Holy Thursday ~ The Last Supper

The Eucharist is the greatest and most glorious Sacrament, the end, crown, perfection, and seal of all Sacraments, by virtue of what it contains ~ CHRIST HIMSELF – and of its glorious effects.*

Jesus appoints and defines the essence of the Sacrament – its effects – commands us to receive it – and ordains the Catholic Priesthood. The essence of this Sacrament – the Body and Blood of Christ under the appearances of bread and wine. Its effects – the most intimate union with Christ under the form of food. The Eucharist is the Sacrament of Life – it preserves and increases the life of sanctifying grace, and marvelously develops it, especially through the actual graces it bestows for the extirpation of sinful concupiscence and the increase of love, joy, zeal, and courage. Jesus commands us to receive this Sacrament: “Take ye and eat… drink yea all of this” (Matt. xxvi., Mark xiv). The Eucharist is the greatest and most glorious Sacrament, the end, crown, perfection, and seal of all Sacraments, by virtue of what it contains ~ CHRIST HIMSELF – and of its glorious effects.*

*Meditation on The Passion – pages 62,63 First Publication 1922. Reprinted by: Preserving Christian Publications, Inc. – 2012. www.pcpbooks.net – Tel: 315-942-6617