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Posts Tagged ‘Eucharist’

Little-Known Facts about the Holy Land: Tabgha – Church of the Multiplication, Capernaum, Eucharistic Miracles

Among Jesus' miracles, feeding of the 5000 with five loaves and two fish is the most well-known. What does the site where this miracle took place looks like today? Capernaum was just an ordinary fishing village, but Jesus chose it to be the base of his public ministry and this was where he gave the Bread of Life discourse. Catholics believe that bread and wine become the body and blood of Christ after being blessed by the priest in mass. Various eucharistic miracles had taken place over the years. Little-Known Facts about the Holy Land takes you to the Holy Land and sites of Eucharistic miracles.
Publish date: 2020 - 4 - 4

Pope Francis: We celebrate the Eucharist to learn to become Eucharistic men and women

(CNA/EWTN News) On Wednesday Pope Francis said the Eucharist is key to living an authentic Christian witness, and that those who leave Mass unchanged, continuing to gossip or hold onto unholy habits, have missed the point.
Publish date: 2018 - 4 - 5

Pope Francis: When we receive Holy Communion, we must let ourselves be transformed into Jesus

(CNA/EWTN News) At Wednesday's general audience, Pope Francis said our participation in the Holy Eucharist at Mass is not a merely spiritual communion, but a sacramental one, uniting us to Christ and his Church.
Publish date: 2018 - 3 - 22

Pope Francis: The Eucharistic Prayer teaches us to make our whole lives an “act of thanksgiving”

(CNA/EWTN News) On Wednesday Pope Francis issued a harsh critique of the trend to ask parishioners for a financial contribution in order to have Mass said for a loved one, saying that to make a personal offering is fine, but the liturgy should never have a price tag.
Publish date: 2018 - 3 - 8

Pope Francis: How can we practice the Gospel without drawing the strength from the inexhaustible spring of the Eucharist?

(CNA/EWTN News) According to Pope Francis, a Christian can’t just be a good person and skip Mass on Sundays, because it is the Eucharist that provides the nourishment needed to truly live the Gospel well in our daily lives.
Publish date: 2017 - 12 - 13

Pope Francis: Our participation in the Eucharist brings us into the Paschal Mystery of Christ

(CNA/EWTN News) On Wednesday Pope Francis said that when we attend Mass, it is as if we are approaching Jesus on the Cross at Calvary, and that at every Eucharist we not only experience Christ’s redemption, but we participate in it.
Publish date: 2017 - 11 - 23

Little-Known Facts about the Holy Land: Capernaum

Capernaum, now called the Town of Jesus because Jesus selected it to be the base of his public ministry, was just an ordinary fishing village. Today it has become a must-see stop for pilgrims. Little-Known Facts about the Holy Land takes you to Capernaum to get to know more about Jesus' public ministry.
Publish date: 2017 - 3 - 25

Pope Francis: Everything in the Triduum speaks of mercy

(CNA/EWTN News) In his general audience the day after terrorist attacks in Belgium claimed the lives of at least 30 people and injured 230 more, Pope Francis led pilgrims in a moment of silent prayer for the victims and their families. “With a sorrowful heart I have followed the sad news of the terrorist attacks which took place yesterday in Brussels, and which caused numerous victims and wounded,” the Pope said March 23. Assuring his prayer for the victims and their families, he appealed to all people of good will “to unite themselves in the unanimous condemnation of these cruel abominations which are causing only death, terror and horror.” Francis asked faithful to persevere in prayer during the events of Holy Week in order to “comfort afflicted hearts and to convert the hearts of these people blinded by cruel fundamentalism.”
Publish date: 2016 - 3 - 24

Nothing can separate us from the love of God

Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Can you imagine how Jesus felt when He heard that His cousin John was persecuted and beheaded? He must have felt distressed and lonely. And naturally, He would relate that to His own final path to Calvary. So,“He withdrew in a boat to a deserted place by Himself.” (Matthew 14:13) […]
Publish date: 2014 - 8 - 3

Spiritual Talk – Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord

On the Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord, Fr. Anthony Ho explains to us the account of Jesus' ascension to heaven in the Gospel of Matthew. Jesus commands His disciples to be witnesses of His resurrection. His salvific mission is complete, but the redemptive work on Earth will be passed on to His disciples, the Church. Although He has left us in his ascension, he will always be with us through the sacrament of the Eucharist.
Publish date: 2014 - 5 - 31

Flesh for the Life of the World

In today’s Gospel, Jesus speaks of “the bread which I shall give”: this shows His power; for it shows that He was not crucified as a servant, subject to the Father, but of his own accord; for though He is said to have been given up by the Father, yet He delivered Himself up willingly. […]
Publish date: 2014 - 5 - 8

Judas’ Betrayal

Our Lord then said to Judas, “That which you do, do quickly,” and the traitor this once obeyed his Master. For having received the sop, he started immediately on his work: “He then having received the sop, went immediately out.” And indeed he did go out, not only from the house in which he was, […]
Publish date: 2014 - 4 - 15

Jesus’ Compassion for the Hungry

在這天的福音中,我們再次讀到耶穌增餅的奇蹟。這是馬爾谷福音記載的第二個增餅奇蹟。上次是門徒先請求耶穌遣散群眾,讓他們去買東西吃。而這一次,福音記載耶穌主動跟門徒表示祂對群眾的憐憫。 耶穌憐憫群眾,不單關心他們肉體上的飢餓,也關心他們靈性上的飢餓。祂怕他們會在回家路上暈倒。耶穌是「道路」(若 14:6)。要走祂的道路,我們需要靈性上的食糧在路上滋養著我們。增餅奇蹟是耶穌建立聖體聖事和彌撒的預像。耶穌對門徒說的話,再一次引證祂賜給我們聖體聖血的心意。我們又會否珍惜參與彌撒和領聖體的機會呢? 耶穌透過門徒把食物分發給群眾,因此基督徒有責任令飢餓的人吃飽,不論是肉體上或是靈性上的飢餓。祈求天主轉化我們,使我們成為祂的工具,令眾人都得到飽飫。 這篇默想由生命恩泉文摘編輯小組撰寫,內容以下列文章為根據: Saturday of week 5 of Ordinary Time – Gospel In this Gospel reading, we come across the multiplication of the loaves and fishes again. This is the second of the two such miracles recorded in Mark. Last time, it was the disciples who first asked Jesus to dismiss the crowd, […]
Publish date: 2014 - 2 - 15

Pope Francis: The Eucharist helps us to see the face of Christ in others

(CNA/EWTN News) During his general audience on February 12, Pope Francis reflected on how we live the Eucharist in our daily lives, explaining that it helps us to truly encounter others as a community, and opens us to God’s mercy. The Pope wished to explore “how we live the Eucharist in our daily lives, as […]
Publish date: 2014 - 2 - 12

Pope Francis: The Eucharist renews our relationship with Jesus and with our brothers

(CNA/EWTN News) During his general audience on February 5, Pope Francis spoke on the significance of the Sacrament of the Eucharist. This sacrament “is the heart of Christian initiation and the Church’s fountain of life,” the Pope explained, which “accompanies every step of our pilgrimage of faith, fellowship and witness.” Shifting attention to the familiar […]
Publish date: 2014 - 2 - 5

Western Europe Pilgrimage Series Part 3: Saints and Shrines

Catholics believe that bread and wine become the body and blood of Christ after being blessed by the priest in mass. Various eucharistic miracles have taken place over the years. St. Francis of Assisi is a well-known saint. How much do you know about him and his hometown Assisi? In the third episode of the Western Europe Pilgrimage Series, we will look at the lives of a number of saints, as well as two eucharistic miracles.
Publish date: 2014 - 11 - 1

The Parable of the Great Feast

This man giving the feast represents God the Father. The Maker of all things, and Father of Glory, or the Lord, prepared the great supper which was finished in Christ. For now and to the end of the world, the Son of God has shone upon us, and enduring death for our sakes, has given […]
Publish date: 2013 - 11 - 5

Sermon on the Mount: Love of God and Neighbour

Matthew 7:6,12-14 The Lord had commanded us to love our enemies, and to do good to those that sin against us. That from this, priests might not be obliged to share the sacraments with those not sharing the faith, if he checked any thought saying, “Give not that which is holy to the dogs;” as […]
Publish date: 2013 - 6 - 25

The Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ

基督聖體聖血節(節日)- 路加福音 9:11-17 在荒野地方,群眾聽耶穌教導,轉眼天快要黑,門徒向耶穌提議不如遣散群眾,讓他們到外投宿覓食。他們一定沒有想過耶穌會反過來向他們說:「你們給他們食物吧!」單憑門徒手上的五塊餅兩條魚,如何令數千人吃飽?耶穌吩附門徒叫眾人分組坐下,約五十人一組。門徒聽從,耶穌拿起五餅二魚,望天,祝福了,擘開。門徒把食物擺在群眾前,他們竟然就吃飽了。 在耶穌顯奇蹟以前,門徒不知道祂的計劃,但他們都相信祂,跟從祂所吩附的去做。耶穌建立聖體聖事,我們肉眼看到的只是餅和酒,但因著耶穌在最後晚餐所說的話,以及聖神藉著神父的祝聖,我們相信這的確是耶穌的體血。如聖多默●亞奎那所言:「五官之力有所不及,應由信德來補充」。 The Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ – Luke 9:11-17 The crowd listened to Jesus’ teaching in a deserted place. It was close to evening. The disciples suggested to Jesus that He should dismiss the crowd so that they could go to look for lodging and […]
Publish date: 2013 - 6 - 1

Pope Francis: Enter into communion with Jesus in the Eucharist

(生命恩泉文摘編輯小組翻譯)教宗方濟各在基督聖體聖血節的彌撒講道中提及耶穌說過的一句話「你們給他們吃的罷!」(路加福音 9:13),從中讓他就以下三點反思: 作基督門徒、共融、分享。 1. 首先,耶穌讓哪些人吃飽呢?答案在福音開端:群眾。耶穌在人群當中,祂歡迎他們,跟他們說話,治癒他們,向他們展示天主的慈悲;他從人群中揀選了十二位宗徒,讓他們深深的進入世界上不同的處境中。人們跟隨祂,聽祂說話,因為耶穌以一個新的方式說話和行動,祂有一種由衷而一致的權柄,以真理說話和行動,給人一份來自天主的希望,反映出天主的面貌——就是愛。 今晚,我們就是福音中的群眾,我們想跟隨耶穌,聆聽祂的說話,在聖體中與祂共融,陪伴祂,讓祂陪伴我們。讓我們問自己:我是怎樣跟隨耶穌?耶穌在聖體的奧秘中以靜默說話,每一次都提醒我們,跟隨祂就是跨越自我,令我們不為自己生活,而是為祂和他人把生命獻上。 2. 再深入一點看: 耶穌是怎樣邀請門徒讓群聚吃飽?這是由於兩個原因:首先,所有跟隨耶穌的群眾在荒野,遠離市區,天快要黑,門徒出於關心,叫耶穌遣散他們,讓他們往四周村莊田舍裡去投宿尋食(路加福音 9:12)。面對群眾的需要,這就是門徒的解決方案: 每個人只為自己,遣散他們吧!我們基督徒是否經常有這樣的試探?我們不理會別人的需要,用一句話: 「願天主幫助你」,或「祝你好運」把人打發走。但耶穌的方式卻很不同,令他的門徒感驚奇:「你們給他們吃的罷!」但我們怎能令數千人吃飽?「我們不過只有五個餅和兩條魚,除非我們親自去給這一切人購買食物。」(路加福音 9:13) 耶穌叫群眾分成五十人一組,望著天祝福食物,擘開遞給門徒,叫他們擺在群眾前。(路加福音 9:16) 這是一個共融的時刻:那些群眾,聽過耶穌的聖言,現在也被祂生命的食糧所滋養。所有人都吃飽了。這一晚,我們也在耶穌的飯桌前,祂聖體奉獻的桌前,祂再一次給我們祂的身體。透過聆聽祂的聖言,讓祂的聖體聖血滋養我們,我們由一群人轉變成一個團體,由互不相識到進入共融。聖體是一件共融的聖事,讓我們由個人主義到與祂一起作祂的門徒。我們應在主前問自己:我怎樣在聖體中生活?我是否和所有兄弟姊妹與基督共融? 3. 最後一點:是什麼令五餅二魚增加?答案在於耶穌對門徒的邀請「你們給….」,「給」,分享。門徒分享了什麼?他們只有五餅二魚。但正正就是這些餅和魚,在耶穌手中,令五千人吃飽。正正就是這些門徒,為他們自己沒有能力而懊惱時,他們把他們的貧乏獻上,他們令群眾坐下,派餅,他們相信耶穌的話。這讓我們知道在教會和社會,有一點我們要注意,團結一致,就是把我們所有的交給天主為祂所用,我們僅有的;因為只有透過分享,我們的生活才能結果實。 今晚,耶穌再一次把祂的身體分給我們,祂把自己當成禮物獻上。天主在我們身旁,在十字架的犧牲,祂進入死亡的黑暗,給我們生命,戰勝邪惡、自私和死亡。祂今晚也在聖體獻出自己。祂和我們一起在旅途上;祂令自己成為食糧,真正的食糧,即使在困境中,仍維持我們的生命。在聖體中,耶穌使我們走祂的道路,那服務、分享、獻上的道路。我們有的很少,但只要分享,因為天主的大能,就會變得豐盛。 讓我們在今晚問自己:我是否願意被祂改造?我是否讓祂指引我去跨越自己,不害怕付出、和人分享、愛祂和別人呢? 兄弟姊妹:作基督門徒、共融、分享。讓我們祈禱,領受聖體使我們時刻跟隨主耶穌,成為共融的工具,跟祂和鄰人分享。這樣我們的生命就會結果實。亞孟。 資料來源 Source: Pope Francis’ Homily for the Solemnity of Corpus Christi
Publish date: 2013 - 5 - 31

Body and Blood of Jesus

在今天的福音中,耶穌說祂會升到先前所在的地方去,這也就是說祂是連同肉身升天。耶穌藉此宣告照字面去理解吃喝祂的肉和血是不對的,同時也顯示祂的天主性。 與此同時,祝聖後的餅酒的確是耶穌的肉和血,否則,聖保祿又怎會把不相稱地領聖體聖血的人說成是「吃喝自己的罪案」? 參閱天主教教理 1374-1377 In today’s gospel, in saying that He should ascend to where He was before, that is, to heaven whole and complete, Jesus declares the literal understanding that he was going to distribute His body in bloody bits to be wrong and that His true origin is divine. It is truly Jesus’ […]
Publish date: 2013 - 4 - 20

Receiving the eucharist

我們吃來自天上的食糧,是否就可脫免肉身的死亡? 不會,我們依然會死去,但我們靈性的生命會得拯救: 不再對天主冷淡。 很多人會領受聖體,但卻如聖保祿所說「吃喝自己的罪案」(格前 11:27-29),最終遠離教會。因此,我們應徹底省察自己,參與彌撒前應辦告解,以痛悔的心走近祭台前祈禱: 寬恕我們的罪過如同我們寬恕別人一樣。那麼,我們就能在恩寵中領受聖體,滋養我們的靈魂。 Are we, who eat the bread that comes down from heaven, relieved from physical death? We are not: we will die. But we will be delivered from spiritual death – indifference to God. Many receive the Eucharist from the Altar, and perish in receiving; eating and drinking his own damnation as […]
Publish date: 2013 - 4 - 18

The Bread of Life

在今天的福音中,群眾要求耶穌行神蹟給他們看,使他們信服祂。耶穌本可以回應祂曾行過比梅瑟過紅海、降瑪納還要大的神蹟,耶穌卻對他們說:「我就是生命的食糧。」我們會否只顧地上的食糧,而忽略了真正滋養我們生命的食糧呢? In today’s gospel, the crowd asked Jesus to show them signs so they could believe Him. Jesus could have replied them that He had done miracles greater than Moses, but instead Jesus told them: “I am the bread of life”. Would we only pursue the bread on earth and forget the true bread of […]
Publish date: 2013 - 4 - 16