Crossed The Tiber

An Evangelical Converts to Catholicism

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I was born into the Catholic faith. At 14, I was "born again" and found Jesus personally but lost His Church. After thirty years as an evangelical protestant, I have come full circle to find that He has been there all the time, in the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church. I wish others to find the beauty and truth of the Catholic faith as I have found.

Monday, August 03, 2009

Feast of St. Peter Eymard

Today the Church marks the life and devotion of St. Peter Eymard, a 19th century French priest whose life was centered on the Eucharist. He encouraged the 40 hour devotion and Eucharistic adoration wherever he preached. This week's readings in daily Mass are again pointing to the manna in the Old Testament given to the Jewish people and to the true bread from heaven in the NT, Christ's own body given for us, the new Israel. As Catholic author, Jeff Pinyan says, "you can't undertand the true meaning of the New Testament without understanding the Old Testament." Check out this great article

"When we work hard, we must eat well. What a joy, that you can receive Holy Communion often! It's our life and support in this life -- Receive Communion often, and Jesus will change you into himself."

"Have a great love for Jesus in his divine Sacrament of Love; that is the divine oasis of the desert. It is the heavenly manna of the traveler. It is the Holy Ark. It is the life and Paradise of love on earth."

"Live on the divine Eucharist, like the Hebrews did on the Manna. Your soul can be entirely dedicated to the divine Eucharist and very holy in the midst of your work and contacts with the world."


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