With apologies, I don't have a column this week. Father Michael and I were blessed to be on retreat together with the rest of our brother priests as well as Bishop Bergie, and as such we took a bit of a break from our weekly duties. In place of my own writings, and in the spirit of this Sunday's Corpus Christi Solemnity, I would like to share one of my favourite quotes on the Eucharist- not from a Saint, but from the (debatably) greatest author of the last century. Enjoy!
“Out of the darkness of my life, so much frustrated, I put before you the one great thing to love on earth: the Blessed Sacrament. . . . There you will find romance, glory, honour, fidelity, and the true way of all your loves on earth, and more than that: Death: by the divine paradox, that which ends life, and demands the surrender of all, and yet by the taste—or foretaste—of which alone can what you seek in your earthly relationships (love, faithfulness, joy) be maintained, or take on that complexion of reality, of eternal endurance, which every man’s heart desires."
-J.R.R. Tolkien, ('Letter 43') to his son Michael
God love you,