Aug 6: Day by Day with Father Bill
FEAST OF THE TRANSFIGURATION OF THE LORD
THE 75TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE NUCLEAR BOMBING OF HIROSHIMA MARTYRDOM OF SAINT SISTER TERESA BENEDICTA OF THE CROSS (EDITH STEIN) AT AUSCHWITZ 1942 MARTYRDOM OF BLESSED FRANZ JAGERSTATTER AT BRANDENBURG 1943
The following is taken from a Year with the Eucharist, Paul Jerome Keller, OP (Order of Preachers, the Dominicans):
The unity of the [family] table…bursts forth particularly in the Church, at the same time the perfect family and society, becoming real especially in the Eucharist. The unity is fashioned and refashioned unceasingly around the holy table and around the “flesh of truth.” …All that comes down from the flesh of truth to nourish our faith orients us by love towards the holy table. It is necessary to lovingly sense and realize this profound unity of the preaching and the communion of the flesh, from which the word of life falls from the lips of the priest, and of the table where the hand of the priest puts to his lips the bread of life. The living bread comes down from heaven into our mouth by the communion of flesh and blood; it comes down to our ears by the communication of the Spirit living in the word. We are a multitude, and yet we are a single body because we are united in the one bread. The bread is at the same time the Word, source of wisdom to the heights of heaven, and the flesh and blood for all below, who in communion with the little children, are too small to rise higher than the flesh and the blood. The Word was truly made flesh precisely to dwell within us. The Word without flesh could only pass like lightning; we would not know, contain, or hold on to it. Thanks to the flesh, it can reside and dwell within our sick selves.
—Father Pierre-Thomas Dehau, OP, The Apostolate of Jesus
Here is Archbishop Mark with Part IV of the Mass Series from the Archdiocese of Brisbane, Australia.
I. Introductory Rites. The Opening Prayer
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