its presence. Catholics believe […]

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March 27 ~ It’s Almost Here!

March 27 ~ It’s Almost Here!

This month, Dad and Mom Garrison have been staying with us. We’ve been to Disneyland, Palm Springs, and all over. We’ve had many rousing hands of “Hand and Foot” (card game) and caught up on family news. Last night Dad and I went to Mass. I still can’t participate fully in the Eucharist yet — not […]

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