You may well have heard the now-familiar quote from the Catechism that the Eucharist is the “source and summit of the Christian life” (CCC 1324). Here I would like to reflect on how this has been true for my vocational journey.
From the very beginning, Christ in the Eucharist has been central, from my first experience of a call to my investigating various religious communities. I gratefully reflect that He has been my guide along the path to where I am today.
A major part in my pursuing our particular community was that I saw that the Sisters had devotion to Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament and that this was part of their daily prayer life.
Now, serving at St. Anne’s Guest Home, I am blessed with access to a chapel where we have Exposition of the Most Blessed Sacrament throughout the week. I must say that when I go home to visit family and friends, I do miss having Christ’s Eucharistic presence there, though He is with us spiritually.
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One of the many rich blessings I find in our Religious Life is the closeness it provides (every day) to Christ in the Eucharist. I am so grateful!