Feast of St. Albert the Great, Bishop & Doctor (1206 – 1280)

St Albert the Great1 On the Holy Eucharist:

“[Jesus] could not have commanded anything more beneficial, for this sacrament is the fruit of the tree of life. Anyone who receives this sacrament with the devotion of sincere faith will never taste death.”

                   – St. Albert the Great

For Reflection: 

To what extent do I receive Holy Communion with sincere faith? Is there anything I can do to increase my devotion? (Consider the following: More frequent use of the Sacrament of Penance, a more devout practice of the moral virtues, a time of recollection before the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, a prayerful thanksgiving after communion, a pious and reverent reception of the Sacred Species.)

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