Saints and Lovers of the Eucharist Minibook
Title: Saints and Lovers of the Eucharist
Authors: Bob and Penny Lord
Publisher: Journeys of Faith
Format: Printed minibook
Saints and Lovers of the Eucharist
It is so exciting to be able to look through the pages of history, and see how the Lord has given us unbelievably powerful Lovers of the Eucharist in the brothers and sisters who have gone before us. St. Teresa of Avila, or as she is more accurately known, Teresa la Grande, was called “Loca de la Eucaristía”, which translates to “Crazy over the Eucharist”. St. Thérèse the Little Flower, called her First Holy Communion, “...that first sweet kiss of Jesus.” In our time, Mother Teresa of Calcutta attributes the growth in her vocations to the Real Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist. Three brilliant Teresa’s, three different periods in history, one bold attitude towards Jesus in the Eucharist.
The people we’re going to share with you in this chapter are all considered profound people in the church. We love and respect them for their holiness, their spirituality, their infused knowledge, their obedience, their faithfulness to Mother Church and their love for Our Lord and his Mother. They all speak of the Eucharist as if It were the very essence of their existence or as the Angel said to Elijah, “food for the journey”. Why then, do we doubt, ask questions, look for proof? Why can’t we accept the strength of Jesus in the Eucharist, if not because of His words, because of His Words in action by those who followed?
We want to share with you now just a few of those thousands and millions of Saints, who were washed clean by the blood of the Lamb. 1 Let us take to our hearts and minds their wisdom, their discernment, their special closeness with the Lord in the Eucharist.
Mother Mary - #1 lover of the Eucharist
Saint Thomas Aquinas - Angelic Doctor
Saint Ignatius of Antioch - Martyred for the Faith
Saint Peter Julian Eymard - Eucharistic Adorer
Mother Angelica - Defender of the Faith
Saint John Vianney - Patron of Parish Priests
Saint Therese of the Child Jesus of the Holy Face
Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque - Consumed in His Presence like a burning taper
Saint Paschal Baylon - Although never a Priest, he is Patron of Eucharistic Congresses and Confraternities of the Blessed Sacrament
Saints and Lovers of the Eucharist minibook