Readings and reflections for the Holy Hour; the manifestations of the Divine Presence . al lifeshould come and drink freely. The greatSt. Chrysostom pictures Christ thus speak-ing to us and saying: I do violence to noone, I draw no one, but if anyone comes toMe willingly and promptly, him I invite.Let us come then to have our thirst allayedwith the never-failing waters which lead toeternal life. *Let us approach the Holy Eucharist withan ardent desire, says Euthycius. Letus not be sluggish or dilatory. Before we ^tt: Euch., page 672. ! FOR THE HOLY HOUR 419 partake of the Body and Blood of our

Readings and reflections for the Holy Hour; the manifestations of the Divine Presence . al lifeshould come and drink freely. The greatSt. Chrysostom pictures Christ thus speak-ing to us and saying: I do violence to noone, I draw no one, but if anyone comes toMe willingly and promptly, him I invite.Let us come then to have our thirst allayedwith the never-failing waters which lead toeternal life. *Let us approach the Holy Eucharist withan ardent desire, says Euthycius. Letus not be sluggish or dilatory. Before we ^tt: Euch., page 672. ! FOR THE HOLY HOUR 419 partake of the Body and Blood of our Stock Photo
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Readings and reflections for the Holy Hour; the manifestations of the Divine Presence . al lifeshould come and drink freely. The greatSt. Chrysostom pictures Christ thus speak-ing to us and saying: I do violence to noone, I draw no one, but if anyone comes toMe willingly and promptly, him I invite.Let us come then to have our thirst allayedwith the never-failing waters which lead toeternal life. *Let us approach the Holy Eucharist withan ardent desire, says Euthycius. Letus not be sluggish or dilatory. Before we ^tt: Euch., page 672. ! FOR THE HOLY HOUR 419 partake of the Body and Blood of our Lord, let us pour forth our hearts in earnest de-sire. It is the pious practice of some toturn their minds at every hour of the daytoward Christ dwelling in the Blessed Sac-rament, and to tell Him how much theylong to receive Him. If this practice seemswearisome to us, at least let us make as-pirations of ardent desire before Holy Com-munion, so that when Jesus comes to us Hemay not feel unwelcome. For Thee mysoul hath thirsted, my God, for Thee myflesh hath pined in countless ways.. jFottg*jftCtf) IBUatunff and Inflection THE REAL PRESENCE AS AVENGER Legenda ONE stormy night in April, in the year1852, a crowd of students was gath-ered in the cafe in a large University town.As might be supposed, their licentious revelryand conviviality lasted till the small hoursof the morning. At last the party brokeup, only to seek their homes in a very hila-rious state of mind. One young man inparticular conceived the idea of playing ahuge joke. As he passed the priests house, he ran up the steps and violently pulled thebell. After a few moments the good manresponded to the call, and was met by thewords: Hurry, Father, hurry! A manlies dying at No. 25 N . . Street, twoflights up. Do not tarry or it will be toolate. Obedient to the summons, the priest FOR THE HOLY HOUR 421 immediately hurried away to get the BlessedSacrament while the impious young man, laughing heartily, rejoined his companion

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